Two new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases today, both Thais returning from abroad and in state quarantine, but no new fatalities. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul said that one is…

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Police in the southern New South Wales (NSW) border city of Albury check cars crossing the state border from Victoria on July 8, 2020 after authorities closed the border due to an outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in Victoria. – With the city of Melbourne going into lockdown for the next six weeks, the entire state of Victoria will effectively be sealed off from the rest of the country with the state border to NSW closing on 08 July.

Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

Shoppers in Australia’s second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions will cost the economy Aus$1…

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US withdrawal from WHO to take effect July, 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States will leave the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021, the United Nations said on Tuesday, after receiving notification of the decision…

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Thailand records two new coronavirus infections, no new deaths

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, both among returnees from abroad, but no new fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the two new patients, Thai males…

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2.7 million in Thailand’s tourism sector redundant by September – TTIC

Confidence among Thailand’s tourism business operators fell to the lowest level in a decade during the second quarter of 2020, with about 2.6 million workers already out of work and…

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Two new quarantined COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 case today, both among returnees in state quarantine, but no new fatalities. According to the CCSA, the new patients are Thai men, aged 27 and…

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EU to allow in visitors from Thailand

Thailand is among 14 countries whose citizens are deemed “safe” to be let into EU from 1 July, despite the pandemic, according to BBC. It said the US, Brazil and…

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Thailand to allow limited number of foreigners into the country again

Thailand’s CCSA has agreed to reopen the country’s borders gradually, initially for six groups of foreigners and citizens from Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. CCSA spokesman Dr….

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 infection

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today, among quarantined returnees from abroad, and no new fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new patient is a 31-year old…

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a mask due to COVID-19

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask in public after the right-wing populist attended political rallies without one in the middle of…

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WHO reports largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases to date. New infections today were 141,794 with 3,636 fatalities. The United States is still leading…

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A client wearing a face mask leaves after getting a haircut at ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ hair salon and barber shop amid the coronavirus pandemic on June 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. – New York City begins Phase Two reopening on June 22, 2020 as people can eat outdoors at restaurants and barbershops and salons can also open at 50 percent capacity.

Former virus hotspot New York reopens as cases spike elsewhere

New York businesses opened their doors to returning waves of workers Monday as the city that was once the epicenter of the global pandemic marked an important milestone in its…

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A man wearing a protective suit uses his phone at Beijing’s international airport on June 17, 2020. – Beijing’s airports cancelled more than 1,200 flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on June 17 as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.

Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak

Beijing’s airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a…

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections or deaths for third day

No new COVID-19 cases or deaths were reported in Thailand for the third day in a row on Wednesday. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that cumulative infections in…

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Cabinet endorses three packages to revive ailing tourism industry

Thailand’s Cabinet today approved three packages intended to reboot Thailand’s declining tourism industry, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourist arrivals and revenues for the first quarter of this year…

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Game and internet café operators petition for resumption of business

Thailand’s internet and game cafés have petitioned the Government to allow them to resume operations after almost three months of closure. The operators said, in a letter to the Complaints…

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Many businesses ask customers, workers to waive legal rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopen across the U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns, many are requiring customers and workers to sign forms saying they won’t sue if they catch COVID-19. Businesses…

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A mask seller wearing a mask stands in a street market in Bangkok.

Thailand records no new COVID-19 cases or deaths

Thailand today has recorded no new COVID-19 cases and no COVID-19 related deaths. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul told a news briefing that the country’s cumulative infections to date…

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Govt plans to fly 690 Thais back from Egypt in July

The Thai government plans to send four flights to bring 690 Thai students and workers back from Egypt next month. Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said today that Prime Minister Prayut…

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Thailand is ranked 2nd in global COVID-19 recovery index

Thailand is ranked second in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) after Australia, and first in Asia in the same index. Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat told the media on Sunday…

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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 to the CCSA, one is a 44-year old Thai man who…

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Thailand records two new arriving COVID-19 cases

Two more COVID-19 cases among recent arrivals were recorded today, with no locally acquired infections reported for 15 days. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul said that one of the…

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WHO says pandemic ‘far from over’ as daily cases hit record high

GENEVA (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases had their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally and has yet to peak in central America, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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Child nursery operators appeal for permission to reopen

Operators of more than 80 privately owned children’s nurseries today lodged an appeal with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, through the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the PM’s…

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Kasikorn Research Centre adjusts 2020 growth forecast down to -6%

Thailand’s GDP for the whole of 2020 is forecast to contract by as much as 6%, instead of 5% as previously projected, according to the Kasikorn Research Centre (KRC). Ms….

