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11 new COVID-19 cases today as lockdown to be eased from Monday   

Thailand has recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases for the second day, all in state quarantine facilities, but no new fatalities.    The CCSA,...

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Premier League return: the issues to resolve

Premier League football is set to return on June 17 after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence.   Nothing realistically will...

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Thailand warned to brace for the second wave of COVID-19 infections

The Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science at Siriraj Hospital has warned Thailand to prepare for the second...

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Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an...

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Three slain at Radio Thailand’s Phitsanuloke provincial radio station

Three people were shot dead this morning at Radio Thailand’s station in the northern province of Phitsanuloke, in what...

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Bankruptcy court accepts THAI’s protection petition for consideration

Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court today has accepted Thai Airways International’s bankruptcy protection petition for consideration and set the first...

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections today surge to 9

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged from three yesterday to nine today, all of them Thais who have returned...

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Trump sounds warning over Hong Kong’s future

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a global financial center...

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Business Highlight News

The four men tasked with piloting THAI through bankruptcy restructuring

Hope for Thailand’s ailing national airline now rests on the shoulders of four new board members, who have been...

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Myanmar editor jailed for 2 years over coronavirus error

A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned...

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Thailand extends state of emergency until end of June

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has endorsed the proposal of the National Security Council to extend the...

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Nearly 39 million have lost jobs in US since virus took hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took...

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‘This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its...

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‘Vaccine race’ can leave poor behind

The message is loud and clear and global: When a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, it must be easily accessible...

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WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day as cases approach five million

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday about the rising number of new coronavirus cases...

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Balancing act for Prayut as storm over party leadership looms

A leadership battle is simmering in the core coalition Palang Pracharath Party, with its influential chief strategist General Prawit...

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Trump blames China for ‘mass worldwide killing’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday again lashed out at China over the coronavirus pandemic, blaming...

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Phuket airport to remain closed in a U-turn by the CAAT

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has made an abrupt U-turn by keeping Phuket International airport closed until...

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Korn says THAI Airways should file for bankruptcy to enable rehabilitation

Former Finance Minister and Kla party leader Korn Chatikavanich has proposed that Thai Airways International files for bankruptcy, so...

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Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand reported seven new COVID-19 infections today (Friday). All are Thai citizens who are in state quarantine after returning...

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General News

Police investigating murder of a 3-year old girl in Muk Dahan

A special team of detectives has been assembled to investigate the murder of a three-year old girl, whose body...

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Trump says he doesn’t want to talk to Xi right now, could even cut China ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel...

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Laser messages light up Bangkok lockdown and focus heat on military

On the surface, the projection of messages by the Progressive Movement and the Move Forward Party (Kao Klai) were...

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One new COVID-19 case recorded as committee considers easing curfew

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 infection today, bringing the cumulative total to 3,018, and no new fatalities.   CCSA...

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Typhoon forces risky evacuations in virus-hit Philippines

A powerful typhoon hit the central Philippines Thursday, forcing a complicated and risky evacuation for tens of thousands already...

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Army investigating officer who sat in parliament president’s chair inappropriately

The Thai Army’s Directorate of Intelligence (ADI) has ordered a disciplinary investigation into the conduct of an officer, seen...

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‘This virus may never go away,’ WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) – The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on...

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Nearly 600,000 Australians lose jobs as virus lockdown bites

Almost 600,000 Australians lost their jobs as the virus shutdown took hold in April, the steepest monthly drop since...

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‘Major’ mental health crisis looming from pandemic: UN

The coronavirus outbreak risks sparking a major global mental health crisis, the United Nations warned Thursday, calling for urgent...

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Thai economy set bottom-out after Government reopens some businesses

The Thai economy has reached its low point, with the gross domestic product (GDP) forecast to contract by 3%...

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8 new COVID-19 cases take Thailand’s total to 3,000

Thailand’s accumulated COVID-19 cases reached 3,000 today, with 8 new confirmed cases being reported, up 6 from yesterday.  ...

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Hong Kong gyms, bars and cinemas reopen as virus measures ease

Hong Kong on Friday began to ease major social distancing measures with bars, gyms, beauty parlours and cinemas reopening...

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“Successful” Thailand hangs its fate on vaccine quest

The daily numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country have been encouraging, but the good news remains quite limited,...

