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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 9, 2020

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Ban on liquor sales in Bangkok from April 10-20

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban all wholesale and retail sales of liquor from tomorrow (Friday) until...

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PM visits hotel based state quarantine facility

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today visited a group of Thais who have recently returned from the United States, including...

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Holders of expired visas allowed to stay until end of April

Foreigners, who are in Thailand based on a visa issued on arrival, the validity of which expires after March...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 8, 2020

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Highlights of the week

Lessons from America that must be learned

One of the most-maligned politicians in the global COVID-19 crisis is Donald Trump. But truth is that many of...

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New coronavirus infections rebound to 102 after falling for six days

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand increased by 102 today, after six days of steady decline to yesterday’s 89, bringing...

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24 Thais from abroad warned their names will be published if they do not contact the authorities

Authorities are threatening to reveal the names of 24 Thais, who arrived at Suvarnabhumi international airport on Friday and...

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Phuket orders lockdown of famous Patong area

Phuket governor Pakkapong Thaweepat has ordered a lockdown of resort town’s night entertainment zone, as the provincial administration steps...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of April 2, 2020

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Nation-wide curfew imposed from Friday night

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced a nation-wide curfew, from 10pm until 4am, effective from Friday night, as authorities...

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The innovation of Chula COVID-19 strip test

Interview with Asst. Prof. Dr. Suthira Taychakhoonavudh, Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natcha...

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COVID-19: Thailand update

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PM Prayut imposes nation-wide curfew

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared a nation-wide curfew between 10 pm and 4 am, effective as of Friday...

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Asean Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

‘Shoot them dead’ – Philippine President Duterte to lockdown violators

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for...

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Prayut orders halt to arrivals from overseas to curb virus spread

The government is focusing its attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus on Thais and foreigners entering Thailand...

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In Germany, Thai expats feel the pain of lockdown

Like many of the 80,000 Thais living in Germany, Nattaporn Wolf was worried when Covid-19 began spreading across the...

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Nonthaburi seeks voluntary 11pm-5am curfew across the province

Nonthaburi’s governor, Suchin Chaichumsak, is seeking the cooperation of the province’s residents, asking them to stay at home between...

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PM Prayut hints at suspending public transport to curb virus spread

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted today that he might order a scale-down or suspension of public transport if...

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Chula COVID-19 strip test centre

Chulalongkorn University has developed the Chula COVID-19 Strip Test, a fast and convenient preliminary blood test to screen for...

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How Thailand is coping with COVID-19

Interview with Natapanu NopakunDeputy Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Thailand combating COVID-19

Interview with Dr.Tanarak Plipat Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control

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Interview with the ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Thailand (episode 2)

HE Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad the current ambassador of Islamic republic of Pakistan to Thailand is very pleased and...

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Interview with the ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Thailand (episode 1)

HE Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad the current ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Thailand is the 20th ambassador....

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Anutin in hot water over remarks on medical personnel

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul found himself in hot water again on Thursday with what was seen as his...

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Prayut wants Thais to prepare for the worst, asks for trust in his leadership

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the Thai people on Wednesday to expect the worst in the next several weeks...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 25, 2020

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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but...

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No curfew yet, but partial lockdown is here — Wissanu

The government has no plans for the time being to impose a curfew to stem the spread of the...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 21, 2020

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Public urged to trust “Team Thailand” to lead the fight against COVID-19

Thailand’s former public health minister, Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Saturday that he expects the rate of new confirmed COVID-19...

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COVID-19: How Bangkok’s new stringent measures will affect you

Bangkok authorities have insisted that the new package of stringent measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus does...

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Asean Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Singapore reports first two coronavirus deaths

Two patients in Singapore died from COVID-19 on Saturday morning  due to complications, the first deaths the republic has...

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Covid-19: New stringent measures trigger panic buying in Bangkok

Bangkok residents flocked to stock up on essential goods this afternoon after the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) ordered the...

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Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, whose career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81, his family said late...

