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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 7, 2020

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Thai government adds COVID-19 to national agenda

The Thai government today declared COVID-19 part of the national agenda and agreed to adjust the current fiscal budget,...

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No 24-hour curfew in Thailand yet – government spokeswoman

The Government is yet to decide whether a 24-hour curfew is necessary, government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat said today,...

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Thai military prepares COVID-19 field hospitals and accommodation just in case

The Thai Ministry of Defence has ordered the three armed forces to make space available for the setting up...

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Recovered COVID-19 patients asked to donate plasma to treat other patients

The Thai Red Cross Society is seeking donations of plasma from people who have fully recovered from a COVID-19...

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630 die in New York in a day, coronavirus cases in US top 300,000

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew...

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Thailand’s new infection rate falls below 100, as overseas returnees trigger alarm

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate has fallen below 100 for the first time since March 22 as authorities today...

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Briton dies in plunge from expressway

A so far unnamed British businessman died this morning when fell from the outbound Srirat expressway onto Ramkhamhaeng Road...

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Thailand closed to arriving flights for three days after incident

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CVAT) has stopped all international flights from landing in Thailand for three days,...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of April 3, 2020

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Update of COVID-19 as of April 2nd, 2020

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Veteran former politician Prachuab Chaiyasan dies of cancer

Former politician and minister in several previous Thai administrations, Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan, aka Isan Idi (Amin), died of lung...

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BMA orders capital’s convenience stores to close from midnight until 5am

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reduced the opening hours of convenience stores, food shops and stalls by ordering...

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Top 10 countries with the highest numbers of COVID-19. as of March 30th, 2020

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Public transport to Phuket, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat suspended until further notice

Thailand’s Land Transport Department has suspended, until further notice, all public transport to Phuket, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, following...

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Phuket, Yala, Narathiwat placed on lockdown

Three southern provinces of Phuket, Yala and Narathiwat have been placed on lockdown in a bid to curb the...

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Phuket headed for a complete lockdown

The tourist island of Phuket is headed for a complete lockdown as its airport will be closed to all...

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Top 10 countries with the highest numbers of COVID-19. as of March 29th, 2020

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Phuket lockdown comes into effect at midnight on Sunday

Citing the worsening COVID-19 situation in Phuket province, Governor Pakkapong Thaveewat has imposed a lockdown of the popular resorting...

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Parents of AFS students to seek PM’s help to return their children to Thailand

The parents of about 200 Thai students, currently in the USA under the American Field Service (AFS) exchange program,...

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Five convicts escape from Buri Ram prison during riot

Five inmates have escaped from a prison, in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Buri Ram, after about 100 prisoners staged...

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143 new COVID-19 infections, 18% asymptomatic but infectious – Dr. Thaveesilp

Speaking at a press conference today (Sunday), Dr. Thaveesilp Wissanuyothing, spokesman for Thailand’s Command Centre for the Management of...

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Asia virus latest: Australia domestic violence cases surge, first NZ death

Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: – Singapore cancels man’s passport –...

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Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

A retired Venezuelan general who was charged by the United States with “narco-terrorism” along with President Nicolas Maduro and...

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Olympics delay a blow for virus-hit Tokyo hotels

The shock postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has dealt a savage blow to Japan’s hotels and tourism industry,...

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Top 10 countries with the highest numbers of COVID-19. as of March 28th, 2020

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There is no “Italian coronavirus” – Italian envoy

There is no new strain of coronavirus originating in Italy as claimed by a Thai doctor, according to the...

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Thailand’s PM orders military conscription postponed until July or August

The Thai Ministry of Defence has decided to postpone this year’s round of military conscription, scheduled to take place...

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India imposes 21-day lockdown to curb coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will begin the world’s largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in...

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Top 10 Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 as of March 24, 2020

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US has potential to become new Covid-19 epicenter — WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due...

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Search on for tour bus passengers after three test positive for COVID-19

Officials, in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, have been trying to track down passengers from a VIP tour...

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Coronavirus infection – how it works

What makes a virus contagious? And what exactly happens during an infection? Here’s how the process works.

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Emergency declared as government rolls out measures to help workers and businesses

The Thai government has declared a nationwide state of emergency in a stepped- up effort to stem the spread...

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Medical expert sees worst case scenario if “stay at home” directive ignored

A leading medical expert has painted a grim scenario for the COVID-19 situation in Thailand over the next 30...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 23, 2020

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Thailand to launch package to help workers and businesses affected by closures

The cabinet is expected to roll out a package of measures to help people and businesses affected by the...

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Bangkok residents told not to travel outside the city and to at stay home

In light of the exponential surge in COVID-19 infections and the potential for increased transmission in upcountry provinces, Bangkok...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 22, 2020

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India imposes 14-hour curfew to curb coronavirus spread

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the...

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Thousands crowd Morchit bus terminal to head home on Sunday despite the government’s decision to postpone the extended Songkran holiday.

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An unusually quiet day for the Siam station of BTS.

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The usually bustling Rajprasong Intersection is mostly deserted Sunday as the partial lockdown of Bangkok takes effect.

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First Thai woman dies of COVID-19 while abroad

A 66-year old Thai woman, who worked as a chef at a Thai restaurant in Washington DC, died of...

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Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus, says leading World Health Organisation expert

LONDON (REUTERS) – Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organisation’s top emergency...

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Bangkok wakes up to an unusually quiet Sunday

It’s a Sunday like no other Sundays for Bangkok, usually one of the busiest cities in the world. As...

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Chiang Mai imposes partial lockdown

Thailand’s norther city of Chiang Mai is to impose strict measures to limit gatherings of people in venues deemed...

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Thailand reports 188 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Thailand reported a single day jump of 188 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total so far to...

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Bangkok disconnected: Lives unravel as city enters self-quarantine

Prapas Thongsuk was desperate to hug his daughter when she landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport late on Friday, but all...

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Covid-19: 5 provinces around Bangkok impose tough measures

Bangkok’s five neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon have imposed drastic measures...

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Number of infections as of March 18th, 2020

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Finance minister self-quarantines after his protection officer gets COVID-19

Thailand’s Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has self-quarantined after he learned that one of his protection officers has been admitted...

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Thailand designates 10 more countries as COVID-19 “high-risk”

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has designated ten more countries as “high-risk” for COVID-19, and citizens of...

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Cabinet and ThaiPBS roll out social distancing measures

Thailand’s cabinet has taken the initiative by implementing social distancing as a preventive measure to protect against contracting COVID-19,...

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PM ready to close Thai borders to entry if virus situation worsens to Stage 3

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that his government is ready to close the country’s borders to all...

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Thailand claims to have cheaper and faster virus test kits

Thailand claims to have developed 500 baht COVID-19 test kits which are capable producing a result in under an...

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Covid-19: Entertainment venues to be closed for 14 days, sporting events suspended

All entertainment places in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours, nightclubs and movie houses, will be closed for...

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Bangkok governor signs order closing entertainment venues in the capital

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today invoked the Infectious Diseases Act to order the closure of boxing stadia, bars, pubs,...

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Visa restrictions for citizens from VoA and high-risk countries effective March 13th

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda have signed an announcement which temporarily suspends the visa...

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Hundreds of Thai workers miss flights due to lack of health insurance

Hundreds of Thais, working illegally in South Korea, have missed their flights to Thailand after they were prevented from...

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Prosecutors won’t appeal construction tycoon Premchai’s sentence

The public prosecutors have agreed not to appeal the verdict of the Appeals Court against construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta,...

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WHO describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is characterizing the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director...

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Number of infections as of March 11, 2020

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Thailand suspends visa on arrival facility for citizens of 18 countries

In light of the global spread of COVID-19 and increasing concern over a potential widespread domestic outbreak, Thailand has...

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Number of infections as of March 8, 2020

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Poll shows 71.2% reject government cash giveaway scheme

71.2% of respondents, to a Super Poll opinion survey, disagree with the Government’s plan to give two 1,000 baht...

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China quarantine hotel collapse kills 10

At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in...

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Health officials confirm two more virus patients have returned home

Two more coronavirus patients have fully recovered and returned home, bringing the number of those who have recovered to...

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55 former Future Forward MPs to join a new party this week

Fifty-five former MPs of the Future Forward party will join the Kao Klai (Leap Forward), this week. The new...

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Feminist, fashionable and fighting for sustainability: India’s Anita Dongre

With stores in India and New York, multiple clothing brands and a global celebrity following, fashion designer Anita Dongre...

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Search underway for 80 escaping Thai workers returning from South Korea

Authorities are searching for about 80 Thais who arrived, in a group of 200 on four flights, at Suvarnabhumi...

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Popular party’s disbandment sparks information war

In the third of the series on the rising campus activism, ThaiPBS World’s Political Desk examines how students are...

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All visitors to Thailand from high-risk countries to be quarantined

All visitors from high-risk countries will be subjected to 14-day quarantine at their hotels in Thailand, after which they...

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Korn declares that his Kla party is not affiliated with any political camp

Kla (Dare) party leader Korn Chatikavanij announced today that the party is not allied with any of the current...

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Judiciary refutes suicidal judge’s accusation of interference in his case

The spokesman for the Thai judiciary says that the accusation of interference by a senior judge in a case...

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Sattahip naval base will be centre for screening Thai workers from South Korea

Sattahip naval base has been designated as the centre for screening Thai workers returning from South Korea, to determine...

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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand today

Two more new COVID-19 cases were confirmed today by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry, bringing the total to 50. Of...

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China exports plunge on coronavirus epidemic

China’s exports plummeted in the first two months of this year on the back of a coronavirus epidemic that...

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Coronavirus cases hit 100,000 as cruise ship fears grow

The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as the US battled to contain an outbreak...

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Suicidal Yala provincial court judge dies in second attempt in Chiang Mai

The judge, who shot himself in a courtroom of the provincial court in Thailand’s southern border province of Yala...

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300-400 suspected new coronavirus infections investigated in Thailand everyday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand are steadily increasing, with the number of new suspected cases being investigated averaging 300-400 a...

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Economic ministers approve new stimulus package

Thailand’s economic ministers approved the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package today. The measures include a 1,000 baht cash handout...

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Returnee from South Korea seen dining and shopping in violation of self-confinement

Many people in the Nong Chang district of Thailand’s north-western province of Uthai Thani are concerned today after they...

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A mother who beats Thai’s education failure

Salinee Geasee, a native Thai speaker, successfully teaches her children to become bilingual kids. She started to speak English...

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Crowds snap up Internal Trade Department bargain face masks

The Internal Trade Department’s mobile retail outlets, offering face masks at bargain prices, were overwhelmed with customers who formed...

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Wuhan style screening to be imposed on Thais returning from South Korea

Thai citizens returning from South Korea, including those working there illegally, will have to undergo stringent screening measures on...

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Thai PM shrugs off speculation of cabinet reshuffle

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has brushed aside speculation about an imminent cabinet reshuffle, saying that his main focus...

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No Thai law to mandate quarantine of Thais returning from South Korea – DPM Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today that Thailand has no law that can force Thais, working illegally in...

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OPEC to try to stem oil price plunge amid coronavirus slowdown

The OPEC club of oil-producing countries meets Thursday in Vienna as they weigh how to react to a sharp...

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WHO says world in uncharted territory as US virus toll rises

The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as...

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