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Thailand recorded 119 new COVID-19 cases today, including 112 locally-acquired infections and seven cases among travelers arriving from abroad, according to the CCSA. Of the local infections, 65 are among…
The number of COVID-19 infections linked to the Bang Khae market cluster has increased to 367, with 26 new cases recorded on Friday, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)….
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The CCSA has stated that the emergency decree will be extended from 1 April to 31 May 2021. So, this year Songkran Festival will not include the water splashing, powder smearing, or foam parties, in order to prevent the disease transmission. While the vaccination effort in Thailand is proceeding according to the plan. More vaccine doses are continuing to arrive in Thailand and will be distributed nationwide.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has revealed that the spread of the COVID-19 virus has been reported in Bangkok and 10 other provinces. The measures for controlling the spread of the virus have been applied in the wet markets and surrounding areas, which are the hot spots for the infection. Therefore, the CCSA approved relaxed measures in various provinces, including Samut Sakhon. The province will no longer be in the red zone, or the "maximum controlled areas with highly strict measures." It will be among the controlled areas, where normal economic and social activities can be carried out.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana graciously granted an "express results" van to the Ministry of Public Health to help with actively finding infections in communities. The van can report a result in three hours. This van will support the ministry in finding infected persons in communities faster and reduce unnecessary travel and the spread of the virus.
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, with sixteen members of the Cabinet, were vaccinated with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine this morning at Government House. According to the process of the vaccination, they had to rest for 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine to observe any signs of side effects. They will receive the second dose on 25 May 2021. The Prime Minister stated that one aim of this vaccination was to reassure the public that AstraZeneca's vaccine is safe, according to the report from WHO and other organizations. The Government plans to provide and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for the public as soon as possible.
Approximately 74% of patients from 758 clinics around Thailand who have been treated by prescriptions of medical marijuana products have revealed the desired effects following their appointments. The results affirmed the Government’s stance in promoting the use of cannabis as an alternative medical treatment. The Ministry of Public Health has authorized 758 clinics nationwide to provide cannabis-based treatments. There are 419 that are traditional Thai medicine clinics, while the rest are general medical practices. The cannabis-based concoctions have been prescribed to treat patients with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, as well as pain associated with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Thailand hosted the Sixth Conference of ASEAN Plus Three (China, Japan and the Republic of Korea) Ministers Responsible for Information (6th AMRI+3) via videoconference under the theme "ASEAN: A Digital Community with Accessibility for All”. The Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Anucha Nakasai, chairing the meeting, and Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Theerapat Prayurasiddhi joined the meeting. The 6th AMRI+3 reported progress made in cooperation between ASEAN and the Plus Three countries, in accordance with the Work Plan on Enhancing ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation through Information and Media 2018-2023.