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Phuket to reopen conditionally to visitors on Monday

Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket will reopen to outsiders on Monday, to coincide with the third phase of...

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Government needs alternatives if state of emergency is lifted – DPM Wissanu

An alternative legal mechanism must be put in place, in parallel with the Communicable Disease Act, if the current...

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Two British scientific advisers warn it’s too soon to lift lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Two scientific advisers to the British government have warned that COVID-19 is still spreading too fast...

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Thailand reports a single new COVID-19 case and no fatalities today

After recording 11 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday and Friday, Thailand reported just one new infection and no fatalities...

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U.S. firms in Hong Kong awake to ‘sad day’ as Trump vows to curb economic ties

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Saturday it was “a sad...

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Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted...

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Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end...

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Probe to find out the where 72-year old was infected with coronavirus

Health investigators are still unable to locate where a 72-year old man visited and contracted COVID-19, because the man...

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Thailand reports two new coronavirus cases and one death

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases and one death today (Monday), bringing cumulative infections to 3,042 and fatalities to...

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New Zealand’s Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington...

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Japan looking to end Tokyo’s state of emergency, eyes fresh $930 billion stimulus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is looking to lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing...

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From beauty queen to new face in Thailand’s COVID-19 battle

Crowned Miss Thailand 2008, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul returned to the spotlight last week as assistant spokeswoman of the Centre...

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White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry...

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Australia’s most populous state braces for travel chaos as schools, offices reopen

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state on Monday deployed hundreds of crowd control staff to enforce social distancing...

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas on biggest protests since COVID curbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and pepper spray to disperse thousands protesting on Sunday...

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No new coronavirus infections reported on Sunday in Thailand

For the fourth day this month, Thailand recorded no new COVID-19 infections or coronavirus related fatalities.  CCSA assistant spokesperson...

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Pheu Thai Party gears up to grill Government over 1.9 trillion baht loan

Opposition Pheu Thai Party is gearing up to grill the Government in parliament over three executive decrees, which authorize...

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Thailand considers shortening curfew hours to midnight until 4am

Thailand’s National Security Council (NSC) has been assigned, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as the CCSA...

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Hong Kongers fret over Beijing’s planned new security laws

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Newspaper vendor Man, 60, was speechless when she saw the headline that Beijing plans to...

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Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites: president

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed...

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), but no new fatalities. Cumulative infections in the country to date...

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Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing politicians say national security law good for business

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing politicians sought to allay worries about the impact of China’s proposed national...

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Australia calls on younger people to get virus tests as reopening accelerates

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state said on Saturday it recorded just three new cases of the coronavirus...

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China reports no new coronavirus cases on May 22, first time since pandemic began

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China recorded no new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 22, down from four...

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80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

A total of 80 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in...

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South America ‘a new epicentre’ of COVID-19: WHO

South America has become “a new epicentre” of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Friday, following...

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Thai massage parlours in Germany battered by ‘new normal’

Owners of traditional Thai massage parlours in Germany are cautiously preparing for life in the “new normal” now that...

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Thailand reports three new COVID-19 infections

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day today (Monday), bringing the cumulative total 3,031, with...

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Ex-deputy commerce minister indicted on murder and other charges

Former deputy commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn, and five other individuals, were indicted today in connection with the abduction and...

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Why is Taiwan excluded from the WHO?

(AFP) – The annual policy making meeting of the World Health Organization which begins in Geneva today with the...

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Thais adopt ‘new normal’ as malls reopen after shutdown eases

Thais woke up on Sunday to find malls open for the first time since March 22, as the government’s...

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Japan slips into recession, worst yet to come as pandemic wreaks havoc

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years, GDP data showed on...

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New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern turned away from cafe under her own coronavirus rules

In New Zealand, no one is exempt from the strict coronavirus prevention measures – not even Prime Minister Jacinda...

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BTS to extend operating hours to 10.30pm

The BTS skytrain system is to extend its operating hours to 10.30pm from Sunday night, to conform to the...

