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The Ambassador: Jon Åström Gröndahl Swedish Ambassador

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Two ‘celebrity’ monks face House committee over controversial livestream session

Two well-known monks reported to the parliamentary committee on religious, art and cultural affairs today (Thursday), to defend themselves...

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ASEAN News World

Fire kills 41 inmates, 80 hurt at crowded Indonesian prison

(AP) — A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital early Wednesday, killing at least 41...

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General News

About 10,000 patients’ data hacked, not millions, says Thailand’s Digital Ministry

In a recent cyber attack on medical facilities in Thailand, only 10,095 patients’ records were leaked, not 16 million,...

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Speedy passage of law against torture and enforced disappearance urged

Relatives of victims of enforced disappearance and a network of human rights organisations in Thailand rallied in front of...

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Missing toddler in Chiang Mai found safe and sound after almost 3-day search

After a massive 60-hour search, a missing child has been found alone in a jungle cottage, about a kilometre...

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News World

Powerful quake shakes southwest Mexico, one dead

(Reuters) – A powerful earthquake struck southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, killing at least...

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News World

Taliban claim total control over Afghanistan

The Taliban on Monday claimed total control over Afghanistan, saying they had won the key battle for the Panjshir...

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News Politics

Police asked to probe Move Forward MP over army’s ‘IO’ allegation

Thailand’s Second Army Region has filed a complaint with the police in Muang district of the northeastern province of...

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Highlight News Politics

PM accuses Opposition of distorting facts, bent on discrediting government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hit back at opposition MPs today, accusing them of distorting facts to discredit his government,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News World

Australia aims to ‘live with virus’ instead of eliminating it

Australian authorities on Wednesday extended the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne for another three weeks, as they shift their focus...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Parks, malls and eateries gradually reopening on first day of eased restrictions

A semblance of normality has started to return in Bangkok’s two popular public parks, Lumpini and Rodfai (railway), in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Health minister defends Sinovac vaccine, as MPs question its efficacy, price

The government’s alleged COVID-19 vaccine mismanagement, from the procurement initially relying on just the Chinese-made Sinovac and the UK’s...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named ‘Mu’

The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as “Mu”, which was first...

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Home Away Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Home Away: Greg Lange (Part 2)

Despite the fact that Greg’s business was also impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it hasn’t affected his desire to...

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Uncategorized

Mass screening in four villages conducted in Nan after 1 infects 23 with COVID

An asymptomatic COVID-19 patient, who returned to his hometown in Wiang Sa District of Thailand’s northern province of Nan...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Japan stops use of 1.63 million Moderna doses over contamination

Japan will halt the use of 1.63 million doses of Moderna’s Covid vaccine after reports of contamination in several...

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General News

Urgent call for blood donations as Thai hospitals face critical shortage

The Thai Red Cross Society is beseeching the public to donate blood urgently, saying that the country’s hospitals are...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

“Mix & Match” with Sinovac then AstraZeneca implemented for those 18+

Director of the Emergency Health Hazard Division of Thailand’s Disease Control Department, Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, has announced new vaccination...

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Crime Highlight News

4 policemen arrested for allegedly killing suspect in viral video, manhunt for others underway

The already tainted reputation of the Thai police has been dealt another devastating blow by the release of a...

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The Ambassador Video

The Ambassador: Helene Budliger Artieda of Switzerland

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Home Away Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Home Away: Greg Lange (Part 1)

Meet an American businessman and a founder of the Bangkok Community Help Foundation, Greg Lange, who has become a...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Elderly woman in Buriram mistakenly given two vaccine jabs in a day

A 70-year-old woman in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buriram was mistakenly given two shots of AstraZeneca vaccine on the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Food supply reduced amid COVID spread at processing plants

Food supplies at markets and supermarkets are reducing amid partial closures and subsequent reduced production capacity at almost 100...

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Home Away Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Home Away: Amit Lal Singh

Amit Lal Singh is a big fan of the Thai people. He started his recruitment company in Thailand ten...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand’s newly developed Favipiravir syrup to be given to children, elderly from Friday

The new syrup form of Favipiravir antiviral COVID-19 medication, developed by Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of...

