Health authorities in Samut Sakhon province plan to test more than 35,000 migrant workers in the next 10 days.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his first shot of a Chinese-made vaccine on Wednesday, as Beijing’s top diplomat visited the country.
With a vaccine due to arrive in February, the government asked for help from the public to pay the bill. The public responded generously.
Despite a Myanmar government-ordered ‘lockdown’, gambling operations in Myawaddy continue to fuel illegal movement back and forth across the Thai border.
The government has opened two bank accounts with initial deposits totaling $251 million and invited members of the public to contribute.
Officials in Colorado announced the US’ first detection of a potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus that has already been detected in Britain.
Thais won’t be safe until migrant workers are safe. Guarantees that nobody will be detained when they report for testing, regardless of work status, are a good start.
The governor of Samut Sakhon province is among nearly 1,300 people who have been infected in Thailand’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak.
Emergency authorization of the vaccine expected by the end of December with Myanmar vaccinations to roll out by April.
US biotech firm Moderna expects its vaccine to be effective against variants of the coronavirus.
In reacting to the COVID-19 cluster in Samut Sakhon, Thai officials must take care not to stigmatize the Myanmar migrants on whom the seafood hub’s economy depends.
Hundreds of Myanmar migrants working in markets and factories in the Thai seafood industry hub of Mahachai near Bangkok have tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite—and in some cases, because of—border closures due to COVID-19, illegal trades continue to flourish on the Thai-Myanmar frontier.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government would start the biggest vaccination in the UK’s history, now that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved there.
Drugmaker Pfizer plans to seek emergency use authorization in the US for its COVID-19 vaccine, which it now says is 95-percent effective, in the next few days.