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Bangkoks ViMUT Hospital, on Pahonyothin Road in Bangkok, is working with the Chinese embassy to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for Chinese nationals living in Thailand. The hospital said it delivered vaccinations to people working for Huawei Technologies (Thailand) on May 21st and aims to vaccinate at least 20,000 Chinese nationals as part of the inoculation drive. It will also work with other embassies interested in providing vaccinations for their nationals from June 7th onwards. (28/05/2021)
Pattaya plans to welcome back foreign tourists, without quarantine requirements, in the fourth quarter of this year and seeks more COVID-19 vaccine doses to cover at least 70% of local residents. The "Pattaya, Move on" project, that foreign tourists who have received two vaccine doses will be allowed to enter Pattaya without the need to quarantine for 14 days, though they must stay in Bang Lamung and Sattahip districts for seven days before traveling elsewhere. (27/05/2021)
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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in cooperation with network partners, has been developing the system known as "Thai Ruam Chai -- Bangkok is Safe," which is the registration for COVID-19 vaccine reservation at convenience stores, such as Family Mart, Tops Daily, Mini Big C, and 7-Eleven, in order to provide a COVID-19 vaccination service outside the hospitals rapidly and thoroughly. The BMA has also received kind cooperation from mobile phone operators such as True, DTAC, and AIS in joining forces in setting up a Call Center -- 1516 -- with 450 lines available to answer all questions from the public regarding the registration for COVID-19 vaccines; the center is open every day, 08.00 - 20.00 hr. The registration starts on 27 May 2021 at 12.00 hr, and the vaccination service will start on 7 June. The general public can choose to have the vaccination at 25 COVID-19vaccination service units outside the hospitals. (27/05/2021)
Factory owners have been requested to check migrant workers in their workplaces. They will face legal action if found to have offered accommodations for migrant workers who have illegally entered the country through border crossings. (27/05/2021)
The nationwide vaccination campaign will commence its second phase on June 7th, 2021. The rollout will include expatriates residing in Thailand. Expats can register with designated hospitals in Bangkok using their passport details. Those residing outside of Bangkok are encouraged to register with hospitals where they have medical record. Additional facilities participating in the vaccination rollout will be announced in due course. (27/05/2021)
The remains of the two Thai victims of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, were returned to Thailand from Israel onboard El Al Israel Airlines flight number LY081, from Tel Aviv to Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi Airport. A ceremony was held in Israel by the Royal Thai Embassy before the remains were transported back to Thailand. The remains of the two Thai men are now being transported from Bangkok airport to their hometowns in Petchabun and Buriram, where the funerals will be taking place. (27/05/2021)
Thailand is opening a special field hospital for COVID-19 patients with disabilities; it has been constructed in Pathum Thani. The new facility is able to accommodate asymptomatic to mild symptom patients, starting from 1st June. (27/05/2021)
Thailand is preparing to nominate Andaman Marine Protected Areas as a World Heritage Site at a World Heritage Committee session at the upcoming 44th session of the World Heritage Committee on 16-31 July, hoping to help stimulate the economy post-COVID-19 while promoting a sense of pride among Thai people. This effort to achieve world heritage nomination also complies with the National Reform Strategy on Natural Resources and the Environment. (25/05/2021)
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The Thai government has been praised by the English Premier League Chief Executive for seriously suppressing piracy. Richard Masters, Chief Executive of the Premier League, sent a letter to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to praise Thailand's effort in arresting the offenders who violate copyright on Premier League merchandise. The Prime Minister was delighted and thanked all agencies for their effort. Recently, the DSI closed access to high-profile piracy websites in Thailand and arrested related wrongdoers. The Spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office assured the public that the Government's determination in suppressing piracy would raise confidence in its policy implementation. (25/05/2021)
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On the subject of examinations in international schools in Thailand, the CCSA has approved the Ministry of Educations request to hold the GED, the SAT, and other types of examinations for international school students currently studying in Thailand. The exams will be held as per normal for this calendar year, with the necessary public health measures and related procedures and protocols in place. (25/05/2021)
Thailand is preparing to nominate Andaman Marine Protected Areas as a World Heritage Site at a World Heritage Committee session in July, hoping to help stimulate the economy post-COVID-19 while promoting a sense of pride among Thai people. The Thai government is preparing to add Andaman Marine Protected Areas to its tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage at the upcoming 44th session of the World Heritage Committee on 16-31 July. (25/05/2021)
King Mongkuts Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) has launched a vaccination program targeting students and college staff in order to bring back in-class education. KMITL Chancellor, Suchatvee Suwansawat said today the vaccination center located in the college primarily provides vaccines for students and college staff in order to create herd immunity in the institute and to conduct education without fears of causing an outbreak. (25/05/2021)
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is working with state agencies to improve the management of the increasing amount of discarded face masks, which are now becoming an infectious waste threat.The government should start a campaign to educate people and encourage them to discard used face masks in specific bins, amid growing concerns over masks being combined with other types of rubbish and leaking into water sources. (24/05/2021)
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The important clusters that still pose a risk and threat are various construction sites, so to deal with this risk, the CCSA revealed that each district in Bangkok has set up special operational committees to look into the outbreaks in the district under their control. (24/05/2021)
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According to the 1/2021 meeting of the Policy Committee for Special Economic Zones via a teleconference, the Prime Minister has emphasized that it is important to expedite development of special economic zones, which would directly benefit the local people and private sector, both in terms of revenue and employment. He also assigned concerned agencies to prepare a systematic labor management plan that is in line with the national development by adopting modern technology and equipment. (24/05/2021)
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Chiang Rai has issued travel restrictions, whereby travelers from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakarn, entering Chiang Rai must be fully vaccinated, or have a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours prior to travel, otherwise they are subject to a 14-day quarantine at a government provided facility. (24/05/2021)
Provinces throughout Thailand are preparing to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, starting in June 2021. Nonthaburi province has created the Non Prom application to speed up the registration for vaccinations at non-hospital sites, including Impact Forum, Muang Thong Thani. Phuket province launched the website www.絵ͧ.com to arrange its vaccination project and encourage people to get vaccinated. The province aims to start welcoming tourists from 1 July. From 25 May to 14 August, people in Samut Sakhon, both Thai and foreign residents, can phone to book their vaccination dates at tel. 034-171-200, service hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This three-month project, from June to August, is targeting 600,000 people to get vaccinations. (24/05/2021)
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The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has revealed the measures to control the spread of B.1.351, the South African COVID-19 variant, after the report of this variant infection in Thailand. The measures are as follows: (1) surveillance by doing active case finding in the communities, (2) treatment by preparing remedies for infected persons; those who have few symptoms will be treated at a community hospital or field hospital, while those who have moderate symptoms will be treated in hospital, and (3) prevention by controlling entry and exit in all areas, quarantining high-risk persons in the area, patrolling for illegal entry, screening for infected persons, and following those who have close contact with infected patients. (24/05/2021)
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The Commerce Ministry has reported that Thai exports are maintaining healthy growth momentum and are likely to increase by more than 10% in April. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit said the countrys exports have recovered from their low point, with outbound shipments increasing by more than 10% in April, from US$18.9 billion (593 billion baht) in the same month last year. (24/05/2021)
Thailand has maintained its strong position in investment and public health in the eyes of the international community. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said Thailand has topped this years ranking in Bloombergs Top Emerging Markets list, which indicates potential for the countrys economic recovery, supported by the governments economic stimulus and investment promotion measures. (24/05/2021)

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