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Prerequisites for THAI to address ahead of rehabilitation process

Although it is likely that struggling Thai Airways International will have to apply for a court-sanctioned rehabilitation programme, under...

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Cambodia says all COVID-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s last patient with the new coronavirus has recovered and left hospital, leaving the Southeast...

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Zero new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand today

Thailand enjoys another day free from new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, the second time this week. A beaming CCSA...

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Court-ordered rehabilitation likely option for debt-laden THAI

After years of heavy losses, Thailand’s struggling national airline is making headlines with its last-ditch attempt to survive a...

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List of business and leisure activities which can resume Sunday

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the CCSA, has listed the business and leisure...

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India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s total novel corornavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where...

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Democrats push new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year...

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Italy to allow travel to and from abroad from June 3

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government on Saturday approved a decree which will allow travel to and from abroad from...

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China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau removed from high-risk area list

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has taken China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau off its list of COVID-19...

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Privy Councilor Gen Surayud presides over Royal Ploughing Ceremony

On behalf of His Majesty the King, Privy Councilor General Surayud Chulanont presided over Thailand’s annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony,...

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CCSA to draw up a list of business and leisure activities which can resume

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is likely to decide on Friday on a full list of business...

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New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand businesses including malls, cinemas, cafes and gyms will reopen on Thursday after some of...

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Hong Kong police arrest more than 200 as pro-democracy protests return

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities arrested more than 200 people during pro-democracy protests, media reported on Monday,...

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Six new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand reported six new COVID-19 cases today, including the four previously unofficial cases reported in Phuket yesterday, bringing the...

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China’s Wuhan reports first coronavirus cluster since lifting of lockdown

BEIJING (Reuters) – Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, reported on Monday its first...

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South Korea scrambles to contain new coronavirus outbreak threatening Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean officials scrambled on Monday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak that is threatening to...

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France, Spain ease virus lockdowns but UK wary

Millions of people in France and Spain were set to embrace a relaxation of stay-at-home rules on Monday, but...

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Shanghai Disneyland re-opens after three-month closure due to coronavirus

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co reopened its Shanghai Disneyland park on Monday to a reduced number of visitors,...

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China reports 17 more COVID-19 cases amid new infections in Wuhan

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases for May 10, rising from a day earlier and marking...

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Japan may end state of emergency this week for regions with stable virus cases

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government will consider lifting the state of emergency on many of the 34 prefectures...

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Australian children slowly resume school as coronavirus curbs eased

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Children in some Australian states began returning to school on Monday after an extended break due...

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Chatuchak market reopens as City Hall considers waiving shop rental fees

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will negotiate with the State Railway of Thailand over the waiving of rental fees...

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China to reform disease prevention system

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will reform its disease prevention and control system to address weaknesses exposed by the coronavirus...

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Four new COVID-19 infections and one fatality reported today

Thailand reported four new COVID-19 cases today, bringing accumulated infections to 3,004, and one more fatality. The death was...

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WHO urges countries to quickly identify Covid-19 cases while easing restrictions

GENEVA (XINHUA) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that countries that lift restrictions and open their...

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Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals, reports said Saturday, despite growing pressure on...

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Australia’s biggest states hold off relaxing COVID-19 lockdowns

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous states held back from easing COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday even as some states...

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Summer storm warning for Thailand

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is warning people to be prepared for summer storms, expected between 10th and 13th May, bringing...

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China reports one new coronavirus case, 15 asymptomatic cases

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported one new coronavirus case for Friday, unchanged from the day before, data from the...

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New Privy councillor in spotlight over past role in disbanding political parties

Former Constitutional Court president Nurak Mapraneet was named privy councillor on Monday (May 4), becoming the 17th since His...

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US tightens visa rules for Chinese journalists amid coronavirus tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States issued a new rule on Friday tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists, saying...

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US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies

The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the...

