COVID-19

6 Jul 2022
A study by the Centre for Research on Inequality and Social Policy (CRISP) finds that low-income people were heavily affected by the pandemic. Without appropriate support, the lingering damage may slow their recovery more than expected. 
4 May 2022
A Pathumwan administrator has blocked plans for a public discussion of human rights issues by candidates slated to run in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Bangkok using Covid-19 spread risk as a reason, although activities of such kind had been held before.
30 Apr 2022
Government data says 2 million out of 12 million senior citizens have yet to receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and many more have yet to get their booster shots, despite established evidence that the elderly population is most at risk in the face of Omicron’s onslaught. 
13 Apr 2022
On 11 April, prosecutors indicted Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Progressive Movement, over his video statement in January 2021 addressing the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme that relied heavily on Siam Bioscience, a private company in which, according to Reuters, King Rama X holds all but 2 of the 48 million shares.
31 Mar 2022
Political leaders and corporate titans put profit and power ahead of people, betraying promises for fair recovery from pandemic, stated in the annual report of Amnesty International.
29 Mar 2022
Declared 2 years ago to combat the spread of Covid-19, Thailand’s State of Emergency has resulted in diminished freedom of expression and assembly.  It has also been used as grounds for cracking down on pro-democracy protests and prosecuting activists.
31 Jan 2022
Talking with migrant labourers and field workers in Chiang Mai about COVID-19 test measures.
27 Jan 2022
When the state locked down workers’ camps without providing assistance to camp residents, the volunteer network ‘No One Cares’ was born.
5 Jan 2022
1 Jan 2022
A trip back through 2021 through 15 articles chosen by the Prachatai English editorial team.
27 Dec 2021
Thai sex workers remain excluded from government assistance schemes, after the government ordered the closure of entertainment businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19, causing many to lose their jobs and income.

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