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Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections drop to 103

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate continues to fall, albeit slowly, from Sunday’s 143 to today’s 103, while the country’s...

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Summer storm warning in 55 provinces

Thailand’s Meteorological Department today (Friday) advised people in 55 northern, north-eastern, central and eastern provinces to brace for strong...

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Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world soared past one million on Thursday and deaths topped 50,000...

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Covid-19 lockdowns make breathing easy

Though the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is taking lives in almost every corner of the world, there are some positive...

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US Navy evacuates virus-struck aircraft carrier Roosevelt

The US Navy is evacuating thousands of sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam after...

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Global virus cases near million as US records youngest death

A six-week-old baby died of COVID-19 and global agencies warned of food shortages as coronavirus infections around the world...

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Home alone: Strain of being away from office and colleagues

Khajorn Chiaranaipanich noticed his staff were posting odd messages and complaints on social media about a week after they...

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Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City’s streets to collect the surging number...

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Now, the bright side

Losing jobs hurts, and the knife is being arguably twisted with the state of emergency. Staying home, having repeated...

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IMF chief: ‘Clear we have entered recession’

The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing...

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Thailand reports 109 new COVID-19 cases as PM urges Thais to stay home

Thailand reported 109 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), bringing total infections in the country to 1,245, and one more...

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Thais show generosity and ingenuity to outwit deadly virus

As fear of catching Covid-19 grows, many Thais are doing what they can to help the country pull through...

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Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia...

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Pope faces coronavirus ‘tempest’ alone in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis stood alone in vast Saint Peter’s Square Friday to bless Catholics around the world suffering under the...

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China’s Xi offers Trump help in coronavirus fight as Wuhan reopens to traffic

WUHAN, China (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that he would have...

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Stay home or face lockdown – supreme commander

Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Pornpipat Benyasri today issued a stern warning to all Thai people...

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Thailand bans export of eggs for 7 days to prevent shortages

To prevent a possible shortage of eggs for local consumption, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed a 7-day export...

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Army chief orders probe into Lumpini boxing event blamed for COVID-19 spread

The Army has ordered an investigation into the alleged involvement of senior army officers in organizing the “Lumpini Champion...

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Does COVID-19 weaken democracy?

Powers are flowing into the hands of rulers, among them much-maligned and yet strangely popular Donald Trump and former...

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Khlong Saensaeb boat service to stop from Friday until further notice

The boat service on Khlong Saensaeb, a popular travel alternative for Bangkok’s commuters, will suspend operations indefinitely from tomorrow...

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Seven Cabinet members in “high risk” groups

If one of the directives under the state of emergency decree is to be taken seriously, at least seven...

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Opinion: “I am in charge” – what does it mean?

After weeks of fumbling for answers to deal with the worsening coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha finally said...

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Total COVID-19 infections in Thailand pass 1,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Thailand has exceeded 1,000, since the pathogen was first detected in the...

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Checkpoints spring up across Thailand to control inter-provincial travel

Road checkpoints, manned by police and military personnel, were set up across Thailand before dawn on Thursday to control...

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Virus death toll passes 20,000, three billion under lockdown

More than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown on Wednesday as governments stepped up their...

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Artificial intelligence may be pandemic lifesaver… one day

On December 30, researchers using artificial intelligence systems to comb through media and social platforms detected the spread of...

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China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province...

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Thai government declares COVID-19 state of emergency

The Thai government has declared a national state of emergency, effective form Thursday for a month, in an intensified...

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Bangkok residents and living with ‘social distancing’

As much as they want to comply with the “stay at home” directive from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, many...

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TDRI asks Govt. to support workers and SMEs affected by closures

Thailand’s economic think-tank, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), has proposed the Government directly help workers and their families...

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Thailand reports 3 more COVID-19 fatalities

Thailand announced three more deaths caused by COVID-19 today, bringing the country’s death toll to four, as 106 new...

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“Team Thailand”: Elite medical squad at war with Covid-19

Thais are now pinning their hopes on “Team Thailand”, the term Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul coined to describe...

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UK PM Johnson orders Britons: you must stay at home

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons on Monday to stay at home to halt the spread...

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Thailand facing coronavirus from Italy which may be more virulent than the Asian virus

Thailand is fighting a war against COVID-19, because the coronavirus that infected over 50 boxing fans and, perhaps many...

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Thais in Malaysia may only return home by air

Thai people living or working in Malaysia, who wish to return home, can now only do so by air,...

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Top 3 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 23, 2020

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As virus spreads, next casualty could be Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan...

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Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus: report

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, US media reported Sunday. Weinstein, 68, is...

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“Future is in your hands” – health official, 122 new infection cases reported

Thailand has now reached a critical point which could see the country go either the way of several European...

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Saudi imposes curfew to curb coronavirus spread, UAE suspends passengers flights

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost...

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Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

ROME (AP) — Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak eclipsed China’s on Thursday as the scourge extended its...

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Former Malaysian PM Mahathir in self-quarantine 

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is observing self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a member of parliament...

