virus

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    India’s Covid-19 cases surpass 500,000

    India reported more than 17,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, putting the country ‘s total above 500,000, as reported by the Federal Ministry of Health today, with infections occurring in major cities including the capital, New Delhi. India has the fourth largest virus outbreak worldwide in confirmed infections, and follows only the US, Brazil and Russia, according…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    WHO says to keep breastfeeding, even with Covid-19

    The World Health Organisation says those mothers who are suspected of, or indeed have Covid-19, should continue breastfeeding as its benefits outweigh transmission risks. In a press release yesterday, the organisation said “Recommendations on mother-infant contact and breastfeeding must be based on a full consideration of not only of the potential risks of Covid-19 infection of the infant but also…

  • World

    Supercomputer from Japan now tackling Covid-19

    The world’s fastest supercomputer from Japan is now being used to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic. Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer claimed its spot this week as a global super-computer as it has been shown to process 2.8 times more data per second than an IBM computer in the US. Its name Fugaku is Japanese for Mount Fuji. The computer simulates how…

  • World

    UK relaxes lockdown measures as it gears up for reopening date

    As the full reopening of pubs and restaurants is inching closer to its July 4 date, UK is starting to relax some lockdown measures. British PM Boris Johnson is expected to announce the changes tomorrow with more economic assistance announcements to come early next month by the chancellor. The notion’s pub industry is also rooting for a relaxation of social-distancing measures…

  • World

    New breathalyser underway to detect Covid-19

    Israel has reportedly developed a breathalyser that may be able to detect the Covid-19 virus in those who don’t even show symptoms, making it a potentially promising way to control the spread of the virus. The new technology is set to be used on airplanes and other methods of travel where it can identify if the virus is present on someone’s breath-at…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    3 new imported cases of Covid-19 virus reported in Thailand (June 22)

    Today, the Centre of Covid-19 Administration reported 3 new cases of the coronavirus with no additional deaths. This takes the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,151 and 58 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. Today also marks the 28th consecutive day with no confirmed local transmissions of Covid-19, a milestone that is sure to give the CCSA…

  • Việt Nam

    ‘Peninsula (Train to Busan 2)’ tung trailer cuối đầy máu me, bạo lực

    Phần 2 của Train to Busan – Peninsula (Bán đảo) lấy bối cảnh 4 năm sau chuỗi sự kiện kinh hoàng của phần trước, xoay quanh nhân vật cựu quân nhân Jung Seok (Kang Dong Won đóng).   Trailer chính thức ‘Peninsula (Train to Busan 2)’ Mới đây Bán đảo (Peninsula/Train to Busan 2) đã tung trailer cuối cùng trước khi phim chính…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    2 new Covid-19 cases, both imported (June 9)

    Today there were 2 Covid-19 cases amongst returning Thai citizens from overseas. There were no locally transmitted infections. That makes 15 days without any local transmissions of the virus in Thailand. Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul, the CCSA assistant spokesperson, explained that the 2 new cases were from overseas arrivals. • 1 had arrived from Saudi Arabia and entered state quarantine across the southern…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai government urges the public to comply with contact-tracing system

    The spokesman for Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Taweeslip Wisanuyothin, says it’s vital the public complies with the government’s tracking and tracing system if the virus is to be suppressed. The country is currently recording daily new cases in single digits, most of them returnees and already in state quarantine. One of the 3 new cases today was a 25 year…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai virus expert says careful consideration needed before reopening schools

    Thailand’s chief virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan, from the Faculty of Medicine at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, says reopening the country’s schools should not be a political decision. Instead, he says it should be based on science, with consideration given to the risks involved, and adequate safety measures put in place. Thai PBS World reports that Dr Yong says that while most…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Bangkok officials conduct spot checks on 200 shopping centres and retailers

    Following the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, officials in Bangkok are carrying out inspections on shopping malls, shops and restaurants to ensure the guidelines governing the “new normal” are being adhered to. Nation Thailand reports that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has assigned officers to conduct the checks across 50 districts in the capital. They will be checking that adequate social…

