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Phuket “sandbox” model adapted for Bangkok’s international airports

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi and Don Muaeng international airports have adapted Phuket’s “sandbox’ model in the management and processing of arriving...

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500,000 doses of vaccines to be sent to southern Thai provinces as COVID-19 infections surge

An additional half million doses of vaccines will be sent to Thailand’s four southern border provinces, in addition to...

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Japan’s Mount Aso erupts, people warned to stay away

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) – A Japanese volcano spewed ash several miles into the sky when it erupted on...

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Many piglets drown, others evacuated from flooding in Thailand

The current flooding in many parts of Thailand is not only affecting humans, property and farmland, but has also...

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Fire put out at shoe factory in Samut Prakan, inspection for chemical residues underway

Fire broke out at a footwear factory in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan on Tuesday night, causing damage estimated...

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Cyberfraud revives debate on ways to make online banking safer

Amid the increasing push towards a digital economy, cybersecurity is back in focus after thousands of people fell victim...

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Pheu Thai party sacks two dissident MPs

The opposition Pheu Thai party decided to sack two dissident MPs, Sarunvuth Sarunkate, of Uttaradit province, and Pornpimon Thammasarn,...

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Samsung leader Lee pleads guilty to unlawful use of sedative

SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Samsung conglomerate chief Jay Y. Lee pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday to a...

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Thai police charge Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit with lèse majesté

Nang Loeng police submitted its case file, on a lèse majesté charge against Progressive Group leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, to...

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Reopening Thailand decision raises questions over testing capacity

Judging by the online response, Thais remain divided over the decision, announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to allow...

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Temple sacrifices its chapel and a pavilion to shelter animals from floodwater

The chapel and a pavilion at Kai Tia Temple, in Krasaeng sub-district of Sam Kok district in Pathum Thani...

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All provinces in Thailand told to brace for tropical storm “Lion Rock”

The Thai Ministry of Interior has ordered all provincial governors to be prepared for heavy rain from tropical storm...

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China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, but holds off threatening force

BEIJING, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to realise peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan, though...

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Thai Health Ministry to conduct random COVID-19 tests on students every two weeks

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will conduct random COVID-19 tests, using rapid antigen test kits (ATKs), on 10-15% of...

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Thailand to accelerate legal changes after being declared non-compliant with WADA anti-doping code

Thailand will try to speed up the amendment of anti-doping laws, possibly by issuing an executive decree, to comply...

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Google cracks down on ads promoting climate change denial

LONDON (AP) — Google is cracking down on digital ads promoting false climate change claims or being used to...

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Journalists who took on Putin and Duterte win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, journalists whose work has angered the rulers of the...

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Protest leader Benja Apan held on remand after court rejects her bail request

One of the leaders of the anti-establishment “United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration” group, 22-year-old Benja Apan, was taken...

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Thai Civil Court rejects plea to suspend public gathering restrictions

The Thai Civil Court today (Friday) dismissed a plea for restrictions on public gatherings to be lifted, submitted by...

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Biden says he and China’s Xi agree to abide by Taiwan agreement

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he has spoken to Chinese President...

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Thai cabinet approves six new special economic zones in EEC for future industries

The Thai cabinet has approved the establishment of six special economic promotion zones in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC)...

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Hospitals in Nakhon Si Thammarat stop using China’s Lepu ATKs due to high error rate

The provincial health chief of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat has ordered all state-run hospitals in the...

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Hashtags about Facebook, Instagram outage top trending in Thailand

Hashtags about the outage of Facebook and Instagram last night were top-trending on Twitter in Thailand shortly after the...

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Thailand’s annual Vegetarian Festival begins without usual fanfare

The country’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off Tuesday in many provinces around the country, with measures to prevent COVID-19...

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Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness drops after 6 months, study shows

(Reuters) – The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to...

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp reconnecting after nearly six-hour outage

(Reuters) – Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp lit up again late on Monday afternoon Eastern time after a nearly...

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Bamnet Narong Hospital in Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province heavily flooded

Bamnet Narong Hospital, located in the north-eastern province of Chaiyaphum, has revealed, via its official Facebook page, the amount...

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R. Kelly convicted of luring women, underage girls for sex

NEW YORK (Reuters) – R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his sex trafficking trial,...

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New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state...

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Heavy rain and flooding expected to worsen in several of Thailand’s provinces 

Several northern, north–eastern and central provinces of Thailand are partially under water today and the flooding is expected to...

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Approved charter amendment draft to be sent to Thai PM on Monday

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai will submit the constitutional amendments draft, which has recently passed its final reading in parliament,...

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13 deaths and 12 cases of severe side effects after 8.2m Sinopharm inoculations

Of about 8.2 million people inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine, 13 have died and 12 others suffered severe side...

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Nearly 1.3m COVID-19 inoculations given in Thailand on Mahidol Day

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has exceeded its target of administering one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on...

