Covid-19 pandemic

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.
9 Mar 2022
Kyin Nyunt and Moe Hseng are migrant workers and single mothers who lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic and, receiving no assistance from the Thai government, are struggling to survive.
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.
26 Nov 2021
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today (26 November) that it will extend the state of emergency for another 2 months, while also announcing that current Covid-19 restrictions will be eased from 1 December onwards.
13 Sep 2021
The student activist group Bad Student has launched a strike campaign to protest against the continuous use of online classes during outbreaks of Covid-19, which has been detrimental to students’ mental health and deprived many of an education.
10 Sep 2021
The student activist group Bad Student has launched a strike campaign to protest against the continuous use of online classes during outbreaks of Covid-19, which has been detrimental to students’ mental health and deprived many of an education.
2 Sep 2021
A family member of detained activist Thatchapong or Chatchai Kaedam, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, said that his condition has not improved, and his family and lawyer were not able to speak to his doctor or obtain information on his condition.
26 Aug 2021
Friends of detained student activists are demanding that they be transferred to a civilian hospital, after it was reported that they have contracted Covid-19 while in detention and are not receiving proper care. 
24 Aug 2021
The activist group Thalufah has staged daily demonstrations from 16 – 22 August to protest against the government’s mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. 
3 Aug 2021
Almost half of the 1.5 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 donated by the United States will be used as booster doses for frontline medical staff.
19 Jul 2021
Three reporters were injured during the protest on Sunday (18 July), after being hit with rubber bullets, despite wearing visible press armbands and ID cards.

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