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Juarawee Kittisilpa

Thai researcher eyes affordable, accessible coronavirus vaccine for SE Asia

25 May 2020

BANGKOK A researcher leading Thailand's push to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine says its aim is to make it cost-effective and accessible to Southeast Asia, and play a part in preventing a supply shortage globally.

Thai artist 'restless hands' takes coronavirus battle to the streets

22 May 2020

BANGKOK A Thai street artist has been paying tribute to the fight against the coronavirus with murals depicting a winged-character dressed as a health worker looming over a spiky image of the virus restrained by a padlocked red cross.

Plastic surge in virus lockdown frustrates Thai activist

18 May 2020

BANGKOK It has been months since Thailand's former national windsurfer and environmentalist Amara Wichithong last paddled her stand-up board and collected trash from a creek connecting the residential area where she lives to the sea. | Video

Dozens of local food banks spring up in Thailand as virus hits incomes

11 May 2020

BANGKOK Villages and urban communities in Thailand have turned to helping neighbours left jobless due to the coronavirus lockdown by creating dozens of local food banks comprising instant noodles, canned food, rice grains and soap bars.

Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown

08 May 2020

BANGKOK As Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.

Boxing: Olympic dream uncertain for Thai boxer after virus knocks out plans

29 Apr 2020

BANGKOK Five days a week for four hours a day, Thai boxer Chatchai-decha Butdee continues to train as best he can for the Tokyo Olympics, now postponed until at least 2021 because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

One-month-old infant recovers from coronavirus in Thailand

22 Apr 2020

BANGKOK A one-month-old Thai baby, the country's youngest coronavirus patient, has successfully recovered from the illness thanks to a team of medics and the use of a cocktail of antiviral drugs, a doctor said on Wednesday.

Thai grocery trucks get new life from coronavirus shutdown

14 Apr 2020

PATHUM THANI, Thailand Cries of "Food, here comes the food," echoed through a Bangkok neighbourhood as Wannapa Yarnsarn's truck arrived with everything from mangoes and dried chillies to fresh pork for sale.

Thailand's tourist haven Pattaya devastated as coronavirus hits travel

29 Mar 2020

PATTAYA, Thailand Beaches are deserted, go-go bars stand empty and cabarets have shut their doors in Thailand's tourist haven of Pattaya, as business has ground to a standstill after worldwide travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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