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Police crack down on vehicles polluting the air as part of slew of measures

By THE NATION

 

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The Royal Thai Police has enforced numerous measures to reduce PM2.5 dust particles in the air, and one of them was to arrest owners of vehicles that emitted black smoke, deputy chief of Bangkok Metropolitan Police, Jirasan Kaewsangeak, said on Monday (January 27).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145301-police-announce-measures-in-bid-to-tackle-air-pollution/?do=findComment&comment=14997499

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Health Ministry issues directive on coronavirus reports

By The Natinon

 

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The health office in Chiang Mai said on Monday (January 27) that the Public Health Ministry had instructed provincial health offices to stop reporting the numbers of suspected and confirmed coronavirus cases and wait for the official announcement from the ministry after China announced a ban of all flight to the province after February 7. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145432-chiang-mai-health-ministry-issues-directive-on-coronavirus-reports/

 

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Policewoman proved negative of coronavirus infection

By The Nation

 

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Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanacharoen, Royal Thai Police's Deputy Spokesman

 

The Royal Thai Police on Monday (January 27) denied news reports that a policewoman under the Immigration Bureau had been infected with coronavirus, saying that she was only suffering from a flu after a check-up at the Police Hospital yielded negative result, said Deputy Spokesman Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanacharoen.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145433-policewoman-proved-negative-of-coronavirus-infection/

 

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Thai tourism faces up to Bt100 bn loss from fear of virus

By THE NATION

 

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The coronavirus outbreak, if prolonged until March, could cost the Thai tourism industry between Bt80 billion to Bt100 billion or between 0.5 percentage point and 0.7 percentage point of the country's GDP, said Thanawat Phonvichai, president of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145434-thai-tourism-faces-up-to-bt100-bn-loss-from-fear-of-virus/

 

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Investors advised to hold onto cash , amid deadly virus outbreak

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index plunged on Monday (January 27), closing at 1,524.15 or down 2.89 per cent from the end of trade last week amid investors' concerns over impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145436-investors-advised-to-hold-onto-cash-amid-deadly-virus-outbreak/

 

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Thailand among world’s top 10 for mobile payments by Chinese tourists

By The Nation

 

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Thailand ranked among the global top 10 for mobile payments by Chinese tourists, fuelled by the country’s “maturity” in mobile payment solutions, a joint report by Nielsen and Alipay said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145437-thailand-among-world’s-top-10-for-mobile-payments-by-chinese-tourists/

 

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Young Thai soccer players coached by Nagoya Grampus team

By THE NATION

 

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Two dozens Thai youngsters underwent a football training programme under the guidance of Nagoya Grampus players and staff during the Nagoya Grampus Junior Football Clinic 2020 at the Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Chonburi last week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145438-young-thai-soccer-players-coached-by-nagoya-grampus-team/

 

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Prosecutors explain why no murder charge yet filed in Billy’s disappearance

 

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The widow of missing Karen rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen today appealed to the attorney-general for justice, after the Office of Special Cases clarified why it had dropped all charges, except one for malfeasance, against former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson and three other ex-park officials.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145439-prosecutors-explain-why-no-murder-charge-yet-filed-in-billy’s-disappearance/

 

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Thai universities tighten measures on travel to and from China 

 

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Several Thai universities with student exchange programs with Chinese universities, or a large contingent of Chinese students, have taken measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus on campus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145440-thai-universities-tighten-measures-on-travel-to-and-from-china/

 

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DSI to take a month deciding whether to challenge prosecutor on Billy’s case

 

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The Department of Special Investigation will consider, within a month, whether to challenge the prosecutors’ decision to drop all but one of the charges against former Kaeng Krachan national park officials in connection with the disappearance and suspected murder of Karen rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145442-dsi-to-take-a-month-deciding-whether-to-challenge-prosecutor-on-billy’s-case/

 

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Phuket Town roads to close for Chinese New Year parade

By The Phuket News

 

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The procession will start at 3pm today (Jan 28). photo: PR Dept / file

 

PHUKET: Motorists are being urged to avoid certain roads in the heart of Phuket Town today (Jan 28) as a major street procession is being held to honour Guan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, as a part of Chinese New Year celebrations.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145444-phuket-town-roads-to-close-for-chinese-new-year-parade/

 

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Wastewater overrun lands Phuket resort B10k fine

By The Phuket News

 

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Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup (centre, in yellow shirt) at the inspection last Monday (Jan 20). Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: A Phuket resort has been fined B10,000 for releasing untreated wastewater into a public drain that empties into the sea at Merlin Beach, south of Patong.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145445-wastewater-overrun-lands-phuket-resort-b10k-fine/

 

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