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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.

In a Sign of Reopening, Vaccine Set Aside for Tourist Destinations

BANGKOK — The tourism minister on Wednesday said up to 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine has been reserved for hospitality workers in five provinces most popular with foreign tourists – a sign that the country may be on track for a reopening.

Police, Military Deny Knowledge of Mysterious Men at Protest

BANGKOK — Both police and the defense ministry maintain that they have no knowledge of the men in civilian clothes who were seen assisting security forces during a recent crackdown on demonstrators.

Thailand Reports First Doctor to Perish From Coronavirus

BANGKOK — A physician in Mahasarakham province died from the coronavirus in the early hours of Thursday, the first case of virus fatality among the health professionals in Thailand.

Hotel Threatens to Sue After Nightmarish Quarantine Review Goes Viral

PATTAYA — His journey began like any other traveler who arrived in Thailand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dunyawit Phadungsaeng landed at Suvarnabhumi, got on the bus headed to a quarantine hotel, and probably felt even a little excitement.

Thai Airways to Pick Up Sinovac Doses on Feb. 24

BANGKOK — The first shipment of vaccine against COVID-19 for Thailand will be brought from China on a Thai Airways flight next week, the airline said Tuesday.

2 More COVID Deaths Reported, Anutin Insists Vaccine On the Way

BANGKOK — Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported as the government faced a no-confidence vote from the opposition for its alleged mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday.

Who Wins? People Without Smartphone Forced to Queue up for ‘WeWin’ Subsidy

UBON RATCHATHANI — Residents without smartphones, most of them elderly people living in rural areas, are queuing up in droves Monday to register for a government shopping subsidy worth 7,000 baht.

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