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  • One million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Thailand this morning

    Another lot of a million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China arrived in Bangkok today and is now being examined by the Thai Medical Sciences Department for certification.

    Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Kiattiphum Wongrachit said today that, once the vaccines are approved, they will be quickly distributed to various provinces and Bangkok.

    The Medical Sciences Department will start examining the vaccines at 6pm today and expects to complete the task in one or two days, as the batch must be accompanied with its production protocol summary and lot release documentation.

    After this batch, Dr. Kiattiphum admitted that it is not yet known when the next lot will arrive, saying that the Chinese supplier normally gives short notice before the arrival of its vaccine in Thailand.

    As for the next batch of locally-produced AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine, from Thai pharmaceutical firm Siam Bioscience, Dr. Kiattiphum said he has been informed, by the Disease Control Department, that it will be delivered two days later than the June 14th schedule, for reasons yet to be explained.

    He assured, however, that the six million doses of AZ vaccine, promised for delivery in June by AstraZeneca Thailand, remains on track.: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/one-mil...-this-morning/

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    • Parliament gives go-ahead to 500bn-baht loan to tackle Covid crisis

      Lawmakers on Thursday approved the government’s plan to borrow an additional 500 billion baht to deal with the Covid-19 crisis in Thailand.

      Of the 469 lawmakers present, 270 voted yay, 196 vetoed and three abstained.

      The Royal Gazette website said last week that the emergency decree stipulates that no more than 500 billion baht will be borrowed to provide necessary aid and compensation to people in all occupations who have been affected by the new wave.

      A source said the 500 billion baht will be divided as follows:

      • 30 billion baht for buying drugs, vaccines, medical equipment as well as for research and development of manufacturing vaccines locally and other medical-related expenses.

      • 300 billion baht on cash handouts to ease people’s financial burden.

      • 170 billion baht on stimulating the economy, generating jobs and launching investment promotion campaigns to boost the economy once the pandemic is resolved.: https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001870

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      • More supplies needed: Anutin

        More Covid-19 vaccine supplies will be sought for Bangkok to catch up with rising demand for the vaccine while the capital's outbreak situation remains critical, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday.

        Bangkok is a large, densely populated area and the centre of everything, he said during a visit to a vaccination unit at a shopping mall in Bang Khae.

        It is actually capable of injecting at most 3,000 people with a Covid-19 vaccine per day but is currently supplied with only 500 doses each day.

        He didn't explain how the shortfall came about. It comes amid reports some people are being kept waiting for hours for a jab.

        The lower-than-expected amount of vaccine supplies came despite the fact that about 2 million doses of the vaccine were allocated to Bangkok last week for the mass vaccination drive which kicked off on Monday.

        "If the outbreak situation in Bangkok is fully contained, the situation in all other parts of the country should improve dramatically too," he said.

        Bangkok has been designated a dark red zone or maximum- and strict-control zone by the Public Health Ministry since the new wave of infections began.

        As of Wednesday, 70 major clusters of Covid-19 infections have been detected in 35 districts of Bangkok, said Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

        Among them was a new infection cluster identified at Prayuk Sport Supply Co, where 54 out of all 120 employees have tested positive for Covid-19, she said.

        The company was ordered shut until June 18 while local health authorities continue testing people living in communities nearby, she said, adding that all infected employees are now being treated in hospital.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...-needed-anutin

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        • Thailand - FTI worried over factory closures

          The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has urged factories to adopt stricter measures against Covid-19 amid growing concern over more factory shutdowns and their impact on supply chains and exports.

          The worry was raised yesterday by the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) after further cases were found in the manufacturing sector.

          Up to 7,100 workers in 132 factories tested positive for Covid-19, according to media reports citing the latest survey from the Industry Ministry. The clusters are in Chon Buri, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Songkhla.

          FTI chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree said the new wave of the pandemic began to affect production capacity and it is feared it will impact the export sector in the future.

          "We are monitoring the situation closely and trying to control infections in factories," said Mr Supant, also a JSCCIB member.

          Thai exporters see positive prospects, following global economic recovery driven by the US and China. The two countries, together with European countries, are recovering from the Covid-19 impact after large parts of their populations were vaccinated.

          "JSCCIB is concerned the export sector will be the next to stumble as more infections in factories will lead to their temporary shutdown," said Mr Supant.

          The FTI chairman stressed the government must expedite vaccinations for people to build herd immunity. This will be an effective way to control the outbreak, he said.

