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  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 8 new cases, all imported (June 7)

    Covid-19 update: 8 new cases, all imported (June 7)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration this morning announced 8 new Covid-19 cases over the previous 24 hour period. All were returnees from abroad in state quarantine, and there has been no domestically transmitted cases for 13 days, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, deputy CCSA spokeswoman reported. The total number of Covid-19 patients stands at 3,112 since the outbreak – 2444 domestic…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 1 new imported case (June 3)

    Covid-19 update: 1 new imported case (June 3)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced a single new imported case of Covid-19 at this morning’s daily press briefing. The patient is a 26 year old student who recently returned from Saudi Arabia and was sent directly to a state quarantine facility. The new case raises Thailand’s total 3,084 since the start of the outbreak in January, with 2,968…

  • Thailand News11 dead, 14,000 ill as rainy season worsens dengue fever outbreak in northeast

    11 dead, 14,000 ill as rainy season worsens dengue fever outbreak in northeast

    The onset of Thailand’s rainy season has worsened a nationwide outbreak of dengue fever, which has already killed 11 people and sickened some 14,000, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control announced today. “From January 1 to May 25 there have been 14,126 cases of dengue fever in Thailand, or 21.28 patients per 100,000 population, and 11 deaths. The…

  • Road deathsNo “new normal” for Thailand’s deadly road toll

    No “new normal” for Thailand’s deadly road toll

    In what will come as no surprise to most, the death toll on Thailand’s roads has resumed its upward trend after a brief interruption during the Covid-19 lock-down. As restrictions are gradually lifted across the country, more people are back behind the wheel or the handlebars, and with that, the carnage returns on Thailand’s roads. In Phuket, a truck ploughed…

  • Northern Thailand News2 dead, over 1,000 ill in Korat dengue fever outbreak

    2 dead, over 1,000 ill in Korat dengue fever outbreak

    2 people have died and more than a thousand have fallen ill since the beginning of the year in an outbreak of dengue fever in the northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province. The head of the provincial public health office yesterday said that all people in the province infected with Covid-19 have fully recovered and been discharged, and there have been no…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 9 new cases, all imported (May 27)

    Covid-19 update: 9 new cases, all imported (May 27)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced 9 new cases of Covid-19 at this morning’s daily press briefing. All 9 were ‘imported’ cases by Thai nationals returning from overseas, “bringing attention to the importance of the state quarantine process and border control”, according to CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin. Of the 9 cases, two recently returned from the US. The two…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 0 new cases, 0 deaths (May 23)

    Covid-19 update: 0 new cases, 0 deaths (May 23)

    Thailand reported no new Covid-19 cases and no new deaths today, down from 3 yesterday, leaving totals at 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in January. Panprapa Yongtrakul, spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration made the announcement this morning. It’s the fourth day this month that there were no new confirmed cases.…

  • World NewsPakistani airliner crashes into neighbourhood, 80 confirmed dead

    Pakistani airliner crashes into neighbourhood, 80 confirmed dead

    UPDATE: As of 3:30pm, the death toll in the incident has risen to 97. A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 99 people crashed into a crowded Karachi neighbourhood yesterday afternoon after trying twice to land at the airport, according to an eyewitness. Provincial health authorities have confirmed at least 80 dead but it’s not clear whether they included casualties on…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 3 new cases including German man, no deaths (May 21)

    Covid-19 update: 3 new cases including German man, no deaths (May 21)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced this morning that 3 new Covid-19 cases were found over the previous 24 hour period, but no deaths, bringing the national total to 3,037 and leaving the death toll at 56. The new cases were found in Bangkok and Chon Buri – 2 in community areas while 1, a returnee from the Philippines,…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesCyclone Amphan: Crossed the coast and now saturating India and Bangladesh

    Cyclone Amphan: Crossed the coast and now saturating India and Bangladesh

    Cyclone Amphan made reached the coastline late yesterday afternoon near the Indian town of Digha, on India’s eastern coast, near the border with Bangladesh. As the storm marched up the Bay of Bengal since the weekend, strengthening, thousands of people were evacuated as a precaution for the major storm system. Millions of other have taken shelter or made their way…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 3 imported cases found in quarantine (May 17)

