Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (17th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today.

Thailand confirms two Omicron XBB cases, neither are serious

Two Omicron XBB cases have been found in Thailand, but both patients have already recovered, according to the Medical Sciences Department. The first case is a 60-year-old foreign woman, who came from Hong Kong. While the second case is a 49-year-old Thai man, who arrived in Bangkok from Singapore.

Thailand confirms 11th monkeypox case in Thai man returning from Qatar

Thailand confirmed its 11th monkeypox case in a Thai man, who worked in a massage parlour in Qatar and returned to Thailand on Saturday. The man began developing a fever and blisters on his hands and legs on October 8th, when he was still in Qatar. Meanwhile, all 10 previously confirmed monkeypox cases have recovered from the disease.

New Chart Pattana Kla party leader vows to return prosperity to Thailand

Newly-elected leader of the Chart Pattana Kla Party, Korn Chatikavanij, has vowed to overhaul the Thai economy and bureaucracy, to bring prosperity and a better future for all Thais.

The former leader of the Kla Party, was nominated and elected the new party leader of Chart Pattana Kla Party yesterday, replacing Tewan Liptapallop, who has become the new party secretary-general after standing down from the leadership position.

Opposition will ask EC to dissolve Bhumjaithai Party over its liberal cannabis policy

Opposition parties plan to ask the Election Commission to dissolve the Bhumjaithai Party, for alleged violation of the Political Parties Act, over its policy to decriminalise cannabis. Opposition leader Chonlanan Srikaew claimed that the policy has created widespread public misunderstanding about cannabis, which may affect society as a whole.


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