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Thai Airways to deliver first doses of Covid-19 vaccine on February 24

Maya Taylor

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Thailand’s national carrier, Thai Airways International, is being tasked with transporting 200,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from China to Bangkok, arriving next week. The CoronaVac jab from Chinese manufacturer, Sinovac, will be the first Covid-19 vaccine to be administered in the Kingdom.

Nation Thailand reports that Thai Airways flight TG675 will take off from Beijing at 6.50am local time on February 24, landing in Bangkok at 11.05am. On board will be the first 200,000 vaccine doses, out of a total of 2 million ordered by the government. It’s understood the vaccine will be transported in temperature-controlled containers and can be stored at normal fridge temperatures.

Under increasing pressure to accelerate the country’s planned vaccine rollout, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has confirmed February 24 as “D Day” for the arrival of the vaccine. He says the Food and Drug Administration will approve the jab for emergency use, with priority going to frontline healthcare workers and other vulnerable groups.

The government is also waiting for 61 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine. However, delivery has been hampered by a procurement row between the manufacturer and the EU, with AstraZeneca saying vaccine doses may be sent from a plant in Asia, instead of from Italy as originally planned.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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19 Comments

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    Phuket Tony

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Thanks China for the Vaccine …!

    Oh wait thanks China for the Virus and devastating our worlds economy..

    Don’t trust the red dragon, now they will swoop in and buy up all the business and properties that have been destroyed from their origin.. hmm maybe too convenient.

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      John_2

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:04 pm

      China was setup….?

      Everything was going great for them before COVID came along.

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    Gosport

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Great news, with this vaccine, verified vaccine passport can come afterwards. then, tourists. My coconut plantation comes in right time.

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      Stardust

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      @gosport sure with 200 000 doses if need 2 shots and with a vaccines with no official data access. By the way you heard the suggestions from Singapore? They wouldn’t take it because there is no data access from that vaccine

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:46 pm

        By the way, Stardust, that’s completely untrue.

        What the Health Minister actually said was “We will go through the data carefully when it comes, rather than depending on reported numbers. It’s better to rely on official data that we receive from Sinovac itself. …. But we still need to look at the data, we still need to see if it’s more efficacious – for example for specific sub-segments, we don’t know yet.”

        They’ve never said “they wouldn’t take it” – they’ve said “we don’t know yet”.

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          Stardust

          Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:06 pm

          @I ss an john like always you spreading fake news and pure ccp propaganda. There is still no disclosure for the chinese vaccine! People like who defend every nonsense and every dictator have zero credibility!

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            Issan John

            Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:57 pm

            Feel free to Google the health minister’s quote, Stardust.

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        Gosport

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

        As I said before, How to define the valid data? We can not say if Singaporeans say fine it is fine or Americans say so. My suggestion is feeling fine take the jab as soon as possible, not fine, hold and wait for the right one. As being said, what is the right one.

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      June

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:35 pm

      Do we believe China for the vaccine they produce when they produce virus!!

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    harry1

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    was lead to believe thailand was licensed to produce the oxford vaccine,now saying waiting for delivery ? was it a case, of loss in translation.or misinformation

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      Siam Bioscience was very clearly “licensed to produce the oxford vaccine”.

      Only time will tell if that should have happened or not.

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        Fred glue

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:48 pm

        Right again, IJ

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      Ray

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Listened to an expert the other day. He said that converting an existing pharma factory to produce the vaccine under license would take probably a year or more.

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    Malc Thai

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Issan John I’m sure I read from June 2021 they can start producing it..and remember 200 million doses for asia not sure why the delay when its needed around the world..

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      I don’t disagree, Malc T, but I still think only time will tell.

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    Danish Twirl

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Yawn

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    Mr cynic

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    I see, vaccine from a country that is world famous for producing and distributing adulterated baby milk being transported by a company that is famous for openly trading while knowingly insolvent.
    Sounds like a good plan to me.
    What could possibly go wrong.

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    Jim kelly

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I DON’T NEED A VACCINE SHOT.. I’M HEALTHY…ALWAYS HAVE BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE! It would be a total waste of money.

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    Ian

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:31 am

    This has got disaster wrote all over it why cantvthey just be truthfully and say we fuck… up cos this is just a plan that is doomed ,the poor thais suffer for even longer my heart hoes out to them

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