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13.4 million Thais will have received 5,000 baht cash subsidy by next week

A total of 28.8 million people have applied for the 3 months of 5,000 baht/month cash subsidies, under the...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 6, 2020

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China exports see surprise 3.5% jump in April, imports fall

China’s exports saw a shock 3.5 percent rise in April despite the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic, official...

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Thailand reports 3 new COVID-19 infections

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand increased to three today, as the CCSA pleaded with the Thai public to...

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Stories from the frontline of Thailand’s war on Covid-19

When one of her colleagues at a Covid-19 testing laboratory developed flu-like symptoms a few weeks ago, medical scientist...

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Business News

Thai exports to the US are forecast to contract by 9.2% this year

Thailand’s exports to US market are forecast to contract by as much as 9.2% this year, due to the...

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General News

Activist Srisuwan cries foul over plan to fell Yang trees in Yasothon province

Thailand’s renowned social activist, Srisuwan Janya, has voiced his strong objection to the planned felling of several Yang trees,...

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Thailand’s sees the lowest number of new COVID-19 infections for a month

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infection rate continues to decrease, with 6 cases reported today (Friday).   Of the six...

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May brings reopenings around the globe as virus toll climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — May is bringing cautious reopenings from coronavirus lockdowns, from Beijing’s Forbidden city to shopping malls...

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Highlights of the week

Opinion: “Old Normal” waiting to pounce

“New normal” is actually an old term. Over two decades ago, it referred to economic conditions following the financial...

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News Politics

Thanathorn and the politics of pandemic

Many Thai politicians have jumped on the pandemic bandwagon to offer relief for struggling members of society and subsequently...

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Thailand reports new seven coronavirus infections

Thailand recorded 7 new COVID-19 infections today, down two from yesterday, and the new cases are from the Active...

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Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that...

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Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial

US scientists have hailed a potential breakthrough in the coronavirus fight after a trial showed patients responding to an...

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Thunberg donates $100,000 to support children during pandemic

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United...

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PM dashes hopes of early easing of lockdown restrictions

Any hopes people in Thailand may have had of seeing lockdown restrictions eased for some low-risk businesses and social...

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Pakistan children create artworks for lockdown challenge

Pakistani children are creating artworks for an online lockdown challenge on the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s virus response has...

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Pet adoptions, fosters skyrocket in US amid pandemic

Animals shelters across the United States are emptying out thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, as people confined to their...

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GPO increases production and storage of drugs to treat COVID-19

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has stepped up the production of five anti-viral drugs, and the acquisition of two...

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Thailand’s COVID-19 infections have increased by 15

Thailand’s COVID-19 infections have increased by 15 today, while the number of in-patients has dropped to 314, with 60...

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Philippines extends capital’s coronavirus lockdown to May 15

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his...

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Thailand’s youngest coronavirus patient recovers and goes home

Thailand’s youngest COVID-19 patient, a one month old baby, has fully recovered and has gone home to Rayong province...

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Environment News

False killer whales seen frolicking in Thailand’s Lanta marine park

A pod of more than 10 false killer whales has been sighted for the first time in the Lanta...

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Thailand reports 13 new infections today, no lockdown relaxation yet

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate fell to 13 today, but it is unlikely that the lockdown restrictions will be...

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14 more crew have virus on cruise ship docked in Japan

At least 48 crew aboard a cruise ship docked in the Japanese city of Nagasaki have tested positive for...

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WHO warns ‘long way to go’ in coronavirus crisis

The global coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries still in the early stages of...

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Prayut’s commanding style does not work in a crisis

Leaders across the world are fighting the same battle – curbing the Covid-19 contagion – but not all have...

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Jakarta extends restrictions ahead of Ramadan

BANGKOK (AP) — Social restrictions in Indonesia’s capital have been extended as Muslims in the world’s most populous Muslim...

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Daily new infections in Thailand slow to 50, PM to issue statement

The daily rate of new COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to slow, to 50 from yesterday’s 54, as the...

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Global virus death toll passes 94,000, but some signs of hope

Another horror day of the coronavirus pandemic saw the global death toll pass 94,000, although there were tentative signs...

