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Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge
January 07, 2022

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The fast-spreading coronavirus variant is clouding the region's economic recovery.

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes
January 05, 2022

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes

By Sebastian Strangio
Health authorities have recommended that the suspension of a quarantine-free travel scheme be extended until January 31.
Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears
December 22, 2021

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came a day after the country's health authorities identified the first local transmission of the new variant.

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery
December 02, 2021

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
After a challenging year, the region's governments have ample reason to take the emergence of the new strain seriously.

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted
October 20, 2021

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows queries about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, the world’s most widely used COVID-19 jab.

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth
October 15, 2021

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth

By Wichuta Teeratanabodee
Many young Thais are deeply suspicious of the current government and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thailand to Introduce Quarantine-Free Travel for Selected Visitors
October 12, 2021

Thailand to Introduce Quarantine-Free Travel for Selected Visitors

By Sebastian Strangio
The move marks an acceleration of the country’s timetable for the restart of its economically pivotal tourism industry.
Thailand’s Reopening Confusion: Another Reflection of Government Disunity
September 30, 2021

Thailand’s Reopening Confusion: Another Reflection of Government Disunity

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand's leader appears to be putting his own political survival over public health considerations or policy consistency

Thailand Halves Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors
September 28, 2021

Thailand Halves Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors

By Sebastian Strangio
The move reflects Bangkok's new policy of balancing the endemic reality of COVID-19 with the need to reopen crucial sectors of the economy.

Thai Parliamentary No-Confidence Debate Targets Government’s COVID-19 Response
September 01, 2021

Thai Parliamentary No-Confidence Debate Targets Government’s COVID-19 Response

By Sebastian Strangio
While it is unlikely to unseat Prayut Chan-o-cha, the debate will allow the opposition to exact a political cost from the government for its handling of the pandemic.

COVID-19: A Catalyst for Rising Inequality in Thailand
August 19, 2021

COVID-19: A Catalyst for Rising Inequality in Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
The current COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the country's already wide gap between rich and poor.
Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.

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