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Indians queue for liquor as capital eases some coronavirus curbs

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of people queued outside liquor stores in New Delhi on Monday as the Indian...

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Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll drops sharply ahead of lockdown easing

ROME (Reuters) – Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 174 on Sunday, against 474 the day...

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Thailand reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections rose from 3 yesterday to 18 today. They are all illegal immigrants being held...

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Japan’s PM expected to extend state of emergency until end-May

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend the country’s state of emergency on Monday...

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New Zealand and Australia consider coronavirus “travel bubble”

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand and Australia are discussing the potential creation of a “travel bubble” between the two...

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Trump says up to 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100,000 Americans could...

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COVID-19: We need a vaccine for the mind

SYDNEY (IDN) – Today the global media reports daily about the race to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, but...

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UK had contingency plan for PM Johnson’s death as he battled COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government had a contingency plan for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s death as he battled...

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million, although rate slowing

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global coronavirus cases surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, with deaths nearing a quarter of a million,...

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Pompeo says ‘significant’ evidence that new coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was “a significant amount of evidence” that...

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Officials inspect preparedness of shopping malls for reopening tomorrow

Officials of the CCSA, the City Administration and police today inspected two luxury shopping malls in Bangkok, to check...

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Media urged not to be used by unscrupulous protesters seeking state handouts

Finance permanent secretary Prasong Poonthanate has criticized those engaging in sporadic and highly visible protests in an attempt to...

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Six new COVID-19 cases as Thailand prepares to ease lockdown tomorrow

Saturday saw 6 new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand, but no fatalities. Two of them caught the disease from...

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Harbin city shuts eateries, coronavirus curbs ease elsewhere in China

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A northeastern Chinese city of 10 million people struggling with currently the country’s biggest coronavirus cluster...

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Singapore to ease some coronavirus curbs over next few weeks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will start easing some curbs put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus...

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Air passengers should check destination restrictions prior to travel

As Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Thai VietJet have resumed domestic services from Lampang, Mae Sot,...

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Malaysia rounding up migrants to contain coronavirus spread, police say

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread...

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Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons in response to the...

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WHO says virus ‘natural in origin’

The World Health Organization reiterated Friday that the new coronavirus was of natural origin after US President Donald Trump...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days...

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CCSA to propose extension of state of emergency and curfew until end of May

The CCSA, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to extend the current state of emergency, due to...

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Government whips reject Opposition call for debate on executive decrees

Opposition demands for the convening of a special parliamentary meeting, to debate the Thai government’s three executive decrees, related...

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New COVID-19 infections fall to 9, lowest since January

Thailand today reported 9 new COVID-19 infections, which is the lowest daily increase since January 27th, when eight cases...

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PM Johnson back to work as UK virus problems mount

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work on Monday more than three weeks after being hospitalised for the...

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China says all coronavirus patients in Wuhan have now been discharged

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, now has no remaining cases...

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168 Thais from New Zealand to arrive in Bangkok tonight

168 Thai nationals, many of them students, who have been stuck in New Zealand during the coronavirus lockdown, will...

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New York may partially reopen May 15: Cuomo

New York, which has ground to a halt to stop the coronavirus pandemic, may start reopening manufacturing and construction...

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China reports three new mainland coronavirus cases on April 26, two imported

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported three new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 26, down from 11 a day earlier,...

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PM mourns death of 72-year old health volunteer in road accident

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has offered his condolences to the family of a 72-year old public health volunteer...

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New procedures for airline operations during COVID-19 pandemic

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) recently held a meeting with 20 airline operators to discuss compulsory operating...

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Summer storms to affect most parts of Thailand today and tomorrow

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned people in most parts of the country to brace for summer storms, bringing with...

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Britain nears grim milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could hit the grim milestone of 20,000 COVID-19 deaths later on Saturday, when the daily...

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India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from...

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Japan economy minister cancels appearances after contact with virus-infected staffer

TOKYO (Reuters) – A key government official in charge of Japan’s economic response to the coronavirus outbreak called off...

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