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U.N. nuclear agency sending coronavirus testing gear to 40 countries, including Thailand

 

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FILE PHOTO: The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flutters in front of its headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

 

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency is sending an initial batch of equipment to about 40 countries with which they will be able to perform a standard test for the coronavirus involving a technique derived from nuclear science, it said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157301-un-nuclear-agency-sending-coronavirus-testing-gear-to-40-countries-including-thailand/

 

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Phuket cuts opening hours of convenience stores, stops bike rental businesses

By THE NATION

 

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Phuket has shut down motorcycle rental businesses in the province, and restricted the opening hours of 24-hour convenience stores. The order was issued by the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee on Wednesday (April 1).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157303-phuket-cuts-opening-hours-of-convenience-stores-stops-bike-rental-businesses/

 

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DSI tells 100 staff to work from home after officer contracts Covid-19

By The Nation

 

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Some 100 officers at the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) have been asked to go on self-quarantine after one DSI officer tested positive for Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157311-dsi-tells-100-staff-to-work-from-home-after-officer-contracts-covid-19/

 

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Germans lift off from Phuket ahead of airport shutdown

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Check-in took two hours before the flight lifted off at 10:10am. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: About 250 people departed Phuket this morning on a special flight organised to take German nationals home on board Condor Airlines flight DE8759, which lifted off at 10:10am.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157313-germans-lift-off-from-phuket-ahead-of-airport-shutdown/

 

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Oh the Ecstasy! Smugglers getting more slapdash hiding "Ya E" in kid's milk formula!

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Sanook reported that smugglers of the party drug Ecstasy might be getting more slapdash in their methods. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157316-oh-the-ecstasy-smugglers-getting-more-slapdash-hiding-ya-e-in-kids-milk-formula/

 

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'Shoot them dead' - Philippine leader says won't tolerate lockdown violators

 

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask on his neck walks past closed shops in an empty street following the lockdown in the Philippine capital to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manila, Philippines, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

 

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157320-shoot-them-dead-philippine-leader-says-wont-tolerate-lockdown-violators/

 

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Sorry folks! Alcohol will not kill the virus - in fact it might just kill you quicker!

 

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Thai authorities have been quick to scotch rumors circulating on Thai social media that drinking beer and spirits can kill the Covid-19 virus. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157321-sorry-folks-alcohol-will-not-kill-the-virus-in-fact-it-might-just-kill-you-quicker/

 

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Thailand announces 104 new COVID-19 cases, total of 505 patients now discharged

 

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FILE PHOTO: Reuters

 

Thailand on Thursday announced 104 new coronavirus cases, and 3 deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,875.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157323-thailand-announces-104-new-covid-19-cases-total-of-505-patients-now-discharged/

 

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Mahasarakham orders shops closed at night

By THE NATION

 

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The Northeast province of Mahasarakham on Thursday (April 2) tightened restrictions aimed at halting the spread of deadly Covid-19 virus. The clampdown came a day after Governor Kiatisak Chanthra ordered at-risk businesses and venues to close during nighttime hours until April 20 (8am).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157339-mahasarakham-orders-shops-closed-at-night/

 

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Three patients die as 104 new cases confirmed in Thailand (Updated)

By The Nation

 

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The government reported 104 new Covid-19 infections and three more deaths on Thursday (April 2), raising the total number of cases recorded nationwide to 1,875 with 15 deaths.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157323-thailand-announces-104-new-covid-19-cases-total-of-505-patients-now-discharged/?do=findComment&comment=15243830

 

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UPDATE

Thailand reports 104 new coronavirus cases, three new deaths

 

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A volunteer wearing a face mask due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gives hand gels to homeless people before they receiving food at the Wat Arun Ratchavararam in Bangkok Thailand, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 104 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 1,875 cases, a spokesman for the government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157323-thailand-announces-104-new-covid-19-cases-total-of-505-patients-now-discharged/?do=findComment&comment=15243857

 

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Covid-19 can attack the brain and heart, expert says

By The Nation

 

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Dr Teerawat Hemachuta, File Photo

 

The new coronavirus (Covid-19) can damage not only the lungs and respiratory system but also the brain and heart, a case in China reveals.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157340-covid-19-can-attack-the-brain-and-heart-expert-says/

 

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