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Bang Bon field hospital opens to accept first 10 COVID-19 patients

The field hospital in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district received its first group of 10 COVID-19 patients today (Tuesday). Dr....

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Access to Kaeng Krachan national park tightened after COVID-19 scare

Tighter control of access to and from Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan national park, in Phetchaburi province, has been imposed since...

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Myanmar activists cancel new year festivities, hold silent protests

April 13 (Reuters) – Opponents of military rule in Myanmar cancelled traditional new year festivities on Tuesday and instead showed their...

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965 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 965 new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday), a slight reduction from yesterday’s 985. This raises the total number...

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Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Health officials have recommended that the disease control committee of the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat consider taking...

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Five people die in tour bus blaze in Khon Kaen province

Five passengers, including two children, were killed and several others were injured when a double-decker tour bus, in which...

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Monk trapped in flooded cave in Thailand’s Phitsanuloke province

A forest monk, who took refuge inside a cave in Noen Maprang district of Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke...

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Thailand’s transport minister enters self-isolation after staff member gets COVID-19

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has voluntarily begun self-isolation for 14 days, after one of his staff, who visited an...

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Two pubs in Chiang Mai closed for 14 days after infected woman visited them

The Chiang Mai provincial communicable disease committee has decided to close two pubs in Muang district for 14 days,...

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Mae Hong Son governor claims most Myanmar Karens who fled to Thailand have returned voluntarily

Since March 11th, about 2,000 ethnic Karen civilians have fled the fighting in Myanmar, to take refuge in the...

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Thailand’s anti-establishment protesters rally again near the Government House

Two groups of protesters rallied near Government House in Bangkok this afternoon (Tuesday). Initially, they were mostly members of...

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13 areas in northern Thailand suffering with excessive amounts of PM2.5 today

Thirteen areas in the northern provinces, especially Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, were found to have PM2.5 dust in...

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All “Baan Thaloo Fah” protesters granted bail

On Monday evening, Dusit District Court granted bail to all 93 protesters from the Baan Thaloo Fah community, who...

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Court rules prison attempt to screen detainees for COVID-19 in middle of night inappropriate

The Criminal Court has ruled that the late night attempts, by officers at Bangkok remand prison, to screen Ratsadon...

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Disease Control Dept. insists Thai seafood vendor had COVID-19 before inoculation

Thailand’s Disease Control Department said today (Sunday) that the vendor, who was thought to have become infected with COVID-19...

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Thai seafood vendor tests positive for COVID-19 a week after inoculation

The COVID-19 Situation and Prevention Centre in Ratchaburi province announced today (Saturday) that a woman, who was inoculated against...

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Ratsadon core leader Parit transferred to detention centre in Pathum Thani

The transfer of remanded Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, from Bangkok remand prison to the detention centre in...

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Thailand records 401 new COVID-19 cases today, Health Minister claims no third wave

Thailand today recorded 401 new COVID-19 cases, including a cluster of 318 infections among illegal immigrants held at Suan...

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TAT to propose “Sandbox” travel bubble model to the CCSA this Friday

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose a new travel bubble model, for tourists from certain countries...

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Thai police chief apologises for rough handling of some protesters on Saturday night

Thailand’s national police commissioner, Pol.Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk, offered a public apology today (Monday) for the police’s rough handling of...

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Remanded Ratsadon leader “Penguin” given 15-days detention for contempt of court

The Criminal Court today sentenced Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, who is already being held on remand, to...

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Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

(Reuters) – Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field...

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Mango growers complain of low prices and fewer export orders due to COVID-19

Mango orchard owners in Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke are seeking help from the provincial administration to promote the...

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Thailand records 73 new COVID-19 cases, field hospital set up at police club for infected illegal immigrants

Thailand recorded 73 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death today (Monday), according to the CCSA. Of the new...

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Thai PM to head a security meeting on Monday to assess political situation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is reportedly scheduled to chair a meeting of Thailand’s National Security Council on Monday, to...

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Thai police use water cannons and tear gas against protesters in Bangkok

Police fired water cannons at anti-establishment protesters this evening (Saturday), after they broke through a barricade of cargo containers...

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Thai police raid Fah Diew Kan printing house, seize books about the monarchy

Armed with a search warrant, issued by the Nonthaburi provincial court, Special Branch and Rattanathibet police have raided the...

