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Registration for third phase of Thai Govt. co-payment stimulus starts Monday

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance will launch the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment economic stimulus scheme on July 1st,...

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Thailand’s state funded quarantine option may be withdrawn from July 1st

The Thai government is considering withdrawing the state funded quarantine option for international arrivals by air from July 1st,...

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Social Security Office’s 45 vaccination sites in Bangkok temporarily closed

The Social Security Office has suspended vaccination services at 45 centres in Bangkok, from today (Friday) until June 27th,...

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2,290 new COVID-19 cases nationally and 3 more clusters in Bangkok reported today

More clusters of COVID-19 infections have emerged in Bangkok and elsewhere, as new infections in Thailand increased by 2,290...

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Most patients infected by Delta variant in Udon Thani recover

Twelve of the 17 people in Thailand’s northeastern province of Udon Thani, who were found to be infected with...

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Thai woman dies hours after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine

A 46-year-old Thai woman died last night (Tuesday), just hours after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine shot. According to the...

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Samui welcomes fully vaccinated domestic tourists without quarantine

Samui Island is now welcoming fully vaccinated tourists, from within Thailand, without the need to go through a 14-day...

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NACC to seek asset clarification from PM’s senator brother, his wife

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has decided unanimously in favour of serving a notice on Gen. Preecha Chan-o-cha, a...

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20 million Pfizer, 5 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses to be delivered this year

25 million doses of Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are being sought by the Thai government, with deliveries...

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Snake hunters seek hunt of king cobras terrorising a village in Trang

A team of snake hunters, from Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, is on its way to a...

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Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine gains China nod for emergency use in kids, adolescents

China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech’s (SVA.O) COVID-19 vaccine in people aged between three and 17, its...

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Three shopping malls deny having clusters of COVID-19 infections in their premises

Three popular shopping malls, in Bangkok’s Siam Square commercial district, claimed today (Saturday) that the COVID-19 infections among their...

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Government provides ฿2.8bn to private and public agencies to develop COVID-19 vaccines

The Thai government has provided about 2.8 billion baht in funding to nine state and private agencies for their...

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Thailand records 2,817 new COVID-19 cases and 36 more deaths on Saturday

Bangkok still has the highest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, while infections in 35 provinces are slowing. 2,817 new...

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People in Samut Prakan advised to avoid ice after ice factory workers found infected with COVID-19

The provincial health office in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province has issued a warning to consumers, advising them not to...

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School uniform filters created to help students in online class

Thai graphic studio “The Studio Apollo” has created school uniform filters for students to use after a controversial announcement...

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Medical equipment plant in Ayutthaya closed, 5,000 workers quarantined

The communicable disease committee, in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya, has ordered the 7 day closure of a medical...

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Thai government chief whip and 83 others face indictment for futsal court project corruption

The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict government chief whip and Palang Pracharat MP Wirat Rattanaseth,...

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Thai woman, WHO representative are first to be inoculated with Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccine

A 69-year-old Thai woman and a representative of World Health Organization (WHO) regional office in Thailand became the first...

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Suvarnabhumi tops global ranking of airports at risk of coastal flooding

Research shows that Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport is most at risk of coastal flooding, due to rising sea levels, compared...

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Rights group urges Thailand, ASEAN to probe disappearance of Wanchalearm

Amnesty International (AI) called on the Thai authorities and ASEAN on Friday to investigate the disappearance of political activist...

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Chulabhorn Hospital to stop giving Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines from June 14th

The Chulabhorn Hospital offered a public apology today (Thursday) to people who have applied for vaccinations at the hospital,...

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More than two billion Covid vaccines given: AFP

More than two billion Covid-19 vaccines have been given across the world, according to an AFP tally Thursday drawn...

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House Speaker tells MPs to obey rules after incident involving police and minister’s aides

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has reminded members of the Thai parliament to comply with its rules and regulations, saying...

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WHO approves Sinovac, Thailand’s current main vaccine, for emergency use

The World Health Organization has approved the Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine for emergency use, which is the second Chinese vaccine...

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Students in Thailand’s Trat province told to wear uniform for online learning

A recommendation has been issued, by Trat’s Provincial Office of Primary Education, asking all primary and secondary students to...

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WHO approves China’s Sinovac Covid jab

The World Health Organization on Tuesday approved the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the second Chinese jab...

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Thai Supreme Court to investigate Toyota bribery scandal allegedly implicating former senior judges

Thai Supreme Court President Mrs. Mathenee Chalotorn signed an order yesterday (Monday), to set up a 4-member fact-finding panel...

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China jails blogger who ‘slandered’ dead in India border clash

China has jailed a popular blogger for “defaming martyrs” after he suggested the death toll of the China-India border...

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Thai Medical Sciences Department approves first 14 batches of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine

The first 14 batches of AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by Thai pharmaceutical company Siam Bioscience, have passed the quality tests...

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EU to launch virus recovery plan in June

EU countries will be able to launch the bloc’s coronavirus recovery plan in June after all 27 members approved...