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Environment News

Thailand’s ban on sunscreens with chemicals harmful to corals begins Wednesday

Thailand’s ban on the use of sunscreen, containing any of four chemicals deemed to be harmful to coral reefs...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Challenges of online learning mount as schools in many Thai provinces closed

The challenges of online learning persist in Thailand as schools in several provinces are ordered closed during the COVID-19...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

SEC demands THG clarify claim of Pfizer procurement deal with Defence Ministry

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has demanded that Thonburi Healthcare Group’s (THG) chairman and CEO clarifies a press...

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10 million vaccine doses to be distributed in Thailand in August

10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, mainly AstraZeneca and Sinovac, will be distributed across Thailand in August, with Bangkok...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Semi-lockdown begins in 16 more provinces, interprovincial bus services suspended

Semi-lockdown measures begin today (Tuesday) in the 16 Thai provinces newly included in the COVID-19 “Dark Red” category. The...

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News World

Huawei exec due back in Canada court over US extradition request

(AFP) The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei will be back in a Canadian court on Wednesday...

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News Politics

‘Pai Dao Din’ arrested while leading protest to demand release of other protesters

Thailand’s anti-government “Talu Fah” group leader Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka “Pai Dao Din”, and other protesters were arrested this afternoon...

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Thai digital minister to meet media representatives over much opposed gag order

Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said today (Monday) that he will invite media representatives for talks, to resolve...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Donated Pfizer vaccine passed to Thai government on Monday, some medics eligible for shots

1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the US government and which arrived in Thailand last Friday,...

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News Politics

Protesters led by “Pai Dao Din” call for parties to leave government coalition

Anti-government protesters, who call themselves the “Talu Fah” group, gathered in front of Bhumjaithai party’s head office in Bangkok...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

39,500 COVID-infected people are in home or community isolation

Altogether 39,500 asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients have, so far, registered to remain in home or community isolation,...

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PM says ‘sorry’ over COVID losses, hints at semi-lockdown extension in ‘Dark Red’ zone

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said “sorry” over COVID-19 losses and that he is sympathizing with a lot of people...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Samut Sakhon governor spurns ministerial regulation for patient admission to triage facilities

Samut Sakhon governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri has decided to bypass ministerial red tape to speed up the admission of asymptomatic...

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Thammasat hospital introduces ‘Withhold Intubation’ rule in severe aging COVID-19 cases

Due to the severe shortage of life-saving medical equipment, such as ventilators, the management of Thammasat University hospital has...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

13 million AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccine doses to be administered in Thailand by end of August

8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine are being administered through to the...

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2,700 COVID-19 patients wait for pre-admission in Bangkok – Erawan Centre

Bangkok is currently seeing a backlog of about 2,700 people infected with COVID-19 who are waiting at home to...

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Thailand records another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002, more closures mulled

Thailand recorded yet another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002 today (Wednesday), after a slight drop yesterday to...

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604 Thai medics demand mRNA vaccines for frontline medical personnel

A group of 604 medical personnel, at Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital of Mahidol University, have signed a joint statement...

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Business Highlight News

GSB to help 750,000 financially-troubled debtors with debt moratoria

Thailand’s state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) will help ease financial the burden for more than 750,000 mostly small debtors,...

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Business Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Private sector skeptical over lockdown success, without mass screening, vaccinations

Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree has expressed doubt that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thai FDA warns against buying S Korean COVID-19 home test kits online

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is warning people against ordering South Korean-made COVID-19 home test kits, being...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Contract signed for Thailand’s 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, delivery in Q4 this year

Thailand’s purchase contract for 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been signed, with delivery expected in the fourth...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Bangkok City Hall tightens COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until August 2nd

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has imposed additional lockdown restrictions on businesses, public venues and activities in line with...

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News World

China denies Microsoft hack, condemns US allies

(AFP) China on Tuesday sharply denied US allegations it carried out a massive Microsoft hack, countering that Washington was...

