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Covid UPDATE Saturday: 10,082 new infections, news briefs

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Covid UPDATE Saturday: 10,082 new infections, news briefs
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This morning the public health department has announced 10,082 new infections & 141 Covid-related deaths over the past 24 hours across Thailand. The two figures are a record number of cases for the Kingdom and sweep the numbers over the psychological barriers of 10,000 cases and 100 sad deaths. 127 cases today were from the Thai prison system.

• Last night the Australian and Canadian Embassies announced a limited rollout of vaccines for expats living in Thailand at this time. For Australians, at least, they’ll need to get to Bangkok tomorrow (Sunday) to receive their free AstraZeneca vaccines.Registrations close at 10am this morning.

• 7 more provinces are classified as “dark red” provinces under maximum control, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced today. Tight restrictions in dark red zones were imposed on Monday restricting interprovincial travel, limiting gatherings to no more than 5 people and ordering residents to stay at home from 9pm to 4am.Despite the new restrictions this week, the Covid-19 situation has not improved, and officials are considering imposing more stringent measures to control the spread of the virus, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department

• The Thai Red Cross Society will import 1 million doses of the Moderna Covid vaccine, to be provided free to the public. According to NBT, the Thai Red Cross Society secretary-general Tej Bunnag says the House panel probing the 2022 budget bill that the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation will handle the import of the vaccine on behalf of the society.

 

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