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Covid-19 Thailand – Latest Updates (23rd June, 2020)

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  • Thai trials of Covid-19 vaccine reach make-or-break stage

Thai scientists administered a second dose of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine to monkeys on Monday, looking for another positive response to enable clinical trials in humans as early as October.

The Thai vaccine is one of at least 100 being worked on globally as the world reels from a devastating virus that has infected more than 8.7 million and killed 461,000, with yesterday’s 183,000 cases the highest reported in a single day.

Thirteen monkeys were immunised today and the next two weeks will be critical in determining whether researchers can proceed with further tests.

“We’re going to analyse the immune response once again. If the immune response is very, very high, then this is a good one,” said Kiat Ruxrungtham, lead researcher of the Covid-19 vaccine development programme at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

Full Story: MalayMail


  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 22 June 2020

On the 22nd of June 2020, three new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were reported by the Ministry of Public Health. The total number of cases reported in Thailand is currently 3,151.

Of these cases, about 96% (3,022) have recovered, 2% (58) have died and 2% (71) are receiving treatment.

All three new cases are in Thai nationals currently in State Quarantine, who returned from India.

No new deaths were reported today.

Full Story: ReliefWeb


  • Thailand today records three new COVID-19 cases among returnees from India

Three Thais, who returned from India on June 15th, are infected with coronavirus, as Thailand has remained free of locally transmitted infections for 28 consecutive days.

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing on Monday that the new infections are all in females, aged 11, 21 and 34, who arrived in Thailand on the same flight and immediately entered state quarantine in the Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri. They tested positive for COVID-19 three days after arrival, but were asymptomatic.

The new infections bring the cumulative total in Thailand to 3,151, with 3,022 recoveries and 71 still in hospital. The death toll remains 58.

According to the CCSA, 14 of the 2,265 Thais returning from India have been found to be infected.

Full Story: ThaiPBS