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Highlight News Politics

Food delivery rider arrested for trying to set fire to royal portrait

A rider working for a food delivery app was arrested last night (Monday) at his home in Pathum Thani’s...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Klong Toey, Bang Khae, Ratchathewi, Din Daeng, Laksi top Bangkok’s districts with most infections

Klong Toey, Bang Khae, Ratchathewi, Din Daeng, and Laksi are Bangkok districts with the highest number of COVID-19 infections...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Infectious household waste on the rise, caution in disposal urged

Thailand’s infection household waste has increased over the past month, due to a continual surge in COVID-19 infections, with...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Mahidol Uni’s COVID antigen test kits with results in 15 mins to be available in August

A rapid antigen test kit for COVID-19, developed by researchers at the Biodesign Innovation Centre,   Faculty of Medicine at...

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Adaptability skills – The key to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

The story of a person who refuses to lose hope and stays positive amidst the coronavirus outbreak. We discover...

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Environment News

Samut Prakan chemical factory ordered to close, 1,000 tons of styrene monomer being removed

The Ming Dih Chemical factory, in Thailand’s Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan, which caught fire after a huge...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

PM refuses to take salary for 3 months to help anti-COVID-19 efforts

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced that he will give up his salary for three months, to help those...

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SEA Games in Vietnam postponed over virus

The Southeast Asian Games, which were due to take place in Vietnam this year, have been postponed because of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Restrictive measures including travel restrictions proposed amid rising COVID-19 deaths

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is proposing to the operations centre of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)...

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Environment News

Chemicals being used to prevent more fires at Samut Prakan chemical factory

Two chemicals are being used to prevent more fires at the Ming Dih Chemical factory, in Thailand’s Bang Phli...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

First tourist under ‘Phuket Sandbox’ reopening test positive for COVID-19

Thailand has recorded the first case of COVID-19 among foreign tourists entering the kingdom through the resort island of...

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Forensic doctor says COVID death toll may be higher than reported by CCSA

A forensic doctor, at Ramathibodi Hospital of Mahidol University, has observed that the number of deaths from COVID-19, reported...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Several Thai provinces welcome COVID-infected natives home for treatment

Due to the critical shortage of hospital beds in and around Bangkok, several provinces have announced their readiness to...

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Around Thailand News

How the hospitality workforce on the Andaman coast is adapting to survive the coronavirus pandemic

In 2004, when a deadly tsunami hit Thailand’s Andaman coast, Khao Lak in Phang Nga province and Phuket were...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

First Beta variant case, four more clusters with over 500 infections found in Bangkok

The first case of a Beta (South African) variant COVID-19 infection and four more COVID-19 clusters, with over 500...

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News World

Apple Daily editorial writer arrested at Hong Kong’s airport

An editorial writer of the now-defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested at the airport on Sunday...

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News World

UK health minister quits after breaking COVID rules by kissing aide

LONDON – British health minister Matt Hancock quit on Saturday after he was caught breaking COVID-19 rules by kissing...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

PM unsure 7-day lockdown of Bangkok will stop spread of COVID-19

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha remains non-committal on the proposal to lockdown Bangkok for seven days, to contain the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News Tourism

Command centre for foreign tourists set up in Phuket ahead of July reopening

A command centre, called “EOC Phuket Sandbox” has been set up on the resort island, with 70% of its...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Vaccinations using China’s Sinopharm begin in Thailand on Friday

Vaccinations, using China’s Sinopharm vaccine procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), began in Thailand today (Friday), starting with...

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News Politics

Thammanat Prompao elected Palang Pracharat Party’s secretary-general

Thailand’s controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao, who was sentenced to four years in an Australian prison in 1994...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News Uncategorized

Free state quarantine for arrivals in Thailand by air, sea to cease from July 1

There will no longer be free, state provided quarantine for international arrivals in Thailand by air and sea from...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Million more doses of AstraZeneca delivered, 2 million more Sinovac doses due next week

One million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today (Friday), which will be...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand to ease some restrictions next Monday, COVID-19 zones adjusted

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today (Friday) announced adjustments to COVID-19 monitoring zones and the easing of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News Uncategorized

3,129 new COVID-19 infections in Thailand today, including 1,032 in Bangkok

COVID-19 infections in Bangkok continue to surge, with 1,032 new cases out of a total of 3,129 recorded nationwide...

