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Jobless Thai chef arrested for trying to sell rare butterflies

An unemployed chef has been arrested after he tried to sell eight preserved butterflies of six rare species to undercover officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant…

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No CCSA decision yet on Bangkok reopening on Oct 15th, quarantine remains

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has not yet made a decision on the reopening of Bangkok to fully vaccinated and COVID-19 negative international arrivals by October 15th, but…

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Registration for 3rd “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” tourism program starts Sep 24

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is set to launch the third phase of the “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) tourism promotion program on September 24th, by enabling…

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This picture taken on May 14, 2020 show an employee moving waste from hospitals that treat patients with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus to an incinerator at a trash disposal facility in Bangkok. The kingdom has not recorded a domestic case of the virus for 51 days as of July 15, winning praise for its strict lockdown which has so far controlled infections. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

COVID contaminated waste should not be burned in crematoria – Pollution Control

COVID-19 contaminated waste should not be incinerated in crematoria, as it would send undesirable odours and particles of toxic gasses and heavy metals that can worsen people’s health and the…

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This photograph taken on November 1, 2020 shows tourists visiting the Chiang Dao caves complex, which goes on for more than 10km and contains shrines, statues and Buddha images, located some 70km north of Chiang Mai. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Chiang Mai’s Doi Chiang Dao declared new UNESCO biosphere reserve

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved Thailand’s Doi Chiang Dao in the northern province of Chiang Mai as a new biosphere reserve, the fifth of…

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Epidemiologists sent from Bangkok to help contain COVID-19 spread on Phuket

A team of officials from the epidemiology division of Thailand’s Disease Control Department has been sent by the Ministry of Public Health to Phuket, to help health officials there in…

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Construction of controversial Yuam River diversion project approved

Approval was granted today (Wednesday) for the construction of the controversial 70-billion-baht long Yuam River diversion project when the National Environment Board (NEB) gave the go-ahead for the crucial environmental…

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Thai “Lalisa” style headdresses sell like hot cakes, as Buri Ram’s meatballs come under spotlight

Following the highly successful solo debut of K-pop sensation Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa, the headdress she wore in the LALISA video, viewed 143 million times in just the…

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Low income Thais who missed out on welfare card scheme to get another chance to apply

About two million low income-earners, who missed out on previous registration for welfare cards, mostly because they don’t have smartphones, will get another chance to get register to receive financial…

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Thai provinces facing floods as storm Conson makes landfall in Vietnam

Flash floods and heavy rain have hit many provinces of Thailand as tropical storm Conson made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai early on Sunday, according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department. Thai…

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Tourists return to Thailand’s national parks in droves

Despite being the rainy season, the yearning for a natural environment, peace, morning fog and a cool breeze has prompted tens of thousands of Thai tourists to visit the country’s…

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Five Thai provinces are set to reopen to foreign tourists on October 1

Bangkok, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chiang Mai are set to reopen to foreign arrivals on October 1st, following the successful implementation of the first phase of the…

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Thais flock to Hua Hin as lockdown eased, reopening to foreign tourists cautioned

More Thai people have been travelling to the coastal town of Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, since the partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The proposed reopening to foreign…

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Rescued toddler in Chiang Mai is improving but needs counselling

Gina, the young kidnap victim, is recuperating satisfactorily in a hospital, in Chiang Mai province, and has allowed her parents to hug her again today (Thursday). The toddler’s father said…

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Hunt on for tiger killing 2 buffaloes near Thailand’s Pang Sida national park

The Pang Sida national park, in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaeo, has launched a hunt for a tiger which has killed two buffaloes in the past week weeks. The…

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Rain forecast from monsoon trough, approaching tropical storm Conson

The Thai Meteorological Department warned today (Wednesday) that most parts of Thailand, which have been hit by heavy rain over the past few days, are expected to face more rain…

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Couple held by police as search resumes for missing girl in Chiang Mai

A couple is being been held in police custody for questioning in connection with the search for a 23-month-old girl, who went missing from a remote village in Mae Taeng…

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Massive search underway for missing child in Thailand’s Chiang Mai

A massive search was launched today, involving dozens of local police, border patrol police, rescue volunteers and villagers, for a girl aged one year and eleven months who has been…

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Hair, fingernail, teeth found in young woman’s ovary not black magic

Doctors at Sichon Hospital, in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, recently operated on a 17-year-old woman to remove a cyst from her ovary, which was found to contain…

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Rescuers lead Barry Leonard Weller, 72, out of the jungle, in Thailand’s northeastern Khon Kaen province, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Tanadon Sribura )

