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Thailand’s airports prepare for full reopening to foreign visitors in 4 months

Thailand’s airports are preparing for the full reopening of the country to foreign visitors in four months, a goal...

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‘V Violette’ making Thais proud on Times Square billboard

Thai-Belgian singer ‘Violette Wautier’, also known as ‘V Violette’, is now featured on a billboard in the middle of...

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Bangkok street vendors allowed 2 years at allocated spots, urge government to rebuild confidence

Bangkok street vendors can now enjoy continuing doing their businesses at allocated spots specified by local authorities, after a...

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Government considering sending security officials to oversee Bangkok’s construction sites

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) mentioned today that it is considering sending in security officials, police and...

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Nearly 7,000 organisations apply for Sinopharm vaccine on first day of registration

6,938 public, private and civil organisations registered for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for more than 3.18 million people...

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Thai PM vows to complete his term in office despite daily calls for his resignation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told senators today (Monday) that he will stay in office until the end of his...

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday, appearing unwell as the first...

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2,804 new COVID-19 infections today, 4 new construction site clusters in Bangkok

Thailand recorded 2,804 new COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), as 4 more clusters were found in Bangkok, raising total clusters...

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Anutin denies responsibility for continuing vaccination appointment postponements

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has denied that the Public Health Ministry has anything to do with the...

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Thai government urged to tell truth about vaccine supply levels to meet appointments

The Rural Doctors Society is demanding that the government, and the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), tell the...

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PM concerned over illegal gambling during Euro 2020 soccer tournament

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over an increase in illegal gambling by Thais during the month-long...

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Heavy rain expected in 23 northern provinces today and tomorrow

People living in 23 northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand have been warned to brace for heavy and very...

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Chiang Mai eases restrictions on eateries, malls, convenience stores from Wednesday

Citing the low daily COVID-19 infection rate, of fewer than five cases for the past seven days, the provincial...

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Caution issued for ice consumption following COVID-19 infections at ice factories

Following the reported emergence of clusters of COVID-19 infections at ice factories in Samut Prakan and Chon Buri provinces,...

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306,580 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on first day of mass vaccination

306,580 people across Thailand were inoculated against COVID-19 today (Monday) as the country kicked off the mass vaccination operation,...

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Court warns protest leader Penguin’s caretakers to comply strictly with bail terms

The parents of Ratsadon anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and a Thammasat University lecturer were warned by the...

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PM: vaccine funding diverted from MOPH to Central Fund for urgent use

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explained today (Wednesday) to MPs, particularly those of the coalition Bhumjaithai Party, that he...

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Thailand records 3,440 new COVID-19 cases today, 1,087 of them among prison inmates

Daily new infections among prison inmates surged to 1,087 today (Wednesday) from yesterday’s 77 cases, as nationwide new infections...

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1.1 million doses of COVID vaccines being distributed, another million for Bangkok alone

The Public Health Ministry has allocated 1.1 million doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use across the...

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Cabinet approves four schemes to stimulate the Thai economy in Q3 and Q4

The Thai cabinet approved four economic stimulus schemes today (Tuesday), aimed at easing the cost of living burden of...

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Thai court grants conditional bail for three Ratsadon protest leaders

The Criminal Court has granted conditional release for three anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders, Anon Nampa, Panupong Jadnok, alias Mike...

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Budget Bureau and NESDB slammed for cutting Public Health Ministry’s budget

The Budget Bureau and the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) came under attack from a government MP,...

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Four cases of Indian variant of COVID-19 found in Udon Thani province

Four people, including a 13-year old girl, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Udon Thani, have been diagnosed with the...

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Opposition leader says budget bill is unrealistic

Opposition and Pheu Thai party leader Sompong Amornvivat has criticized the government’s 3.1 trillion baht budget for the 2022...

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Six sub-districts in Phetchaburi’s Khao Yoi locked down for 14 days from Monday

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phetchaburi has ordered the lockdown of six adjoining sub-districts in Khao Yoi district,...