  • ASEAN

    Cambodia discharges last Covid-19 patient, no new cases in a month

    Thailand’s neighbour Cambodia has had no new Covid-19 cases for a month and its last patient has recovered and left hospital, leaving the country with 0 cases. But no easing of restrictions related to the virus, including school closures and border entry checks and quarantines, was mentioned in the statement from the Cambodian Ministry of Health. Cambodia’s last reported new…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Survey shows a third of people believe Thailand will be Covid-free in 3-6 months

    A survey conducted by the Super Poll Research Office shows that a third of people believe Thailand will be free from the Covid-19 virus within 3 to 6 months. Thai Residents reports that Super Poll conducted a survey of 1,255 citizens on May 6, which also revealed that over 32% believe the virus will be gone in as little as…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai Health Minister says China, South Korea no longer virus hotspots

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has provisionally approved a suggestion from Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul that China and South Korea be removed from the list of Covid-19 “hotspots”. Nation Thailand reports that the number of confirmed cases in each country has now dropped into single digits and attempts are being made to re-establish economic and social ties between Thailand and the two…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Yala lab under investigation following Covid-19 testing errors

    A medical lab in the southern province of Yala, which returned 40 “false positive” Covid-19 test results, is being investigated to determine where the errors came from. Thai PBS World reports that experts from Prince of Songkhla University in Hat Yai and the Medical Science Department in Nonthaburi province have been sent to the lab to investigate the situation. The…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Government health official warns of near-certainty of “second wave” of Covid-19

    With the easing of some restrictions put in place to slow and eventually halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus, a government health official is now warning of the rise of a “second wave” from next week is “inevitable”. Nation Thailand reports that the Director of the Division of Communicable Diseases issued his warning yesterday, saying an increase in the…

  • Việt Nam

    Hình ảnh virus nCoV giải phóng các hạt virus mới

    Mới đây, các nhà nghiên cứu Mỹ công bố hình ảnh qua kính hiển vi ghi lại khoảnh khắc những hạt virus nCoV mới tạo ra từ bộ máy tế bào chuẩn bị xâm chiếm tế bào mới trong cơ thể. Mới đây, bằng kính hiển vi điện tử quét, Elizabeth Fischer, trưởng nhóm Kính hiển vi điện tử ở…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    NY Governor offers evidence that the virus entered the US from Europe

    China has been in the sites of many as the world tries to apportion blame of the origins of Covid-19, including some world leaders. Now New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out some research showing that the strains of the novel coronavirus arrived in New York from Europe, not China. He also claimed that travel bans enacted by the…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Phuket’s bars and entertainment industry closes up shop

    Shutters down today in Phuket. Well, officially anyway. Bars, clubs and entertainment venues on the island will now remain closed for at least 14 days in the island’s latest efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. Phuket’s Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana made the formal announcement yesterday after 24 hours of conjecture and confusion. The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee resolved to issue…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    The road back to ‘normal’ – when can we get back to work?

    OPINION At one stage we didn’t know a new coronavirus was about to emerge. Then we started hearing stories out of China about a mysterious pneumonia-like disease in the first week of 2020. Then we started seeing a surge of cases, outside China, and wondered if it would affect us and the way we live. Then it did. Now we’re…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    China enters suppression phase in battle against Coronavirus

    There are now so few coronavirus cases in China that some days authorities don’t have any new cases to report. China has gone from reporting thousands of cases a day back in February to reporting a handful each day now. Recently new cases are slightly higher, but almost all of them are imported cases from travellers recently returning from abroad.…

  • Việt Nam

    Bom tấn “Train to Busan” phần 2 tung trailer gay cấn đến nghẹt thở

    Vào ngày 28/2, hai poster đầu tiên của bom tấn “Train to Busan 2” đã chính thức được phát hành với cái tên mới “Peninsula”. Không còn Gong Yoo, mà thay vào đó “Peninsula” có sự tham gia của Kang Don Won trong vai chính Jung Suk, cùng với Lee Jung Hyun trong vai Min Jung. Ngày hôm nay, nhà…