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Customers eat in a food court at communal tables divided by plastic partitions in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand records one new COVID-19 case and one death

A Thai student, who returned from Saudi Arabia and is currently in state quarantine in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, is Tuesday’s only new COVID-19 case, bringing cumulative infections in…

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An employee holds a face shield outside a cinema at a shopping mall in Bangkok on June 1, 2020, as movie theatres were reopened with social distancing guidelines following closures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Single new COVID-19 infection recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case and no new fatalities today (Monday). CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new patient is 43-year old Thai woman, who arrived from…

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Four new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand Sunday, no fatalities

Thailand today recorded four new COVID-19 cases, all are Thais in quarantine after returning from abroad. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul said today that, since Thailand banned on all…

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A child wearing a face mask is carried into a train station at rush hour in Bangkok on May 25, 2020, as Thais continued their return to work following the lifting of restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Thailand records 11 new coronavirus infections

After a short respite, new COVID-19 infections in Thailand jumped back into double digits today, with 11 new cases. Cumulative infections in the country are now 3,065, with 11 more…

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How future of Thai politics will be like

Political analysts must primarily take stock of two things, which include a recent opinion poll predicting that “post-COVID-19 politics” will be very heated, and an admission by a former red-shirted…

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Office workers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk to work in Bangkok, Thailand

Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand today recorded three new COVID-19 cases, but no fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing today (Tuesday) that all three new cases are Thais who have…

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FILE PHOTO: Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO warns of “second peak” in areas where COVID-19 declining

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said…

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Dr. Panprapa Yongtrakul becomes the new face of the CCSA.

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 for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Her task in this new position…

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Infections in Brazil, already the third-highest globally, are climbing by the thousands, with the outbreak in the world’s sixth-largest country expected to accelerate and not peak until early June

Brazil virus deaths surge as pandemic bites in Latin America

Brazil saw its highest number of coronavirus deaths yet Tuesday as, more than four months after COVID-19 first emerged in China, the force of the pandemic was beginning to hit…

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Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine next year

Thailand may have its own coronavirus vaccine next year, as the country makes progress in curbing the spread of the contagion, with one new case recorded today and no fatalities….

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WHO faces virus probe after Trump threat

The World Health Organization agreed Tuesday to launch an investigation into its coronavirus response, as Beijing accused Washington of shirking its responsibility after President Donald Trump threatened to quit the…

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Thai GPO to produce anti-viral Favipiravir next year

Thailand is expected to be able to produce the anti-viral drug, Favipiravir, early next year, Mrs. Nanthakarn Suwanpidokkul, a special specialist attached to the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), said today….

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Trump threatens to halt WHO funding, review U.S. membership

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider…

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A woman wearing a facemask smiles in a shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok on May 18, 2020.

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 infections today and no new fatalities. Cumulative cases in the country, to date, are 3,033, with 2,857 recoveries and 56 deaths. The two new cases…

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Top virologist warns school reopening must not be a political decision

The right timing for the opening of the first school semester of this year should not be a political decision, but should be based on scientific reasoning, with the physical…

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask passes by a billboard depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Belgrade, Serbia, April 1, 2020. The text on the billboard reads “Thanks, brother Xi”. Picture taken April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic/File Photo

China’s Xi says supports WHO probe when COVID-19 controlled

China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization (WHO) after the virus that causes the disease is brought under…

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with resturant executives in the State Dining Room of the White House May 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Trump reveals he is taking hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump on Monday made the surprising revelation that he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that his own government experts say is not suitable for fighting the novel…

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People stand in line to enter the Siam Paragon shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok on May 17, 2020.

Over 2.6 million shoppers download Thai Chana virus tracing app

More than 2.6 million shoppers have registered for and downloaded the Thai Chana mobile application, following its launch yesterday to coincide with the second phase of resuming businesses and leisure…

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Can COVID-19 kick-start long-distance learning?

The debate over when Thailand’s schools should reopen has become highly politicized, but it has also led to an intriguing question of whether Thai students are prepared for an increase…

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PM thanks Thais for making zero new infections today a reality

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked the Thai people for their collective efforts in making it possible for Thailand to achieve no new COVID-19 infections today. In the meantime, he…

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An aerial picture taken on May 12, 2020 shows a face mask placed on the face of a giant Buddha statue at Wat Nithet Rat Pradit temple in Pathum Thani outside Bangkok, as the country deals with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation.