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CCSA expresses concern that Thai health system may be overwhelmed as daily new COVID-19 infections rise to 4,528

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand reached 4,528 today (Sunday), including 1,902 cases in prisons, and 24 more deaths. CCSA...

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Most Thais believe they can resume normal life after all get first vaccine shot – Super Poll

Up to 87% of respondents to a recent poll say they want every Thai citizen to receive their first...

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Pupil beats the master as Chelsea’s Tuchel gets the better of Guardiola

Five months after being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel lifted the Champions League as he got the better...

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Mahidol U denies any connection to claims that Fingerroot halts spread of COVID-19 in humans

Mahidol University has issued a statement, saying it has nothing to do with claims by product advertisers that extracts...

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62 cases of Indian COVID-19 variant confirmed in Thailand to date

62 people in Thailand have been found to have contracted the Indian variant, or B.1.617, of COVID-19, according to...

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U.S. calls for ‘transparent’ new investigation into COVID origins

The United States called on Tuesday for international experts to be allowed to evaluate the source of the coronavirus...

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Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the...

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Two ancient stone lintels, removed from Thailand 60 years ago, will return to Bangkok on Friday

Two ancient Khmer sculptured stone lintels, believed have been stolen from Thailand about 60 years ago, are due back...

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Active COVID-19 screening to be conducted at over 400 worker housing facilities in Bangkok

Active screening of up to 409 worker housing camps in Bangkok, which accommodate an estimated 62,000 Thai and immigrant...

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Eight more COVID-19 South African variant cases found in Thailand’s Narathiwat

Eight more cases of the South African variant of COVID-19 have been found in the Tak Bai district of...

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Worker housing in Nonthaburi closed as over 500 contract COVID-19

Nonthaburi provincial officials have ordered a lockdown of Sino-Thai’s construction worker housing in Suan Yai sub-district, after more than...

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1,408 more COVID-19 infections found among prison inmates today

Thailand’s Corrections Department announced today (Tuesday) an additional 1,408 COVID-19 cases among inmates in seven prisons, bringing total inmate...

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Thai government confirms 2 Thais have died in Hamas attacks on Israel

Spokesperson for Thailand’s Foreign Affair Ministry, Tanee Sangrat, has confirmed the deaths of two Thai workers in Eshkol city...

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Thailand’s new school term postponed again to June 14th

The Thai Ministry of Education has decided to delay further the start of the new school term, from June...

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Phuket imposes tight restrictions on arrivals by boat and car from today

From today (Tuesday), anyone arriving on Phuket Island by vehicle or boat must prove that they have received two...

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Bangkok rush to proactive screening after hundreds tested positive at construction sites around the city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has conducted proactive screening at construction sites and surrounding areas in Lak Si district....

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Philanthropist businessman Prasit reports to police to acknowledge charges of public fraud

Businessman Prasit Jaewkok, who is well known for his social service, reported to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police...

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Worker housing in Laksi among five Bangkok COVID-19 clusters under close watch

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is keeping a close eye on five clusters of COVID-19 infections in the capital,...

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Total COVID-19 infections in Thailand passes the 100,000 mark today

Cumulative COVID-19 infections in Thailand have crossed the 100,000 line for the first time, with 2,302 new cases and...

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Can oxygen saturation (SpO2) show if you are infected with COVID-19?

COVID-19 has affected millions of people over the past year and a half. One thing that is quite clear...

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Thailand officially enters rainy season this Saturday

Thailand will officially enter the rainy season this Saturday, with more rain than last year and rainfall over the...

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Thai Govt. approves walk-in COVID-19 inoculation facilities in all provinces

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul approved walk-in COVID-19 vaccination facilities in all provinces today (Wednesday), hoping to inoculate...

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Wilasinee chosen for second term as Thai PBS director general

Dr. Wilasinee Phiphitkul has been chosen to serve her second term as director general of the Thai Public Broadcasting...

