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All disease control personnel at U-tapao airport transferred

The entire disease control unit at U-tapao airport, including its chief, have been transferred for their alleged failure to...

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case in quarantine today

Thailand recorded just one new COVID-19 case, among quarantined returnees from abroad, and no new deaths today (Sunday). The...

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Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s general elections as expected amid...

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Thailand to start human trials of anti-COVID-19 vaccine in October

Thailand will conduct the first human trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in October this year, after trials on...

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Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on...

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US army delegation submits to swab tests and compliance with safety measures

US Army Commander-in-Chief, General James C. McConville, and his small entourage submitted to nasopharyngeal swab COVID-19 tests upon their...

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Huge police presence in Songkhla’s Jana district ahead of public hearing

As many as 1,000 police officers, from seven of Thailand’s southern provinces, are to be deployed in Jana district...

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Cabinet endorses civil partnerships between same-sex couples

Thailand’s Cabinet approved the Civil Partnership Bill and amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code today (Wednesday), both of...

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DCD says first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand has ended

The first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after the country has not...

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Security increased in Yala’s Muang district to brace for insurgent attacks

Security, in the Muang district of Thailand’s southern border province of Yala, has been stepped up, and Buddhist communities...

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Brazilian president tests positive for Covid-19

SAO PAULO (Agencies) — Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said in a...

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Beijing reports zero virus cases for first time since new outbreak

Beijing on Tuesday reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in...

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Hong Kong leader says will ‘vigorously implement’ security law

Hong Kong’s leader Tuesday defended Beijing’s new security law for the financial hub, saying it would restore stability and...

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4,000 Recovered COVID-19 Church Members in South Korea to donate blood plasma for Cure

A South Korea religious group named the Shincheonji Church of Jesus said that over 4,000members of the church recovered...

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Finance Ministry plans more tourism stimuli to boost rural economies

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is considering extending the Thiew Pan Sook (Happiness Sharing Tour) program to cover community and agriculture...

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Chinese PM Li Keqiang hails Chinese-Thai relationship

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has hailed China’s relationship with Thailand and vowed to further advance ties with Thailand and...

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Fire guts Pattaya’s landmark Ban Sukhavadi mansion

The dome-shaped building, in the grounds of the Ban Sukhavadi seaside mansion, one of Pattaya’s landmarks, has sustained major...

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Opposition slams Thai Government for indifference to economic realities

Members of the Opposition described the 3.3 trillion baht 2021 fiscal budget as being disconnected from reality, with a...

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Poll – Most people see no one suitable to be Thailand’s Prime Minister

Most respondents to a recent poll say that they don’t see anyone qualified to be their first choice as...

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Thailand enjoys another day free from new COVID-19 infections or fatalities

Thailand recorded another day without new COVID-19 infections or fatalities on Sunday. There has not been a recorded case...

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Princess Chulabhorn recovers from surgery and is discharged from hospital

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn has recovered from surgery and was discharged from Chulalongkorn Hospital on Saturday, according to...

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Gen Prawit in control of PM Prayut’s political base

It was no surprise that Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, Palang Pracharath’s chief strategist, was elected the party’s...

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Minister Anutin expects Thailand to have COVID-19 vaccine in 9 months

Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine in the next nine months, if every stage of the development proceeds...

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Thailand set to extend state of emergency until end of July

The CCSA’s subcommittee in Thailand, which considers the easing of lockdown restrictions, has decided to extend the state of...

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Bangkok’s new landmark, Chao Phraya Sky Park, opens to the public

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has formally opened a new landmark, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, which straddles the...

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Supreme Court’s verdict on 5 UDD core members expected Friday

Unless there is another postponement, tomorrow (Friday) the Criminal Court is due to read the Supreme Court’s verdict in...

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Thailand records one COVID-19 case among quarantined returnees

One new COVID-19 was recorded in Thailand today, among Thais who have returned from abroad and are in 14...

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NokScoot budget airline to downsize fleet and staff at end of June

Thailand’s low-cost airline, NokScoot, plans to take three aircraft out of service and reduce its staffing level at the...

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Thailand eyes opening borders to those from Australia, NZ, Japan, Taiwan and some Chinese cities

Thailand’s National Communicable Diseases Committee has approved a proposed relaxation of travel restrictions, to allow certain foreigners, from countries...

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Six-year old Thai boy returning from South Africa is latest COVID-19 case

A six-year old Thai boy, who returned from South Africa with his mother on June 15th, is the single...

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Palang Pracharat party wins landslide victory in Lampang by-election

The ruling Palang Pracharat party won another House seat in the by-election in Constituency 4 of Thailand’s northern province...

