Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

27 people die from Covid-related illness 1,763 new infections in Thailand

Published

 on 

PHOTO: naewna (there were actually 100s at the protest, including around 60 police guarding the front of the German Embassy)

The CCSA has reported 27 deaths and 1,763 new Covid infections over the past 24 hours. Over the past 10 days the daily reports have hovered around the 1,500 – 2,000 mark with the death rate trending upwards.

1,009 patients remain in a  serious condition. 311 patients are currently on ventilators with Covid-related symptoms.

In other related news…

• The Safari Park and Open Zoo in the Bo Phloi district of Kanchanaburi, west Thailand, has been ordered closed until May 16 after 3  employees tested positive for Covid-19.

• Thailand Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says the government will register the Moderna vaccine ASAP, provided that the manufacturer gets all the paperwork completed and receives Thailand’s FDA approval.

Representatives of Zuellig Pharma, the regional importer of Moderna vaccines, insist that the manufacturer of Moderna vaccine is willing to sell its vaccine to the Thai government, but not directly to private companies.

• The local disease committee in Ayutthaya is extending the closure of the central shrimp and seafood market for another 7 days until at least May 11.

• In Phuket, the results are in for hundreds of the island’s sea gypsies living in the Rawai. No one has returned a positive Covid test.

• The Royal Thai embassy in New Delhi, India, is recommending Thais should leave India immediately.

• The embassy said Thais who did not need to stay there should register to return home on repatriation flights. Flights are scheduled to leave from Chennai on Saturday and May 15 from New Delhi.

• Phuket is now added to the list of provinces in Thailand that have introduced “soft” curfews – strongly worded requests for residents to stay home during specific hours.

Phuket residents are being asked to stay at home between 10pm and 4am daily. The announcement is now in force. Checkpoints are being set up to advise and warn people who don’t cooperate.

• The Mor Prom app and LINE vaccine online registration has now received more than 600,000 registrants. If a foreigner has a Pink Thai ID card they may be able to register for the next round of vaccinations that start at the end of May.

Today is the final day of a 4 day long weekend. Today is Coronation Day, commemorating HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation as the 10th king of the Chakra Dynasty. Most public service buildings will be closed, including banks, other than those in shopping centres.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

The Thaiger is Thailand's largest online portal for news, videos and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World10 hours ago

25 arrested in Germany suspected of leading a ‘right-wing’ coup

Thailand12 hours ago

23 military students hospitalised after being trained too hard

Thailand13 hours ago

Thailand News Today | British man who loves Thailand banned for 5 years for overstaying

Sponsored15 hours ago

Top 5 Backlink Agencies in Bangkok for Your Business

Crime13 hours ago

Police arrest another Chinese visa overstayer living it up in Thailand

Hot News13 hours ago

Christmas present to Phuket motorists: Patong Hill road to reopen

Thailand14 hours ago

Firework maker killed in firework accident in eastern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand14 hours ago

Lao star swindled by Thai celebrity, more than 500 million baht lost

Thailand14 hours ago

Father chains up daughter and forces her to return to abusive husband

China15 hours ago

China mulls downgrading Covid-19 status as protests continue

Business15 hours ago

Tesla to launch in Thailand this month

Apple15 hours ago

Two women sue Apple saying AirTag product gives stalkers access to their whereabouts

Thailand15 hours ago

Electioneering: Thaksin’s daughter vows to end poverty in Thailand

Thailand15 hours ago

Thai travel agent group says travel restrictions hamper tourism growth

Hot News16 hours ago

Thailand pushes for more international flights as tourism surges

Crime16 hours ago

Man stabs passersby in Bangkok, 1 killed 1 injured

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending