Bodies literally left lying in Bangkok’s streets as COVID-19 takes heavy toll

A man infected with COVID-19 died in front of a temple in Bangkok’s old quarter. A few kilometers away, another body was found on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. A third man, 40, was discovered lying in front of a department store with no pulse. In a grisly indicator of Thailand’s soaring pandemic toll, at least three people ...

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‘Shitshow’: Sunday’s surprise expat vaccination was a mess – but successful

‘Shitshow’: Sunday’s surprise expat vaccination was a mess – but successful

Sunday’s exclusive vaccination party for hundreds of foreign nationals in a northern Bangkok parking lot, where those fortunate enough to register received a dose of...

Lockdown deepens: Flight ban for Bangkok and 12 provinces, residents told to stay home

Lockdown deepens: Flight ban for Bangkok and 12 provinces, residents told to stay home

It will no longer be possible to fly in and out of Thailand’s worst-hit provinces, where residents are being asked not to leave their homes if possible. The newest lockdown...

Thailand offers vaccines to Americans, Aussies, Austrians, Kiwis. (But you’ve already missed out.)

Thailand offers vaccines to Americans, Aussies, Austrians, Kiwis. (But you’ve already missed out.)

For a brief moment, Americans, Aussies, Austrians and Kiwis were offered access to COVID-19 vaccines by the Thai government – but blink, and you missed it. The U.S. Embassy this...

Years of sweat won fame for his Chinatown noodles. Thailand’s COVID 3rd wave killed him in days.

Years of sweat won fame for his Chinatown noodles. Thailand’s COVID 3rd wave killed him in days.

Foodies and customers who’ve queued at a well-known noodle shop in Bangkok’s Chinatown are mourning the death of its owner after learning he succumbed to COVID-19. Tributes...

Thai clinic shut down for selling fake Moderna vaccine: cops

Thai clinic shut down for selling fake Moderna vaccine: cops

The owner of a Prachinburi province clinic was being dragged in for questioning today after patients said he was selling bogus Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  A day after the...

Cabinet approves cutting utility bills for residents in Bangkok, 9 provinces

Cabinet approves cutting utility bills for residents in Bangkok, 9 provinces

The cabinet on Tuesday approved lowering residential utility bills for two months in Bangkok and nine other provinces affected by Thailand’s latest and most severe COVID-19...

Bangkok builders found infected with Alpha-Delta combo

Bangkok builders found infected with Alpha-Delta combo

Health officials say a new hybrid of COVID-19 variants has been contracted by construction workers in Bangkok.  Supakit Sirilak, director of the Medical Sciences Department, said...

Thailand gives green light to Sinovac, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine cocktail

Thailand gives green light to Sinovac, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine cocktail

Thailand is allowing doctors to mix the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines in a bid to increase protection against highly transmissive coronavirus variants. Health Minister Anutin...

6 ‘Phuket Sandbox’ travelers have COVID-19: health officials

6 ‘Phuket Sandbox’ travelers have COVID-19: health officials

Phuket authorities confirmed today that six international travelers who recently arrived on the island have COVID-19.  They had been coming into Thailand since the Phuket Sandbox...


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