Coronavirus (Covid-19)Thailand

Covid UPDATE Thursday: 2,636 new infections and 25 deaths

Today the public health department has reported 2,636 new cases and 25 new Covid-related deaths. 671 of today’s cases come from Thailand’s prisons. The average daily case report remains consistent.

• The Transport Minister has advised that the planned walk-in Covid vaccination service at new Bang Sue Central Station in Bangkok was still “under discussion” after the PM scotched the setting up of the walk-in centres around the country. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha put put a halt to the plans saying the centres could “trigger overcrowding and vaccine shortages”.

On Monday it was announced that Bang Sue Central Station would provide walk-in jabs for transport workers from May 24 before expanding the service to the general public from June 1.

But in Phuket yesterday a number of locations around the island were used for Thais that had registered on the Mor Prom app for registration as Phuket tries to reach a 70% vaccination rate by July 1.

• Virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan says that people can contract Covid even after full recovery from a bout of the virus.

“They should be vaccinated.”

The head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University says that inoculation is needed to prevent a repeat of the infection, even in recovered patients.

• Nearly 900 Covid infections have been found at Simummuang Market in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. Bang Kapi Market has been closed for cleaning for the past 3 days.

The Public Health Ministry have announced that no new Covid cases have been found from entertainment venues around the capital (just as well because they’e all closed!), but people are still being infected from family members and “from visiting markets and public venues”.

Between May 7 – 15, 10,480 people were tested at the Simummuang Market and 867 people, or 8% of those were infected.

SOURCE: FRB | Nation Thailand

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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.


  1. Phuket safe for international tourists despite rising cases? Expats living in Thailand can’t get vaccinated to travel within Thailand? Phuket beer bars are the focus for reopening while employment heavy resorts aren’t signaling welcome to high paid expat professionals?

    LOS is the new acronym for Land of Contradictions and Lost Opportunities. It seems the governments many “let’s spend more “ incentives don’t work because few Thai can spend what it takes to holiday in a high end resort, and the ones that can want to go abroad rather than spend in Thailand. . But at the same time the people ( expat professionals) who can afford to frequent the resorts are being ignored.

    Proof of this is the Thai ongoing preference for vacationing “ abroad” , even for vaccinations. “ Going Abroad” is a Thai HISO obsession. Rich Thai don’t want to stay/vacay in Thailand. They’re still taking every opportunity to go elsewhere even if it’s just on the excuse of a free jab. Government can’t see the forest for the trees. Vaccinate expats so that we can pick up where we left off…as the majority of patrons at Thailand resorts. Every frequent guest and hotelier knows that expats are the majority guest culture, it’s not Thai patrons. Phuket is a farang spot, not a HISO Thai destination. The government has it all wrong. No vaccination …no spending…

  2. @J West – Very well said. Atleast we could and should have a choice with the private hospitals. I would gladly pay for my vaccination 24/7 if their was any damn vaccine available for the private hospitals like Moderna or Pfiezer but so far no hospital i been in contact with can give me a date or choices of vaccines. Hopeless incompetent government.

  3. vac jabbed months ago, PM doolittle/high-end watch collector/nasty combover & co. still smirk and scheme behind closed doors crunching numbers figuring how to milk the last possible baht from vaccine importation. about six mos. behind most of the world while his minions suffer. shameful non performance.

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