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Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness

By Chayut Setboonsarng

 

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Health workers use infrared thermometers to check the temperature of tourists who arrive at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The health minister in Thailand, the country with the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the illness.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145257-public-anger-grows-over-coronavirus-in thailand-with-eight-cases-of-the-illness/

 

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Almost 7,000 people from Wuhan visited Thailand this month

By The Nation

 

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High-level sources in the tourism industry revealed that Chinese tourists made up almost 30 per cent of the foreign visitors passing through Don Mueang Airport every day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145259-almost-7000-people-from-wuhan-visited-thailand-this-month/

 

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High dust to affect air quality in some northern provinces

By The Nation

 

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The overall air quality in the country ranged from good to below standard, according to reports from 17 air-quality monitoring stations of the Pollution Control Department (PCD).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145261-high-dust-to-affect-air-quality-in-some-northern-provinces/

 

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Meeting to discuss evacuation of Thais stranded in Wuhan

By The Nation

 

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A meeting at the Foreign Ministry on Monday (January 27) will discuss plans to evacuate Thai people from Wuhan in China if the coronavirus situation worsens.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145262-meeting-to-discuss-evacuation-of-thais-stranded-in-wuhan/

 

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Public hearing in the US on Jan 30 to discuss tariff privileges for Thai products

By The Nation

 

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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will open a public hearing on January 30 on the suspension of tariff privileges for Thai products under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145263-public-hearing-in-the-us-on-jan-30-to-discuss-tariff-privileges-for-thai-products/

 

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Pavit clinches record seventh ADT victory

By THE NATION

 

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Pavit Tangkamolprasert

 

Nakhon Ratchasima - The in-form Pavit Tangkamolprasert made history after he clinched the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship with a two-shot victory courtesy of a four-under-par 67 in the final round on Sunday.

 

Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145264-pavit-clinches-record-seventh-adt-victory/

 

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Hongkonger Ng wins Thailand Masters for first BWF World Tour title

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

 

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Hong Kong’s Ng Ka

 

Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long rallied back from a game down to beat Japanese Kenta Nishimoto to claim his maiden BWF World Tour title in the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on Sunday (January 26).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145265-hongkonger-ng-wins-thailand-masters-for-first-bwf-world-tour-title/

 

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Water management a make-or-break challenge for industrial corridors

By The Nation

 

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The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) currently has enough water for its needs but as people, labour and industrial activity gather pace the demand is seen spiking.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145268-water-management-a-make-or-break-challenge-for-industrial-corridors/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand so far

 

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As of Sunday, there have been eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand, five of which have already returned to China, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul disclosed today.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145257-public-anger-grows-over-coronavirus-in thailand-with-eight-cases-of-the-illness/?do=findComment&comment=14994835

 

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A Thai student in Wuhan appeals for help from Government

 

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A Thai student, currently stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has appealed to the Thai government to help evacuate her and her compatriots, claiming they are running out of food.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145269-a-thai-student-in-wuhan-appeals-for-help-from-government/

 

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Chinese-language interpreters needed to interview arriving Chinese tourists

 

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Thailand’s Department of Disease Control is recruiting Chinese-language interpreters to help interview tourists arriving at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-tapao international airports from risk areas.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145271-chinese-language-interpreters-needed-to-interview-arriving-chinese-tourists/

 

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