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Surgeon recalls Chulalongkorn Hospital’s first operation on COVID-19 patient

A surgeon at Chulalongkorn Hospital has shared, via Facebook, his first nerve-racking experience of operating on a patient infected...

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Tighter measures considered as COVID-19 infection rate remains unsatisfactory

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand took a nosedive from 111 yesterday to 54 today, as two more related deaths,...

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To mask or not to mask: East and West have different views

As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, scientists have highlighted an anomaly: while the number of infections and fatalities...

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Finance Ministry threatens legal action against false claims for cash handouts

Recipients of the 5,000 baht/month support payments, who used false information to claim the subsidy, will face legal action...

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International News

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee...

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WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticism

GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of...

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Speed of coronavirus deaths shocks doctors as New York toll hits new high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York, the hardest-hit state in America, on Wednesday reported its highest number of coronavirus-related...

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Well known investment banker Pakpoom Vallisuta dies of COVID-19

Mr. Pakpoom Vallisuta, Chairman of the Quant Group, Thailand’s leading investment banking advisors, has died of COVID-19.   As...

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120 new COVID-19 cases reported as infection rate slows

Thailand’s 120 new COVID-19 infections today means the rate of spread has fallen for the fourth consecutive day, bringing...

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Putin sending medical supplies to help U.S. fight coronavirus

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax...

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Update of COVID-19 as of April 1st, 2020

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Coronavirus worst crisis since WWII, UN boss says as deaths surge

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen Wednesday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of...

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Thailand’s parliamentary opposition pledges full cooperation in fight against COVID-19

Thailand’s opposition parties have promised full cooperation with the Government in the fight to win the battle against COVID-19....

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Chon Buri closes all tourist destinations and more retail businesses

In a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri, Governor Pakkarathorn Thienchai...

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Government House off-limits to reporters after official infected

The Government House has been declared off-limits to all journalists, after an official at the Centre for COVID-19 Situation...

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Thailand reports 136 new COVID-19 cases as new infection rate slows

The rise rate of new COVID-19 infections in Thailand has slowed down over the past three days, from 143...

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Update of COVID-19. as of March 31th, 2020

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Environment News

China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire

BEIJING (AP) — Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of...

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Pandemic to throw millions into poverty: World Bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is expected to sharply slow growth in developing economies in East Asia and...

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A happy reunion for 6 recovered COVID-19 patients as they re-join their families

The Jana Community Hospital, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, discharged six COVID-19 patients today. All are fit and...

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Concern over risk of increased infections transmitted by Thais returning from high-risk areas

A senior doctor at the Disease Control Department (DCD) has expressed serious concern over the risk of a further...

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Thailand reports 136 new COVID-19 cases, PM repeats call for social distancing

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm has again told people to stay at home,...

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Coronavirus lockdowns give Europe’s cities cleaner air

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Air pollution has decreased in urban areas across Europe during lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, new...

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Grim forecast of coronavirus infections refuted by senior health official

A senior doctor at Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD), has dismissed as “very unlikely” the grim forecast by some...

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Spain coronavirus outbreak ‘close to peaking’

The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 5,600 on Saturday after a record 832 people died in 24...

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India needs at least 38 million masks to fight coronavirus

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment...

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Virus infections top 600,000 globally with long fight ahead

BERLIN (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up...

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‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000...

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All banks in shopping malls and hypermarkets closed today and tomorrow

All state and privately owned bank branches and financial institutions located in shopping malls and hypermarkets, which usually operate...

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Breaking News Coronavirus Outbreak Update

UK PM Boris Johnson has coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has tested positive for coronavirus. “Over the last 24 hours I have...

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More public venues in Bangkok face closure

More public venues in Thailand’s capital face closure, from tomorrow until end of April, as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...

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Analysis: Thais hopeful but many wary of military-style ‘emergency’

The state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday targets a new national threat that even...

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In virus fight, Singapore may jail people who stand close

Singaporeans could be jailed for up to six months if they intentionally stand close to someone else, under tough...

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Thai army officers involved in boxing event transferred to inactive posts

An army general, who is also the manager of the Lumpini boxing stadium, the scene of a COVID-19 cluster...

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Thai chef in NYC dies of COVID-19

A Thai chef, working at a Thai restaurant in New York City, died of COVID-19 today.   A Facebook...

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COVID-19 as of March 25, 2020

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