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Brits in Thailand wanting to return to UK should go NOW - expats urged to register with Embassy

 

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British nationals in Thailand wanting to return to the UK should go now, the British Embassy in Bangkok has advised.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157146-brits-in-thailand-wanting-to-return-to-uk-should-go-now-expats-urged-to-register-with-embassy/

 

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UPDATE:   14 arrested in Phuket for partying By The Nation     Nine foreigners and five Thais were arrested in Phuket province on Wednesday (April 1) for allegedly u

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BoI aims to boost investment in medical sector

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The Board of Investment is drawing up a plan to attract more investment in the medical industry in a move to boost the production of medical supplies to fight Covid-19, BoI deputy secretary-general Narit Therdsteerasukdi said on Wednesday (April 1).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157238-boi-aims-to-boost-investment-in-medical-sector/

 

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BMA orders capital’s convenience stores to close from midnight until 5am

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reduced the opening hours of convenience stores, food shops and stalls by ordering them to close from midnight to 5am, from Thursday until end of April.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157138-new-measures-to-control-contagion-in-bangkok/?do=findComment&comment=15241434

 

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Patong COVID cleanse, house checks in full swing

By The Phuket News

 

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The street cleanse is in full swing. Photo: Patong Municipality

 

PHUKET: Patong Municipality’s COVID-19 street cleanse and door-to-door house check is in full swing, with trucks dousing the main streets with disinfectant and teams of officers walking from house to house to check the occupants for any signs of the disease.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157239-patong-covid-cleanse-house-checks-in-full-swing/

 

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All six new Phuket confirmed COVID-19 cases worked or visited Bangla Rd, total cases hit 75

By The Phuket News

 

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All six newly announced cases involved people who worked or visited Bangla Rd in Patong. Image: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee today (Apr 1) announced six more confirmed cases of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, with all six either working on or visiting Bangla Rd in Patong.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157240-all-six-new-phuket-confirmed-covid-19-cases-worked-or-visited-bangla-rd-total-cases-hit-75/

 

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Phuket power outages to be reduced, but will continue

By The Phuket News

 

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The power outages will continue, but will be reduced in frequency and impact, says the PEA. Photo; PEA

 

PHUKET: Power outages across the island will continue but are to be reduced in frequency and in impact as the island enters lockdown mode, the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has told The Phuket News.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157241-phuket-power-outages-to-be-reduced-but-will-continue/

 

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Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War Two

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Wimbledon logo is seen inside the grounds at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 23, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157242-wimbledon cancelled-for-the-first-time-since-world-war-two/

 

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UK coronavirus lockdown raises fears of rise in child drug mules

By Amber Milne

 

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A member of the West Midlands Police cannabis team inspects cannabis plants at a factory in Birmingham, central England, January 25, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Staples

 

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With Britain in coronavirus lockdown, more children risk being trapped in violent homes - a key factor that sucks young people into drug trafficking, crime experts said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157243-uk-coronavirus-lockdown-raises-fears-of-rise-in-child-drug-mules/

 

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One in four women is not free to say no to sex, U.N. research finds

By Ellen Wulfhorst

 

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Contraceptives are seen at a family planning clinic in Cairo, Egypt August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Nadine Awadalla

 

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only about half the world's women can make their own decisions on sexual consent and health care, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning such limited rights stand in the way of gender equality.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157244-one-in-four-women-is-not-free-to-say-no-to-sex-un-research-finds/

 

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Brazil confirms first indigenous coronavirus case in the Amazon

By Anthony Boadle

 

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FILE PHOTO: Yanomami Indians perform a dance at the community of Irotatheri, during a government trip for journalists, in the southern Amazonas state of Venezuela, just 19km (12 miles) from Brazil's border, September 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

 

BRASILIA (Reuters) - An indigenous woman in a village deep in the Amazon rainforest has contracted the novel coronavirus, the first case reported among Brazil's more than 300 tribes, the Health Ministry's indigenous health service Sesai said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157245-brazil-confirms-first-indigenous-coronavirus-case-in-the-amazon/

 

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Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear lands in U.S. after Trump-Putin call

By Andrew Osborn, Polina Devitt and Steve Holland

 

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Boxes with medical equipment and masks to help fight coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen on board a Russian military transport plane ahead of its departure to the United States of America, at an airdrome outside Moscow, Russia April 1, 2020, in this screen grab taken from video. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

 

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia sent the United States medical equipment on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157246-russian-plane-with-coronavirus-medical-gear-lands-in-us-after trump-putin-call/

 

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France passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths, no end of lockdown in sight

 

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Medical staff embark a patient infected with the COVID-19 onboard a TGV high speed train at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station, to evacuate some of the coronavirus disease patients from Paris region hospitals to Brittany, in Paris, France April 1, 2020. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

 

PARIS (Reuters) - France became the fourth country to pass the 4,000 coronavirus deaths threshold on Wednesday, after Italy, Spain and the United States, as the government scrambles to stay ahead of the curve regarding ventilator-equipped beds that are quickly filling up.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157247-france-passes-4000-coronavirus-deaths-no-end-of-lockdown-in-sight/

