Samut Sakhon

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

    Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

    Confusion reigns today over if Covid-19 tests will be required for visa extensions. While Phuket News spoke with an immigration official who said “no… you don’t need a Covid-19 test to extend your visa or apply for a work permit”, Khaosod English wrote an article headlined “Covid-19 test will be mandatory for all visa extension”. The Thaiger also contacted a…

  • Covid-19 NewsOutbreak in Samut Sakhon is “worrying,” CCSA spokesperson says

    Outbreak in Samut Sakhon is “worrying,” CCSA spokesperson says

    While the number of daily new Covid-19 cases continues to drop, health officials are still scrambling to contain the virus in the prime hotspot: Samut Sakhon. The outbreak in the coastal fishing province is “worrying,” according to Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin. Health officials rolled out a proactive mass testing campaign after a spike of Covid-19 cases…

  • Covid-19 NewsPM instructs Samut Sakhon officials to check employers are not hiring illegal workers

    PM instructs Samut Sakhon officials to check employers are not hiring illegal workers

    With the number of Covid-19 infections among migrant workers in Samut Sakhon failing to go down, the PM has instructed officials to make sure companies are not still hiring illegal workers. Prayut Chan-o-cha spoke to deputy governor Surasak Pholyangsong by video conference from Government House yesterday. The central province of Samut Sakhon is considered the epicentre of Thailand’s second wave…

  • Covid-19 NewsThai FDA expected to approve AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

    Thai FDA expected to approve AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

    In the midst of a new wave of Covid-19 infections, the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be approved for emergency use and injections could begin next month. The local roll out would start with vulnerable groups who are in the 5 coastal provinces under maximum control to contain the coronavirus – Samut Sakhon, Trat, Chon Buri, Chanthaburi and Rayong.…

  • Thailand NewsDisease control measures ease up in Samut Sakhon

    Disease control measures ease up in Samut Sakhon

    Disease control restrictions are easing up in Samut Sakhon. The coastal fishing province that has been under “maximum control” since last month’s Covid-19 outbreak at a major seafood market in the province’s Mahachai area. Salons and barber shops are now allowed to open from 6am to 9pm in all districts of Samut Sakhon, but services are limited to hair cutting,…

  • Thailand News374 new cases today – Covid update

    374 new cases today – Covid update

    New case numbers have jumped alarmingly again today, even though the growth curve was starting to flatten a bit this week. Thailand is reporting 374 new cases of Covid-19 today over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to over 12,000 infections since the pandemic began. Only 10 of those cases were non-local infections as they were found in state quarantine.…

  • Thailand NewsWeek in review – the best of Thailand News Today | VIDEO

    Week in review – the best of Thailand News Today | VIDEO

    Click to watch HERE….. https://youtu.be/O0HpP6nOSbs Thailand News Today covers five days a week. Now we have a weekend edition which goes over the biggest, or best stories from the week. Out every Saturday afternoon, catch up with Jett and Tim’s major Thai news stories. Welcome to the Thailand News Today Weekend Edition. Click to watch HERE….. https://youtu.be/O0HpP6nOSbs

  • Covid-19 NewsTravelling in Thailand, Covid and Mor Chana | VIDEO

    Travelling in Thailand, Covid and Mor Chana | VIDEO

    For people travelling around Thailand at the moment there is still quite a lot of confusion and misinformation about where you can travel to and additional restrictions on travel. We’ll continue to publish any updates to this information at thethaiger.com For people travelling out of Red Zones… that includes Bangkok…. to other parts of the country that are lower-risk zones…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 188 new Covid-19 cases

    CCSA Update: 188 new Covid-19 cases

    188 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 3,093 active Covid-19 cases. Since last year, the CCSA has reported a total of 11,450 cases in Thailand and 69 deaths. Out of the 188 new cases, 81 are local transmissions, 73 cases were detected in a proactive testing campaign, 21…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

    Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

    The Samut Sakhon governor is continuing to recover from a dangerous bout of Covid-19 and is expected to be taken off a ventilator today. The 58 year old was in “critical condition” after contracting the virus on December 27. His infection was reported just a week after the outbreak at one of the largest seafood markets in the coastal province…