          After the first two outbreaks, which erupted last year, the FTI decided to join hands with health officials to have factories assess their food processing standards under "self-declaration" in a bid to allay customers' fear of Covid-19 contamination in food products.

          Factories which pass the assessment will be certified by the FTI and health officials who will give them an Industry and Production Hygiene Administration certificate, a so-called "IPHA trademark".

          The IPHA project will be expanded to cover other industries, according to the FTI.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business...ctory-closures

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          • Thailand orders 20 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for delivery this year

            The Thai government has signed a purchase order for 20 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with deliveries expected in the second half of the year, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

            US-based Pfizer Inc, through Comirnaty Vaccine, has applied for approval for emergency use in Thailand, through the country’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), according to TFDA Secretary-General Dr. Paisal Dunkhum.

            Apart from the application process, one month is expected to be required for negotiations on terms, conditions and prices to be completed, said Mr. Anutin yesterday (Thursday).

            The Thai government pledged to procure 20 million doses of Pfizer and 5 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines for delivery this year. According to the public health minister, negotiations are underway with representatives of Johnson & Johnson, whose vaccine was approved by the TFDA in late March.

            The Pfizer vaccine is aimed to be administered to youth aged 12-18.

            Yesterday, a million more doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine were delivered to Thailand, bringing the total to seven million delivered so far. Millions more are expected to be procured for Thailand.

            Thailand began its mass inoculation campaign on Monday, with more than 5.4 million doses administered to date.

            Five vaccine brands have been approved by TFDA so far – Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinopharm. Only Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines have been in use in Thailand.: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/20-mill...ted-this-year/

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            • Sinopharm jabs to be available in two weeks, registration starts Monday

              The first batch of China’s Sinopharm vaccine of one million doses will arrive in Thailand next Sunday (June 20th), according to Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA). Online registration will open next Monday (June 14th) and inoculations are expected to begin in two weeks on June 25th.

              The academy’s deputy secretary-general, Dr. Santi Srisermphok recently held a meeting with representatives from private hospitals and stressed that those who sign up to be a Sinopharm provider must have the capability to:

              Administer vaccines according to medical standards
              Provide care for patients in case of emergency after vaccination
              Store the vaccines at 2-8oC
              Set up an IT system, to record the vaccinations, in line with the CRA’s specifications
              Designate teams with clear responsibility for each task
              A Sinopharm shot will cost 888 Baht, including the logistics, storage, insurance covering possible side effects and other related costs, but not inclusive of medical service fees. The charges will, however, be taken care of by bodies and supporting organisations, meaning many individuals will essentially get the jabs free of charge.

              Both private and public organisations can reserve the vaccines from next Monday at 8am.

              After signing up, it will take five days to receive the confirmation, during which, the CRA’s vaccine committee will verify the organisation’s qualifications and determine the number of doses it will be allocated. Then, a contract will be signed and payment made before the CRA dispatches the vaccine to designated hospitals on agreed dates.

              Once the Sinopharm doses arrive in Thailand, it will take another two days to verify the batch number prior to being shipped out to hospitals on June 23rd and 24th. Inoculations will commence on June 25th.

              Sinopharm is an inactivated virus vaccine, suitable for individuals who are 18 or older. Two doses are required, with the second shot taken 3-4 weeks after the first.

              One pack of Sinopharm contains 20-30 vials of vaccine. Hospitals need to prepare their own storage facilities. The CRA will dispatch the vaccines every 10 days, each will get 100 doses at a time, to avoid stock-piling.

              It will take two days to deliver the vaccines outside Bangkok.

              The CRA has assured interested organisations that there will be sufficient vaccines for them. Another batch of one million doses will be arriving in the next 10 days.: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/sinopha...starts-monday/

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              • Floating market drowning from lack of business

                Damnoen Saduak, a famous floating market in Ratchaburi province, has been directly hit by Thailand’s Covid-19 crisis.

                The market has seen practically no tourists, be they Thai or foreigners, and many businesses have closed.

                Some stallholders are offering free boat trips as well as free parking to survive.: https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001918

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                • 29 Covid deaths, 3,277 cases

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                  Health authorities reported 29 new Covid-19 fatalities on Saturday and another 3,277 new transmissions, bringing the accumulated toll to 1,431 deaths and 193,105 cases since the start of the pandemic.

                  The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said 2,385 of the new infections were among the general population and 892 were found in prisons.

