Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

March 25, 2020

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BANGKOK: The Chairman of Minor Group appealed to the Thai leadership as he announced the closure of 6 hotels in the capital. He advised the… Read More ›

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

March 24, 2020

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BANGKOK: A new fiscal stimulus package was also announced today as well as a state of emergency decree under a 2005 law. The financial package… Read More ›

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

March 24, 2020

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BANGKOK: The government today has announced a state of emergency to come into effect on Thursday next giving the government sweeping powers to control the… Read More ›

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

March 23, 2020

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BANGKOK: Worldwide, the mortality rate based on those detected with the virus has risen in one month from 3.41% to 4.47% as defined by the… Read More ›

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

March 23, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: New ‘Team Thailand’ revealed as leading lights in Thai medicine who met with the Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul on Saturday. It comes… Read More ›

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

March 22, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Bangkok Bank’s chief economist warned that ‘liquidity in the global market is like air’ as he highlighted that liquidity is tightening. He said governments,… Read More ›

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

March 21, 2020

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BANGKOK: Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday saw its lowest level of passengers since it opened. There were less than 10,000 arrivals on over 190 flights, some… Read More ›

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

March 21, 2020

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PATTAYA: Police patrolling the Nong Prue sub-district of Banglamung in Pattaya on Thursday afternoon were surprised to find one bar open and up to 30… Read More ›

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

March 20, 2020

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PHUKET: Foreigners with a visa overstay or an expiring visa are encouraged to obtain a letter from their embassy and visit their local immigration office.… Read More ›

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

March 20, 2020

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BANGKOK: Thai nationals in the UK and European countries are having difficulty obtaining the medical certification stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority for flights to… Read More ›

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

March 19, 2020

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BANGKOK: The number of infections since last week has been rising with daily records as Thai PM consulted on Thursday with leading medical experts. It… Read More ›

Thailand faces lockdown if Phase 3 breaks out as the numbers infected more than treble in 1 week

Thailand faces lockdown if Phase 3 breaks out as the numbers infected more than treble in 1 week

March 19, 2020

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PHETCHABUN: A senior official at the Ministry of Public Health, while announcing the latest infections on Wednesday, warned that if the current trend continues then… Read More ›

Bomb attack on Yala government offices in retaliation for casualties inflicted by Thai forces on the BRN 

Bomb attack on Yala government offices in retaliation for casualties inflicted by Thai forces on the BRN 

March 18, 2020

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YALA: National Police Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda travelled to Yala in response to the bombings and urged police to speed up investigations and reaction times… Read More ›

Bars and massage parlours ordered to close in Bangkok and Pattaya as officials say virus is still at local stage

Bars and massage parlours ordered to close in Bangkok and Pattaya as officials say virus is still at local stage

March 17, 2020

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BANGKOK: Officials point out that between 70 and 80% of infections are in the Greater Bangkok area. Outside the capital, the government has left the… Read More ›

Police investigate Ukrainian teacher’s death after a hit and run traffic incident in Sa Kaeo province

Police investigate Ukrainian teacher’s death after a hit and run traffic incident in Sa Kaeo province

March 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Coworkers and friends gathered in a poignant scene as the young teacher’s body was removed on Sunday morning from hospital to the local police facility… Read More ›

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

March 16, 2020

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BANGKOK: Deputy PM Wissanu Kruagnam on Monday emphasised that the country was still in Phase 2 stage in the battle against the virus. He said… Read More ›

Protests rumble on with raised stakes as the virus undermines fragile public confidence even further as fears grow

Protests rumble on with raised stakes as the virus undermines fragile public confidence even further as fears grow

March 16, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

KHON KAEN: Students who turned up in large numbers at Khon Kaen University on Saturday evening heard leaders condemn the government for mishandling the coronavirus… Read More ›

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

March 15, 2020

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BANGKOK: Expert physicians with Thailand’s Thoracic Society have warned that the rise in infections up to the weekend indicates the beginning of a wider outbreak.… Read More ›

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

March 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The minister’s decision is believed to be based on the evaluation of experts. They warn of 8 high-risk areas including Bangkok, in particular, places… Read More ›

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

March 14, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The party may be over for foreigners – a secret report has been seen by a Thai news agency. It suggests that experts feel… Read More ›