    Covid-19 update: 3 imported cases found in quarantine (May 17)

    Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, reported 3 new Covid-19 cases at this morning’s press briefing. All 3 are returnees, male students – 1 from Pakistan and 2 from Egypt. The new cases bring the national total of infections to 3,028 as the nation begins relaxing emergency restrictions and reopening shopping cetnres and other businesses.…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 7 new cases, all imported, no new deaths (May 15)

    Covid-19 update: 7 new cases, all imported, no new deaths (May 15)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced 7 new case of Covid-19 this morning at its daily press briefing. The new cases bring the national total to 3,025 since the beginning of the outbreak. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the CCSA, says the new infections are all among travellers/returnees from Pakistan, 6 men and a woman, aged 17-31. All are…

  • Covid-19 NewsThailand’s national figures for Covid-19 patients – May 12

    Thailand’s national figures for Covid-19 patients – May 12

    Today at the daily press conference led by Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the regular spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, he reported only 2 new Covid-19 cases bringing the national total in Thailand to 3,017 cases. No additional deaths were reported keeping the accumulated toll at 56 cases. Both confirmed cases were reported to have lived in the same…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 5 new cases, no deaths (Sunday)

    Covid-19 update: 5 new cases, no deaths (Sunday)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 5 new national cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total in Thailand to 3,009. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the accumulated toll at 56. Today’s number, while higher than yesterday’s 4, continues the encouraging trend of single-digit daily increases There were 4 more infections on the resort island of Phuket this morning,…

  • World NewsCoronavirus pandemic reaches 4 million people infected

    Coronavirus pandemic reaches 4 million people infected

    Across the world some 4,100,000+ people are now infected with Covid-19. The actual number is much higher but, for lack of testing and diagnosis in some countries, we may never know the exact number. Still the statistics, as varied and unreliable as they may be, still provide some general trends and provide scientists with valuable data. There has never been…

  • Covid-19 News8 new Covid-19 case, total now 3,000, no new deaths (Friday)

    8 new Covid-19 case, total now 3,000, no new deaths (Friday)

    The spokesman of the Covid19 Coronavirus Situation Administration, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, announced 8 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 at this morning’s daily press briefing in Bangkok, maintaining the recent trend of single-digit daily increases. The new cases take Thailand’s total to 3,000 since the beginning of the outbreak. No new deaths were reported, leaving the tally at 55. All of…

  • Covid-19 NewsLifting of alcohol ban sees resurgence in road carnage

    Lifting of alcohol ban sees resurgence in road carnage

    With the alcohol ban lifted the carnage has resumed on Thailand’s roads. The national alcohol ban was lifted in all 76 of Thailand’s provinces, plus Bangkok, last Sunday. The sale and transport of alcohol was banned as part of the national state of emergency in order to stop people drinking and socialising during the Covid-19 crisis. A predictable, and welcome,…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA reports 1 new Covid-19 case, 1 new death (Wednesday)

    CCSA reports 1 new Covid-19 case, 1 new death (Wednesday)

    Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported about just 1 new coronavirus patient today, a masseuse, and 1 death, an Australian hotel manager in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin reported this morning that the total of Covid-19 cases rose to 2,986 as the 27 year old masseuse tested positive after returning from Russia. She has…

  • Covid-19 NewsUK now second only to the US in reported Covid-19 deaths

    UK now second only to the US in reported Covid-19 deaths

    The death tolls have been shocking, week after week… First, China’s Hubei province, then Italy, Spain and France. Now, the United Kingdom has surpassed them all as it reports more deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus than any country in Europe, reaching a grim milestone that piles further scrutiny on the response to the pandemic by PM Boris Johnson’s government. The…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 3 new cases, no new deaths (Sunday)

    Covid-19 update: 3 new cases, no new deaths (Sunday)

    The Coronavirus Situation Administration today announced just 3 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide in Thailand in the preceding 24 hours. It’s the lowest number in months, and only half of yesterday and Friday’s 6 new cases. It’s the seventh consecutive day of single digit increases and brings the national total to 2,969. No deaths have been reported in recent days,…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update: 6 new cases, lowest in over a month; no new deaths (Friday)