British man rescued after being lost 3 days in Thai jungle

A 72-year-old British man was found safe three days after disappearing in a thick jungle in northeastern Thailand while going to visit friends on a motorbike. A local hunter came…

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Thousands of cats stranded on Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi during pandemic

Over 1,000 of cats have been stranded on Phi Phi Island, in Thailand’s Krabi Province, left behind by their owners after COVID-19 killed the country’s tourism industry. The cat’s owners,…

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Heavy flooding in Bangpu industrial estate and other parts of Samut Prakan

Bangpu industrial estate, in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, is under a meter of water this morning (Sunday), following several hours of heavy overnight rain. All roads in the industrial estate…

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Bomb explodes on Bangkok bound freight train in Narathiwat province

A special train, bound for Bangkok from Su-ngai Kolok district of the southernmost province of Narathiwat, was hit by a bomb blast today (Saturday). The device is believed to have…

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Remote control boats to tighten family bond

When a child wants to have a remote control boat, most parents would just buy them at a toy store. This family in Ayutthaya, however, is a bit different. As…

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Businesses in Thai border town mulls “sandbox” scheme to lure Malaysian tourists back

The private sector, in Thailand’s border district of Sadao in Songkhla province, is to propose the “Dan Nok Sandbox” scheme to the governor, to reopen the commercial town to arrivals…

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Fancy mooncakes up for grabs on e-platforms

The economy might be ailing but bakers of mooncakes are betting on a healthy appetite for their tasty pastries as the run-up to the Mid-Autumn Festival gets underway. Celebrated all…

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Kratom can be grown legally, leaves sold commercially in Thailand from Aug 24

From August 24th, Kratom plants (Mitragyna speciosa) can be cultivated legally and its leaves, which contain psychotropic alkaloids, may be sold commercially in Thailand with impunity, while those being detained…

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Longan growers seek help from Thai government as prices hit rock-bottom

Thailand’s longan growers are asking for help from the government after China has temporarily suspended purchases of the sweet and succulent fruit since August 13th, claiming that Thai exports were…

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RDS: The group of doctors fighting COVID – and corruption – in Thailand 

Though its name suggests it has closer links with communities upcountry, the Rural Doctors Society (RDS) is now a hero to Bangkokians after it stepped up to battle the raging…

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Samut Sakhon governor quits after his transfer request was rejected

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vijitsaengsri decided to quit government service today (Monday) and spend the rest of his life with his family in his hometown in Thailand’s central province of…

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Former Thai prime minister’s widow Thanpuying Boonruen Choonhavan dies of COVID-19

Thanpuying Boonruen Choonhavan, the widow of former prime minister Chatichai, died early this morning (Saturday) of a COVID-19 related illness. The death of the 101-year old grand lady was announced…

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Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket

Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket

Police are holding a man in custody for questioning in connection with the death of a Swiss tourist, who is thought to have been murdered on Thursday near Ton Ao…

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Phuket, dead Swiss tourist, candlelight vigil

Candle-lit ceremony held on Phuket in remembrance of dead Swiss tourist

Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew led a group of provincial employees, hotel representatives and residents of Phuket on Friday night, to honour the memory of a Swiss tourist whose body was…

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Swiss tourist under “sandbox” scheme found dead in Phuket, police chief on island for probe

A body of a foreign female tourist, later identified as a Swiss national, who traveled to Thailand through the “sandbox” scheme in which fully vaccinated COVID-negative overseas arrivals are allowed…

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Did UNESCO add fuel to the fire by inscribing Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex?

The listing of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex as a World Heritage Site has added another jewel to Thailand’s collection of globally-recognized natural and cultural treasures. However, UNESCO’s inscription also further…

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Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan forest listed as world natural heritage site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) agreed to list Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan forest complex as a world natural heritage site during its 44th session, held online between July 16th and 31st…

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Ubon Ratchathani’s Candle Festival goes virtual

A couple of years ago, before the pandemic became part of our lives, anything online was considered a gimmick, something to enhance “modernity”. Today, though, online events are unavoidable, so…

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3 villages near poultry plant in Phetchabun locked down as 3,000 workers found infected with COVID-19

Three villages around a frozen poultry plant in Bung Samphan district of Phetchabun province have been locked down after 19 villagers and more than half of the 6,500 plus workers…

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Samut Sakhon governor offers to quit if he can’t solve communication problem with COVID-19 patients

Samut Sakhon’s Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri has volunteered to resign if his officials fail to contact COVID-19 patients, currently in community isolation facilities or pre-admission centres, within 24 hours of the…

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Poultry plant in Thailand’s Phetchabun closed after 1,600 workers infected with COVID-19

