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Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul holds a syringe prop during a press conference at the Ministry of Public Health on Feb. 25, 2021.

Officials Say Foreigners in Thailand Will Get Vaccine Jabs…Someday

BANGKOK — Foreigners living on Thai soil will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, a health official said Thursday, though details of which are yet to be revealed.
A worker disinfects cinema seats in Bangkok.

Spas, Gyms, Cinemas Among Venues To Be Shut in Bangkok

BANGKOK — The City Hall on Saturday night ordered a closure of certain establishments including fitness centers and spas in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the capital.

Gov’t Negotiating To Buy Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine

BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, under intense criticism for failing to secure adequate supplies of coronavirus vaccines, said Tuesday his government is negotiating to buy 5 million to 10 million doses from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a Buddhist monk at Nak Prok Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 9, 2021. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Thailand Faces Growing Outbreak Ahead of New Year Travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities were struggling Friday to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel around the country.
In this April 21, 2020, file photo, a security guard is seen walking a round of patrol in the empty interior of Mulligan's, a popular Irish bar on Khaosan Road. Photo: Sirachai Arunrugstichai

Bangkok Orders Bar Closings To Stop Virus Spread

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials in Thailand's capital on Monday ordered a two-week closure of all entertainment venues in three districts to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus from nightspots there.
Police arrest a man during a protest at Sanam Luang on Mar. 20, 2021.

20 Arrested During the Crackdown Near Grand Palace, Reporters Hit by Rubber Bullets

BANGKOK — At least 20 people were taken into custody after riot police broke up a protest calling for a monarchy reform at Sanam Luang on Saturday night, police said Sunday.

‘Miss Universe’ Stands By Police Brutality Comments After Dismissal

BANGKOK — The winner of Miss Universe Thailand 2020 said Wednesday she would not back down from comments about police violence that cost her job in a government agency.

At Long Last, COVID Vaccine Drive Begins in Earnest

BANGKOK — Frontline health workers, volunteers, and local officials are lining up Monday to receive their shot of vaccine against COVID-19, kicking off the long awaited inoculation drive that hopes to reopen the country.

Prayut Postpones Inaugural COVID Jab, Cites ‘Paperwork Issue’

BANGKOK — The inaugural shot of COVID-19 vaccine will not be administered to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha as planned due to missing paperwork for the AstraZeneca vaccine shipment, a source at Government House said.
Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul holds a syringe prop during a press conference at the Ministry of Public Health on Feb. 25, 2021.

13 Provinces to Get Vaccines First; Lowkey Welcome for AZ Doses

BANGKOK — Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, and Pathum Thani are among the first provinces to begin vaccinating its health workers and vulnerable populations against COVID-19 by next month, officials said Thursday.

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