Samut Sakhon

  • Covid-19 NewsLatest details of Covid restrictions and locations in Thailand | VIDEO

    Latest details of Covid restrictions and locations in Thailand | VIDEO

    UPDATE: From tomorrow (Tuesday), restaurants will be required to close to in-dining customers, from 7pm to 6am.   Restrictions are now in place, as of midnight last night, as the latest mitigations against Thailand’s Covid-19 outbreak. The outbreak, which kicked off on December 20 last year, has now reached most of Thailand’s provinces, some more affected than others, and that…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

    CCSA Update: 745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

    745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 new coronavirus related death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 4,022 active Covid-19 cases with a total of 8,439 reported cases and 65 deaths. New Covid-19 death A 56 year old man from Bangkok died after testing positive for Covid-19, according to CCSA spokesperson Taweesin…

  • Covid-19 NewsThailand to get China’s Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine next month

    Thailand to get China’s Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine next month

    In the midst of a new wave of Covid-19 infections, Thailand will get 2 million vaccine doses from China’s Sinovac Biotech. The first batch of 200,000 doses will arrive next month, according to the Public Health Ministry. Another 800,000 doses will arrive in March and the last order of 1 million doses will arrive in April. Since the outbreak last…

  • Covid-19 News541 additional Covid-19 infections announced for Samut Sakhon, mostly migrant workers

    541 additional Covid-19 infections announced for Samut Sakhon, mostly migrant workers

    On top of the numbers of new infections announced earlier today – some 315 both local and imported cases – the province of Samut Sakhon has reported 541 additional Covid-19 infections this afternoon afternoon. Most of them are migrant workers from the local seafood industry. The Mahachai Shrimp Market on the coast of Samut Sakhon, just south west of Bangkok,…

  • Thailand NewsThailand’s top virologist self-quarantines after coming in contact with infected governor

    Thailand’s top virologist self-quarantines after coming in contact with infected governor

    Thailand’s top virologist from Chulalongkorn University is in self-quarantine after he attended a meeting and sat near the Samut Sakhon governor, who has since tested positive for Covid-19. The virologist, Yong Poovorawan, made a post on Facebook page saying he sat near the provincial governor Verasak Vichitsangsri at a meeting in Samut Sakhon where more than 1,000 people have tested…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 250 new Covid-19 cases, spike in Chon Buri

    CCSA Update: 250 new Covid-19 cases, spike in Chon Buri

    250 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. 241 of those cases are local transmissions with 108 cases detected in Chon Buri. CCSA spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin says the spike in cases in Chon Buri could be linked to another gambling den, but added that the Department of Disease Control will provide more…

  • Thailand NewsCabinet members eat seafood lunch to prove it’s not contaminated with Covid-19

    Cabinet members eat seafood lunch to prove it’s not contaminated with Covid-19

    After the Laos government banned seafood imports from Thailand due to the Covid-19 outbreak at a Samut Sakhon fishing hub, Thai officials are assuring the neighbouring country that Thai seafood is not contaminated with the coronavirus. In what seems like a publicity stunt, members of the Thai Cabinet ate 7 seafood dishes for lunch yesterday to prove that Covid-19 cannot…

  • Covid-19 NewsOfficials say strict containment measures will bring Samut Sakhon outbreak under control

    Officials say strict containment measures will bring Samut Sakhon outbreak under control

    Health officials in Thailand say a number of strict containment measures being implemented in the central province of Samut Sakhon, should bring the Covid-19 outbreak under control within the coming weeks. Permanent Secretary for Health, Kiatiphum Wongrajit, says around 4,000 migrant workers located at the epicentre of the outbreak are being detained for over 10 days to ensure they do…

  • Thailand NewsCentral Thailand restaurant offers free boxed meals to migrants

    Central Thailand restaurant offers free boxed meals to migrants

    With some restaurants refusing to serve migrants due to fears that they might carry Covid-19, a restaurant in the Central Thailand province Nakhon Sawan is offering free food to migrant workers. Many migrants, particularly from Myanmar, have faced discrimination after the outbreak in Samut Sakhon which impacted a large community of migrant workers around the Mahachai area fishing hub. Owner…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 155 new Covid-19 cases, active cases surpass 2,100

    CCSA Update: 155 new Covid-19 cases, active cases surpass 2,100

    “The number of new cases is soaring.” 155 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the daily briefing by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The total count of confirmed cases in Thailand raised to 6,440 while the national death toll raised to 61 after a 45 year old man in Rayong with Covid-19 died. Thailand currently has 2,195 active…

  • Thailand NewsCOVID UPDATE: Bangkok bans, Anutin quarantined, another patient dies | VIDEO