A frozen poultry processing factory in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun has been closed down after more than 1,600, of the 7,200, were found to be infected with COVID-19 during…

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Homeless but not friendless at Ban Poonsuk

“Being homeless does not necessarily means being friendless.” This is the philosophy of Ban Poonsuk, a communal refuge for the homeless and stigmatized asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Pathum Thani province…

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Interprovincial travel restrictions for ‘Dark Red’ zone begin Wednesday

Thailand’s Department of Land Transport announced today (Wednesday) that all interprovincial public transport services have been suspended for the 13 provinces under maximum control and restrictions, in accordance with the…

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Suspected Lumpy Skin Disease found near Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary

At least nine banteng, or Bali Cattle in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary in Thailand’s Uthai Thani province are thought to be infected with Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) and a…

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CCSA remaps Dark Red, Red, Orange and Green areas as COVID-19 pandemic situation worsens

As COVID-19 infections increase relentlessly in most of Thailand’s provinces, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has added Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Chon Buri provinces to the “maximum controlled and…

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Supreme commander warns against public gatherings ahead of anti-government protest on Sunday

An announcement was issued on Friday by Thailand’s Supreme Commander General Chalermpol Srisawat, in his capacity as chief of the emergency situation administration for security affairs, reaffirming the current ban…

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Up to 100 people in Bangkok pose as elderly in attempt to get vaccinated

Up to 100 people have been caught posing as the elderly in an attempt to get vaccinated at Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok’s main vaccination site for people aged 60…

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Protester arrested after demanding mRNA vaccines, two including police officer injured

One protest leader was arrested, while another and a police officer were injured in a scuffle between anti-government protesters and police in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health late…

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Thailand cautiously reopens to foreign tourists as the “Samui Plus” project starts Thursday

The “Samui Plus” model kicks off today (July 15th), welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists, just two weeks after the initial Phuket “sandbox” tourism project was launched. The first 20 tourists…

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Prachin Buri clinic closed for claiming to have Moderna vaccine

A midwifery clinic, in Kabin Buri district of Thailand’s eastern province of Prachin Buri, has been closed indefinitely by district health officials, after it allegedly claimed that it had Moderna…

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Man faces charges for adding ‘Sinovac salesman’ to Thai virologist’s Wikipedia entry

A Thai man is facing charges for criminal defamation, and possibly computer crimes, for allegedly adding, to the Thai language Wikipedia entry for controversial Thai virologist Prof. Dr. Yong Poovorawan,…

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Thailand’s renowned Sriracha Tiger Zoo is to close after 24 years in operation

After 24 years, one of Thailand’s famous tourist attractions, for both Thais and foreigners, is to close for the foreseeable future. Sriracha Tiger Zoo’s management has announced the closure of…

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Siam Nonthaburi Foundation volunteers in full protective suits carry a coffin containing a COVID-19 victim to a cremation rite for free funeral ceremony service at Rat Prakong Tham temple Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Mounting COVID-19 deaths in Thailand drive crematories to verge of failure

“We don’t know if there will be more (bodies) arriving today. Our crematory isn’t working well because it is overheated (from the continued use). If we place the coffins inside,…

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Eight police officers injured by roadside bomb in Thailand’s Pattani province

Eight police officers in Pattani were injured last evening when their pickup truck was struck by a roadside bomb, detonated by insurgents hiding in the bushes. The attack occurred Saturday…

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This handout courtesy of CryptoAmulets founder Ekkaphong Khemthong taken on June 9, 2021 and released on June 22, 2021 shows Buddhist abbot Luang Pu Heng receiving a donation during a blessing ceremony for the digital amulets bearing an image of his face at the Wat Pattana Thammaram temple in Surin. – Karmic fortune has arrived to the digital art market, with a kaleidoscopic splash of colours and the face of a revered Thai monk offering portable Buddhist good luck charms to tech-savvy buyers. (Photo by Daye CHAN / COURTESY OF EKKAPHONG KHEMTHONG / AFP)

Buddhist digital amulets mark Thai entry into crypto art craze

Bangkok (AFP) – Karmic fortune has arrived to the digital art market, with a kaleidoscopic splash of colours and the face of a revered Thai monk offering portable Buddhist good luck…

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CCSA “farm hut” quarantine model in Thailand’s northeast questioned

Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani has recently come up with its own model for local quarantine, to accommodate native residents infected with COVID-19 and who develop mild symptoms. The…

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Walk-A-Tif: Elephant Village Pattaya

For Thais, the elephant is a symbolic animal, but this important mammal is in danger as their numbers have reduced dramatically, from 100,000 to only around 2,700, in the past…

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Non-urgent surgery at Krathum Baen district hospital on hold after medics infected with COVID-19