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Thai PM highlights ‘Sufficiency Economy’ for sustainable development at 76th UNGA

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha addressed the “SDG Moment 2021” on Monday, highlighting Thailand’s commitment to achieving the sustainable development...

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Up to 40 Thai youths found with rare “MIS-C” after recovering from COVID-19

Between 30 and 40 Thai youths, who have recovered from COVID-19 infection, have been found to be suffering from...

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China Evergrande fears grip markets as Beijing stands back, for now

NEW YORK/BOSTON/HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The risks of China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) defaulting on its mountain of...

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Bangkok can only reopen with fewer new COVID infections, cases in hospital, 70%+ vaccination

With uncertainties over whether Bangkok will reopen to foreign tourists anytime soon, the city’s Governor has revealed guidelines for...

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Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

BEIJING (AP) — A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their...

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China fumes over U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

WASHINGTON/CANBERRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain...

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Visitors to Hua Hin safari from Sep 4-11 asked to quarantine as staff found with COVID-19

The health office of Thailand’s southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan has issued an announcement advising anyone who visited...

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Thailand’s education ministry to inoculate 4.5 million students with Pfizer starting October

Education minister Treenuch Thienthong has revealed a plan to start inoculation of students in all 29 of Thailand’s COVID-19...

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Cyber arms dealer exploits new iPhone software vulnerability, affecting most versions, say researchers

Sept 13 (Reuters) – A cyber surveillance company based in Israel developed a tool to break into Apple iPhones...

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Phuket sets up ten more community isolation facilities as COVID-19 infections spike

Ten more community isolation facilities are being set up on Thailand’s Phuket Island as COVID-19 infections surge. The province’s...

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15,191 new COVID-19 infections and 18,721 recoveries recorded in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand recorded 15,191 new COVID-19 cases, 18,721 new recoveries and 253 more deaths today (Saturday), according to the COVID-19...

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Health volunteers’ gruelling journey to vaccinate people in village near Myanmar border

A team of health volunteers from Sangkhla district, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi, spent six days and five...

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Disney to debut rest of 2021 films exclusively in theaters

LOS ANGELES, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co said on Friday it will release “Eternals,” “West Side Story”...

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COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, zoning maintained until end of September

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to maintain the 9pm...

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‘Car mob’ demands release of 7 movement leaders – Anon, Pai denied bail

Anti-government protesters from five human rights advocacy groups rallied in a “car mob” today (Friday) to demand the release...

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8.5 million COVID test kits to be distributed for free across Thailand from Sep 16

8.5 million COVID rapid antigen test kits (ATKs) purchased from China will be distributed to members of the public...

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Parliament passes two-ballot electoral system by overwhelming majority

A joint parliamentary session on Friday passed the proposed two-ballot electoral system, by an overwhelming 472 votes to 33,...

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50,000 children aged 10-18 offered free Sinopharm vaccine from Sep 20th

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), currently the country’s sole importer and administrator of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, has announced...

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Combined use of AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs starts in October in Thailand

Thailand is tentatively set to extend its “mix and match” approach to COVID-19 mass vaccination in October, using the...

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Health minister says all migrant restaurant workers will be vaccinated

Foreign migrant workers employed in the food and beverage (F&B) service sector in Thailand, who are not covered by...

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Universal Studios sets opening for first theme park in China

BEIJING (AP) — Universal Studios announced Monday that its first theme park in China will open in the country’s...

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China donates medical devices worth 50 million baht

China has agreed to provide medical equipment, including oxygen generators and fingertip oximeters, valued at 10 million yuan (about...

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Thais urged to adopt “Smart Control and Living with COVID-19” concept

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged the public and private sectors and all Thais today (Saturday) to apply the 10-point...

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Bomb explodes on Bangkok bound freight train in Narathiwat province

A special train, bound for Bangkok from Su-ngai Kolok district of the southernmost province of Narathiwat, was hit by...

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Record number of COVID-19 vaccinations in single day on Friday in Thailand

915,738 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Thailand on Friday, the highest number of inoculations given in a...

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Field hospital gender separated after alleged sex scandal involving patients

Provincial health officials in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province have decided to separate a field hospital for COVID-19 patients, in...

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Bangkok to conduct mass screenings at 29 large wet markets in the capital

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will launch mass COVID-19 screening, using rapid antigen test kits (ATKs), targeting about 19,000...

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CCSA eases some lockdown restrictions in 29 COVID-19 “dark red” provinces

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to ease lockdown restrictions...

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Businesses in Thai border town mulls “sandbox” scheme to lure Malaysian tourists back

The private sector, in Thailand’s border district of Sadao in Songkhla province, is to propose the “Dan Nok Sandbox”...

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Cabinet U-turns on COVID-19 antigen test kits’ WHO standards

The cabinet, with the agreement of the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, withdrew his instruction, issued a week ago, that...

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Father of Thai teenager shot on Monday files complaint with police

The father of a teenager, shot on Monday near Din Daeng Police Station, filed a complaint with the police...

