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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

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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

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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 ›

Democrat Party to review government role after rumpus this week over face mask profiteering

Democrat Party to review government role after rumpus this week over face mask profiteering

March 14, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Thailand’s Prime Minister has pointed to an intensive investigation and has promised that no one will be protected as the government seeks answers. He… Read More ›

Thai Deputy PM Anutin warns the public to be wary of dirty white western tourists who don’t shower

Thai Deputy PM Anutin warns the public to be wary of dirty white western tourists who don’t shower

March 13, 2020

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CHIANG MAI: The Minister of Public Health described how on his recent visit to Chiang Mai he observed almost no Chinese visitors except for western… Read More ›

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

March 13, 2020

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LOPBURI: Locals seemed to understand the cause of the outbreak in the precincts of the city and even recognised the leaders or monarchs of both… Read More ›

Leaders in Thailand and across the world fighting a historic threat to the public and the economy – a virus 

Leaders in Thailand and across the world fighting a historic threat to the public and the economy – a virus 

March 12, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The western media have failed to widely report the announcement on March 4th in China by its Academy Of Sciences that the Convid coronavirus… Read More ›

US election will impact investment and moves by US firms from China to Thailand says new American envoy

US election will impact investment and moves by US firms from China to Thailand says new American envoy

March 12, 2020

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BANGKOK: Michael DeSombre appeared to express regret that Thailand has not been willing to upgrade its labour laws to strengthen the bargaining power of workers… Read More ›

Australian man pleads for help for his son and Thai wife sentenced to death for failed drug trafficking plot at sea

Australian man pleads for help for his son and Thai wife sentenced to death for failed drug trafficking plot at sea

March 11, 2020

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PATTAYA: A key witness, against 36-year-old Luke Cook and his wife, was former police volunteer Douglas Shoebridge who fled Thailand last year after it emerged… Read More ›

Medical cert now required for flyers boarding a plane to Thailand from all high-risk countries through airlines

Medical cert now required for flyers boarding a plane to Thailand from all high-risk countries through airlines

March 10, 2020

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BANGKOK: Thailand announced 3 more cases on Tuesday bringing the total number infected to 53. The government, unlike European ministries such as Italy, France, Germany… Read More ›

Kasikorn Bank indefinitely suspends all retail foreign exchange services due to kingdom’s virus emergency

Kasikorn Bank indefinitely suspends all retail foreign exchange services due to kingdom’s virus emergency

March 10, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The bank, in a statement on Sunday, said it was taking the step following the official announcement by the Ministry of Public Health on… Read More ›

Scots woman critical of British Embassy as the family raise funds to bring her father back home 

Scots woman critical of British Embassy as the family raise funds to bring her father back home 

March 10, 2020

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BANGKOK: Scotsman Bill Fairbairn was trapped in a Bangkok condo for 8 days following a stroke and only survived by pulling out the plumbing to… Read More ›

Thai government responds with targeted stimulus plans to help the economy through the virus crisis

Thai government responds with targeted stimulus plans to help the economy through the virus crisis

March 9, 2020

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BANGKOK: The government at its cabinet meeting this week will be discussing a range of practical measures to ease the burden on low-income workers and… Read More ›

Dead woman used a disconnected phone to harangue 191 police in Loei with over 50 calls a day for help

Dead woman used a disconnected phone to harangue 191 police in Loei with over 50 calls a day for help

March 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

LOEI: Police arrived at a local village after losing patience with the drunken woman ready to investigate her. They were not prepared to be ferociously… Read More ›