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  1. Former US Marine arrested over alleged kidnapping of Taiwanese man in Bangkok Two Americans, at least one of whom is believed to be a former US Marine, along with a Thai man, have been arrested in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a Taiwanese man in Bangkok. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217276-former-us-marine-arrested-over-alleged-kidnapping-of-taiwanese-man-in-bangkok/
  2. Image: Naewna Two Americans, at least one of whom is believed to be a former US Marine, along with a Thai man, have been arrested in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a Taiwanese man in Bangkok. Officers from Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division announced the arrest of the suspects at a press conference on Saturday. The motive for the kidnapping was a business feud, police said. At the end of 2020, the Taiwanese businessman and one of the American suspects fell out over a deal to buy surgical gloves. The deal was worth an estimated 93 m
  3. Thailand’s total COVID-19 case tally surpasses 100,000 after 2,302 new cases FILE PHOTO: A rescue worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside an ambulance after carrying a coffin containing a body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Thailand on Sunday (May 16) reported 2,302 new COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217268-thailand’s-total-
  4. FILE PHOTO: A rescue worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside an ambulance after carrying a coffin containing a body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Thailand on Sunday (May 16) reported 2,302 new COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths. Sunday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 101,447 with 589 deaths. On Saturday, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Ad
  5. Narrow escape for motorbike rider as car hits power pole, brings down high-voltage lines PHUKET: A 35-year-old man escaped serious injuries as the car he was driving slammed into a power pole north of Phuket Town this afternoon (May 15), as did a young man who lept to safety as downed power lines came crashing down onto his motorbike while he was riding past. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217267-narrow-escape-for-motorbike-rider-as-car-hits-power-pole-brings-down-high-voltage-lines/
  6. PHUKET: A 35-year-old man escaped serious injuries as the car he was driving slammed into a power pole north of Phuket Town this afternoon (May 15), as did a young man who lept to safety as downed power lines came crashing down onto his motorbike while he was riding past. Phuket City Police officers and Kusoldharm rescue workers were called to the scene, near the Ministry of Finance office on Trang Rd in Rassada, at 2:10pm. The officers arrived to find a white Nissan Juke sedan crunched into a power pole by the side of the road. Full story: https://www.theph
  7. Bank of Thailand Offers Additional Measures for Retail Loan Restructuring BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has added measures for retail loan restructuring, as part of its third phase of debt relief for individual borrowers, aiming to ease hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217264-bank-of-thailand-offers-additional-measures-for-retail-loan-restructuring/
  8. BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has added measures for retail loan restructuring, as part of its third phase of debt relief for individual borrowers, aiming to ease hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to BoT deputy governor Ronadol Numnonda, the new measures, implemented on 4 May, will allow vehicle hire-purchase loans and car title loan borrowers, including motorcycle owners, to return their vehicles to creditors if they cannot repay debt because of the outbreak. If a vehicle is returned and borrowers still owe a balance, the central bank as
  9. Higher Education Ministry Plans to Vaccinate All Students BANGKOK (NNT) - The Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation is working on a plan to vaccinate students at all levels, as well as people who reside near universities. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217263-higher-education-ministry-plans-to-vaccinate-all-students/
  10. BANGKOK (NNT) - The Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation is working on a plan to vaccinate students at all levels, as well as people who reside near universities. Minister Anek Laothammatas said there are about two million students, at both school and college levels, who wish to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The ministry is preparing to offer vaccination at selected campuses, while people living nearby will also be welcome to get inoculated. He said all vaccines registered in Thailand are effective against COVID-19 and have rarely caused side
  11. Government Procures 5.5 Million Tablets of Favipiravir to Ensure Availability BANGKOK (NNT) - The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has procured additional 5.5 million tablets of the anti-viral drug Favipiravir, to boost the country’s supply amid rising demand for COVID-19 treatments. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217262-government-procures-55-million-tablets-of-favipiravir-to-ensure-availability/
  12. BANGKOK (NNT) - The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has procured additional 5.5 million tablets of the anti-viral drug Favipiravir, to boost the country’s supply amid rising demand for COVID-19 treatments. GPO deputy director Sirikul Metheerangsan said the first batch of 3 million tablets was delivered to the GPO’s warehouse yesterday and the remaining 2.5 million tablets will arrive on Monday, for distribution to public health units nationwide. She said about 50,000 Favipiravir tablets are currently being prescribed to COVID-19 patients every day and the d
  13. 1,219 more prison inmates in Thailand found infected with COVID-19 on Saturday Thailand’s Corrections Department reported an additional 1,219 new COVID-19 cases among inmates and detainees in three prisons today (Saturday), all of which were found through pro-active screening. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217261-1219-more-prison-inmates-in-thailand-found-infected-with-covid-19-on-saturday/
  14. Thailand’s Corrections Department reported an additional 1,219 new COVID-19 cases among inmates and detainees in three prisons today (Saturday), all of which were found through pro-active screening. According to the report, 621 cases were found at Thon Buri Remand Prison, 510 cases at Klong Prem Central Prison and 88 at Bangkok Remand Prison. Most of the infected are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms. Six were sent to hospitals outside the prison for treatment. The Corrections Department, however, said that it has tightened up monitoring of the COVID-19 situation
  15. Two of Bangkok’s fresh markets closed after traders and workers found infected with COVID-19 The Central Din Daeng and Yingcharoen markets in Bangkok are to be closed from tomorrow (Sunday) until May 21st and May 23rd respectively, after several traders and workers in there were found to be infected with COVID-19. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217260-two-of-bangkok’s-fresh-markets-closed-after-traders-and-workers-found-infected-with-covid-19/
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