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The week that was in Thailand news: Thailand never disappoints! Not to worry dear, there will be another crisis next week!

 

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One of the first words I learned in Thailand was "patiwat".

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156424-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-thailand-never-disappoints-not-to-worry-dear-there-will-be-another-crisis-next-week/

 

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Six tips to register for the Bt5,000 cash handout scheme

By THE NATION

 

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The government's cash handout initiative will open for registration at 6pm on Saturday (March 28). It aims to help those not covered by the social security system, who are affected by the order to close certain business venues to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156467-six-tips-to-register-for-the-bt5000-cash-handout-scheme/

 

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No worries on electricity supply, minister assures

By THE NATION

 

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The Energy Ministry will ensure adequate electricity supply while many people are advised to work from home by the government in an attempt to promote social distance and prevent the spread of Covid-19, Energy Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong said on Saturday (March 28).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156468-no-worries-on-electricity-supply-minister-assures/

 

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Nakhon Phanom tightens scrutiny as returnee from Bangkok becomes first Covid-19 patient

By The Nation

 

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Nakhon Phanom has discovered its first Covid-19 case, provincial governor Siam Sirimongkol told a press conference on Friday (March 27).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156470-nakhon-phanom-tightens-scrutiny-as-returnee-from-bangkok-becomes-first-covid-19-patient/

 

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Phuket COVID-19 PUI man flees designated accommodation, convinced to return

By The Phuket News

 

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Health official on Thursday rehearse in front of the cameras the moving of COVID-19 patients to the new Provincial Hall ’field hospital’. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: A man who fled his designated accommodation in Phuket Town where he was under observation on suspicion of being infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus was convinced to return to his safe zone by police and health officers yesterday (Mar 27).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156472-phuket-covid-19-pui-man-flees-designated-accommodation-convinced-to-return/

 

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Six more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Phuket, total hits 47

By The Phuket News

 

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Six new cases announced today (Mar 28). Image: PPHO

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee announced today (Mar 28) that six new COVID-19 cases in Phuket have been confirmed, bringing the total number of officially recognised cases of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus in Phuket since the outbreak began to 47.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156473-six-more-covid-19-cases-confirmed-in-phuket-total-hits-47/

 

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All Phuket beaches closed

By The Phuket News

 

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Local residents and tourists enjoying Nai Harn Beach. Photo: Phuket Lifeguard Service

 

PHUKET: All beaches in Phuket have been closed by order of the Phuket Governor to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156476-all-phuket-beaches-closed/

 

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Travellers cooperate with health checkpoints

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Today is the third day since the state of emergency, was declared by the government to implement certain restrictions in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. A deputy Bangkok governor visited a checkpoint today, located at the Bangkok-Chachoengsao border, where most road users fully cooperated with the measures put in place.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156477-travellers-cooperate-with-health-checkpoints/

 

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PM orders egg price monitoring

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Since the invocation of the Emergency Decree over COVID-19, many people have been stocking up with necessary items, including chicken eggs, resulting in shortages in some areas, and some sellers have been exploiting this situation by profiteering.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156480-pm-orders-egg-price-monitoring/

 

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Provinces prepare temporary COVID-19 hospitals

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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THAILAND (NNT) - A considerable number of COVID-19 patients are being diagnosed in all regions of the country. Provinces are now preparing temporary hospitals to accommodate COVID-19 patients as the situation escalates.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156484-provinces-prepare-temporary-covid-19-hospitals/

 

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PM Prayut orders preparations for Thais returning from Italy

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired a meeting of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration, which was attended by Supreme Commander Gen Phornphiphat Benyasri, permanent secretaries responsible for the work of five groups and representatives of relevant agencies, to adjust the work pattern.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156485-pm-prayut-orders-preparations-for-thais-returning-from-italy/

 

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Trump drops idea of New York lockdown as U.S. death count crosses 2,000

By Andy Sullivan

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1156488-trump-drops-idea-of-new-york-lockdown-as-us-death-count-crosses-2000/

 

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