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Covid-19 curfew, if imposed, should be 24-hour lockdown , says Wissanu

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam

 

If the government imposed a curfew, it should be round-the-clock , said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam March 25.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155865-covid-19-curfew-if-imposed-should-be-24-hour-lockdown-says-wissanu/

 

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Thailand bans entry to foreigners, prepares emergency measures against coronavirus

 

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People wear protective suits, due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, as they queue at the immigration center in Bangkok, Thailand, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai government banned entry for all non-resident foreigners on Wednesday but held off on restricting people's movement inside the country as the government prepared to roll out emergency measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Full Story: Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155783-thailand-closes-borders-to-foreigners/?do=findComment&comment=15209067

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CPF enforces virus-prevention measures, reassures safety of meat products

By The Nation

 

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Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has implemented measures to prevent pork and chicken meat from being infected with the Covid-19 virus, said Dr Damnoen Chaturavittawong (DVM), Senior Vice President of Swine Veterinary Service Department today (March 25).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155867-cpf-enforces-virus-prevention-measures-reassures-safety-of-meat-products/

 

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Prayut wants Thais to prepare for the worst, asks for trust in his leadership

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the Thai people on Wednesday to expect the worst in the next several weeks or months as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country and as more stringent measures being imposed are going to affect their daily lives.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155868-prayut-wants-thais-to-prepare-for-the-worst-asks-for-trust-in-his-leadership/

 

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Phuket Governor ’asks’ tourists to self curfew from 5pm to midnight

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana is asking all tourists to stay in their hotel rooms from 5pm to midnight. Photo: PPHO

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana today issued a notice calling for all tourists on the island to self-quarantine themselves in their hotel rooms from 5pm to midnight.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155870-phuket-governor-’asks’-tourists-to-self-curfew-from-5pm-to-midnight/

 

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Commerce Ministry launches fleet of Blue Flag grocery vehicles

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - While the government continues to ask members of the public to stay home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Commerce has launched a caravan of Blue Flag vehicles to sell and deliver numerous consumer products at affordable prices right to people’s homes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155871-commerce-ministry-launches-fleet-of-blue-flag-grocery-vehicles/

 

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Trump risks blowback from war of words with China over coronavirus

By Matt Spetalnick, David Brunnstrom and Andrea Shalal

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus response daily briefing with members of the administration's coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and some top aides have repeatedly excoriated China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a stance that even some in his administration worry could bring a dangerous backlash from Beijing.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155872-trump-risks-blowback-from-war-of-words-with-china-over-coronavirus/

 

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Exclusive: Pentagon orders halt overseas movement for U.S. military over coronavirus

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a joint news conference with Britain's Secretary of State of Defence Ben Wallace after their meeting at Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks, the Pentagon chief told Reuters on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155874-exclusive-pentagon-orders-halt-overseas-movement-for-us-military-over-coronavirus/

 

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UK orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson for coronavirus patients

By Paul Sandle and Kate Holton

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Dyson logo is seen on one of company's products presented during an event in Beijing, China September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators designed at breakneck speed by vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson, billionaire founder James Dyson said, as the country tries to boost the number of devices available to treat coronavirus patients.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155877-uk-orders-10000-ventilators-from-dyson-for-coronavirus-patients/

 

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Cairo, the city that never sleeps, shuts for coronavirus night-time curfew

 

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A police officer stands at the Qasr El Nil street during the first day of a two-weeks night-time curfew which ordered by the Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

 

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt and its capital Cairo, a mega-city home to some 20 million people, shut down on Wednesday evening as authorities launched a night-time curfew to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155878-cairo-the-city-that-never-sleeps-shuts-for-coronavirus-night-time-curfew/

 

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Countries must not squander chance to control coronavirus: WHO

By John Revill and Stephanie Nebehay

 

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FILE PHOTO: Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

 

ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries that have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus need to put a premium on finding new cases and doing everything they can "to suppress and control" the virus, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155883-countries-must-not-squander-chance-to-control-coronavirus-who/

 

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Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj Hakimi

 

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An Afghan Sikh woman reacts near the site of a Sikh religious complex attack in Kabul, Afghanistan March 25, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

 

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1155885-gunmen-in-afghanistan-kill-25-at-sikh-complex-islamic-state-claims-responsibility/

 

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