                  The 29 people who died, 17 of whom were men, were 30-92 years old, with an average age of 64.

                  Bangkok reported 17 deaths, followed by three each in Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, and one each in Pathum Thani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket and Udon Thani.

                  The major underlying conditions among the deaths were hypertension (17), diabetes (9) and high chloresterol (5). Ten caught the disease from infected patients, friends and neighbours while seven got it from family members.

                  Bangkok continued to log the most cases (858), followed by Samut Prakan (313), Nonthaburi (291), Samut Sakhon (188) and Pathum Thani (81).

                  Of the new 3,277 cases, 2,356 were among the public, 892 in prisons and 29 imported.

                  The imported cases were arrivals from Japan (1), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (4), Oman (3), Malaysia (1), and Cambodia (19). They were one Japanese man and 28 Thais. All were asymptomatic.

                  Of the accumulated 193,105 cases, 164,242 had already recovered. A total of 41,403 remained in hospitals, including 1,243 who were critically ill and 362 hooked to ventilators.

                  On vaccination progress, the CCSA reported 308,012 doses were administered on Friday — 219,241 for the first doses and 88,771 for the second.

                  As of Friday, 5.97 million people got the vaccines — 4.36 million for the first doses and 1.61 million for the second.

                  The government aims to inoculate 50 million people, or 70% of the population, by the end of the year.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...ogged-saturday

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                  • Alpha variant '88% dominant' in kingdom

                    Almost 90% of the coronavirus cases found in Thailand are of the Alpha coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom, according to the Department of Medical Sciences.

                    Studies of 4,185 cases in Thailand conducted in collaboration with university laboratories from April-June found that the Alpha variant had infected by far the most people, 3,703 or 88.48%, said DMS director-general Supakit Sirilak.

                    Just 348 cases, or 8.32%, were found to be of the Delta variant first detected in India and 98 cases, or 2.34%, were B.1 (dade G), B.1 (dade GH), B.1.1.1 (dade GR), first found in China, he said.

                    Also, 26 cases, or 0.62%, were of the Beta variant, first found in Africa, and the rest, 10 cases or 0.24%, were of the B.1.524 variant.

                    Dr Supakit cited studies by Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), confirming the Alpha variant to be more contagious and more deadly compared with the original strain.

                    However, vaccinations could still be effective against it," said Dr Supakit.

                    The Delta (Indian) variant was more contagious than Alpha, he added, but infections were less severe and vaccinations were effective in preventing it

                    Meanwhile, the Beta variant spread slower but it has caused more death than the original variant, he said.

                    As of Wednesday, 348 Delta patients had been detected across the country: 318 in Bangkok, 17 in Udon Thani, two each in Saraburi, Nonthaburi, Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum, and one each in Phitsanulok, Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani, Buri Ram and Samut Sakhon.

                    Dr Supakit said the reports would help people to be aware of these variants and their different effects so that they could regularly take care of themselves.

                    Meanwhile, Thira Woratanarat, an associate professor at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Medicine, on Thursday cited UK studies and stressed the importance of having two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

                    He noted on Facebook that the time interval between the first and second jab must not be too long.

                    According to the studies in the UK, Dr Thira wrote, infection from the Delta variant could be prevented by one dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines, but only slightly, so two doses were recommended.

                    According to PHE, a study conducted from April to May 16 found that "the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 88% effective against symptomatic disease from the [Delta] variant two weeks after the second dose, compared to 93% effectiveness against the [Alpha] variant".

                    "Two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were 60% effective against symptomatic disease from the [Delta] variant compared to 66% effectiveness against the [Alpha] variant," PHE said.

                    It noted that three weeks after the first dose each vaccines was only 33% effective against symptomatic illness from the Delta variant, compared to about 50% effectiveness against the Alpha variant.

                    UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said this week the Delta variant was estimated to be 40% more transmissible than the Alpha variant.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...ant-in-kingdom

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                    • Thailand - Free quarantine stay to be cancelled from July 1

                      People visiting Thailand or returning home will have to pay for their quarantine, because the government will soon stop supplying free accommodation, the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) announced on Friday.

                      General Natapol Nakpanit, ONSC secretary-general, said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has been eyeing the cancellation of state quarantine facilities since March, as few people are coming from overseas.

                      He added that the authorities are considering offering a discounted rate for alternative state quarantine.