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Thousands of Rohingya protest against conditions on Bangladesh island

Several thousand Rohingya staged “unruly” protests Monday against living conditions on a cyclone-prone island off Bangladesh where they were...

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PM reassures every Thai they will be vaccinated against COVID-19 this year

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reassured all Thais that they will be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines this year and asked...

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3,759 new COVID-19 infections and 34 new deaths recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 3,759 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,294 cases among prison inmates, and 34 additional deaths today (Friday), according...

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The 24-hour Pak Khlong Talat flower market now a ghost town

Pak Khlong Talat market is well known as Thailand’s biggest market for fresh-cut flowers from across the country and...

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First Thai teenage anti-establishment protester indicted with lèse majesté

A teenager, under 18 at the time of the alleged offence, has been indicted under Thailand’s draconian royal defamation...

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Citing Covid risk, US warns against travel to Olympic host Japan

The United States warned its citizens Monday not to travel to Olympic host Japan, citing the growing risk of...

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UN envoy still hopes to get to Myanmar

(AFP): The UN special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said Monday she still hopes to visit the country...

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China’s Mars rover starts roaming the Red Planet

CHINA (AFP): China’s Mars rover drove from its landing platform and began exploring the surface on Saturday, state-run Xinhua...

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Thailand records 3,052 new COVID-19 infections and 24 more deaths on Saturday

An additional 3,052 COVID-19 infections, including 605 among prison inmates, and 24 more deaths were reported in Thailand today,...

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Dating apps team up to make vaccinating hot (AFP)

UNITED STATES (AFP): Vaxxing, not waxing, is the new must-do before a hot date, with dating apps joining the White...

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Former PM Yingluck says junta has failed Thais on 7th anniversary of coup

Ousted fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wrote on her Facebook page today (Saturday) saying it was bitter and...

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Myanmar junta threatens to dissolve Suu Kyi’s party over election fraud (AFP)

MYANMAR (AFP): Myanmar’s junta has threatened to dissolve the political party of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Compensation for Thais who die or sustain disabilities due to state provided COVID-19 vaccinations

The heirs of Thai citizens, who die from conditions directly related to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine provided by state...

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21 more Indian variant cases found among construction workers, bringing total to 36

Twenty-one more cases of the Indian variant of COVID-19 have been found among construction workers staying at a Laksi...

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3,481 new COVID-19 infections and 32 deaths recorded on Friday in Thailand

Today (Friday), Thailand recorded 3,481 new COVID infections, including 951 new cases among prisoners and 32 more virus related...

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Toilet turnstile blamed for 867 COVID-19 infections found in a week at Simummuang market

867 out of 10,480 vendors and workers at the Simummuang fruit and vegetable market in Pathum Thani province screened...

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New COVID-19 measures for Simummuang market vendors imposed this week

Thailand’s largest fruit and vegetable market, Simummuang, located in Pathum Thani province, has imposed new restrictions on its traders...

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Bangkok Noi market, Huai Khwang community identified as new Bangkok COVID-19 clusters

Two more COVID-19 clusters, at a market in Bangkok Noi and in community in Huai Khwang, have been found...

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Three centres set up in Bangkok to screen COVID-19 cases before hospitalization

Screening of new COVID-19 infections in Bangkok, to determine where they will be sent for treatment, will now be...

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Over 500 more inmates infected with COVID-19 in Klong Prem Central Prison

Thailand’s Corrections Department has reported an additional 506 COVID-19 cases among inmates, this time in Klong Prem Central Prison...

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Buriram province to penalize high-risk groups refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Individuals aged 18 and older in Buriram province deemed by the local authorities to be at risk of COVID-19...

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Myanmar’s climate of fear – media restricted and civilians intimidated

Press cards, cameras and all equipment set aside, news reporters in Myanmar go underground and carry on doing their...

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Fashion giant gets approval for clothing line featuring revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon

Thailand’s Ban Rai Temple has confirmed that it has granted a street fashion giant permission to use portraits of...

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Myanmar warns of regional crisis as international help is delayed

The Myanmar National Unity Government (NUG) is warning of a regional crisis, escalating from the current situation in Myanmar,...

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1,919 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more fatalities recorded in Thailand today

Thailand logged 1,919 new COVID-19 cases, including 855 in Bangkok alone, and 31 more deaths today (Tuesday), said CCSA...

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Medical experts call for increased active screening in Bangkok’s slums

The deans of Thailand’s three top medical colleges today (Tuesday) urged the authorities to speed up active screening of...

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Chiang Mai Uni student slashes chest with razor blade in protest against lèse majesté law

A Chiang Mai University student has slashed his chest with a razor blade in protest against the country’s lèse...

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Vaccination registration opens for people with mental or developmental disorders in four provinces

Starting today (Tuesday), people who suffer from mental or developmental disorders, such as autism, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

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Nonthaburi closes commercial areas for up to 14 days to stem COVID-19 spread

Commercial areas in Bangkok’s neighboring province of Nonthaburi, which cover two major fresh markets, commercial buildings, shop houses and...

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30 COVID patients transferred to Samut Sakhon from Bangkok and suburbs

About 30 COVID-19 patients, with mild symptoms, have been transferred from Bangkok to a field hospital in the coastal...