    Covid-19 update: 6 new cases, lowest in over a month; no new deaths (Friday)

    A spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced just 6 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the lowest in over a month, and no deaths in the previous 24 hours. The total number of cases since the beginning of the outbreak thus rose to 2,960. Deaths remain at 54 for the third consecutive day. CCSA Spokesman Dr Taweesilp…

  • Covid-19 News54 Covid-19 deaths compared to 26,000 road deaths

    54 Covid-19 deaths compared to 26,000 road deaths

    OPINION by Brian Hull, long-term expat From time-to-time The Thaiger adds some different perspectives from guest posts. Expat Brian Hull gave us permission to repost his social media rant about the road deaths in Thailand, comparing them with the death toll from the Covid-19 outbreak. Thailand, with a population of 67 million, has done a good job to date in…

  • Covid-19 NewsThailand Covid-19 update: 7 new cases, no new deaths (Thursday)

    Thailand Covid-19 update: 7 new cases, no new deaths (Thursday)

    The spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, announced this morning that Thailand had only 7 new cases of the Covid-19 nationwide in the previous 24 hours. 3 of the new cases were imported, meaning that they came from Thai nationals returning to the country from overseas. All were immediately quarantined. Only 4 cases came from…

  • Covid-19 NewsCovid-19 update (Wednesday) 9 new cases, 0 new deaths

    Covid-19 update (Wednesday) 9 new cases, 0 new deaths

    Health officials at this morning’s national daily briefing announced 9 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total to 2,957. No new deaths were reported and the tally remains at 54 since the beginning of the outbreak in January. Of the national total, 2,665 people have recovered and been discharged from hospital, making the recovery rate just above 90%. Bangkok currently…

  • Covid-19 News15 new national virus cases, 5 imported (Sunday)

    15 new national virus cases, 5 imported (Sunday)

    Thailand’s health officials have confirmed a total of 15 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Of these, 5 were imported cases of Thai nationals recently repatriated from abroad who were sent directly to mandated state quarantine. No new deaths were reported in today’s daily media update. 2,922 people have been infected in Thailand since the beginning of the outbreak in…

  • Bangkok News3 people jump to their deaths within 24 hours

    3 people jump to their deaths within 24 hours

    Unfortunately 3 people are reported to have jumped to their deaths yesterday, 2 in Bangkok and a third in Sara Buri, about 90 kilometres to the northeast. It’s believed the man jumped to his death from his 31st floor condominium in Ramkhamhaeng district at about 8:30 yesterday morning. The body of the man, who was not identified and who appeared…

  • Covid-19 News15 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand (Friday), no new deaths

    15 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand (Friday), no new deaths

    At this morning’s daily press briefing from the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, announced somewhat of a stabilising of cases. 15 new confirmed Covid-19 cases were announced. This brings the total since the start of the outbreak to 2,854. 60 more people recovered and were released in the same 24 hour period. The total number of patients…

  • Covid-19 NewsNew Covid-19 cases drop to 13, lowest in weeks, with 1 new death

    New Covid-19 cases drop to 13, lowest in weeks, with 1 new death

    Health officials reported just 13 new Covid-19 patients nationwide today, down from yesterday’s 15 and marking the fifth consecutive day of declining new cases. The total is now 2,839 since the outbreak began in Thailand. There was 1 more death, bringing the cumulative toll to 50. 13 more cases have recovered and were sent home from hospital in the past…

  • Covid-19 News19 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand, 1 new death (Tuesday)

    19 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand, 1 new death (Tuesday)

    Health officials today reported 19 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the national total to 2,811 patients. There has also been 1 more death, a 50 year old taxi driver whose passengers included boxing stadium spectators, raises that tally to 48. The number of new cases is fewer than the 27 recorded yesterday, and the lowest since March 14. It marks…

  • Covid-19 News27 new virus cases, no deaths for third straight day, recovery rate passes 70%

    27 new virus cases, no deaths for third straight day, recovery rate passes 70%

    Thailand reported 27 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours but no additional deaths today. The new figure is 5 fewer than the 32 cases reported yesterday, and the lowest number of daily cases recorded since March 14. The highest daily number was the 188 logged on March 22. There have now been 2,792 confirmed cases across the…