  • Covid-19 NewsSamut Sakhon intensifies Covid-19 case finding, 35,000 factory workers to be tested

    Samut Sakhon intensifies Covid-19 case finding, 35,000 factory workers to be tested

    More than 35,000 workers at 400 factories in Samut Sakhon will be tested for Covid-19 by January 24 in a mass testing campaign. The province, just southwest of Bangkok, rolled out the proactive case finding campaign after the outbreak at the Central Shrimp Market in the Mahachai area fishing hub last month. The outbreak affected hundreds of migrants who worked…

  • Covid-19 NewsSamut Sakhon governor recovering from Covid-19, to be taken off ventilator

    Samut Sakhon governor recovering from Covid-19, to be taken off ventilator

    The Samut Sakhon governor is recovering from Covid-19 and is expected to be taken off a ventilator today. 58 year old Verasak Vichitsangsri was in “severe condition” after contracting the virus on December 27, according to the Bangkok Post. His infection was reported just a week after the outbreak at a major seafood market in the province where hundreds of…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

    Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

    Confusion reigns over the effectiveness of a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine due to be rolled out in Thailand next month. Thailand has ordered 2 million doses of the Sinovac Biotech vaccine. The rollout of this particular vaccine among high-risk groups in Indonesia will start this week. However, questions now hang over the vaccine’s efficacy rate, originally reported as 78% in trials…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 157 new Covid-19 cases

    CCSA Update: 157 new Covid-19 cases

    157 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. There are now 3,981 active Covid-19 cases in Thailand. The CCSA has reported a total of 10,991 infections and 67 deaths since last year. 90 of the new cases are local transmissions, 42 cases were detected in proactive testing, 4 cases were detected in…

  • Covid-19 NewsSamut Sakhon to open fourth Covid field hospital on Friday

    Samut Sakhon to open fourth Covid field hospital on Friday

    The central province of Samut Sakhon, where Thailand’s second wave of Covid-19 originated last month, is to open a fourth field hospital by Friday. Vice governor Surasak Phonyangsong says the facility consists of 2 buildings with 350 beds to treat both asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases. Nation Thailand reports that it is located in the Nadee area of Muang district.…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 287 new Covid-19 cases, majority in Samut Sakhon

    CCSA Update: 287 new Covid-19 cases, majority in Samut Sakhon

    287 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. There are 4,035 active Covid-19 cases in Thailand. Since last year, Thailand has reported a total of 10,834 Covid-19 cases and 67 deaths. Of the 287 cases reported today, 153 were local transmissions, 125 were detected through active case finding among a mostly migrant…

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

    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…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 249 new Covid-19 cases, outbreak expected to subside by the end of the month

    CCSA Update: 249 new Covid-19 cases, outbreak expected to subside by the end of the month

    249 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s 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 number of daily new cases is expected to decrease and significantly slow down by the end of the month, according to Ministry of…

  • Covid-19 NewsHundreds recover from Covid-19, released from Samut Sakhon field hospital

    Hundreds recover from Covid-19, released from Samut Sakhon field hospital

    Nearly 300 Burmese migrants in Samut Sakhon have recovered from Covid-19 and have been released from a field hospital set up at a sports stadium while another 300 people are expected to be discharged from the field hospital today. The released migrants were sent back to the Central Shrimp Market in the Mahachai area fishing hub where they live and…

  • Thailand News245 new cases, 181 locally transmitted-Covid update

    245 new cases, 181 locally transmitted-Covid update

    Thailand is reporting 245 new Covid-19 infections today, with 181 of those cases being locally-transmitted. Today’s news, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, brings the total amount of Covid-19 infections in Thailand to 10,298 since the start of the pandemic. The death toll has remained at 67, while 6,428 have fully recovered from the virus. Samut Sakhon was…

  • Covid-19 NewsFisheries department strengthens hygiene measures at Thailand’s seafood factories

    Fisheries department strengthens hygiene measures at Thailand’s seafood factories

    Thailand’s Fisheries Department has tightened hygiene measures in the country’s seafood factories in a bid to allay the fears of consumers and exporters. The current Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand started at a fish market in the central province of Samut Sakhon last month. Vicharn Ingsrisawang from the Fisheries Department says that since then, some consumers and exporters have voiced concerns…