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Court asked to investigate incident in cell at Bangkok remand prison on Monday

A petition was lodged with the Criminal Court today (Tuesday) by Arnon Nampa, one of the 22 core Ratsadon...

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EGAT head office closed for disinfection as employee tests positive for COVID-19

The head office of The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), in Nonthaburi province, has been ordered closed for...

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149 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 149 new COVID-19 cases today, including 90 found during proactive screening of people related to the Bang...

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Trained sniffer dogs to be sent to airport to detect asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Sniffer dogs, specially trained to detect people infected with COVID-19 who do not exhibit symptoms, will soon be sent...

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Bang Khae market COVID-19 cluster spreads to 4 more provinces

The Bang Khae markets cluster of COVID-19 infections has, so far, spread to Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon...

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Protesters camp in front of Government House in defiance of police warning

Defying police warnings of no overnight camping near Government House, anti-establishment protesters announced today that they will stay put...

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Health Ministry will resume AstraZeneca vaccination next week

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has assured that the AstraZeneca vaccine does not cause an increased risk of blood clots...

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Thailand’s latest official population is 66,186,727 with more women than men

Thailand’s population, as of December 31st 2020, is 66,186,727, according to the Central Registrar Office’s latest census, announced in...

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60 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday), including 43 locally-acquired infections, 15 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine...

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Area quarantine to be discussed by tourism minister and operators in Phuket on Wednesday

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn is scheduled to meet with representatives of hotels and other tourism-related businesses...

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Thailand braces for flashpoint as court rules on charter change

Another crucial moment for the Thai Constitution has arrived, with the court set to rule on March 11whether Parliament is authorised to...

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Worsening air pollution in Mae Hong Son and other northern provinces caused by man-made fires

Forest fires and illegal burning of farm waste by villagers have worsened air pollution in 17 of Thailand’s northern...

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ReDem protesters head to Criminal Court to demand release of four core Ratsadon members

Anti-establishment ReDem (Restart Democracy) demonstrators marched from Lat Phrao intersection to the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road at about...

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Pathum Thani COVID-19 cluster spread to 13 provinces, infects 676 people

The Pathum Thani COVID-19 cluster has, so far, infected 676 people across 13 provinces, as Thailand records 35 new...

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THAI airways plans to cut staff by 50% or staff costs by 18 billion baht annually over next 2 years

After two postponements, Thai Airways International submitted its rehabilitation plan to the Legal Execution Department officials today (Tuesday), under...

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Another COVID-19 fatality and 42 new cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19, 42 new cases and 96 additional recoveries today (Tuesday), according to the...

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Thai army medic in South Sudan dismissed after trying to sell fake COVID-19 vaccine

Thai Supreme Commander General Chalermphol Srisawat has confirmed a news report that an army medic in South Sudan had...

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Thai court rejects bail for WeVo guards accused of attempting to snatch two Ratsadon leaders from prison van

Attempts by human rights lawyers to seek bail for five WeVo guards, detained at Bangkok Remand Prison for allegedly...

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Protesters disperse after clashing with police, rubber bullets, tear-gas fired

Anti-government protesters have dispersed after clashing with anti-riot police who fired tear-gas and rubber bullets to stop them from...

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Police clash with protesters, rubber bullets, tear-gas fired

Police fired teargas and rubber bullets as they clashed with anti-government protesters in front of an army unit on...

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Public health minister confirms Sinovac vaccines to arrive on Wednesday

The first lot of Sinovac vaccine from China will arrive in Bangkok on Wednesday at 10am at Suvarnabhumi international...

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Ang Thong province reports first new COVID-19 cases for two weeks

After more than a fortnight of no new COVID-19 infections and easing of restrictions, Thailand’s central province of Ang...

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12 Ratsadon protesters to be questioned by police about Feb 13th protest at Supreme Court

Summonses have been issued by the police for 12 members of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group for questioning over their...

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2 Myanmar protesters killed by police fire, reports say

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Two anti-coup protesters were shot dead by riot police who fired live rounds Saturday in...

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5 members of boat crew rescued, 4 still missing after vessel capsizes in Gulf

Four members of a fishing trawler crew are missing, but five others were rescued after their vessel capsized in...