The Krathum Baen district hospital, in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, has postponed all non-urgent surgery and doctor appointments until further notice, after several medical personnel and patients were…

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First tourist under ‘Phuket Sandbox’ reopening test positive for COVID-19

Thailand has recorded the first case of COVID-19 among foreign tourists entering the kingdom through the resort island of Phuket under the “Phuket Sandbox” scheme, which has been welcoming fully…

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Samut Prakan’s city planning allows residential areas close to factories

The fire at a chemical factory in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province raises a lot of questions about city planning and, in particular, about laws on industrial facilities. An expert says…

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Chemical leak likely cause of factory fire, engineers say

The Council of Engineers (COE) of Thailand said in an online press conference today (Tuesday) a chemical leak is a likely cause of the fire that raged for up to…

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High levels of styrene found within 1km radius of chemical factory, avoidance recommended

A high level of styrene, a synthetic chemical used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, has been found in a 1km radius of the Ming Dih Chemical Company in Samut…

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Chemical factory fire in Thailand’s Samut Prakan under control

Firemen succeeded in controlling the fire at the Ming Dih Company’s chemical factory in Samut Prakan province in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). It took about 25 hours…

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Chemical plant fire near Bangkok continues to burn, 5km evacuation radius still in force

Samut Prakan provincial administration has posted on its Facebook page to confirm that the evacuation zone remainswithin a 5km radius of the chemical factory, which caught fire early Monday morning….

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7,347 hotel bookings on Phuket in July, as 15 local COVID-19 infections logged

7,347 people have booked their hotel rooms for stays during July, as part of the Phuket “sandbox” project, which began on July 1st and enables fully vaccinated foreign tourists to…

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Tourist-reliant boat operators less optimistic of success in country’s reopening

Locals working for tourism-related businesses on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket, most of them fully vaccinated against COVID-19, have expressed their readiness to welcome foreign tourists once again, after its…

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Suvarnabhumi Airport remains open, despite clouds of black smoke over parts of it

Bangkok’s main international airport, Suvarnabhumi, remains open as normal with planes landing and taking off as usual, said Deputy Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport Kittiya Kontong today (Monday). A huge plume of black smoke, billowing from a…

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Evacuation underway of people near a burning chemical factory in Samut Prakan

People living within a five kilometre radius of a chemical factory in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province have been asked to evacuate their homes temporarily for their safety,…

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NACC forms five panels to probe controversial ‘fancy’ lamp post project in Samut Prakan

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has agreed to establish five panels to investigate the installation and maintenance of decorative lamp posts, in Racha Thewa sub-district, in Bang Phli district of…

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All schools, kindergartens in Khon Kaen closed till July 16 amid COVID-19 spread

All schools, kindergartens and child development centres in Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen have been ordered to close until July 16th amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 infections in…

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Man faces charges in Buriram for failing to report for COVID-19 screening

Health officials, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buriram, have filed charges against a man, who recently returned to his home in the province from Bangkok and refused to report to…

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How the hospitality workforce on the Andaman coast is adapting to survive the coronavirus pandemic

In 2004, when a deadly tsunami hit Thailand’s Andaman coast, Khao Lak in Phang Nga province and Phuket were left devastated. Thousands of people lost their lives, including Thais and…

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A Buddhist monk travels by boat to receive morning alms in Amphawa district. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

How Going back to basics has rekindled authenticity in a canal-side town

Amphawa in Samut Songkhram province returns to the days before tourism as the coronavirus brings the flow of visitors to a halt The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many places to…

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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead

At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment in Pathum Thani, which…

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This photograph taken on June 20, 2021 and received courtesy of Radchadawan Peungprasopporn via her Facebook account on June 22, 2021 shows an elephant searching for food in the kitchen of her home in Pa La-U, Hua Hin. (Photo by Radchadawan PEUNGPRASOPPORN / FACEBOOK / AFP)

Image of wild elephant poking its head into Hua Hin kitchen becomes a meme

A picture of a wild elephant poking its head into the kitchen of a house, in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin, shared online yesterday (Tuesday), has now become…

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720 more “fancy” lamp posts worth 68 million Baht approved for Samut Prakan

Despite widespread public criticism of inappropriate spending and alleged over-pricing, the Racha Thewa Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) Council, in Bang Phli district of Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, has decided to…

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Loud bang heard, green light seen in Thailand’s North could be a bolide

The mysterious explosive sound and turquoise glow seen and photographed in northern Thailand on Tuesday evening could be a bolide, a kind of very bright meteor, said the National Astronomical…

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Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, as planned. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in…

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Holding centres set up in Songkhla for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases as hospitals fill up