                      State quarantine will not be provided from July 1 unless ordered otherwise by the prime minister.: https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001920

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                      • 47 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri

                        Another 47 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Chon Buri province, five of them linked to three known clusters.

                        The provincial public health office on Friday said the five were from clusters at Suksawat Phansadet factory in Si Racha district of Chon Buri (2), a company in Rayong's Pluak Daeng district (2), and a company in Chachoengsao.

                        Of the other cases, one was a person in an at-risk occupation who had caught the disease from a confirmed patient from Bangkok.

                        Twenty-seven others were infected by contact with close relatives or their workplaces, eight caught it from previous cases and five were still under disease investigation.

                        The provincial public health office reported that officials were able to trace 276 people who came into contact with infected people.

                        The province had 15 clusters of Covid-19 infections - eight at workplaces, three at markets, three at construction camps and one in a community, according to the provincial public health office Facebook page.

                        The 47 new cases raised the total number of provincial infections to 5,247, of which 4,345 had already recovered, with 58 discharged on Thursday. A total of 872 remained at hospitals. There have been 30 fatalities linked to Covid-19 in the province . : https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...s-in-chon-buri

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                        • 2,804 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths reported

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                          The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Sunday reported 2,804 new cases and 18 deaths over a 24-hour period.

                          Of the total, 1,567 were local patients who went to hospitals, 767 were found in proactive search operations, 409 infected people were found in prisons and 61 were overseas arrivals, mostly from Cambodia.

                          Bangkok led the list of most cases with 924, followed by Samut Prakan (217), Ayuthaya (206), Samut Sakhon (139), and Nonthaburi (122).

                          Meanwhile, 4,143 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

                          As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 195,909.

                          So far, 154,414 have recovered and been discharged, 40,046 patients are still in hospitals (1,215 in severe condition with 351 of them on ventilators), and 1,449 have died.: https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001976

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                          • One Covid death, 76 cases in Chon Buri

                            Another Covid-19 death and 76 cases have been reported in Chon Buri, 32 of them linked to two known clusters.

                            Of the new cases, 20 were from a cluster at the Suksawat Phansadet ice-making factory in Si Racha district, 12 from a cluster at Kaset Ruamjai or Talad Ban Thung market in the same district, the provincial public health office announced on Saturday.

                            Three others contracted the disease from elsewhere — Bangkok (1), Samut Prakan (1) and Chachoengsao (1). Another had an at-risk occupation and 27 had infected family members and colleagues while two had come into contact with confirmed patients.

                            The remaining 11 new cases were still under disease investigation, the office said.

                            The new infections were reported in six districts — Muang (11), Si Racha (48), Bang Lamung (11), Phanas Nikhom (1), Sattahip (3), and Phan Thong (2), according to the provincial public health office Facebook page.

                            A total of 202 people who had been in contact with them had been tested. Routine mass testing was also done on another 1,116 people, the office said.

                            Chon Buri reported 31 deaths and 5,323 cases, of which 4,403 had already recovered, 58 of whom were discharged on Friday. A total of 889 remained at hospitals.

                            The eastern province had 15 clusters — eight at workplaces, three at markets, three at construction camps and one in a community, according to the provincial public health office Facebook page.: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...s-in-chon-buri

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                            • Thailand is a mess. But not everyone would agree.........

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                              • Children aged 12-18 years to get Pfizer vaccine in fourth quarter

                                Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Friday that the ministry aimed to vaccinate children aged 12-18 years against Covid-19 with the Pfizer vaccine, which is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of the year.

                                The Department of Disease Control signed an initial contract with Pfizer on Thursday, which allows Pfizer to submit documents to register the vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration.

                                The ministry expects to buy 20 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine within this year.

                                “The DDC is now working with schools to set up vaccination units and provide jabs to students,” said Anutin.

                                “It is estimated that there are about 5 million children in this age bracket. The 20 million doses that we will buy should easily cover this target group.

                                “The manufacturer of Sinovac vaccine is planning to register the vaccine for use in children aged over three years," Anutin said. "Once the registration is completed, we would immediately inoculate children in this age group as we would already have the vaccine in stock,” he added.

                                When asked if the delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine to Thailand would be affected as the company has said that it would deliver vaccines manufactured in Thailand also to other countries in Southeast Asia, Anutin replied: “The company is under contract with the Thai government to deliver the vaccines on time. We should start asking such questions only when they fail to adhere to the schedule. In fact, we should be glad that a product from Thailand could help other countries.”: https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001938

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