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  • Thailand

    Good Morning Thailand | Thailand pass, Misbehaving foreigners & Solar Power

    Is the arrival PCR test for the Thailand pass test & go going to be scrapped? A Japanese women sprays water at people and flaunts not wearing masks in her TikTok videos which has caused a lot of criticism online and a man in Isaan takes advantage of Solar Power to reduce his electricity bills from 4000 BHT to 44…

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    Thailand News Today | Academic says Omicron may have already peaked

    Last week, as some Thai doctors were having fun predicting a ‘doomsday’ scenario with up to 100,000 new Covid infections per day post-Songkran, one academic just had to kill the party by citing..whoops… “real data”, that indicates Omicron may have already peaked in Thailand. In a Facebook post over the weekend, a science lecturer from Chulalongkorn University Jessada referred to…

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    Young Swiss man needs O negative blood donations after heatstroke on Thailand island

    A 25 year old Swiss man needs donations of the blood type O negative (O-) after he went running on Koh Chang off the coast of the eastern province Trat and suffered a heatstroke. Theo Zwahlen is in a coma in the ICU at Bangkok Hospital in Chanthaburi. Theo has kidney failure, acidosis, brain damage, rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown) and a…

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    Criteria for blood donation won’t relax to allow LGBTQ donations

    Despite calls from equality activists, the National Blood Centre said that they will not relax blood donation criteria to allow donations from the LGBTQ community, particularly gay men. The statement made yesterday said that the centre was not ready to relax criteria for high-risk groups though they empathise with the LGBTQ community’s desire to help. It should be noted that…

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    Blood donations desperately needed for Phuket expat

    The Phuket Regional Blood Center calling blood donations for an elderly expat’s open-heart surgery. 87 year old Peter Ferry, who is originally from Glasgow, Scotland, told the Phuket News today that he is currently at Bangkok Hospital Phuket waiting for people to donate blood so he can have the surgery. Peter’s blood type is B negative, which is so rare…

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

    249 new Covid-19 infections have been reported today in the daily briefing. Thailand now has 3,914 active cases and has reported a total of 10,547 cases with 67 fatalities since last year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesperson, apparently with a Covid crystal ball, speculated that the number of daily new cases is expected to decrease and significantly slow…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai Red Cross Society calls for urgent blood donations, reserves run critically low

    The Thai Red Cross is urging people to donate blood as Thailand hospitals are in “critical condition.” Blood reserves have run low and the number of blood donors has dropped by 50%, according to the Thai Red Cross Society. The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to the dwindling blood supply. Many people are worried about Covid-19 and less likely to donate blood,…

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    Thai Red Cross issues appeal for blood donations

    Blood supplies are running low and The National Blood Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society is urging members of the public to give blood in order to help meet demand. Thai PBS World reports that a decrease in the number of people donating blood since the beginning of the month has led to a significant drop in supply. The…