Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Friday Covid-19 update: 9,692 new infections, 67 deaths



PHOTO: Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration

Today, Thailand has reported another 9,692 new Covid-19 cases and 67 Covid-related deaths. 615 of the new infections are in Thai prisons. More details to come later.

As infections continue to surge and concerns mount over the highly-contagious Delta variant, the Thai government is considering limiting exports of locally produced AstraZeneca doses. The National Vaccine Institute and the Department of Disease Control are in talks to reduce the number of doses that will be exported as local manufacturer Siam Bioscience has been unable to meet its production commitment.

As the country grapples with a shortage of effective vaccines to combat the Delta variant, the government hopes to hold back some doses that had been earmarked for export and administer them locally instead. Heath officials plan to administer a third, or booster, shot of AstraZeneca to healthcare workers who’ve already received 2 doses of the Sinovac vaccine, which has been shown to be less effective against the Delta variant.

In other news, there is confusion over reports that the Thonburi Healthcare Group plans to sign a deal to import 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, after German manufacturer BioNTech denied all knowledge of the purchase.

“We are not in negotiations with the company you mentioned below about vaccine supply. We are in ongoing discussions with Thailand’s Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health only.”

Meanwhile, the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation has filed a defamation claim against THG chairman Boon Vanasin over allegations that the state agency is making a profit on imported Moderna doses.


Get more from The Thaiger

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Road deaths6 hours ago

‘Drowsy’ driver crashes van, killing 3 Laotian workers

Thailand7 hours ago

Is the dream over? China walks back Belt & Road ambitions

Politics7 hours ago

Prasert levels 6-billion corruption accusations at Prayut

Sponsored9 hours ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Baht plunges to 38 against USD for the first time in 16 years

Phuket8 hours ago

Phuket dwellers honour 10th Lunar Month

Thailand8 hours ago

Thai govt owes 100 million baht to hospitality industry

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand9 hours ago

BMA reveals Bangkok druggies buy yaba online 

Phuket9 hours ago

Delivery driver & customer brawl over payment in Phuket

Transport9 hours ago

Thai Airways flying high at Skytrax Awards

Thailand9 hours ago

Soi Dog Foundation steps up fight against rabies and dog meat trade in Vietnam

Visa10 hours ago

Thailand to extend Smart Visa scheme to draw talent

Cannabis10 hours ago

Can I take cannabis on domestic flights in Thailand?

Thailand10 hours ago

Thailand pays 3.8 billion baht for first train hub in hospital

Transport11 hours ago

Bomb scare on flight from San Francisco to Singapore

South11 hours ago

English teacher’s body found in South Thailand

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