Two holding centres have been established in Jana and Ranot districts of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, to accommodate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, as hospitals there are reaching capacity. According to…

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Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

Schools in several of Thailand’s provinces have been ordered to close, just a week after the start of the new school term, as a number of students have been found…

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Samut Sakhon governor complains of too few vaccines as “Give Back Vaccines to Samut Sakhon” hashtag goes viral

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri is publicly complaining that his province will be getting fewer vaccines than requested, as many netizens in this coastal province change their profile hashtag to…

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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

A parachutist was killed as he encountered sudden wind turbulence, after parachuting from the summit of a mountain in Thailand’s central province of Lopburi on Sunday. The victim, a 53-year-old…

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Yala Madrasa COVID-19 cluster spreads to 190 people in 12 Thai provinces

The COVID-19 cluster at a madrasa, an Islamic boarding school, in Thailand’s southernmost province of Yala, has now led to 190 infections in 12 provinces, according to the Disease Control…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan…

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Madrasa in Yala ordered closed as many students got COVID-19

An Islamic boarding school, in Thailand’s southern border province of Yala, has been ordered to close after many students were found infected with COVID-19. The Dawah Centre of Thailand, in…

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Phuket prepares for fully vaccinated foreign tourists, as 63% of locals inoculated

Thailand’s resort island of Phuket is preparing to open to foreign tourists in less than two weeks, with 63.3% of the local population having received their first doses and 30.2%…

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Rayong’s hazmat processing company demanded ฿1.3 billion for environmental damage

Pollution Control Department is demanding that a hazardous waste processing and recycling company in Rayong province pay compensation of more than 1.3 billion baht for damage caused to the environment…

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Possible corruption in provincial lamp post procurements

Thailand’s netizens are sharing images of “fancy” lamp posts, with Thai sculptures on the top, in many rural areas. One of them is in Nakhon Si Thammarat and has led…

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Phitsanulok schools closed after one day of reopening following COVID-19 infections

Six schools in Chart Trakarn and Nakhon Thai districts of Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanulok have been ordered to close until further notice, after only one day of school reopening…

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Prominent doctor urges postponement of Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourists in July

A prominent doctor has urged the postponement of Thailand’s reopening to fully vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine requirements in July, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, citing the current low vaccination…

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Indonesian fisherman rescued off Phuket after being adrift without food for nine days

An Indonesian fisherman was safely rescued from the sea, off Thailand’s Phuket Island, after having been adrift without food in his small fishing boat for nine days. The boat was…

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Most patients infected by Delta variant in Udon Thani recover

Twelve of the 17 people in Thailand’s northeastern province of Udon Thani, who were found to be infected with the Delta, or Indian variant of COVID-19, have fully recovered and…

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Samui welcomes fully vaccinated domestic tourists without quarantine

Samui Island is now welcoming fully vaccinated tourists, from within Thailand, without the need to go through a 14-day quarantine, according to Samui Island District Chief Teerapong Chuaychoo. Citing a…

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

Citing the low daily COVID-19 infection rate, of fewer than five cases for the past seven days, the provincial communicable disease committee of Chiang Mai has decided to ease some…

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Inoculation vans to tour Thailand vaccinating the elderly, bed-ridden, caretakers

A caravan of COVID-19 inoculation vans, from the Public Health Ministry, began inoculating people over 60, bed-ridden patients and their caretakers in Bangkok today (Tuesday), before going on to tour…

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Snake hunters seek hunt of king cobras terrorising a village in Trang

A team of snake hunters, from Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, is on its way to a village in Muang district of the neighboring province of Trang today,…

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Screengrab of a video clip provided by Reuters shows juvenile bamboo sharks being released into the wild.

Thai researchers breed and release endangered bamboo sharks to the ocean

In the Gulf of Thailand, fisheries researchers use a guideline to scuba dive to the ocean floor where they release baskets full of young bamboo sharks into the wild. The…

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Ratchaburi noodle factory closed after 28 workers found with COVID-19

An instant noodle factory, in Ban Pong district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, has been ordered to close for 14 days from today (Monday), after 28 workers tested positive for COVID-19…

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2,419 new COVID-19 cases today, with new cluster in Bangkok’s Rama 9 area

A new cluster of COVID-19 infections has been found at a condominium construction site in the Rama 9 area of Bangkok, where 347 workers have been infected, as 2,419 new…

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Indian COVID-19 variant found in 235 people in 10 of Thailand’s provinces

235 people have been infected with the Indian variant of COVID-19, or B.1.617.2, to date, in 10 Thai provinces, with most in Bangkok, according to the Department of Medical Sciences…

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