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UK to conclude England’s 2-metre COVID-19 rule review soon: minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will announce in the coming days whether it will reduce its two-meter social distancing...

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North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean...

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Amid protests for racial justice, Juneteenth gets new renown

DETROIT (AP) — Protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, chanted “We want justice now!” near St. Louis’ Gateway Arch,...

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Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sight

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new...

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Thai police seek Interpol help to find Chinese surrogacy agent

Thai police are seeking Interpol’s help to track down a Chinese agent for commercial surrogacy services. The move follows...

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections or deaths on Monday

There have been no new COVID-19 infections or fatalities in Thailand today (Monday), as the country further eases restrictions...

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Embattled Kriangsak quits new post as acting director of Khon Kaen Hospital 

Embattled acting director of Khon Kaen Provincial Hospital, Dr. Kriangsak Watcharakoonkiat, announced today (Monday) that he has decided to...

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Hong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to...

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Coronavirus resurgence in Beijing prompts reinstatement of tough measures

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on Monday, adding...

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Philippine court finds news site chief Maria Ressa guilty of libel

MANILA (Reuters) – The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte...

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“Stop fighting!” Atlanta sobriety test quickly turned deadly

ATLANTA (AP) — One minute, Rayshard Brooks was chatting cooperatively with Atlanta police, saying he’d had a couple of...

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Britain’s Johnson to launch cross-government commission on racism

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced...

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Europe starts to reopen borders but no free travel yet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a...

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Hunt for crowned bats in Thailand to discover if they carry COVID-19 virus

Officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, and from the Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases,...

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Five additional COVID-19 cases, all now in hospital after their arrival in Thailand from Saudi Arabia, were recorded in...

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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market

BEIJING (Reuters) – A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday...

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Trump shifts date of Oklahoma rally to ‘respect’ emancipation holiday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally...

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Cabinet shake-up looms as COVID-19 crisis eases

After three months of almost no political activity due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Thai politicians have wasted no time...

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Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to...

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New York governor signs police accountability legislation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday a sweeping package of police...

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More activities expected to resume in mid-June

Further easing of the lockdown restrictions are expected in mid-June. The CCSA, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, will...

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Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

Thailand today recorded 4 more COVID-19 cases, all are Thais recently returned from abroad and in state quarantine. According...

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Pressure grows for independent body to scrutinise Bt1 trillion recovery spending

In an attempt to prevent corruption, pressure is mounting on the government from all sides of society to set...

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Thailand records seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Thailand recorded 7 more COVID-19 cases today (Monday), all of them among Thais returning from abroad isolated in state...

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Body found on Samui Island may be missing Ukrainian woman

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a decomposing female body, believed to be that of a...

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Beyonce decries bigotry in message to graduates

Beyonce on Sunday delivered a message to the graduating Class of 2020, marking their achievement with a speech amplifying...

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New Zealand says it has no active COVID-19 cases in the country

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand has no active cases of COVID-19 in the country for the first time since...

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The life and fights of government’s fiercest “guardian”

Ranking among the country’s most talked-about female MPs, former Miss Congeniality Pareena Kraikupt has received huge media coverage ever since...

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Tens of thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Sunday, rallying for a second day...

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Over 80% of Thai public suspect ulterior motive for cabinet reshuffle – Super Poll

Over 80% of respondents to a recent opinion poll are against a cabinet reshuffle, believing that the political shakeup...

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Protests in Australia, Japan embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thousands took to the streets in Australia on Saturday, and hundreds did in Japan, to support...

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Thailand’s first infected cabbie recalls his experience of stigmatization

The first Thai taxi driver to be infected with COVID-19 has recalled the stigmatization he experienced and pleaded with...

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Denver police ordered to stop using tear gas and plastic bullets in protests

DENVER (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court Judge ordered Denver police on Friday to stop using tear gas, plastic...

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Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination

(Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on...

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Thailand records two new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Two additional COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, bringing the total, since the outbreak began, to 3,104 cases....

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Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on...

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G20 pledges more than $21 billion to fight coronavirus

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Group of 20 rich and emerging economies has pledged more than $21 billion to fight...

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Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills ‘a Brazilian per minute’

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after...

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D.C. mayor has ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on street near White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The mayor of Washington, D.C., had the slogan “Black Lives Matter” painted in massive yellow letters...

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Protests over police abuses spread to Mexico City, stones thrown at U.S. embassy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalized buildings and threw stones at the U.S....

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Chiang Mai U’s canine mascot died from blunt force trauma to the skull

Chiang Mai University’s famous dog, Pi Tia, suffered a brutal blunt force trauma which fractured its skull, according to...

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case, no deaths

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today (Wednesday), bringing the cumulative cases in the country, since the outbreak began,...

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Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Rome (AFP) – Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown,...

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Thai researchers closer to finding Covid-19 vaccine

Hope is in sight for the region as Thai researchers make progress in the hunt for a vaccine against...

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Protesters clash with police in New York City in latest demonstrations

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an...

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Australia’s economy shrinks in first quarter, headed for first recession in 30 years

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s economy shrank last quarter, setting the scene for what will be the country’s first technical...

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Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate on Wednesday over a controversial bill...

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New York City picks up the pieces after night of unrest, curfew extended

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City will remain under curfew through Sunday after another night of looting that...

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UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom warned Beijing on Tuesday to step back from the brink over an “authoritarian”...

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Trump declares he’s president of law, order amid protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid racial unrest across the nation, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself “the president of law...

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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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