 

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'Waiting for a miracle': Russians worry as 25,000 stranded abroad by coronavirus

By Dmitriy Turlyun

 

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FILE PHOTO: Drivers, who cooperate with Yandex.Taxi online ride-sharing service, wait for specialists to have their cars sanitized and to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Yandex.Taxi drivers' centre in Moscow, Russia March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Savelyov, a Russian stuck on an island off Thailand, is among 25,000 Russian nationals stranded far from home because of myriad restrictions on transport imposed over the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157248-waiting-for-a-miracle-russians-in-thailand-among-25000-stranded-abroad-by-coronavirus/

 

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British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff: BBC

 

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(Reuters) - IAG-owned British Airways <ICAG.L> is expected to announce suspension of about 36,000 of its employees, BBC News reported on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157252-british-airways-expected-to-suspend-36000-staff-bbc/

 

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U.S. Navy does not rule out punishing captain who criticized coronavirus response

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart

 

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FILE PHOTO: The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is seen while entering into the port in Da Nang, Vietnam, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday did not rule out punishing the captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter to Navy leadership asking for stronger measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157254-us-navy-does-not-rule-out-punishing-captain-who-criticized-coronavirus-response/

 

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Pentagon looking to provide up to 100,000 body bags for civilians in virus outbreak

By Mike Stone

 

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FILE PHOTO: Workers wheel a deceased person outside of Brooklyn Hospital Center during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is looking to provide up to 100,000 body bags for use by civilian authorities as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the United States with a high death toll expected in coming weeks.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157257-pentagon-looking-to-provide-up-to-100000-body-bags-for-civilians-in-virus-outbreak/

 

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Exclusive - 'Things under control': how Europe sleepwalked into the coronavirus crisis

By Francesco Guarascio

 

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FILE PHOTO: 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

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks, ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus, governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks, EU documents show.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157259-exclusive-things-under-control-how-europe-sleepwalked-into-the-coronavirus-crisis/

 

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Irritated Ajax want Dutch league called off

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Quarter Finals and Semi Finals Draw - Nyon, Switzerland - March 15, 2019. Ajax director of football Marc Overmars before the draw. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam technical director Marc Overmars on Wednesday expressed astonishment at plans to try to complete the Dutch league season and compared the country’s football association and UEFA to Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157262-irritated-ajax-want-dutch-league-called-off/

 

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Pattaya: Did you use Bangkok Bank at Walking Street on March 25th - if you feel ill contact a doctor immediately

 

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The governor of Chonburi province has issued a specific letter calling for anyone who used facilities at the Bangkok Bank branch at Walking Street Pattaya on the morning of March 25th to contact medical personnel if you are feeling ill. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157270-pattaya-did-you-use-bangkok-bank-at-walking-street-on-march-25th-if-you-feel-ill-contact-a-doctor-immediately/

 

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Covid-19: More booze bans coming? Thai province bans alcohol sale at all convenience stores: cooperate or we'll shut you down

 

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The province of Nakhon Pathom in central Thailand has ramped up regulations at all convenience stores. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157272-covid-19-more-booze-bans-coming-thai-province-bans-alcohol-sale-at-all-convenience-stores-cooperate-or-well-shut-you-down/

 

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Covid-19 video: Russian/Thai couple fear for their lives after hospital send them home with high fever

 

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A couple just back to Thailand from Russia went to the media to complain after they contacted a hospital in Chonburi and despite having a high fever were sent home with some paracetamol and cough medicine. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157279-covid-19-video-russianthai-couple-fear-for-their-lives-after-hospital-send-them-home-with-high-fever/

 

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Hua Hin: Governor warns of more closures, 7-Eleven restrictions as latest case announced

 

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The governor of Prajuab Khirikhan province announced that the latest case of Covid-19 brought his province's total to 14.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157284-hua-hin-governor-warns-of-more-closures-7-eleven-restrictions-as-latest-case-announced/

 

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Busted in Phuket: Foreigners, including Brits, flout Emergency Decree in rooftop drugs and booze party

 

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Patong's police chief told the media that he personally went with a task force during the night to bust a rooftop party at a luxury house in the area.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157291-busted-in-phuket-foreigners-including-brits-flout-emergency-decree-in-rooftop-drugs-and-booze-party/

 

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Amazing Thailand! Please arrest me officer, I'm drunk and I need a rest in the cells

 

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Sanook reported that a thirty seven year old Thai construction worker called Jetsada walked into Samed police station in Muang district of Chonburi and asked to be breathalyzed for DUI. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157292-amazing-thailand-please-arrest-me-officer-im-drunk-and-i-need-a-rest-in-the-cells/

 

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British travellers left stranded in Thailand accuse airlines of cashing in on COVID-19 crisis

 

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British travellers in Thailand struggling to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic have accused airlines of cashing in by charging extortionate prices for flights.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157296-british-travellers-left-stranded-in-thailand-accuse-airlines-of-cashing-in-on-covid-19-crisis/

 

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