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General News

Thai PBS vaccination centre hires temporary staff amid high unemployment

Unemployment remains a major issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of public enterprises are helping out by hiring...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Rayong’s hazmat processing company demanded ฿1.3 billion for environmental damage

Pollution Control Department is demanding that a hazardous waste processing and recycling company in Rayong province pay compensation of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Pheu Thai opposes PM’s plan to reopen Thailand to foreign visitors in 4 months

The opposition Pheu Thai Party is opposing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s call to reopen Thailand to foreign visitors in...

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News Politics

Opposition parties submit their draft constitutional amendments to House Speaker

Today (Wednesday), Thailand’s opposition parties, led by the Pheu Thai Party, submitted five drafts of proposed constitutional amendments to...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Possible corruption in provincial lamp post procurements

Thailand’s netizens are sharing images of “fancy” lamp posts, with Thai sculptures on the top, in many rural areas....

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine not yet approved in Thailand due to lack of data

Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is yet to be approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), as vital...

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Business Highlight News

Thai Central Bank instructed to review interest rate caps on personal loans

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Bank of Thailand (BoT) to review the caps on interest rates charged...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

2,310 new COVID-19 cases, 43 more deaths in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand recorded 2,310 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths today (Thursday), as 3,035 people recover from their infections....

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News Politics

Thai parliament approves 500 billion baht borrowing to fight COVID-19

Thailand’s House of Representatives approved an executive decree today (Thursday), authorizing the Finance Ministry to borrow up to 500...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

12 recent deaths not related to COVID-19 vaccines

12 recent deaths had nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccine, according to medical experts from the Public Health...

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ASEAN News

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Suu Kyi

New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other former officials from...

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News World

Three-child policy: China lifts cap on births per family

China said on Monday that married couples may have up to three children, a major policy shift from the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Daily COVID infections in Thailand reach a new high with 5,485 on Monday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged to a new high of 5,485 today (Monday), including 1,953 cases among...

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Highlight News Politics

Tight COVID-19 safety measures at parliament as debate on budget bill starts

With the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Bangkok and its suburbs, unusually tight safety measures have been imposed at the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

One million Sinopharm vaccine doses to be delivered to Thailand in June

One million doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine will be delivered to Thailand next month, the Chulabhorn Royal Academy...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Fully vaccinated taxi drivers now have ‘Vaccine’ sign on vehicle

With a green illuminated sign that reads “Vaccine” installed on top of the car, taxi drivers who have been...

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News World

Jimmy Lai among eight more Hong Kong democracy activists jailed

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was among eight democracy activists handed new prison sentences on Friday for...

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Business Highlight News

Kasikorn Research Centre predicts about 7% Thai export growth this year

Thailand’s exports this year are projected to increase by 7% year on year, thanks to the gradual economic recoveries...

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Uncategorized

New poll shows most parents worry about schools reopening amid COVID-19

A poll, conducted by Thailand’s Health Department, has revealed that many parents remain very concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand records new daily death toll high of 47, while logging 3,323 new infections

The daily death toll from COVID-19 infections increased to a new high of 47, including a pregnant woman, today...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Chulabhorn Royal Academy to procure alternative COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy is to procure alternative makes of COVID-19 vaccines, to supplement those being acquired by the...

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News Uncategorized World

Nine killed by employee in California rail yard mass shooting

A public transit worker shot dead eight people at a California rail yard Wednesday before turning his gun on...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

COVID-19 death tolls are likely a “significant undercount”, WHO says

Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be...

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On-site vaccination facility to open Monday at Bang Sue Grand Station

The Bang Sue Grand Station has been designated, by the Transport Ministry, to be an on-site COVID-19 vaccination centre...

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