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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 Dec 2021
In Thailand, efforts to control Aedes mosquitoes and dengue fever have produced uneven results. Over the past few decades, the toll of the disease has diminished in some areas. In others, mosquito-borne infections remain high. To improve the situation, control measures are being reconsidered.
3 Dec 2021
The rainy season comes and goes, leaving behind hundreds of thousands dengue fever patients. Each year, hundreds die of the disease. The recurring outbreak was bad enough before. Now mosquitoes have developed improved resistance to control measures, creating a new challenge for public health officials.
19 Jul 2021
Activist Shinawat Chankrajang and another protester were arrested in front of the Ministry of Public Health on Friday (16 July) during a protest over the Covid-19 vaccination programme, while two other protesters and one police officer were injured.
10 Jul 2021
A group of doctors has submitted a petition, signed by over 200,000 medical professionals and members of the public, demanding that the government and the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) provide mRNA Covid-19 vaccines for frontline workers.
13 May 2021
Human Rights Watch calls on the Thai authorities to ensure access to adequate protective measures and healthcare in detention facilities, as detainees are now at grave risk from Covid-19 outbreaks. 
29 Apr 2020
Governments must dramatically overhaul policies and invest in public health, economic stimulus, and social safety nets, to help countries recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new report from the UN Development Programme. 
22 Mar 2020
Bangkok’s Governor announced today (21 March) that malls, educational institutions and places of entertainment are to close for 22 days, while the number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand has risen to 411.
20 Mar 2020
The World Health Organization today (17 March) called on Member states in South-East Asia Region to urgently scale-up aggressive measures to combat COVID-19, as confirmed cases cross 480, and the disease claims eight lives.
20 Mar 2020
The Thai government is planning to have Buddhist temples nationwide perform a Buddhist prayer believed to expel diseases and misfortune from the country during their evening prayer routine to raise morale during the COVID-19 outbreak, while the Ministry of Public Health reports 60 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 272.
19 Mar 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Uselessness detector
17 Mar 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Thailand rose to 177 over the past three days, while a cabinet resolution ordered all Bangkok Metropolitan Region educational institutions and places of entertainment are to close for 14 days.

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