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RTAF to test its robot nurse among Covid-19 patients

By The Nation

 

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Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is currently developing a robot nurse to help medical personnel enter patient area, RTAF chief Air Chief Marshal Manat Wongwat said on Thursday (April 2).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157345-thai-air-force-to-test-its-robot-nurse-among-covid-19-patients/

 

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New locally produced Covid-19 test kits to be distributed soon

By The Nation

 

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Siam Bioscience has joined hands with the Department of Medical Science to develop a new test kit for detecting Covid-19, and the first lot of 20,000 kits was delivered to Government House today (April 2).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157351-new-locally-produced-covid-19-test-kits-to-be-distributed-soon/

 

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Thailand to announce nationwide curfew starting Friday

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is to announce a nationwide curfew between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. starting Friday to try to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157354-thailand to-announce-nationwide-curfew-starting-friday/

 

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Prayut orders halt to arrivals from overseas to curb virus spread

 

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Dr. Thaveesilp Wissanuyothin

 

The government is focusing its attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus on Thais and foreigners entering Thailand from overseas as the 104 new infection cases were reported today with three deaths.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157357-prayut-orders-halt-to-arrivals-from-overseas-to-curb-virus-spread/

 

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World Bank optimistic of Thai economic recovery next year despite likely contraction in 2020

By The Nation

 

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The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak will be severe beyond expectation, the World Bank warned but added it was confident that Thailand has the financial resources and innovative policies to deal with the challenges.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157374-world-bank-optimistic-of-thai-economic-recovery-next-year-despite-likely-contraction-in-2020/

 

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Home alone: Strain of being away from office and colleagues

By Jintana Panyaarvudh

 

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Khajorn Chiaranaipanich noticed his staff were posting odd messages and complaints on social media about a week after they were instructed to work from home in line with moves to combat Covid-19 outbreak. He was concerned that this out-of-character behaviour was caused by the new measure.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157375-home-alone-strain-of-being-away-from-office-and-colleagues/

 

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Two Bangkok hotels ready to house recovering Covid-19 patients

By The Nation

 

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The Public Health Ministry urged Bangkok hotels on Thursday (April 2) to make room for Covid-19 patients who are close to recovery. Deputy Public Health Minister Satit Pitutecha said the ministry is seeking alternative accommodation for recovering patients because hospitals are fast running out of beds due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157377-two-bangkok-hotels-ready-to-house-recovering-covid-19-patients/

 

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Goodbye, green - Bangkok laments park closures in virus battle

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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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) - For many residents of bustling Bangkok, a daily walk or run through central Lumpini Park is considered a sanity saver, and especially these days as most people remain indoors during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157379-goodbye-green-bangkok-laments-park-closures-in-virus-battle/

 

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Under pressure, Johnson vows 'massive' coronavirus tests increase

By Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ramp up testing for coronavirus after his government faced criticism for being slower than some European peers to roll out mass checks for front-line health workers and the population.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157380-under-pressure-johnson-vows-massive-coronavirus-tests-increase/

 

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Onshore quarantine of U.S. aircraft carrier sailors begins on Guam

By Maureen Maratita

 

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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/

 

HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - About 1,000 sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt - roughly a fifth of its crew - were under quarantine at a U.S. naval base on Guam on Thursday as the Navy sought to control a coronavirus outbreak aboard the warship.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157382-onshore-quarantine-of-us-aircraft-carrier-sailors-begins-on-guam/

 

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