  • Technology NewsMor Chana app – what you need to know

    Mor Chana app – what you need to know

    So what’s going on with the new Mor Chana app? As far as the Thai Government is concerned, it’s part of their fight to track and trace the Covid-19 virus during this current outbreak. More Chana is a contact tracing tool. In essence, the app will allow you to check in when you go to different locations around Thailand, enter…

  • Covid-19 NewsOnly essential travel to and from 5 coastal “red zone” provinces

    Only essential travel to and from 5 coastal “red zone” provinces

    Only essential travel is allowed to and from the 5 coastal “red zone” provinces under the highest level of control to contain the spread of Covid-19. The new travel restrictions for Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri, Rayong, Trat and Chanthaburi were made official in the Royal Gazette. More checkpoints will also be set up throughout the 5 provinces and screening procedures…

  • Covid-19 NewsNo Covid-19 spike in Samut Sakhon, 900 “new” cases is old information – Public Health Ministry

    No Covid-19 spike in Samut Sakhon, 900 “new” cases is old information – Public Health Ministry

    The 900 “new” Covid-19 cases reported yesterday in Samut Sakhon, which gained national media coverage and sparked panic, is actually old information that has already been included in reports, according to the Public Health Ministry. The Bangkok Post says figure of 900 new Covid-19 cases in the province is “old” and was “included in a total of new cases of…

  • Covid-19 News900 more Covid-19 cases in Samut Sakhon detected in mass testing

    900 more Covid-19 cases in Samut Sakhon detected in mass testing

    900 more Covid-19 cases were detected in the coronavirus-hotspot Samut Sakhon, a local health official announced today. Due to the major outbreak in the province, just southwest of Bangkok, factories might be turned into quarantine areas and field hospitals. There are now 2,296 Covid-19 patients in the province, most of the cases detected in proactive testing, according to Disease Control…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA: Illegal gambling is a major factor in the new wave of Covid-19

    CCSA: Illegal gambling is a major factor in the new wave of Covid-19

    Illegal gambling has become even more of a problem as health officials try to track down elusive gamblers after a Covid-19 outbreak at a Rayong gambling den spread to other provinces. Gambling has been a major factor in the new wave of coronavirus infections as many compulsive gamblers tend to frequent various venues and also travel in groups, according to…

  • Covid-19 NewsBangkok website lists 11 “high risk” areas, urges visitors to identify themselves

    Bangkok website lists 11 “high risk” areas, urges visitors to identify themselves

    A Bangkok website, known simply as BKK Covid-19, has listed 11 areas and venues now considered “high risk” and urged recent visitors to come forward. The places in question are spread across several provinces in the centre and east of the country. Those who have visited the following since December 15 are urged to register. 1. Samut Sakhon province 2.…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 527 new Covid-19 cases

    CCSA Update: 527 new Covid-19 cases

    527 new Covid-19 cases were reported in today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 4,504 active coronavirus cases in 55 of Thailand’s 77 provinces. A total of 8,966 people in Thailand have reportedly been infected Covid-19 and 65 people have died since February of last year. Out of the 527 new cases, 439 cases…

  • Covid-19 News5 Thai provinces ordered into total lockdown

    5 Thai provinces ordered into total lockdown

    5 provinces in Thailand are in total lockdown, with travel restrictions barring anyone from leaving or entering, unless absolutely necessary. The provinces affected by the tough new measures are the eastern provinces of Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat, as well as the central province of Samut Sakhon, where Thailand’s Covid-19 resurgence originated last month. Thai PBS World reports that…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Record daily infections, Covid restrictions, British arrivals ‘on hold’ | Jan 4

    Thailand News Today | Record daily infections, Covid restrictions, British arrivals ‘on hold’ | Jan 4

    745 new Covid-19 infections and 1 new coronavirus related death have been reported today during the daily briefing of the CCSA. Thailand now has 4,022 active Covid-19 cases with a total of 8,439 reported cases and 65 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak a year ago. Today’s figures include 505 cases in Samut Sakhon which were announced yesterday. Some…