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News for Sunday, 24 October 2021

Moderna shots to arrive in 2 weeks

24 October 2021 - 03:29 am

The first lot of half a million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Thailand in two weeks, raising the question of how they will be allocated between the two buyers. ZP Therapeutics Co, an affiliate of the distributor Zuellig Pharma, issued a statement on Saturday on the update. The first shipment of 560,000 doses would arrive "no later than Nov 5", read the statement.

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Ubolratana Dam discharges stepped up

24 October 2021 - 03:28 am

KHON KAEN: Authorities on Saturday began increasing the discharge rate from the Ubolratana Dam, where water volume has exceeded the reservoir's capacity. The dam currently holds 2.7 billion cubic metres of water, or 111% of its storage capacity of 2.4 million. About 100 million cubic metres of water have been flowing into the reservoir daily, compared with a discharge rate of 25 million, Khon Kaen governor Somsak Jangtrakul said on Saturday, citing a report by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat).

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Three killed, 2 hurt in Korat road accident

24 October 2021 - 03:27 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Three people were killed and two others injured when their pickup truck skidded off a road and plunged into a canal in Non Daeng district in the early hours of Saturday. The incident took place on Prathai-Non Daeng Road in tambon Sam Phaniang, said Non Daeng police, who were alerted about 3.40am.

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Three Korat villages under lockdown

24 October 2021 - 03:26 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Three villages in Non Sung and Bua Yai districts have been placed under lockdown until early November after new Covid-19 infections were detected there. The Non Sung district communicable disease control centre reported on Saturday that it had restricted mobility in Ban Don Faek Moo 8 and Ban Faek Pattana Moo 15 in tambon Phon Songkhram until Nov 2 after a cluster of 34 infections was reported in the two villages.

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9,742 new Covid cases, 74 deaths

24 October 2021 - 03:25 am

Thailand logged 9,742 new Covid-19 cases and 74 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning. The number of new cases dropped by 68 from 9,810 announced on Friday, but the number of new fatalities increased by eight from 66. On Friday, 10,182 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

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Thammasat frustrated by vaccine delay

24 October 2021 - 03:23 am

Thammasat University has urged the government to work faster to remove any red tape hindering the delivery of 3 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from Poland. The donated vaccines were scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday but have been delayed due to a lack of official paperwork from the Thai government, a source from the university said.

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Private schools suffer mass closures

24 October 2021 - 03:22 am

Amnuay Silpa the latest to shut gates

About 60-70 privately-run schools have closed down over the past nine months due to financial problems, and 100 more are likely to follow suit, said Supaset Khanakul, president of the Association Board of Coordination and Promotion of Private Education (APPE) on Friday.

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Schools told safety is first priority

24 October 2021 - 03:21 am

Won't be forced onsite if not ready

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) has affirmed its plan to resume onsite teaching and learning nationwide in the new school term, starting Nov 1, saying, however, schools are not being forced to switch from conducting online classes to onsite ones if they aren't ready.

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Govt ramps up reopening plan

24 October 2021 - 03:20 am

Night entertainment venues to stay shut

Night entertainment venues will remain closed in 17 provinces during the initial stage of the country's reopening to vaccinated foreign visitors from 46 countries next month. Meanwhile, the nighttime curfew imposed to help curb the spread of Covid-19 will be lifted in 17 provinces, including Bangkok, on Oct 31.

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38 million risk PM2.5-related health threats

24 October 2021 - 03:19 am

About 38 million Thais are living in an environment that puts them at risk of falling ill with common diseases associated with prolonged exposure to frequently hazardous levels of PM2.5 ultra-fine dust particles, health authorities warned yesterday.

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