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Thai Appeals Court upholds former Democrat MP Thepthai’s election fraud conviction

Thailand’s Appeals Court today (Tuesday) upheld the verdict of the Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial court, in sentencing former Democrat...

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PM declares vaccination national agenda as he urges all Thais to be vaccinated

Prime Minster Prayut Chan-o-cha, today (Tuesday) declared COVID-19 vaccination program Thailand’s national agenda as he urged Thai people to...

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Thai anti-establishment protest leader ‘Penguin’ and activist ‘Ammy’ granted bail

Anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and singer-turned-activist Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan, who have been indicted on lèse majesté charges, were...

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Bangkok’s Union Mall to be closed May 13-27 amid slow business

The Union Mall, opposite Central Lardprao shopping mall in Bangkok, has announced its temporary closure, starting Thursday and until...

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‘Silence is not an option’ in east Jerusalem for Palestinians

Adnan, a Palestinian from east Jerusalem, vowed rubber bullets fired by Israeli police would not deter him: “Silence is...

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Govt. rolls out more schemes to stimulate Thailand’s sluggish economy

Thailand’s cabinet has approved a host of measures to help millions of Thai people, aimed at increasing their purchasing...

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American academic who wrote about Thailand’s lèse majesté law granted visa

David Streckfuss, an American academic who has been involved in pro-democracy activities and written articles about the kingdom’s lèse...

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Marine life near Thailand’s Koh Chang thrives amid decline in tourism

A recent Facebook post, by the administrator of a Koh Chang tourism page, included a spectacular video of marine...

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Thai ex-convict Deputy Minister spared the axe by Charter Court

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow, who was found guilty of drug trafficking...

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Well known Thai monk found at fault for involvement in politics

Thailand’s popular Buddhist monk and preacher, Phra Maha Sompong Talaputto, of Soi Thong Temple in Bangkok, has been found...

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Huai Khwang fresh market closed seven days for disinfection and screening

Huai Khwang fresh market in Bangkok was ordered closed for seven days on Monday, after two employees were found...

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Eight measures to curb COVID-19 surge in Bangkok’s Khlong Toey community

Eight measures are being rolled out to deal with the spread of COVID-19 in the densely populated Khlong Toey...

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Bangkok to open its first ICU equipped field hospital on Tuesday

Thailand’s first field hospital equipped with intensive care unit facilities will be officially opened tomorrow (Tuesday), to receive COVID...

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COVID-19 situation in Thailand is nearing critical point – Dr. Prasit Wattanapha

The COVID-19 situation in Thailand is approaching a critical level, with daily new infection and fatality rates on the...

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Interest in moving out of Thailand takes Internet by storm

In just two days, over half a million Thais have joined a new Facebook group called “Let’s Move Abroad”,...

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8 Thai hospitals closed after patients conceal facts about their COVID-19 exposure

Eight hospitals in Thailand have been temporarily closed after their medical personnel became infected with COVID-19, or had to...

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Rights activist on hunger strike as protesters rally at Thai Criminal Court demanding release of Ratsadon leaders

A labour rights activist began a hunger strike in front of the Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Criminal Court at 4pm on...

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PM asked to reconsider dine-in ban on eateries in Thailand’s COVID-19 Deep Red Zones

The Association of Thai Restaurants has called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as the CCSA chief,...

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Thailand records 1,940 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths on Sunday

Daily COVID-19 infections resumed their upward trend today (Sunday), with 1,940, compared to 1,891 yesterday. 21 more patients have...

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Virologist warns spread of South African COVID-19 variant from Malaysia possible via natural border

Thailand’s respected virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan has warned Thai security officials to keep a closer watch on border crossings...

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COVID-19 infected Thai embassy staff repatriated from India on special RTAF flight

Three Thai officials working at the Thai Embassy in New Delhi, India, who are infected with COVID-19, and another,...

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Thailand’s state of emergency is a tool to limit the freedoms of people and the media – ADN

Analysts claim that the current “state of emergency” in Thailand is a way of enabling the government to limit...