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Number of infections as of March 13, 2020

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Thailand reports five new COVID-19 cases today

Thailand has announced five new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 75. Public...

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Diplomat from Philippines first known coronavirus case at U.N. in New York

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A female diplomat from the Philippines mission to the United Nations tested positive for coronavirus...

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China government spokesman says U.S. military may have brought virus to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry suggested on Thursday the U.S. military might have brought the...

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Worst day on Wall Street since 1987 as virus fears spread

NEW YORK (AP) — The escalating coronavirus emergency sent the stock market Thursday into its worst slide since the...

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Wife of Canada’s PM Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the coronavirus, Canadian media reported. They quoted her husband...

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Number of infections as of March 12, 2020

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China shuts down Everest over coronavirus

China has cancelled permits for Mount Everest because of the coronavirus, expedition organisers said Thursday, ahead of the spring...

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PM chairs urgent meeting to discuss hitches in arrival visa restrictions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called an urgent meeting with the Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul...

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BREAKING NEWS – Health Ministry reports 11 new COVID-19 cases in group who shared drinks

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health today announced 11 new COVID-19 cases, saying that they had been sharing the same...

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PM praises whistle-blowing “Mam Po Dum” page for its social contribution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been full of praise for the “Mam Po Dum” (Queen) whistle-blowing facebook page for...

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Back to the future: Can the reincarnation of Future Forward survive?

Their party has been dissolved and its executives banned, but that hasn’t stopped members of the now-defunct Future Forward...

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Trump suspends travel to US from Europe,  actor Tom Hanks infected

US President Donald Trump this morning announced a month-long suspension of travel from Europe, with the exception of UK,...

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Thailand reports six new cases today

Six new COVID-19 cases have been reported today by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, bringing the total in the...

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80,000 factories across Thailand told to take precautions against COVID-19

The Ministry of Industry is seeking cooperation from about 80,000 factories across the country by taking precautionary steps to...

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China eases curbs as coronavirus infections retreat, imported cases tick up

BEIJING (Reuters) – More places in China lowered emergency response levels to the coronavirus epidemic and relaxed travel restrictions...

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Virus concerns will cut restaurant revenues by about 8% this year – Kasikorn Research Centre

Public concern over COVID-19 is expected to slash the revenues of the restaurant sector this year by 25.6-36.5 billion...

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UK health minister Dorries diagnosed with coronavirus

(Reuters) – British junior health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating, she said on...

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Myanmar’s parliament blocks bid by Suu Kyi party to reduce army power

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s parliament blocked a bid by the party of leader Aung San Suu Kyi to reduce...

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Coronavirus clusters swell on both sides of the US

Alarming clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both coasts of the U.S. on Tuesday, with 70 cases now tied...

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Xi visits virus’ epicenter as fears of recession grip world

BEIJING (AP) — China’s president visited the center of the global virus outbreak Tuesday as Italy began a sweeping...

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Pareena reports to police to acknowledge charges of forest encroachment

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, reported to the Natural Resources and Environment Crime Suppression Division to...

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Public Health Ministry reports 3 new cases

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country...

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Why clock is probably ticking on Thammanat

As it turns out, the opposition’s censure attack, much taunted for its long delay, came about two weeks too...

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Mom, son safe after 52 hours trapped in China hotel rubble

BEIJING (AP) — A 10-year-old boy and his mother have been rescued 52 hours after being trapped in the...

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PM unperturbed by call for Democrat to pull out of coalition

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shrugged off the calls, by some members for the Democrat party, to pull the...

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Italy extends coronavirus lockdown to whole country

ROME (Reuters) – The whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown until next month, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...

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Number of infections as of March 9, 2020

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PM scraps 2,000 baht giveaway plan

The Government has backed down over its plan to give two 1,000 baht handouts to every low-income earner, to...

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10,000 baht reward for info leading to arrest of quarantine escapees

A cash reward of 10,000 baht has been offered to anyone providing information which leads to the apprehension of...

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Real tests await Pita as leader of Future Forward’s reincarnation

With just two years in the field of politics, Pita Limjaroenrat has taken on the challenging mission of leading...

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‘Lightning rod’ Thammanat keeps fingers crossed as Cabinet shake-up looms

After surviving the recent censure debate with bruises, embattled Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao faces further controversy after his...

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Face masks snapped up at GPO outlet as ban on exports lifted

A queue of 700 people began forming as early as 3am this morning in front of the main outlet...

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A daring mother who overcame Thai education’s obstacles

Sornsawan Geasee, 5, and her kid brother Thianravit Geasee, 3, must be wondering why their mother always acted weird...

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Medics at Khon Kaen University Hospital to rally against face mask shortage

Medical personnel at the Srinakharin Hospital of Khon Kaen University, in Thailand’s northeast, are being urged to rally in...

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Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME (AP) — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people —...

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Oil prices crash, Asian shares set to tumble

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets were set for a beating on Monday as investors fled to bonds to...

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Thai worker with COVID-19 being treated in S. Korean hospital

A Thai woman, working illegally in South Korea, has been infected with COVID-19 and admitted to hospital for treatment...

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