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PM offers condolences to family of man who dies in quarantine

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his condolences to the family of a Thai man who died from...

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Thailand’s impressive battle against COVID-19 result of decades-long efforts

It has taken Thailand more than 50 years to develop the healthcare system whose strengths shone out in the...

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Thai among “dreamers” celebrating US court ruling over DACA

A 30-year-old Thai who has just completed his medical studies in the US is among hundreds of thousands of...

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Kao Klai party urges government to ease restrictions on musicians

The Kao Klai Party is urging the Government to ease restrictions night entertainment businesses, so entertainers, such as singers,...

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No more social distancing on domestic flights in Thailand

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has further eased domestic air travel service restrictions, by doing away with...

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases among returnees from abroad

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to six today. All are in state quarantine after their return from Saudi Arabia...

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PM appeals to all Thais to help to rebuild nation during worst economic crisis

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on his fellow citizens to join his Government in rebuilding the country,...

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Parks Dept. defends dismantling of Bombay Burma building in Phrae province

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has apologized to the people of the northern province of...

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CARE group formally debuted to provide an alternative for Thai people

A brand-new activist group, which aims to bring together all sectors of Thai society to help move Thailand forward...

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Thailand to trial “Travel Bubble” scheme to restart tourism

Four ministries have been developing a new travel scheme, under which citizens of countries which have managed to control...

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Thailand is ranked 2nd in global COVID-19 recovery index

Thailand is ranked second in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) after Australia, and first in Asia in the same...

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case on Sunday

Thailand recorded just one more COVID-19 case today, while there have been no locally-transmitted infections for 20 consecutive days....

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China reports 57 new virus cases, highest daily count since April

China reported 57 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the highest daily figure since April, as concerns grew...

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Highways Department to improve bus shelters in Si Sa Ket province

The chief of the Highways Department has promised to make changes to several bus shelters, along the Si Sa...

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Famous Thai actor and director Sarunyu dies of liver cancer age 59

One of Thailand’s best known actor/directors, Sarunyu “Tua” Wongkrajang, died of liver cancer at Chulalongkorn Hospital on Wednesday. He...

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Public Health Ministry to look into kickback allegations in hospitals

Thailand’s public health minister has promised to look into allegations that many of the Ministry’s 186 hospitals have received...

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Thai Foreign Minister says Government cannot do anything about Wanchalerm’s case

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told Parliament today that the best that the Thai government can do, regarding the...

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Ex-intelligence chief accuses anti-royalists of implicating revered institution in activist’s disappearance

Former director of Thailand’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Nantiwat Samart, has accused an anti-royalist movement of attempting to...

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Public Health Perm-Sec threatened with a malfeasance lawsuit

The Khon Kaen Provincial Hospital Director has threatened to sue Public Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai, after he...

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Opposition wants special House panel to monitor spending of huge loan

Thailand’s Opposition parties will propose that the House of Representatives set up an extraordinary House committee to monitor the...

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Thailand’s curfew shortened to 11pm till 3am from Monday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to shorten the night curfew by one hour, to 11pm...

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Thai PM assures MPs of clear guidelines on how to spend one trillion baht loan

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Thursday) assured members of parliament that the Government has put in place clear...

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Panthongtae Shinawatra free as Attorney General will not appeal his acquittal

Thailand’s Attorney General has decided to not appeal against the acquittal, by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct...

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Friday’s CCSA panel to consider easing lockdown restrictions

The curfew will definitely be shortened, restrictions on inter-provincial travel will be further eased and road checkpoints will be...

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Labour federation opposes proposed rehabilitation scheme for THAI

Thailand’s Federation of State Enterprise Labour Relations, the umbrella organization of state enterprise unions, has voiced its strong objection...

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Opposition leader describes three loan decrees as a blank cheque

Thailand’s opposition leader, Sompong Amornvivat, today criticized the Government’s three public borrowing decrees, likening them to a blank cheque...

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Draft contract for Eastern Airport City and U-Tapao airport projects endorsed

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee today approved the draft joint venture contract for the development of the...

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Public Health and Education ministries prepare to reopen schools on July 1st

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has been coordinating with the Education Ministry to make preparations for the reopening...

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NSC to propose extending emergency decree until end of June

Thailand’s National Security Council is to recommend, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), an extension of the...

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Thailand’s rainy season officially begins May 18th

Thailand officially enters the rainy season tomorrow (Monday), said Meteorological Department director-general Squadron Leader Somsak Khaosuwan today. Citing a...