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Covid-19: Shopping malls, markets in Bangkok to be closed

In what is seen as a step close to a lockdown, Bangkok authorities today ordered all department stores and...

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Thailand’s confirmed COVID-19 cases jump by 89 on Saturday

Thailand reported 89 confirmed new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the biggest single day jump to date. This brings the...

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Trump says US on top as outbreak shuts largest cities

New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump...

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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19

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WHO praises Thailand for its efforts to contain COVID-19

The World Health Organization’s representative in Thailand has praised Thailand for its ability, to date, to contain the spread...

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Thai Lion Air will suspend operations from March 25th to end of April

Thai Lion Air has notified the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand that it will temporarily suspend operations, for both...

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Thailand’s PM will take decisive action over COVID-19, but at the right time

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is ready to take decisive action at the appropriate time, to cope with the...

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Jakarta declares emergency over coronavirus outbreak

JAKARTA (REUTERS) – The governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Friday declared a state of emergency for the next...

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General News

Five over-charging face mask traders jailed for between 6 to 18 months

Five traders, who inflated the prices of face masks, were today sentenced by the Criminal Court to time in...

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Thailand reports 60 new COVID-19 cases – the biggest one day jump to date

Thailand today reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single day increase so far, bringing the country’s total confirmed...

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PM warns governors to enforce strict measures to contain virus spread or face transfer

All Thailand’s provincial governors have been told to file daily reports, on the enforcement of measures to contain the...

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Asean Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Malaysia to ban citizens from travel abroad, foreign arrivals: PM

Malaysia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country in drastic measures announced by the...

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Number of infections as of March 16, 2020

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Thailand reports 33 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday)

Thailand today reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, binging the total number of infections in the country to 147, with...

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Number of infections as of March 15, 2020

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Government advised to stop all crowd activities and events

Thailand’s well known virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has proposed that the Government stop all social events and activities that...

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BREAKING NEWS – 32 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand’s biggest one day jump

Thailand reported 32 new COVID-19 cases today. This is the biggest jump so far in a single day, raising...

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Thailand’s Internal Trade Department chief axed by PM

Internal Trade Department director-general, Mr. Vichai Pochanakit, has been transferred to assist at the Prime Minister’s Office, pending an...

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Suvarnabhumi International Airport deserted as fear of virus grips travellers

It was eerily quiet at Suvarnabhumi at 9pm on Saturday night, as both the arrival and departure halls were...

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83 Thai students back from Italy quarantined, 6 sent for COVID-19 tests

A group of 83 Thai students, part of the American Field Service (AFS) program, were taken from U-Tapao international...

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US-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy

A hard-won trade war truce between the US and China is at risk as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the...

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe traveler ban

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said Saturday, following concerns over his exposure...

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Number of infections as of March 14, 2020

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China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with...

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Pita vows Kao Klai will follow Future Forward’s ideology

Kao Klai (Move Forward) party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has vowed to continue the political will and ideology of the...

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Coronavirus – seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus

The formal declaration of a #COVID19 #pandemic does not change the fact that you can – and should –...

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Western couple abducted in Burkina in 2018 found alive in Mali

A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the...

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Japan’s Abe pledges Olympics to go ahead despite virus havoc

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday resisted pressure for changes to the Tokyo Olympics schedule even as sporting...

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Syria’s brutal war enters 10th year

Syria’s brutal conflict enters its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked...

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Philippine capital to impose night-time curfew over virus

Manila will impose a night-time curfew in the city of 12 million, officials said Saturday, as the Philippines steps up...

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Pita leads 49 other former Future Forward MPs to the Kao Klai party

Former Future Forward rising star Pita Limjaroenrat led 49 other MPs of the now defunct party, including dissident MP...

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Media urged to observe rules of engagement in crisis situations

Six Thai media associations issued a joint statement today to remind all media outlets to adhere to ethical standards...

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Thailand reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, including a TV celebrity

The Thai Public Health Ministry today reported seven new COVID-19 cases, including four members of the same family and...

