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Thailand Begins Mass Vaccination Campaign Amid Reported Supply Shortages
June 08, 2021

Thailand Begins Mass Vaccination Campaign Amid Reported Supply Shortages

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's health authorities are relying heavily on the local production of AstraZeneca vaccines.
Thailand Reports Record Virus Cases; Delays Bangkok Easing
June 01, 2021

Thailand Reports Record Virus Cases; Delays Bangkok Easing

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul and Patrick Quinn
Around 82 percent of Thailand's confirmed COVID-19 infections have occurred since April.

Thailand Mulls Prisoner Releases as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads
May 27, 2021

Thailand Mulls Prisoner Releases as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads

By Sebastian Strangio
Around 16 percent of those infected in the latest outbreak have been prison inmates.

COVID-19 Hits Prisons in Thailand, as Nearly 3,000 Cases Detected
May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Hits Prisons in Thailand, as Nearly 3,000 Cases Detected

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent Thai COVID-19 outbreaks highlight the dangers posed by Asia's overcrowded and unsanitary prisons.

Thailand’s COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, Eroding Support for Prayut Government
April 29, 2021

Thailand’s COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, Eroding Support for Prayut Government

By Tita Sanglee
After containing COVID-19 for most of 2020, the Thai government is coming under increasing pressure for its slow response to the latest outbreak.
COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations
April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations

By Sebastian Strangio
As the disease ravages India, several Southeast Asian nations are also weathering record outbreaks.

Laos Introduces Two-Week Lockdown to Contain Rare COVID-19 Outbreak
April 23, 2021

Laos Introduces Two-Week Lockdown to Contain Rare COVID-19 Outbreak

By Sebastian Strangio
The outbreak comes after a year in which the Southeast Asian nation mostly evaded the coronavirus.
Amid Surge, Thailand Seeks Additional Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines
April 21, 2021

Amid Surge, Thailand Seeks Additional Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines

By Sebastian Strangio
The order is an admission that the government's vaccine procurement efforts have fallen far short of the mark.

Thailand Buffeted by Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections
April 12, 2021

Thailand Buffeted by Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections

By Sebastian Strangio
The new outbreak threatens to undermine Thailand's economic recovery before it has even begun.

Leading Thai Opposition Politician Charged With Royal Defamation
January 22, 2021

Leading Thai Opposition Politician Charged With Royal Defamation

By Sebastian Strangio
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had criticized a COVID-19 vaccine procurement deal involving a company owned by the Thai king.

Thailand Orders Restrictions as COVID-19 Cluster Spreads
January 05, 2021

Thailand Orders Restrictions as COVID-19 Cluster Spreads

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming after months of successful containment, the outbreak in Thailand suggests the fragility of victories over COVID-19.
In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge
December 21, 2020

In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The COVID-19 outbreak puts a spotlight on Thailand’s large floating population of migrant workers from Myanmar.

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