Zero new COVID-19 deaths or infections reported in Thailand

For the first time since January 13th, when Thailand recorded its first COVID-19 case, no new infections or fatalities have been reported in the country today (Wednesday). “Today, there are…

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov visits the Dream Island amusement park ahead of its upcoming inauguration in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Shamil Zhumatov/Pool Photo via AP)

Russian president’s spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, the latest in a series of setbacks for President Vladimir Putin as Russia struggles to contain the…

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A worker disinfects a bench at Westmead Hospital amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Australians told to ‘maintain vigilance’ as coronavirus curbs eased

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australians need to stay on guard against new outbreaks of novel coronavirus as mobility restrictions are eased across the country this week, authorities said, as the death…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2020 Dr Lars Falk is pictured with protective clothing in a ward with COVID-19 patients at the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) department in the Karolinska hospital in Solna, near Stockholm, Sweden, on April 19, 2020 during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. – From the hospital ward and the distress of patients dying, to the home front full of fear of infecting their own families, medical workers face gut-wrenching daily decisions more than ever in the fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

As countries begin reopening, US virus expert warns of dangers

France began reopening schools on Tuesday and Russia and India started getting back to work as the top US infectious disease expert warned that relaxing coronavirus lockdowns too quickly could…

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A health worker in protective clothing give s thumbs up from behind a plastic partition as she prepares to collect nasal swab samples to test for the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Thai health workers started testing community of about 1600 people of Klong Toey slum at a nearby Buddhist temple.

Thailand records just two new COVID-19 cases

Two new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 3,017, according to the daily update on the pandemic situation by the CCSA. The death…

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How superpowers probably helping COVID-19

Two heads are better than one, goes a universal proverb. Which can also mean that two superpowers must be better than the rest of the world when it comes to…

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Europe, New York start emerging from lockdown as fresh cases hit Asia

Swathes of Europe as well as New York began the long process of reopening from coronavirus lockdowns on Monday, but a resurgence of infections in China and South Korea offered…

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“Pantry of Sharing” campaign unlocks Thais’ spirit of generosity

The Pantry of Sharing initiative has spurred Thais’ willingness to help out those in need. It remains to be seen, though, whether this new spirit of giving will last amid…

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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo provided by the Save Elephant Foundation, a herd of 11 elephants walk along a dirt road during a 150-kilometer (93 mile) journey from Mae Wang to Ban Huay in northern Thailand. Save Elephant Foundation are helping elephants who have lost their jobs at sanctuary parks due to the lack of tourists from the coronavirus pandemic to return home to their natural habitats. (Save Elephant Foundation via AP)

Thai elephants, out of work due to coronavirus, trudge home

BANGKOK (AP) — The millions of unemployed in Thailand due to the coronavirus include elephants dependent on tourists to feed their voracious appetites. With scant numbers of foreign visitors, commercial…

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People eat in between plastic partitions, set up in an effort to contain any spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok on May 5, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

One new COVID-19 infection reported as 40 people in Yala are cleared

Thailand reported one new COVID-19 infection again today and one more fatality, with 14 new recoveries. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that all the 40 problematic cases, from…

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A hairdresser tends to a customer at a barber shop, which was reopened after an easing of measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 3, 2020. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

Thais emerge to a “new world” after lockdown

After falling silent for more than a month under lockdown, Lek’s hairdressing salon in Bangkok is suddenly echoing to the sound of appointment calls after Thailand began relaxing restrictions on…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 29, 2018 shows an illustration picture of a toy umbella and coins next to the logo of rental website Airbnb. – Home sharing platform Airbnb on May 5, 2020, announced it will slash one fourth of its workforce — some 1,900 people — as the coronavirus pandemic crushes the travel industry. The cuts are needed for the San Francisco-based company to survive until people start traveling anew, Airbnb co-founder and chief executive Brian Chesky said in a blog post. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Airbnb slashes staff in effort to ride out pandemic

Home-sharing platform Airbnb said Tuesday it will slash one fourth of its workforce — some 1,900 people — as the coronavirus pandemic crushes the travel industry. The cuts are needed…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on “Department of Defense Budget Posture on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Top U.S. general: ‘We don’t know’ if coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general said on Tuesday it was still unknown whether the coronavirus emerged from a wet market in China, a laboratory or some other location,…

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People eat their lunch in a food hall implementing social distancing after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 5, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

PM warns businesses to maintain strict social distancing or face closure

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned stores that they must observe the rules on maintaining strict physical distancing between their customers, or they may be closed down again. The…

