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  1. Vials of the Chinese made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine / AFP About 95% of those who have received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine have developed an immune response which prevents the spread of SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, according to research jointly conducted by the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and the US Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science (USAMD-AFRIMS). The National Vaccine Institute said that 186 volunteers have joined the clinical trials, to test their immune response to the SARS
  2. Bangkok lockdown proposal not yet accepted due to economic concerns A fish vendor pushes her cart in the Chinatown area of Bangkok on May 28, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP) The Thai government has not yet decided to go forward with a proposal, made by a prominent doctor, for a one-week lockdown of Bangkok amid rising COVID-19 cases, citing concerns over economic impacts of the measure, said Gen. Nattaphon Narkphanit, who heads a Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) sub-committee. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221615-b
  3. A fish vendor pushes her cart in the Chinatown area of Bangkok on May 28, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP) The Thai government has not yet decided to go forward with a proposal, made by a prominent doctor, for a one-week lockdown of Bangkok amid rising COVID-19 cases, citing concerns over economic impacts of the measure, said Gen. Nattaphon Narkphanit, who heads a Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) sub-committee. Gen. Nattaphon said the “bubble-and-seal” approach will remain in use, but with stricter measures, with details to be discussed at a meeting
  4. Electricity outage to affect Kathu The areas to be affected. Image: PEA PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Kathu tomorrow (June 25) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221614-electricity-outage-to-affect-kathu/
  5. The areas to be affected. Image: PEA PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Kathu tomorrow (June 25) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables. The areas to be affected by the power outage, from 9am to 5pm, are along the westbound of Phra Phuketkaew Rd, from Kathu intersection to Si Kor intersection. In its announcement, the PEA apologised for any inconvenience caused while the work is carried out. Full Story: https://www.thephuketnew
  6. Probe Launched into Controversial Street Lamps BANGKOK, June 24 (TNA) – Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda formed a committee to investigate the installation of street lamp posts in many areas of Samut Prakan province and assured that wrongdoers would be punished. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221613-probe-launched-into-controversial-street-lamps/
  7. BANGKOK, June 24 (TNA) – Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda formed a committee to investigate the installation of street lamp posts in many areas of Samut Prakan province and assured that wrongdoers would be punished. The minister said the investigation concerned expensive lamp posts topped with mythical figures in Samut Prakan and the probe committee would cooperate with the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the Office of the Auditor General. Any officials who are found guilty will be suspended and prosecuted, Gen Anupong said. Full Sto
  8. Ex-soldier opens fire in Thai coronavirus field hospital, kills 1 A suspect is arrest by police after a shooting at a coronavirus (COVID-19) field hospital in Ranong, Thailand June 24, 2021. Dailynews via REUTERS BANGKOK (Reuters) - A former soldier fired gunshots in a coronavirus field hospital in Thailand on Thursday, killing a 54-year-old patient after earlier shooting dead a convenience store employee, police said. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221573-shootings-at-7-11-in-bangkok-and-pathum-thani-field-hospital-2-dead/?do=findCommen
  9. Ex-soldier opens fire in Thai coronavirus field hospital, kills 1 A suspect is arrest by police after a shooting at a coronavirus (COVID-19) field hospital in Ranong, Thailand June 24, 2021. Dailynews via REUTERS BANGKOK (Reuters) - A former soldier fired gunshots in a coronavirus field hospital in Thailand on Thursday, killing a 54-year-old patient after earlier shooting dead a convenience store employee, police said. The suspect, 23, believed that the patients in the hospital in Pathum Thani near Bangkok were drug addicts and that he hated drug addict
  10. Expat Life had the opportunity to meet the incoming Principal of Rugby School Thailand (RST) Mr. Bruce Grindlay, who takes up his position on the 1st August 2021, over a Zoom call from his current school Sutton Valence School in the Garden of England in Kent. He is naturally looking forward to taking up his position at Rugby School Thailand (RST) but has sadly been unable to visit Thailand over the last year, so has had ongoing Zoom calls with his colleagues and the School board. I asked him why it was thought necessary for the School to appoint an overall Principal an
  11. House Speaker maintains his rejection of Pheu Thai’s draft charter amendments House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Wednesday) reiterated his decision to reject the Pheu Thai Party’s draft charter amendments, which seek to establish a Constitution Drafting Assembly to craft a new charter under Section 256 and Chapter 15/1 of the current charter, as both Houses of the Parliament convened to debate and vote on 13 charter amendment drafts proposed by various political parties. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221509-house-speaker-maintains-his-rejec
  12. House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Wednesday) reiterated his decision to reject the Pheu Thai Party’s draft charter amendments, which seek to establish a Constitution Drafting Assembly to craft a new charter under Section 256 and Chapter 15/1 of the current charter, as both Houses of the Parliament convened to debate and vote on 13 charter amendment drafts proposed by various political parties. Mr, Chuan maintained that he has strictly adhered to the Constitutional Court’s ruling that allows amendments of the current charter, but not a rewrite, after being questioned by Pheu Thai