    COVID UPDATE: Bangkok bans, Anutin quarantined, another patient dies | VIDEO

    A video summary of the current situation, today, as The Thaiger continues to keep you up to date with all the latest news about the current Covid-19 outbreak. The BMA’s order includes… bars with hostesses, horse racing tracks, cock-fighting arenas and massage parlours. But pubs and restaurants can stay open as long as they serve only food and drinks, and…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Rayong cluster, Samut Sakhon Gov Covid+, flights ‘quiet’ | Dec 28

    Thailand News Today | Rayong cluster, Samut Sakhon Gov Covid+, flights ‘quiet’ | Dec 28

    The CCSA has reported 144 new Covid-19 infections today – 115 local infections, 14 migrant workers and 15 quarantined arrivals. The total number of cases in Thailand, since February is 6,285. 2,045 people are currently receiving medical treatment in Thailand for the coronavirus. The local infections are all linked to the cluster in Samut Sakhon 10 days ago. The current…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA: New Covid-19 wave “more serious” than the first

    CCSA: New Covid-19 wave “more serious” than the first

    Thailand’s new wave of coronavirus infections is more serious than the first, according to the spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Taweesilp Visanuyothin. The number of active Covid-19 cases has spiked to 1,920 cases, a record high for Thailand since the start of the pandemic. Health officials are urging the public to follow coronavirus prevention measures like wearing…

  • Covid-19 NewsUPDATE: More cases in Thailand, the Rayong cluster and 3 new field hospitals

    UPDATE: More cases in Thailand, the Rayong cluster and 3 new field hospitals

    Cases continue to pop up around the country as the cluster, identified 10 days ago in Samut Sakhon, south west of Bangkok, have spread. Yesterday the CCSA provided updates on the new field hospitals in Samut Sakhon, the Rayong cluster and new cases emerging in the capital. The Samut Sakhon provincial stadium in the main city district is being converted…

  • Covid-19 NewsPhuket Governor warns face mask price gougers

    Phuket Governor warns face mask price gougers

    Phuket’s Governor is warning profiteers against face mask price-gouging after news of a second wave of Covid-19 has rattled Thais. There has been 1 new case of Covid-19 reported this week. Governor Narong Woonciew says violators could face a fine of up to 100,000 baht or up to 5 years imprisonment. Narong issued the order just a week after news…

  • Covid-19 NewsArriving in Chiang Mai? Prepare to be checked.

    Arriving in Chiang Mai? Prepare to be checked.

    Anyone who has recently visited the new Covid-19 epicentre of Samut Sakhon and who arrives in Chiang Mai should prepare to be checked, according to health authorities. The efforts are underway to stop the virus from spreading and anyone who is suspected of being infected with Covid-19 or who has visited the central shrimp market in Samut Sakhon, must use the…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA threatens lockdowns by March “if situation spirals out of control”

    CCSA threatens lockdowns by March “if situation spirals out of control”

    The spokesperson for Thailand’s CCSA, Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, yesterday stated that, if the “situation spiralled out of control”, there would be a “nationwide lockdown by March”. The Christmas Day warning followed a week of tracking and tracing from an outbreak that centred on the Mahachai seafood market in Samut Sakhon, specifically, and Burmese migrant workers in the fishing and seafood…

  • Covid-19 NewsTotal of 81 new Thai Covid infections in past 24 hours, including from Samut Sakhon

    Total of 81 new Thai Covid infections in past 24 hours, including from Samut Sakhon

    Thailand’s CCSA has reported 81 new Covid-19 infection – 37 are local Thais, 35 are migrant workers and 9 that were detected in quarantine after arriving from outside the country. The total in Thailand is now 5,910, 1,613 new infections detected in the past 7 days. The 9 quarantined arrival cases are from the US, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Myanmar and the…

  • Thailand NewsLaos temporarily bans seafood from Thailand after Covid-19 outbreak

    Laos temporarily bans seafood from Thailand after Covid-19 outbreak

    Following a Covid-19 outbreak at a major fishing hub in Thailand, neighbouring Laos has banned seafood imports from the Kingdom due to fears that the seafood could be contaminated with the virus. More than 1,200 people in Samut Sakhon have tested positive for the coronavirus, with cases concentrated around a seafood market in Mahachai and largely affecting the migrant population in…

  • Covid-19 NewsCCSA Update: 67 new Covid-19 cases

    CCSA Update: 67 new Covid-19 cases

    67 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in a daily briefing by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Health officials say 58 of those cases are local transmissions with all but 3 of the local cases linked to the “Samut Sakhon cluster” around a seafood market in Mahachai, a major fishing hub in Thailand. In the past week, more than…

  • World NewsOfficials on the hunt for corrupt border guards blamed for Covid spread