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A man has his hair cut at a barber shop as some socializing restrictions are lifted Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Bangkok, Thailand. Residents of Thailand’s capital enjoyed the city’s parks, booked haircuts and stocked up on beer and other alcoholic drinks Sunday as they enjoyed their first day of eased restrictions that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Thailand reports a single new coronavirus case, no fatalities

Only one new COVID-19 infection was reported in Thailand today (Tuesday), the fewest since the outbreak of the deadly disease in January, and no new fatalities. Accumulated infections in the…

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Large queues form to file claims for 5,000 baht subsidy

Hundreds of people gathered at the Public Relations Department (PRD) this morning (Tuesday) to file petitions to receive the 5,000 baht/month cash subsidy, promised by the Thai government, after they…

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will join an Australian leaders’ meeting to discuss establishing a ‘trans-Tasman bubble’ that would allow the lifting of bilateral travel bans.

Australia, New Zealand weigh trans-Tasman virus ‘bubble’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join an Australian leaders’ meeting on Tuesday to discuss establishing a “trans-Tasman bubble” that allows the neighbours to lift bilateral coronavirus travel bans….

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WHO says has no proof from US on ‘speculative’ Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support “speculative” claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. “We…

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In this pool photo taken on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a cabinet via teleconference in Moscow, Russia. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and has told President Vladimir Putin he will self-isolate. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian prime minister says he tested positive for virus

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Thursday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking Russian official known to have gotten infected. Mishustin…

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A security guard wears a mask as he helps distribute meals for Iftar during the month of Ramadan at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia on April 28, 2020. – The Islamic center had to handout meals to people as they drove by to help keep crowds down and keep volunteers safe because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

US virus cases hit a million as Germans wear masks in shops

The United States reported its millionth coronavirus case as hard-hit European countries took tentative steps towards lifting lockdowns, with masks mandatory in all German shops from Wednesday. Excitement over a…

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Thailand reports nine new coronavirus cases

Thailand recorded 9 new COVID-19 infections today, the third day of single figure increases, and no virus related fatalities. This brings the accumulated infections in the country to 2,947, while…

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Cabinet endorses aid package for disabled people

The Thai cabinet has approved a package of financial support, which includes a one-time 1,000 baht subsidy for each of Thailand’s 2.03 million registered disabled people. The support is to…

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Volunteer spray disinfectant on the hands of people queueing for free food in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A month-long state of emergency remain enforced in Thailand to allow its government to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian country. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections fall to 7

New coronavirus infections continue to drop, from yesterday’s 9 to 7 confirmed cases today, while two more fatalities have been reported. The country’s accumulated infections are now 2,938, as recoveries…

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Cabinet maintains four public holidays in May

The cabinet today rejected the CCSA’s proposal to postpone the four public holidays in May. The official holidays are May 1st Labour Day, May 4th Coronation Day, May 6th Visakha…

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WHO chief says pandemic ‘far from over’, worried about children

GENEVA (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is “far from over” and is still disrupting normal health services, especially life-saving immunisation for children in the poorest countries, the head of the…

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FILE PHOTO: A municipality worker walks among graves at a cemetery complex provided by the government for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Jakarta, Indonesia April, 22, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Exclusive: More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with coronavirus symptoms, data shows

(Reuters) – More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with acute symptoms of COVID-19 but were not recorded as victims of the disease, a Reuters review of data from 16 of…

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Trump abandons ‘enemy’ media briefings — then comes right back

President Donald Trump was so angry at the media, and so sore from ridicule over his suggestion that coronavirus patients be injected with disinfectant, that he abandoned his daily briefing…

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FILE PHOTO: A child plays under The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease

BEIJING (Reuters) – Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. It comes as many countries…

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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 were recorded. The new infections have increased accumulated cases to 2,931….

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections rise by 53 [UPDATED]

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand jumped nearly four-fold today (Saturday), compared to yesterday, with 53 being reported. They include 42 illegal foreign immigrants being held at the immigration detention centre…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2020. Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Pompeo says U.S. may never restore WHO funds after cutoff over pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID-19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World Health Organization, warning that Washington may never restore WHO funding and…

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A woman, wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, cycles with a child in the front of the bicycle along a footpath in Singapore on April 20, 2020. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore confirms 1,016 more coronavirus cases

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry said on Wednesday it had preliminarily confirmed another 1,016 cases of the novel coronavirus, taking total infections there to 10,141. The health ministry said…

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Pedestrians wearing face masks amid concerns on the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks down a street in Bangkok on April 21, 2020. (Photo by Vivek Prakash / AFP)

Thailand reports fewest infections for over a month

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline with 15 reported today (Wednesday), which is the lowest daily figure since March 15th, when infections jumped to 32 in a single…

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Life under lockdown in Cardiff, UK

A life of Taiwanese university student, Tzu-ting Huang, under lockdown in the capital city of Wales.

