Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand has continued easing restrictions related to coronavirus by allowing various businesses to reopen. Above, pedestrians walk on the main street of Chinatown in Bangkok on May 21, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 22 May 2020

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

  • There are 2,910 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started

BANGKOK: Thailand on Friday reported no new coronavirus infections or deaths, maintaining the total of 3,037 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak started in January.
There are 2,910 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started, the government's coronavirus task force said in an update.


Russia says allegations COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe are groundless

Updated 12 August 2020

Russia says allegations COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe are groundless

  • Moscow’s decision to grant it approval has raised concerns among some experts
  • Only about 10% of clinical trials are successful and some scientists fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety

MOSCOW: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Wednesday allegations that Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine was unsafe were groundless and driven by competition, the Interfax news agency reported.
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine, after less than two months of human testing.
Moscow’s decision to grant it approval has raised concerns among some experts. Only about 10% of clinical trials are successful and some scientists fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety.