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M.R. Chatumongol quits as Ruam Palang Prachachart party leader

Thailand’s Labour Minister, M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul, has quit as leader of the Ruam Palang Prachachart Party, effective Tuesday, after...

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Cabinet rolls out support for those who missed out on previous subsidy schemes

Thailand’s Cabinet has rolled out four new schemes to help people affected by business closures caused by COVID-19 and...

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RTAF to launch its first satellite this Friday from French Guiana

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will launch its first satellite into the space this Friday from the Ariane...

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Pheu Thai party blames PM for postponement of local elections

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party has blamed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as the main reason for the postponement of...

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CAAT to discuss possibility of resuming international flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will hold a meeting with international airlines on Tuesday to discuss preparations...

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PM says King does not want lèse-majesté law to be invoked against anyone

Thailand’s lèse-majesté law has not been invoked against anyone in Thailand in the past few years, because of the...

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Uttama under pressure to call general assembly of Palang Pracharat

Former leader of Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharat Party,Uttama Savanayana, is under heavy pressure from rebel MPs to call a...

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Thai PM says he has not thought about cabinet reshuffle

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed speculation of an imminent cabinet reshuffle, saying that he has not thought...

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Transgender students officially recognized at Thammasat U.

Thailand’s Thammasat University has taken a big step in the recognition and promotion of the rights of transgender students...

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Thai Embassy reports 38 Thais in Egypt infected with coronavirus

Thirty-eight Thai citizens in Egypt have been infected with COVID-19, with only one having recovered, according to the Thai...

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Decision on reopening of Thailand’s national parks expected this Friday

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister,Woravuth Silpa-archa, will meet with senior officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife...

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Paragon closes Cineplex for three days over breach of social distancing rules

The management of Bangkok’s luxury shopping mall, Siam Paragon, has ordered the closure of Paragon Cineplex for three days,...

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Virus crisis piles pressure on African media

Collapsing revenues, rising layoffs: the coronavirus crisis is battering media outlets across Africa that were already struggling for cash...

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TikTok lookalike Zynn brings Chinese video app rivalry to US

Chinese short video app makers have taken their rivalry overseas, with TikTok facing stiff competition from a newcomer that...

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Thailand records eight new COVID-19 cases today, no deaths

New COVID-19 cases in Thailand rose by eight today – all of them are Thais returning from abroad and...

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Some of Thailand’s national parks to reopen next week

Some of Thailand’s national parks are to reopen to the public next week, after more than two months of...

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Time for a change: Anti-racism protesters march across US

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters rallied for racial justice Saturday in cities across the United States following the...

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Thai PM appeals for patience over further easing of lockdown measures

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed to the public not to pressure the Government to hasten the fourth...

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July Songkran celebrations a possibility

Thai people may, belatedly, be able to celebrate the traditional Thai New Year, or Songkran, in July if the...

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DPM Somkid reiterates the need for Thailand to borrow one trillion baht

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, told Parliament today of the need to borrow one...

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Opposition suggests Government check money it already has before borrowing

Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng told the Government today to check the money already in its coffers before borrowing...

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Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew...

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Seventeen businesses and activities can resume in Bangkok on Monday

The Communicable Disease Committee of Bangkok and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have identified 17 business and leisure activities...

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Four new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand Sunday, no fatalities

Thailand today recorded four new COVID-19 cases, all are Thais in quarantine after returning from abroad. CCSA assistant spokesperson...

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Thai doctor faces charges for involvement in cross-border surrogacy racket

Anti-human trafficking police have summoned a Thai doctor to acknowledge charges of involvement in a Chinese-funded cross-border surrogacy service,...

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Five students arriving from Saudi Arabia test positive for coronavirus

Five Thai students, returning from Saudi Arabia via Malaysia, have tested positive for COVID-19. They are among a group...

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Thai state to provide 3,000 baht cash subsidy to 13 million in a “fragile group”

Citing health security, the Thai Cabinet today approved the CCSA’s proposal for an extension to the nation-wide state of...

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Thai government extends state of emergency until end of June

Citing health security, the Thai Cabinet today approved the CCSA’s proposal for an extension to the nation-wide state of...

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THAI files rehabilitation petition with Central Bankruptcy Court

Beleaguered Thai Airways International today (Tuesday) filed a bankruptcy protection petition with the Central Bankruptcy Court in Bangkok. The...

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Cabinet to be asked to let Finance Ministry proceed with THAI rehabilitation

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm will propose to the Cabinet on Tuesday an amendment to its May 19th resolution,...

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2 children thought to have been poisoned by mother fed corrosive substance

The director of Thammasat Hospital confirmed today that two young children, admitted with bleeding in the digestive tract, vomiting...

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Transport Ministry backs down over administering THAI rehabilitation plan

The Ministry of Transport has backed down over its demand to have a role in the administration of the...

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Woman under investigation for allegedly poisoning two children

Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division (CSD) are investigating a 29-year old woman who allegedly poisoned two children and displayed their...

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China says virus pushing US ties to brink of ‘Cold War’

China said Sunday that relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War”, fuelled...

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Thailand tourism to contract by 1.69 trillion baht this year – Kasikorn Research

The Thai tourism sector is forecast to suffer a revenue reduction, estimated at 1.69 trillion baht this year, due...

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Hua Hin’s horses for hire to return to beaches next Friday

Life is gradually returning to Thailand’s Hua Hin seaside resort, after Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial administration eased lockdown restrictions...

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Ten new normal behaviors of Thai people – Suan Dusit Poll

Most Thai people have changed their tourism behavior by visiting destinations and using transport which are safe, according to...

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15 candidate administrators of THAI rehabilitation plan nominated by Transport Ministry

The Transport Ministry has nominated 15 candidates for administrator, of the rehabilitation plan for ailing Thai Airways International, to...

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THAI union opposes reduction of Finance Ministry’s stake in the ailing airline

The labour union of Thai Airways International has voiced objection to any plan to reduce the Finance Ministry’s stake...

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Second forensic probe finds evidence of assault on body of abducted child

Thailand’s Institute of Forensic Medicine has found signs of assault on the body of the three-year old girl, who...

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Democrat party hits back at Progressive Movement’s laser messages

Thailand’s Democrat party has accused the Progressive Movement of distorting facts about the crackdown on red-shirt protesters in Bangkok...

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PM insists THAI adheres to a viable rehabilitation plan

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the only way for Thai Airways International (THAI) to survive its financial...

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PM calls scrambling for donations at food banks “unacceptable”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that people scrambling for donated items at food banks must stop, describing it...

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Police probe projection of political messages on 10th anniversary of end of red-shirt protests

The Royal Thai Police have been asked, by the Ministry of Defence, to investigate the use of a laser...

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Thailand sees proliferation of food banks during COVID-19 pandemic

Food banks have become a new fad, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, where anonymous philanthropic people, who...

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BMA to extend operating hours of Chatuchak market to 7pm

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will extend the operating hours of Chatuchak weekend market, from 6pm to 7pm, to...

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Provincial governors ordered to screen everyone arriving from Phuket

All Thailand’s provincial governors have been instructed, by the country’s Interior Ministry, to screen everyone arriving from the southern...

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THAI told to shape up before it gets government financial support

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that Thai Airways International should be given a last chance to shape up...

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Philippine top TV broadcaster critical of Duterte ordered shut

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ telecoms body ordered the country’s leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp to cease operations on Tuesday,...

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One COVID-19 patient left at Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases

Thailand’s Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases, which has been at the forefront of treating people suspected of contracting COVID-19,...

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Experts to investigate COVID-19 testing facility in Thailand’s Yala province

A team of experts, from the Medical Science Department and Thailand’s Prince of Songkhla University, has been sent to...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 4, 2020

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Will impoverished children lose out on education in new normal?

The wide education gap dividing the haves and the have nots threatens to become a chasm now that schools...

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Yala province awaiting results of tests on 40 possible COVID-19 cases

A second set of swabs, taken from 40 asymptomatic in-patients at a hospital in Thailand’s Yala province, have been...

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Krabi’s deputy governor apologizes for derogatory comment about Phuket

The deputy governor of Thailand’s Krabi province has offered a public apology to the people of Phuket for his...

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Loei governor rises as “savior” in Covid-19 struggle

Given his humble background and inspirational rise to the top, Loei governor Chaiwat Chuenkosum knows exactly where to find...

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Their Majesties’ Royal project photos revealed on their first wedding anniversary

Today marks the first anniversary of the Royal Wedding of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand. A...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 30, 2020

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BAAC offers 1 year debt moratorium to 3.3 million farmers and farmer’s groups

Thailand’s state-run Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Co-operatives (BAAC) has agreed to grant a one-year debt moratorium to 3.3...

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NHSC votes to ban paraquat and chlorpyrifos in Thailand effective June 1st 2020

Thailand’s National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) today (Thursday) voted not to postpone the June 1st deadline for the ban...

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Three suspected insurgents killed in Pattani province

Three suspected insurgents were shot dead and a member of the Government’s security forces was injured in a firefight...

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Six types of business and leisure activities to resume on Sunday

From this Sunday, six types of businesses and recreational activities will be allowed to reopen in Thailand, but on...

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Thailand’s Commerce Ministry back-peddles on joining CPTPP

Under pressure pharmaceutical and agricultural groups, the Thai Commerce Ministry has withdrawn its cabinet proposal recommending that Thailand should...

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Thais in Japan advised to register to return home on 2 flights in May

Thai citizens in Japan, who wish to return home, have been advised to register via the Thai embassy’s website,...

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Thailand now ready for cautious easing of lockdown restrictions – Dr. Prasit

The COVID-19 situation in Thailand is now entering the phase where lockdown restrictions can be eased, but social distancing...

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Pharmacy Council urges caution over Thailand joining the CPTPP

The Pharmacy Council of Thailand (PCT) has urged the Government not to rush into joining the Comprehensive and Progressive...

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Visitors to orthopedic clinic in Yala must report to health officials immediately

Those who visited an orthopedic clinic on April 23rd, in Muang district of Thailand’s southern border province of Yala,...

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Billionaires dip into deep pockets to fight Covid-19

As Covid-19 infections and fatalities continue to rise across the world, many billionaires are stepping up to help ease...

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Wildlife species stage a comeback in a peaceful environment

One of the more positive aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand is that, with people staying at home...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 25, 2020

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Report says Thailand’s suicide rate increasing during coronavirus pandemic

Driven to desperation by the unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Thais taking their own...

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Nan province eases lockdown restrictions today

Thailand’s northern border province of Nan eased its anti-COVID-19 lockdown restrictions today, by allowing electrical appliance stores to reopen,...

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Opposition wants special parliamentary meeting over executive decrees

Thailand’s opposition parties have asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to consult the cabinet about the opening of an extraordinary...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 22, 2020

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Cabinet approves power bill cuts for 22 million Thai households for 3 months

The cabinet has approved an Energy Ministry proposal for the Government to help shoulder the electricity bills of 22...

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Thailand’s PM assures no quid pro quo with 20 billionaires

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave his assurance today that the Government has no intention whatsoever of begging for or...

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One million people disqualified from 5,000-baht subsidy lodge appeals

Over the past two days, about one million people, who were disqualified from receiving the Government’s monthly 5,000 baht...

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City Hall extends liquor sale ban until end of April

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has extended the ban on the wholesale and retail sale of liquor, from April...

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Anti-coronavirus candidate vaccine being tested on animals in Thailand

Thailand’s National Vaccines Institute, in cooperation with the Medical Science and Science faculties of Mahidol University and the Faculty...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 18, 2020

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PM reaches out to Thailand’s 20 richest people for help

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed to Thailand’s 20 richest people for help by asking them to join...

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TDRI predicts coronavirus may push Thailand’s poor 18.9 million

A researcher at Thailand’s economic think-tank, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), has predicted that the number of poor...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 15, 2020

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Nonthaburi governor backtracks over decision to ease lockdown restrictions

In a sudden volte-face, Nonthaburi Governor Suchin Chakchumsak has rescinded an order he issued yesterday, to ease lockdown restrictions...

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PM Prayut urges ASEAN’s joint efforts to fight Covid-19

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning called on ASEAN countries to mobilize the energies and efforts of all sectors...

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ASEAN needs united response to fight pandemic – Singapore PM Lee

SINGAPORE – Asean has to mount a united response to the coronavirus pandemic as the region is deeply connected...

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Thai government warned 10 million may lose their jobs in next three months

As many as ten million workers in Thailand may lose their jobs in the next three months, if the...

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660,000 COVID-19 “high-risk” people under watch of health volunteers

Over the past two months, health volunteers have visited more than 11.8 million households around Thailand and have identified...

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3,500 hotel rooms readied as quarantine facilities for Thai returning from abroad

The Government is preparing about 3,500 private hotel rooms, in Bangkok and in the provinces, to house returning Thais...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 11, 2020

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Thailand sees further fall in daily new coronavirus cases with 45 today

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand have fallen for the third consecutive day, from Thursday’s 54 to yesterday’s 50 and...

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate continues to fall

Today (Saturday), 45 new coronavirus infections were reported, 5 fewer than yesterday. 2 more fatalities were also recorded. According...

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PM asks public to cancel all Songkran-related activities

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged the Thai public not to take part in any Songkran-related activities next week,...

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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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