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The first 560,000 doses of Moderna vaccine are expected in Thailand by November 5th, according to Zuellig Pharma (ZP) Therapeutics Company, the supplier and distributer of Moderna vaccine in Thailand….
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The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has announced that it will sell antigen test kits (ATK) on its website to help people who live in other provinces to purchase a low-price ATK that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They will sell one box of ATK, which has 20 kits, for 800 baht, and a delivery fee of 52 baht. The public can buy one box per person. Up to 300 boxes of ATK per day are available for online sale and the sale will start at 08.00 hr every day from 20 to 26 October 2021. The GPO will distribute the ATK through its dealers nationwide in the near future. They will supply 2 million ATK in this project in the next phase. Anyone who is interested may visit www.gpoplanet.com. For more information, please contact the GPO call center at 1648.
The Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute has announced that they are opening a new channel for requesting the vaccine certificate for international travel. Those who wish to acquire the "vaccine passport" may register via the Mor Prom application from 18 October onward. After registering in the application, users choose their delivery preference, as follows: self-pickup, postal delivery, or email for a digital copy of the certificate. Payment can be made by cash for self-pickup or by e-payment with internet banking via QR code. According to the data from 19 April to 16 October 2021, there were 31,340 people nationwide who walked in to request the vaccine passport at the organizations designated by the Department of Disease Control. To reduce the congestion and make it easier for the public, the institute now offers an online platform for requesting the vaccine passport. For more information, please contact the DDC hotline at 1422.
Public health agencies are handing out 8.5 million ATKs to groups of people deemed at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, with the NHSO preparing to hand over an additional 300,000 kits to schools in Bangkok in support of their reopening for the new school term. NHSO Secretary-General Jadej Thammatcharee said about 2 million ATKs were being handed out by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the NHSO. Those receiving the handouts were persons who worked in public transportation, market sellers, staff at schools under the jurisdiction of the BMA, and people in certain communities.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul today (Oct 18) received the donation of 470,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Republic of Korea in a ceremony, with the Ambassador of South Korea to Thailand Lee Wook-heon representing the South Korean government.
The Government Pharmaceutical Organization has launched the project to sell two million good-quality antigen test kits (ATK) that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration; they will be sold at a low price to help the public access the test kits more easily. The ATK will be sold at eight GPO pharmacies in Bangkok for 40 baht per kit. The eight GPO pharmacies are the following: (1) Ratchathewi branch, in front of Ramathibodi Hospital, tel. 0-2203-8847 and 0-2203-8849; (2) Yot-se branch, beside the Huachiew Hospital, tel. 0-2222-5931 and 0-2225-6367; (3) Charan Sanitwong branch, tel. 0-2412-9377; (4) Thewet branch, near the Bank of Thailand, tel. 0-2282-0729; (5) Rangsit branch, near Simummuang Market, tel. 0-2536-3526 and 0-2536-4086; (6) Ministry of Public Health branch, 1st floor, Building No. 2, Department of Medical Services building, tel. 0-2951-0925 and 0-2590-6034; (7) Hospital for Tropical Diseases branch, beside the Siam Commercial Bank, tel. 0-2354-9061; (8) Government Complex Commemorating King Rama VIII's 80th Birthday Anniversary, tel. 0-2143-8768. They will go on sale from 18 October 2021 onward. For more information, please contact the GPO call center at 1648.
The Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EEC) has signed a cooperation agreement with four major technology firms to initiate a digital skill drive among workers, with a target of training 40,000 workers within three years. The four companies include 5G Catalyst Technologies, Cisco Systems (Thailand), Mavenir Systems (Thailand), and Planet Communications Asia. The EEC Secretary-General said the four companies have had success in the United States in the field of digital technology. The firms will collaboratively develop workers’ digital and 5G-related skills in the EEC area. The collaboration is an extension of an earlier joint effort to implement 5G technology in the municipal area of Ban Chang subdistrict and turning it into a pilot site for a Smart City with a completely overhauled digital infrastructure. This pilot site is expected to possess 160 5G network towers by the end of the year, which will provide complete 5G coverage in Ban Chang.