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 infections today (Sunday), as the country enters the second phase of lockdown relaxation. CCSA...

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Cyclone to bring heavy rain to Thailand’s southern provinces

Thailand’s six southern provinces, on the western coast, are forecast to experience heavy rain, from tomorrow until May 20th,...

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Italian PM wants ‘more guarantees’ before Serie A return

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday said he needs “more guarantees” before the green light can finally be...

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14.5 million Thais eligible for the monthly 5,000-baht state subsidy

14.5 million Thai citizens have passed the eligibility screening for the three month 5,000 baht state subsidy. Mr. Lawan...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 14, 2020

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School owner gets death penalty for fatally beating one of his students

27-year old Natthaphol Thavornpibul, the owner of the Ban Phi Nath military cadet tutorial boarding school in Nakhon Sawan...

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Phuket airport to resume limited operations this Saturday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has granted permission for Phuket international airport to resume limited operations this...

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Elderly cabbie who pocketed 8m baht of public donations has vanished

A 72-year old taxi driver, who became an overnight millionaire after he told the media of his hardship, indebtedness...

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South Korea demands removal from Thailand’s list of COVID high risk countries

The South Korean Embassy in Bangkok issued a statement today urging the Thai government to remove South Korea from...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 13, 2020

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Most reopening barbers and beauty salons fail to meet standards

About 63% of barber’s shops and beauty salons have failed to meet anti-COVID-19 compliance inspections since the CCSA eased...

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Thailand reports five new COVID-19 infections on Sunday

Five new COVID-19 cases have been officially recorded in Thailand today, but no new fatalities. Accumulated infections in the...

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US Supreme Court to take on Trump taxes and presidential immunity

Can Donald Trump refuse to turn over his tax returns and financial records to Congress and New York prosecutors?...

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Tests show UVC lamps could light the way in virus fight

Could a new type of ultraviolet lamp be used in stations, airplanes and schools to kill dangerous viruses, becoming...

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

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Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak market to reopen this weekend

The Chatuchak weekend market, popular with both Thai and foreign tourists, will reopen this weekend, but visitors will be...

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Machine error blamed for 40 false positive tests for COVID-19 in Yala

Machine error has been blamed for the 40 recent false positive test results for COVID-19 in Thailand’s southern province...

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Kao Klai party wants House panel to monitor special COVID-19 budget spending

The opposition Kao Klai (Move Forward) party submitted an urgent motion to Thailand’s House of Representatives today, demanding the...

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Thai government gets high marks for its handling of coronavirus pandemic

The majority of respondents to an opinion poll support the Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the assistance...

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Three new infections as Thailand begins a limited easing of COVID-19 rules

The daily rate of new COVID-19 infections in Thailand fell to 3 today, as the country takes the first...

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Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as virus hopes rise

Europe on Sunday prepared for a further cautious easing of coronavirus restrictions following signs the pandemic may be slowing,...

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Trump says ‘glad’ Kim Jong Un ‘is back, and well’

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was “glad” about the reappearance of Kim Jong Un and that the...

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Thai government lists three types of business which will reopen first

As the COVID-19 situation in Thailand gradually improves, the National Infectious Disease Committee has approved the limited reopening of...

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COVID-19 causes about one trillion baht in damage to Thai economy

The overall damage Thailand’s national economy, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently estimated at about one trillion baht,...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 28, 2020

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Thai PM says no billionaires offered financial help to Government

None of the Thailand’s 20 billionaires, who responded to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s call for help in wake of...

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Civil society network opposes delay to ban on toxic farm substances

Members of the civil society network opposed to hazardous farm chemicals submitted a letter to Thailand’s Industry Minister Suriya...

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PM hints at restriction relaxation as some Bangkok businesses reopen

Lockdown restrictions will be eased in four stages, separated by 14 days, and this will be applied nationwide, according...

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections drop to 15, in-patients fewer than 300

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections have fallen to 15 today, from 53 yesterday, while the number of in-patients has dropped...

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WHO warns over virus immunity as global death toll tops 200,000

The global death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic soared past the grim 200,000 milestone on Sunday, as the...

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Buri Ram and Chon Buri proceed with May 1st lockdown relaxation

Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram and the eastern coastal province of Chon Buri have separately announced that they...

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More people, especially frontline health workers, suffering increased stress

More people than usual called Thailand’s Mental Health Department’s (MHD) hotline in March and April, seeking advice about stress,...

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Health minister orders anti-viral vaccine trials accelerated

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has urged the National Vaccines Committee to shorten the period, required to develop...

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