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Dancing out of COVID and into debt

Movement restrictions and social distancing are causing stress for many people, not just psychologically, but also financially. Anything that...

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PM appointed Thailand’s “COVID Czar” in sole charge of handling the pandemic

The Thai cabinet today (Tuesday) designated Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as the sole authority in charge of all responsibilities...

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Stability before ASEAN proposals to be considered — Myanmar junta leader

Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said he will consider proposals by ASEAN to solve the ongoing crisis...

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Chinese Embassy shortens list of Thai facilities approved for issuance of medical certificates for travellers to China

Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in The Kingdom of Thailand has reduced, from 51 to 36, the...

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Troops and army equipment join the fight against 3rd wave of COVID-19

The Thai army has mobilized its men and equipment to assist public health officials in providing field hospitals, to...

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PM fined ฿6k for not wearing face mask during meeting at Government House

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was fined 6,000 baht today for not wearing a face mask while chairing a...

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Court dismisses application to stay payment of ฿24bn compensation to Hopewell Thailand

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court dismissed an application today (Wednesday), by the Transport Ministry and the State Railway of Thailand...

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PM insists 61 million doses of COVID vaccines this year should be enough for Thailand

Thailand will have procured up to 61 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this year, which...

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Thai court rejects bail request again for Ratsadon leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak

The Criminal Court rejected another bail application for anti-establishment Ratsadon leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak today (Monday), on the grounds...

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Thai government to procure two million Favipiravir anti-viral tablets

Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has recently entered into contract negotiations to procure one million tablets of Favipiravir, and...

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Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any ASEAN bid to end crisis

Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve...

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Thailand records 1,767 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more fatalities on Sunday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand reached another new high today (Sunday) with 1,767, up from yesterday’s 1,547. There...

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Min Aung Hlaing to attend ASEAN summit

Myanmar military junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing will attend the ASEAN summit scheduled to be held in Jakarta...

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High demand for COVID-19 screening after 20 infections related to Ayutthaya market

Health officials in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya have expanded COVID-19 screening to 800 people at high risk in...

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“Time to sacrifice” – Another lonely Ramadan in Thailand

From cancelled Iftar feasts to suspended mosque prayers in the provinces with 50 COVID-19 infections or more, almost all...

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Solo protester demanding release of Ratsadon members arrested in front of Criminal Court

A resident of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, who is facing a lèse majesté charge in his home...

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Nakhon Ratchasima opens its first field hospital for COVID-19 patients

The first field hospital in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima is scheduled to open on Thursday, to ease...

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Targeted controls to be introduced as daily new COVID-19 infections pass 1,000

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities to develop tighter controls, including targeted lockdowns, in provinces classified as...

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Complaint filed against owner and manager of Hua Hin pub over COVID-19 cluster

A complaint has been lodged with Hua Hin district police, by the district’s assistant health official and the deputy...

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Road construction vehicles torched in Thailand’s southern Pattani province

Suspected insurgents set fire to a backhoe, one road grader, a water truck and two utility poles in the...

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Chiang Mai records 281 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai recorded an additional 281 COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), mostly related to nightspots, prompting...

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DCD says COVID-19 infection rise will ease in a month if prevention is strictly enforced

New COVID infections are expected to fall to an average around 440 cases per day a month from now,...

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Manager of two Thonglor pubs sentenced to two months in prison

The manager of two pubs, in Bangkok’s Thonglor area, which were blamed as the source of the current Thonglor...

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Thailand records 967 new COVID-19 cases today, a single day record in 2021

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with 967 new cases being recorded today (Sunday), according to the CCSA....

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Probe sought into politicians and officials over Thonglor COVID-19 cluster and boxing matches in Songkhla

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) Secretary-General has called on the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the ombudsman and the...

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Thai divers safely rescue trapped monk from flooded cave

The monk, who was trapped in a flooded cave in Noen Maprang district of Thailand’s Phitsanuloke province, was rescued...

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BMA considers field hospitals as health officials warn COVID-19 infections may increase exponentially

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to arrange...

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