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Thammasat Uni to procure mRNA, protein subunit vaccines from overseas

Amid a sluggish state COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Thailand’s Thammasat University is ready to procure additional COVID-19 vaccines from abroad,...

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Recovered COVID-19 patients must be vaccinated to reduce risk of getting infected again

COVID-19 patients, who have recovered from the disease after completing 14-days of treatment or isolation, may get infected again...

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Thailand records 22,086 new COVID-19 cases and 217 more deaths on Saturday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue their relentless surge, logging 22,086 new cases in the past 24 hours, including 5,088...

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Former Thai prime minister’s widow Thanpuying Boonruen Choonhavan dies of COVID-19

Thanpuying Boonruen Choonhavan, the widow of former prime minister Chatichai, died early this morning (Saturday) of a COVID-19 related...

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Police say enhanced crowd control measures needed during Tuesday’s clash, 48 arrested

The Thai police claim that their use of enhanced crowd control measures, including water cannons, tear gas and rubber...

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Protest leader Anon Nampa denied bail on Tuesday, 10 others detained

Anti-establishment protest leader Anon Nampa’s bail request with the police was rejected today (Tuesday), with police saying his temporary...

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Thousands of police mobilised to handle protesters in Bangkok on Saturday

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) plans to deploy more than 5,000 officers at 14 locations at and near the...

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Rural doctors help Bangkok authorities with proactive COVID screening

A caravan of 40 teams of rural doctors from across the country have begun their first day of COVID-19...

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Two executives of Hua Hin pub blamed for COVID-19 cluster get 3 months in prison

Two executives of the Maya pub, in Thailand’s Hua Hin resort town, which was the epicenter of cluster of...

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New daily COVID-19 infection and death toll highs in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections (18,912) and deaths (178) both reached new 24 hour highs on Saturday, according to the...

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People pack Bang Sue Grand Station to get inoculated on final day of the walk-in service

Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok was packed with people today (Saturday), queuing in multiple lines to get vaccinated...

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Thai Public Health Ministry model predicts 40,000 COVID cases and 500 deaths per day soon if restrictions not obeyed

Thailand may see over 40,000 new COVID-19 infections and 500 deaths per day, peaking mid-September, if the current lockdown...

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Insured in Thailand can now claim medical expenses during home or community isolation

People with appropriate insurance cover can now claim medical expenses incurred while they are in home or community isolation,...

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Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province closed to reduce risk of infected people crossing

The governor of Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of the border with Myanmar, effective Monday...

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36,861 people in 518 factories in Thailand hit by COVID-19 cluster infections

Cluster infections have been found in 518 factories, located in 49 provinces of Thailand, affecting 36,861 workers who tested...

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Thai backhoe and truck owners seek debt moratorium from Finance Ministry

Owners of six-wheel trucks and backhoe excavators are seeking help from the Finance Ministry, by negotiating with commercial banks...

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Bangkok’s Chinatown street food stalls, gold shops see worst trade in years

The Thai capital’s once bustling Chinatown is now uncharacteristically quiet, with many businesses suffering from the impacts of the...

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Seven volunteers in Bangkok under probe over vaccination registration scam

Seven volunteers, helping people at the Bang Sue Grand Station vaccination to register for COVID-19 inoculation appointments, are under...

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Thai FDA warns against use of disinfectant spray gun

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is warning against the use of alcohol spray guns, as their tiny droplets...

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Hackers stealing vaccination appointments for sale to face stiff legal action

Thailand’s Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has promised stiff legal action against hackers who allegedly stole information, from the computer...

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US plans to donate 2.5 million doses of vaccine to Thailand

US Senator Tammy Duckworth revealed last night that the US government planned to provide 2.5 million doses of vaccine...

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Two girls told by mother to go to orphanage as they watch her die of COVID at home

Two girls, aged 7 and 9, who later tested positive for COVID-19, were rescued from their home in Samut...

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More field hospitals and community isolation programs set up in Pathum Thani

More field hospitals and community isolation programs are being set up in Pathum Thani, to help accommodate the rising...

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Three men found dead on Bangkok’s streets, one tests positive for COVID-19

Three men were found dead on the street in Bangkok yesterday (Tuesday), one of them posthumously tested positive for...

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Thai PM’s 3-month salary to be turned into COVID-19 ‘survival boxes’

Three months of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s salary, and those of some the government spokesperson’s team, will be...

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Protest against PM in Pattaya by Thai Mai Thon group

Anti-government Thai Mai Thon (Impatient Thais) protesters rallied in the resort town of Pattaya this afternoon (Saturday), to repeat...

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New daily high COVID-19 infections and deaths recorded in Thailand on Saturday 

Thailand’s single-day COVID-19 death toll soared to a new high of 141 as new infections reached 10,082 in the...

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Supreme commander warns against public gatherings ahead of anti-government protest on Sunday

An announcement was issued on Friday by Thailand’s Supreme Commander General Chalermpol Srisawat, in his capacity as chief of...

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