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Juggling WFH and childcare amid the COVID-19 crisis – how mothers stay positive

The coronavirus has upended all our lives one way or another. The Government has imposed strict social distancing measures, one of which is the temporary closure of all nurseries and…

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Thailand’s new infections fall to 19, but still no cause for relief

Thailand today reported 19 new coronavirus infections, down from yesterday’s 27, with one new fatality. The country’s accumulated infections are now 2,811, scattered over 68 provinces. Bangkok and Nonthaburi have…

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Friday night Balconies parties in Barcelona

Residents in central Barcelona hosted a balcony party on Friday to boost morale during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Pedestrians and cyclists move through Times Square Friday, April 17, 2020, in New York. New York City streets are largely empty as people continue to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, April 16, that the state’s stay-at-home restrictions that have been in place since March 22 will last at least until May 15. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Oil prices tank, as Americans protest virus stay-at-home orders

Oil prices crashed into negative territory Monday after coronavirus lockdowns around the globe shrivelled demand, as US demonstrators once again took to the streets in several state capitals demanding the…

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Thailand looking for a path out of lockdown

The lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world have come to a standstill as lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing and bans on public gatherings are enforced to curb…

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18 foreign tourists arrested at party on Pha-ngan Island

Eighteen foreign tourists were today detained by Thai police for partying at a rented house on Pha-ngan Island, home to the popular full-moon parties, in violation of state of emergency…

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With price high, Thais with dwindling incomes sell off gold

BANGKOK (AP) — With gold prices rising to a seven-year high, many Thais have been flocking to gold shops to trade in their necklaces, bracelets, rings and gold bars for cash,…

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Thailand’s new infections drop to 28 with fewer than 1,000 in-patients

Thailand’s coronavirus infection rate continues to fall, to 28 from yesterday’s 29, as the number of patients in hospital reduces to 964, falling below 1,000 for the first time in…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 16, 2020

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Thousands of Muay Thai fighters have been left out of work by the coronavirus

Coronavirus KO: Thai fighters in despair as rings fall silent

Training in masks, two metres apart, Thailand’s professional fighters are battling a new reality — shuttered gyms and cancelled tournaments after the coronavirus pandemic left them suddenly out of work….

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US President Donald Trump and government coordinator Dr Deborah Birx lay out the plan for reopening the economy

Trump says US will gradually reopen economy

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is recommending a gradual reopening of the US economy from the catastrophic shutdown ordered to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “Based on the…

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China says WHO has said no evidence coronavirus was made in a lab

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday the World Health Organization has said there is no evidence that the coronavirus that has infected more than 2 million people…

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A man wearing a protective face mask waits for a bus at a market in Songkran holiday which marks the Thai New Year during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

29 new COVID-19 infections in Thailand

The daily rate of new coronavirus infections in Thailand has fallen again to 29 today, bringing the number of accumulated cases in the country to 2,672, with 1,593 recoveries and…

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Trump says U.S. investigating whether virus came from Wuhan lab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his government is trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan, China, and Secretary of State…

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FILE PHOTO: The skyline of the Beijing’s Central Business District rises behind people crossing a street during evening rush hour as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in China, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for first time in 60 years: IMF

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia’s economic growth this year will grind to a halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis takes an “unprecedented” toll on the…

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A banner thanking frontline health workers hangs on a high-rise building construction site during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in St Julian’s, Malta April 14, 2020. (Reuters)

Global Covid-19 cases pass two million

(TRT World) The coronavirus disease has infected over two million people globally since it first emerged in China’s Wuhan. Philippines reports 14 new coronavirus deaths, 230 more infections The Philippines’…

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Thailand’s new coronavirus daily infection rate falls to 30

Thailand today reported 30 new coronavirus cases, three fewer than yesterday, 92 more recoveries and two additional fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that the number of new…

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Trump to convene G7 leaders in video call to discuss pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a video teleconference with G7 leaders on Thursday to coordinate national responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House said on…

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Asean must learn Europe’s COVID-19 lessons

A lot of people, among them many scientists, said the COVID-19 outbreak may have something to do with the weather. Europe is colder than many parts of the world, goes…

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