Covid UPDATE Tuesday: 3,226 new infections, 26 deaths

Thailand’s public health ministry has reported 26 new Covid-related deaths and 3,226 new infections for today. 882 of the new infections were from prisons.

• The Thai government has rescheduled the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccines “16 weeks after the first dose”. This is instead of the previously announced 10 weeks. But they’re insisting the delay to the second vaccine dose won’t affect the efficacy of the vaccine.

The move came following reports that several hospitals have suspended inoculations with the AstraZeneca vaccine amid a shortage in Thailand. The public health ministry says its focus now is “giving the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines to as many people as possible”.

A delivery of AZ vaccine doses to Phuket has also been delayed, putting further pressure on the southern province’s plans to re-open on July 1.

We will publish the provincial totals when they become available early this afternoon.

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Tim Newton

Tim joined The Thaiger as one of its first employees in 2018 as an English news writer/editor and then began to present The Thaiger's Daily news show in 2020, Thailand News Today (or TNT for short). He has lived in Thailand since 2011, having relocated from Australia.

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