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Saudi Arabia to suspend international flights over virus

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “The...

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PM appeals for unity to overcome COVID-19, drought and economic crises

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has appealed to the public to unite and join the Government in its attempts to...

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Europe now “epicentre” of Covid-19 pandemic, says WHO

GENEVA (AFP) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that Europe was now the “epicentre” for the...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a...

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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the...

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Spain to declare state of alert over virus

Spain’s government is to declare a state of alert over the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Prime Minister...

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Five military commanders and police chief reject pay as senators

Supreme Commander General Pornpipat said today that he and Defence Permanent Secretary General Nath Intharacharoen, Army Commander-in-chief General Apirat...

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Private sector asked to cancel Songkran events if virus status no better by end of March

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek cooperation from the private sector to cancel their Songkran celebrations if...

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English Premier League suspended until April 4

The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including...

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TISCO slashes Thailand’s GDP forecast for 2020 to 0.8%

TISCO’s Centre of Economic and Strategic Analysis has slashed Thailand’s GDP projection for this year from 1.7% to 0.8%...

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PM visits Bamrasnaradura Hospital to support medics and patients

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made a surprise visit to Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases this evening (Tuesday), to offer...

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Number of infections as of March 10, 2020

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat in trouble over face mask controversy

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao appears to be in the hot seat today, because a member of the...

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Business News

Cabinet to consider four energy-related measures to ease economic hardship

The cabinet is to consider four measures, proposed by the Energy Ministry, to help low-income earners, small and medium-sized...

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Saudi Arabia in royal purge over ‘coup plot’

Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman’s brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup, three sources told...

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Pope’s Sunday prayer to be livestreamed as coronavirus spreads

VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Pope Francis’s Angelus prayer on Sunday will be livestreamed in a break with centuries-old tradition,...

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70 people trapped as China’s hotel used for quarantine collapses

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – A five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the south-east Chinese port city of...

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How two coups shaped Gen-Z political beliefs

In the second of its series on the outbreak of campus activism sparked by the dissolution of Future Forward...

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Number of infections as of March 5, 2020

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Environment General Highlight News

Thai PBS Foundation supports forest fire-fighting efforts

The Thai PBS Foundation has joined the private and government sectors to support the forest fire fighting efforts, of...

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How to protect yourself against COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is...

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Thailand’s global ranking for COVID-19 infections improves slightly

Thailand’s ranking, by number of confirmed COVID-19 infections, has improved from 15th to 16th place, a position it shares...

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New stimulus economic packages to help all sectors affected by coronavirus

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is to roll out a new set of stimulus measures to help all sectors of Thai...

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More than 1,100 Thai’s returning from South Korea before March 1st cannot be located

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour has expressed concern that the whereabouts of 1,181 Thai workers, who returned from South Korea...

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Thai workers returning from South Korea will be quarantined for 14 days

To allay Thai public concern over COVID-19 being spread by Thai workers returning from South Korea, Thailand’s Prime Minister...

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The costs of testing for COVID-19 infection

According to information obtained by Thai PBS, the charges made for an individual to be tested for COVID-19 infection...

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Opposition to launch extra-parliamentary censure debate against Government

The six-party opposition alliance has agreed, after a joint meeting today, to launch an extra-parliamentary censure debate against Prime...

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Government House increases anti-virus measures

Workers fumigated the Government House and its compound today, as part of escalated preventive measures in the wake of...

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Health minister concerned over potential COVID-19 spread at mass rallies

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has expressed grave concerns over the prospect of a rapid spread of COVID-19...

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First COVID-19 related death in Thailand

A medical panel, from Thailand’s National Infectious Committee, will determine the exact cause of the death of a COVID-19...

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Lawmakers propose special sitting of parliament to consider student protests

Government MPs and a senator have separately proposed a special parliamentary session be convened in the light of the...

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Trump says ready to help Iran with coronavirus if asked

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was ready to aid Iran with its outbreak of novel coronavirus if...

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