    Officials on the hunt for corrupt border guards blamed for Covid spread

    The Thai PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has put the Deputy Defence Minister in charge of hunting down crooked border officials whose corruption is thought to be behind the latest Covid-19 outbreak. With most of the new infections detected in Burmese migrant workers in the central province of Samut Sakhon, it’s believed many have been smuggled into Thailand illegally, bypassing mandatory quarantine.…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Covid outbreak update, migrant workers ‘dumped’, Phuket’s fake cases | Dec 23

    Thailand News Today | Covid outbreak update, migrant workers ‘dumped’, Phuket’s fake cases | Dec 23

    Before we get started today just a quick note about the comments section in YouTube. Like any other news source we get our fair share of trolls, haters and whackos. We also get plenty of interesting comments, and from time to time, some important corrections. During these times when facts matter, and times here in Thailand when protesters are addressing…

  • Covid-19 NewsNew Covid-19 cases in 17 provinces, CCSA spokesperson says to view migrants as “family”

    New Covid-19 cases in 17 provinces, CCSA spokesperson says to view migrants as “family”

    With Covid-19 cases spreading in Thailand and many concerned with the migrant population after the outbreak at a Samut Sakhon seafood market, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin says to view the migrant workers as family. “When family members are sick, we have to take care of them.” 46 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed today in the…

  • Economy NewsEconomy to lose billions of baht from Covid-19 lockdown – Kasikorn Research Centre

    Economy to lose billions of baht from Covid-19 lockdown – Kasikorn Research Centre

    The economy will lose billions of baht following the Covid-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, according to Kasikorn Research Centre. Shutting down the seafood industry in the province, calling off New Year parties in Bangkok and trips being cancelled due to virus fears will cost the economy a total of at least 45 billion baht over the…

  • Covid-19 NewsEpidemiologist transferred to Samut Sakhon to tackle Covid-19 outbreak

    Epidemiologist transferred to Samut Sakhon to tackle Covid-19 outbreak

    With a record high count of active Covid-19 cases, Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has appointed an epidemiologist to tackle the recent outbreak concentrated around a seafood market in Samut Sakhon. More than 1,000 coronavirus cases are linked to the “Samut Sakhon cluster.” Many migrant workers who lived in cramped rooms together and worked seafood markets tested positive. The epidemiologist Naretrit…

  • Thailand NewsSamut Sakhon employer allegedly “dumps” migrant workers at a highway outside Bangkok

    Samut Sakhon employer allegedly “dumps” migrant workers at a highway outside Bangkok

    A group of Burmese migrant workers ended up on the side of a highway near Bangkok after their employer allegedly told them to get in a van to go get tested for Covid-19. The incident caught media attention as many coronavirus prevention measures focused on migrant workers were recently imposed after hundreds of workers at a seafood market in Samut…

  • Covid-19 NewsThailand News Today | 427 new C19 infections, Pattaya countdown cancelled, Elite Visa update | Dec 22

    Thailand News Today | 427 new C19 infections, Pattaya countdown cancelled, Elite Visa update | Dec 22

    Plenty of talk around today about future lockdowns, but NOTHING IS CONFIRMED at this stage. The Thaiger will keep you up to date with the latest. Possibility of an “end of year travel boost” has been shattered As if things weren’t already bad enough for Thailand’s tourism sector, the events in Samut Sakhon in the past week have just made…

  • Covid-19 NewsSomething fishy about the Samut Sakhon Covid outbreak – who’s responsible?

    Something fishy about the Samut Sakhon Covid outbreak – who’s responsible?

    Here are 2 resources for the above story… https://thethaiger.com/news/national/… http://www.rapid-asia.com/blog/forced… Until the weekend many people would have never heard of Samut Sakhon, a province just south west of Greater Bangkok and sharing a provincial border with the capital. The province is best known as a major hub for Thailand’s shrimp and fishing industry, packed with markets around the coastal tributaries…

  • Tourism NewsPossibility of an “end of year travel boost” has been shattered

    Possibility of an “end of year travel boost” has been shattered

    As if things weren’t already bad enough for Thailand’s tourism sector, the events in Samut Sakhon in the past week have just made them a lot worse. Just as the few hotels open in Thailand’s major tourist hot spots were hoping for a bounce in traffic over Christmas and New Year, the hopes have been largely dashed by the outbreak…

  • Covid-19 News5 people in Bangkok among 427 new Covid-19 cases

    5 people in Bangkok among 427 new Covid-19 cases

    5 people in Bangkok are among 427 new Covid-19 cases reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. 397 of the new cases are migrant workers while 14 of the new cases were detected in quarantine from people arriving to Thailand from overseas. Many of the local cases link to seafood market in Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok,…