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




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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BoI aims to boost investment in medical sector





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




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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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