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3 core Ratsadon leaders and 15 followers may face indictment Wednesday

Three more core leaders of the Ratsadon group and 15 other protesters have been summoned to appear before public...

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Speaker says censure debate to proceed despite protests by government MPs

Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat started the four-day censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine of his cabinet...

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Thailand records its first case of South African strain of COVID-19

A Thai gem trader has been found to be infected with the South African strain of COVID-19, the first...

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Pathum Thani market cluster infects 182 people in eight provinces so far

COVID-19 infections related to Pornpat Market, in Thailand’s central province of Pathum Thani, have spread to eight other provinces...

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Ratsadon protesters disperse, but plan to gather again on February 20th

Ratsadon protest leader Atthapol Buapat announced an end of today’s protest at about 8.30pm, but warned that an even...

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Ratsadon protesters rally against lèse majesté law at Democracy Monument

Followers of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group took to Rajdamnoen Avenue, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, for protest called...

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Locals voice protest against gold exploration in Chanthaburi province

A network of about 40 civic groups and local organizations in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi is voicing strong...

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4 Ratsadon leaders indicted on lèse majesté and other charges in Criminal Court

Thai public prosecutors have decided to indict four key members of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group on multiple charges, including...

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Chinese New Year’s day declared a special public holiday in Thailand

The government has declared Chinese New Year’s day, which falls on Friday February 12th, a special public holiday and...

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Blinken presses China on Xinjiang, Hong Kong in call with Beijing’s top diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in a phone call...

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Eight-step vaccination process worked out by Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute

Thailand’s public health ministry’s Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute (BIDI) has developed an eight-step process for COVID-19 vaccinations to be...

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District police chief removed after Ratsadon group hang monarchy reform banner at police station

The superintendent of Phu Khieu district police, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, has been abruptly transferred after anti-establishment...

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All eyes on Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing as military seizes power

 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s powerful military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, is in the spotlight after politicians from the...

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1,200 in a Samut Prakan community being tested after 21 found with COVID-19

Health officials in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province are now screening 1,200 people in the Toh Rung market community, after...

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Democrats to ask Palang Pracharat not to contest Nakhon Si Thammarat Constituency 3 by-election

Thailand’s Democrat Party is hoping that the Palang Pracharat party, its coalition partner in the government, will keep to...

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BMA urged to take action against COVID-19 patients who hide from authorities

The director-general of the Disease Control Department, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong announced yesterday that they have sent an urgent letter...

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756 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Thursday

CCSA deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, has announced that Thailand recorded 756 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative...

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CCSA reports highest single day jump in COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 959 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the largest increase in a single day so far, pushing the...

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Public health minister’s clarification of Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine deal

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has acknowledged Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s doubts and reservations over the vaccine...

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Samut Sakhon records 148 new COVID-19 cases Sunday evening

 148 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon this evening. At 5pm on Sunday, the provincial health...

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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary...

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COVID-19 restrictions on businesses in eight eastern provinces to be eased

Restrictions imposed in the eight eastern provinces of Thailand since mid-December, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, are expected...

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Two dugongs found dead on beaches in Krabi province

Two dead dugongs were found on or near the beaches of Thailand’s southern coastal province of Krabi on Sunday....

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320 new COVID-19 cases found in Samut Sakhon on Sunday afternoon

Samut Sakhon province recorded another 320 new COVID-19 cases late Sunday afternoon, pushing total infections in the province, since...

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335 more COVID-19 cases recorded this afternoon in Samut Sakhon province

Late Saturday afternoon, the Samut Sakhon provincial health office reported 335 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total in this...

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Four injured by explosion in confrontation between police and protesters in Sam Yan area

Three anti-riot police officers and a reporter were slightly injured this afternoon (Saturday) when a missile, thought to be...

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Electricity, water and internet bills to be reduced to help public and SMEs

Thailand’s cabinet has resolved to launch a set of urgent relief measures, to help the public and SMEs, by...

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Malaysia declares emergency to curb virus, shoring up government

Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to curb the spread of COVID-19, a move that...

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What Thailand should learn from America, and vice versa

The Capitol Hill tragedy may be an exception to US rules. Or it might not be. Donald Trump may...

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