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Bangkok records 1,112 COVID-19 cases out of country’s 2,419 new infections on Saturday

Bangkok set a daily new high of 1,112 cases today (Saturday), out of a total of 2,419 new COVID-19...

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Thailand orders an additional 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the procurement of 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from various sources, on...

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Eight Thai national footballers and officials infected with COVID-19

Three members, two male and one female, of the Thai national soccer teams and five officials were found infected...

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Gems market in Chanthaburi closed for 14 days

The famous Gems Market, or Gems Road, in Thailand’s the eastern province of Chanthaburi has been ordered to close...

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Bangkok extends closure of businesses, public venues and services until May 17th

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced today (Friday) an extension of the closures of several businesses, public spaces and...

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Bangkok produces average of 16 tonnes of COVID-contaminated garbage per day

The amount of COVID-contaminated garbage, discarded face masks in particular, has increased to an average of 16 tonnes a...

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Safety net needed to protect vulnerable Thai workers

Eyes on the seams, hands on the cloth, feet on the pedals, seamstresses sew a thousand pieces in an...

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Thai hunger striker “Penguin” transferred from prison to Ramathibodi hospital

Ratsadon anti-establishment protest leader and hunger striker Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak was today taken from Bangkok Remand Prison to Ramathibodi...

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Nimibutr Stadium becomes first COVID-19 triage centre opened in Bangkok

Thailand’s first COVID-19 triage centre, or pre-admission centre, was opened on Friday, with little fanfare, at the Nimibutr Stadium...

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Thailand’s food service sector may see 5.6% loss in revenue this year

Kasikorn Research Centre reported that the third wave of COVID-19 in Thailand will have a huge effect on the...

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Bangkok to inoculate 50,000 people per day, vaccinating 70% of its population

Bangkok plans to inoculate 70% of its inhabitants, at the rate of 50,000 people per day. The Bangkok Metropolitan...

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695 COVID patients critical as 2,012 new cases recorded on Wednesday

Thailand’s Disease Control Department reported 2,012 new COVID-19 cases, 15 additional deaths and 695 critical cases on ventilators this...

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Special programme on Covid-19 on Thai PBS

Thai PBS has launched a special programme on its Thai-language news service to help coordinate assistance for people affected...

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First of the two super full moons viewable from across Thailand tonight

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) is recommending that people take the opportunity to view the first...

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Thailand records 2,179 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths on Tuesday

Thailand’s Disease Control Department reported 2,179 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths this morning (Tuesday). It said that...

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Thailand’s provincial governors to be allowed to impose curfews to control COVID-19

Provincial governors will be given the powers to impose tougher measures, including targeted curfews, to contain the spread of...

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Nonthaburi opts for 9pm to 4am voluntary curfew until further notice

Instead of a mandatory curfew, the Nonthaburi provincial administration has decided to seek the cooperation of people living in...

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Dr. Taweesin warns of more targeted restrictions as Thailand’s COVID-19 surge continues

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin warned today (Saturday) of stricter measures, to be imposed soon in targeted areas by...

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Malls in Thailand’s 18 COVID-19 Red Zones to open 11am to 8pm until May 2nd

From tomorrow, until May 2nd, all shopping malls and department stores, with the exception of super markets, hyper markets,...

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Help for Thai ex-Esport player’s COVID-19 infection arrives too late

A former Esport player who, via Facebook livestream, told of his sufferings from suspected COVID-19 infection, during his five-day...

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Thailand’s Ratsadon leaders Somyos and Pai Dao Din granted bail

Two anti-establishment Ratsadon group leaders, Somyos Prueksakasemsook and Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, alias Pai Dao Din, indicted on lèse majesté and...

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COVID-19 inoculations in Thailand to continue amid blood clot fears

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control will still adhere to their COVID-19 vaccination plan, following reports of at least six...

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Authorities deny political motivation in cancellation of work permit for David Streckfuss

Immigration Police and Khon Kaen University have denied that the termination of the employment contract, work permit and visa...

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New Korat motorway to be open for trial use during Songkran

A new motorway, connecting the north of Bangkok to the northeastern region, is to be opened for a trial...

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Legal action to be taken against political activists for Sunday’s anti-Prayut rally

Activists, who organized the anti-Prayut protest on Sunday, will be charged for allegedly violating the Emergency Decree and the...

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Energy Minister Supattanapong not infected with COVID-19

Thailand’s Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow has tested negative for COVID-19 and had not visited a pub in Bangkok’s Thonglor...

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Will Samakee Prachachon forum gain momentum?

Veteran democracy advocate Jatuporn Prompan has announced a new political forum, aimed at getting Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut...

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Activists and survivors of Thailand’s October 1976 massacre demand end to arbitrary arrests

Former student activists and survivors of the October 6th, 1976 massacre, in and around Bangkok’s Thammasat University, have launched...

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An hour after the return to Bangkok’s streets of police checkpoints, three offenders nabbed

Bangkok police returned to using regular checkpoints on April 1st, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit...

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