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Thai medical tourism banks on Americans

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As the US debates multi-billion dollar reforms to its health system, a growing number of Americans are seeking out medical treatment abroad. Many are travelling to Thailand, where they are finding medical care cheaper and with better care than they might receive at home.

Al Jazeera’s Aela Callan reports on a growing trend of patients from across the world travelling to Thailand for affordable healthcare.

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Thailand approves COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

The first lot of 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca will arrive in Thailand early next month, after receiving approval from the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Bangkok (NNT) – The FDA Secretary General Paisal Dunkhum, said today the FDA had approved the registration of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca in Italy.

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Covid-19: the Latest on Southeast Asia

As 2021 dawns, the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop in Southeast Asia. Many countries are preparing to receive their first vaccine shipments, and a few have already started distributing them.

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As 2021 dawns, the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop in Southeast Asia. Many countries are preparing to receive their first vaccine shipments, and a few have already started distributing them.

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Thailand strengthens COVID-19 control measures

Apart from the capital city, many provinces have also enforced tougher measures to contain COVID-19, with inter-provincial travels now being restricted in some areas.

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According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) latest update regarding the Royal Thai Government’s announcement on the strengthened COVID-19 control measures to contain local transmission, 28 provinces are now declared as “highly controlled areas”.

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