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Thailand to try alternative COVID-19 vaccination method to stretch supplies

Sep 20 2021

BANGKOK Doctors in Thailand have been given the go-ahead to start giving COVID-19 booster shots under the skin, rather than injecting them into muscles, officials said on Monday, in an effort to strengthen immunity and stretch vaccine supplies.

Thailand hopes to welcome tourists to Bangkok, top cities next month

Sep 09 2021

BANGKOK Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok and other key destinations to foreign tourists next month, officials said on Thursday, aiming to revive its battered travel industry after indications the number of new coronavirus infections may have peaked.

A year after taboo on Thai king broken, 103 face jail for royal insult

Aug 03 2021

BANGKOK (Reuters) -In the year since making an unprecedented, taboo-breaking speech openly calling for discussion on the role of Thailand's powerful king, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has spent months in jail, charged with the crime of defaming the monarchy.

A year after taboo on Thai king broken, 103 face jail for royal insult

Aug 02 2021

BANGKOK, Aug 3 In the year since making an unprecedented, taboo-breaking speech openly calling for discussion on the role of Thailand's powerful king, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has spent months in jail, charged with the crime of defaming the monarchy.

UPDATE 3-Thailand says AstraZeneca asked to delay delivery of 61 mln vaccine doses

Jul 15 2021

BANGKOK, July 15 AstraZeneca has asked Thailand to extend the timeline for the delivery of 61 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by five months, a deputy minister said on Thursday, a move likely to further disrupt the country's sluggish vaccine rollout.

Thailand considering limits on AstraZeneca vaccine exports

Jul 14 2021

BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand is considering imposing limits on exports of locally manufactured AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to fight its own crisis, an official said on Wednesday, a move likely to impact neighbours and stir concerns of vaccine protectionism.

In first, Thailand to mix Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Jul 12 2021

BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand will use AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine as a second dose for those who received Sinovac's shot as their first dose in a bid to increase protection, it said on Monday. | Video

Thailand imposes stricter measures to slow virus spread

Jul 09 2021

BANGKOK Thailand announced tighter restrictions in the capital Bangkok and nine provinces on Friday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including travel curbs, mall closures, a curfew and limits on the size of gatherings.

Thailand's 'paradise island' Phuket reopens to tourists

Jul 01 2021

PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) -Hundreds of vaccinated foreign tourists arrived on the Thai resort island of Phuket on Thursday, the first visitors to its beaches and golf courses under a pilot programme designed to revive a tourism industry devastated by the pandemic.

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