  13. First million Sinopharm doses delivered to Thailand pass QC, jabs start Friday The first million doses of China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine, delivered to Thailand on Sunday, have passed quality control inspection by Thailand’s Medical Sciences Department and are ready to be administered starting Friday (June 25th). Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221507-first-million-sinopharm-doses-delivered-to-thailand-pass-qc-jabs-start-friday/
  14. The first million doses of China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine, delivered to Thailand on Sunday, have passed quality control inspection by Thailand’s Medical Sciences Department and are ready to be administered starting Friday (June 25th). The qualities of the vaccine match to the data registered for emergency use with Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), while the temperature at which the vaccine must be stored is appropriate, said Department Director-General Dr. Supakit Sirilak today (Wednesday). The Sinopharm vaccine, named Covilo, which was approved by
  15. Layan beach encroachers given seven days eviction notice MaAnn Samran arrives to deliver one of the eviction notices. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: The occupiers of plots of state land along the Layan-Leypang beachfront together estimated to have a total value of about B10 billion have until next Monday (June 28) to remove their buildings or else face them being demolished. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221505-layan-beach-encroachers-given-seven-days-eviction-notice/
  16. MaAnn Samran arrives to deliver one of the eviction notices. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: The occupiers of plots of state land along the Layan-Leypang beachfront together estimated to have a total value of about B10 billion have until next Monday (June 28) to remove their buildings or else face them being demolished. MaAnn Samran, chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), served official notices of eviction to 15 people occupying some 178 rai of land, including the well-known Tony’s Restaurant at Layan Beach, on Monday (June 21).
  17. U.S. embassy in Thailand rejects citizens' appeal for vaccines FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Thailand start a mass inoculation at a gymnasium inside the Siam paragon Shopping center, Bangkok, Thailand June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun BANGKOK (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Thailand on Wednesday turned down a direct appeal to fly in coronavirus vaccines for its citizens but said the U.S. government was taking actions to boost vaccine access worldwide.
  18. FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Thailand start a mass inoculation at a gymnasium inside the Siam paragon Shopping center, Bangkok, Thailand June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun BANGKOK (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Thailand on Wednesday turned down a direct appeal to fly in coronavirus vaccines for its citizens but said the U.S. government was taking actions to boost vaccine access worldwide. The embassy in a message to its citizens in Thailand said the state department c
  19. ‘HUG THAIS’ tourist offers set for July launch in Phuket as top island reopens Bangkok, 23 June, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) to launch the ‘HUG THAIS’ project to stimulate Thai and foreign tourists’ spending to revive economy. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221492-‘hug-thais’-tourist-offers-set-for-july-launch-in-phuket-as-top-island-reopens/
  20. Bangkok, 23 June, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) to launch the ‘HUG THAIS’ project to stimulate Thai and foreign tourists’ spending to revive economy. H.E. Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said, “The ‘HUG THAIS’ project is the latest public-private sector initiative of TAT, the Thai government, and partners like the TCC to reinvigorate Thailand’s tourism industry and the wider national economy. Such cooperation is vital as Thailand progresses towa
  21. Man, 79, dies after motorbike hit head-on by 18-wheeled truck Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: A 79-year-old man died after the motorbike he was riding was struck head-on by an 18-wheeled truck and trailer on Thepkrasattri Rd in Srisoonthorn yesterday (June 22). Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221491-man-79-dies-after-motorbike-hit-head-on-by-18-wheeled-truck/
  22. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: A 79-year-old man died after the motorbike he was riding was struck head-on by an 18-wheeled truck and trailer on Thepkrasattri Rd in Srisoonthorn yesterday (June 22). Lt Chanita Boonyanuwat of the Thalang Police was called to the scene, the northbound lanes of Thepkrasattri Rd about 30 metres south of the PTT petrol station in Baan Lipon, Moo 1, Srisoonthorn, at 12:40pm. Police arrived with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the body of Prasong Saejiw, 79, a resident of Cherng Talay, on the road beside his black-white Honda W
  23. Fitch Expects 1.8% Thai GDP Growth BANGKOK, June 23 (TNA) – The Thai economy will grow by 1.8% this year limited by the third wave of COVID-19 in the country and then expand by 4.2% next year, according to Fitch Ratings. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221489-fitch-expects-18-thai-gdp-growth/
  24. BANGKOK, June 23 (TNA) – The Thai economy will grow by 1.8% this year limited by the third wave of COVID-19 in the country and then expand by 4.2% next year, according to Fitch Ratings. Jindarat Sirisithichote, associate director for financial institutions at Fitch Ratings (Thailand), said the third wave of COVID-19 slowed down economic activity. Although disease control measures were not as harsh as those imposed in previous waves, economic activity declined, she said. Full Story: https://tna.mcot.net/english-news-723450 -- © Copyright TNA
  25. 661 infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19, number likely to increase 661 people in Thailand were infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant between April and June 20th and the number is likely to increase, said Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221487-661-infected-with-the-delta-variant-of-covid-19-number-likely-to-increase/
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