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'Holidays in hell' could cost Asia up to $115 billion in lost GDP due to virus: ING

 

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing medical masks walk at the international arrivals terminal of I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, in Bali, Indonesia January 31, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Fikri Yusuf/ via REUTERS

 

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian economies could lose $105-$115 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) this year due to a slump in tourism following the outbreak of the coronavirus, ING said in a report on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149989-holidays-in-hell-could-cost-asia-up-to-115-billion-in-lost-gdp-due-to-virus-ing/

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Chevrolet assures after-sale service following exit from Thailand

By THE NATION

 

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Chevrolet Thailand said its after- sale services will continue at Chevrolet service centres nationwide after the brand's withdrawal from the Thai market at end of this year.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149983-chevrolet-assures-after-sale-service-following-exit-from-thailand/

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Phuket schools expand virus self-quarantines

By The Phuket News

 

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Education Minister Natthaphon Thepsuwan. Photo: Ministry of Education

 

PHUKET:-- Following a new missive from the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) and the Ministry of Education issued yesterday (Feb 23), schools across Phuket have ramped up their self-quarantine requirements of all teachers, staff and students returning from recognised “outbreak areas” of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149966-phuket-schools-expand-virus-self-quarantines/

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Legal experts fault charter court's interpretation of law in Future Forward dissolution case

By The Nation

 

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FFP supporters react to the court's  verdict  at the party's  headquarters on Friday.

 

Dozens of law lecturers at Thammasat University on Monday (February 24) issued  a joint statement  expressing  their objection to  the Constitutional Court’s ruling to disband the Future Forward Party and bar its executives from politics for 10 years on the grounds that the party received illegally a loan of  Bt191 million from its leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150017-legal-experts-fault-charter-courts-interpretation-of-law-in-future-forward-dissolution-case/

 

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PM calls for probe after reports of infected Chinese in border hospitals

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on provincial governors to investigate after news reports said that some Thais have taken Chinese infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus to border hospitals.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150018-pm-prayut-calls-for-probe-after-reports-of-infected-chinese-in-border-hospitals/

 

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Seventh Italian dies from coronavirus in Europe's worst flare-up

By Elvira Pollina and Emilio Parodi

 

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Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

 

MILAN (Reuters) - The death toll in Europe's largest coronavirus outbreak rose to seven on Monday and new cases climbed above 220 as Italy shut down much of its wealthy north to curb the disease's spread.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150019-seventh-italian-dies-from-coronavirus-in-europes-worst-flare-up/

 

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Dozens hurt as car ploughs into German carnival parade

By Stephane Nitschke and Andreas Kranz

 

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Police forensic officers work at the scene after a car ploughed into a carnival parade injuring several people in Volkmarsen, Germany February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

 

VOLKMARSEN, Germany (Reuters) - A German man ploughed his car into a carnival parade in the western town of Volkmarsen on Monday, injuring 30 people including children, police said, adding it was too early to say what his motive was.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150020-dozens-hurt-as-car-ploughs-into-german-carnival-parade/

 

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Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in turning point for #MeToo movement

By Brendan Pierson

 

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Courtroom during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken away in handcuffs, a turning point for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150021-weinstein found-guilty-of-sexual-assault-rape-in-turning-point-for-metoo-movement/

 

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Pheu Thai leader blasts PM on first day of censure debate

By THE NATION

 

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Sompong Amornvivat, leader of Pheu Thai party and the opposition coalition, accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of failing to manage the country, abuse of power, conflict of interest as well as involvement in corruption on the first day of the censure debate on Monday (February 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150022-pheu-thai-leader-blasts-pm-on-first-day-of-censure-debate/

 

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Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport abuzz with activity

By THE NATION

 

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Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport under the Department of Airports is busier than usual despite the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, said its director Thaworn Saeng-ampai on Monday (February 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150023-nakhon-si-thammarat-airport-abuzz-with-activity/

 

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PM2.5 dust particles forecast to blanket Bangkok until end of month

 

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Bangkok residents have been advised to protect their health by wearing face masks while they are outdoors, but to avoid outdoor activities where possible, from today until the end of the month due to increased PM2.5 dust in the air over most parts of the capital.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150024-pm25-dust-particles-forecast-to-blanket-bangkok-until-end-of-month/

 

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Malaysia's Mahathir quits at 94 but agrees to stay as interim PM

By A. Ananthalakshmi, Joseph Sipalan and Rozanna Latiff

 

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

 

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly quit as Malaysia's prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil, but agreed to a request by the Southeast Asian nation's king to stay on as interim premier until a successor is named.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150025-malaysias-mahathir-quits-at-94-but-agrees-to-stay-as-interim-pm/

 

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Defiant Pannika dares PM to sue over her allegation of Government involvement in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

 

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Former spokeswoman for the now defunct Future Forward party, Pannika Wanich, has challenged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to file a personal defamation claim against her for implicating him in the previous administration’s alleged assistance in the cover-up of Malaysia’s multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150027-defiant-pannika-dares-pm-to-sue-over-her-allegation-of-government-involvement-in-malaysia’s-1mdb-scandal/

 

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Mobile clinic offers free vaccinations for cats and dogs in Kathu

By The Phuket News

 

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Kathu Municipality’s announcement about the mobile clinic. Photo: Kathu Municipality

 

PHUKET: Kathu Municipality’s Public Health and Environment Division has set up a mobile clinic to offer free vaccinations for cats and dogs in local areas from Feb 28 to March 10.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1150028-mobile-clinic-offers-free-vaccinations-for-cats-and-dogs-in-kathu/

 

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