Coronavirus live news: Thailand confirms record community cases; Pfizer to ask for third dose approval


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More on Thailand now: Thai media is reporting that tougher restrictions will come into effect in Bangkok and other high risk areas tomorrow. This is expected to include the closure of shopping malls, a night time curfew and a stay-at-home order. Schools, gyms, bars, and restaurants are already closed.

Thai PBS World

BREAKING: CCSA is imposing further #COVID19 restrictions, including a night-time curfew, travel restrictions in Bangkok and other Dark Red Zones for 14 days, expected to take effect tomorrow (Saturday). Details to follow. PM also announced he will not take a salary for 3 months.

July 9, 2021

Thailand is struggling to contain a third wave of the virus, which is its most severe yet and is driven by the Delta variant. Thailand confirmed a record 9,276 community cases on Friday, as well as 73 deaths. There are concerns that the official numbers are an underestimate, due to a lack of testing. Availability is so limited that people have been queuing overnight in the rain at a temple to try to get a free test.

The exact details of the new restrictions will be announced later today.



Thailand confirms record new cases