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China logs fewer coronavirus infections but tightens some curbs on movement

By Huizhong Wu, Andrew Galbraith

 

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People with masks are seen at the side of a building, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the central business district in Beijing, China, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

 

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China, where the coronavirus outbreak first erupted in December, logged fewer new infections on Thursday, but measures restricting movement have been tightened in some parts of the country due to a fear of more imported cases.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157383-china-logs-fewer-coronavirus-infections-but-tightens-some-curbs-on-movement/

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Survey unmasks Thais’ viral hygiene habits

By THE NATION

 

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An online survey of hygiene habits has revealed how national habits have changed as Thais seek to protect themselves and others from the raging Covid-19 contagion.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157384-survey-unmasks-thais’-viral-hygiene-habits/

 

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PM announces 10pm to 4am nationwide curfew

By THE NATION

 

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In a more stringent move to curb new Covid-19 infections, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced a nationwide 10pm to 4am curfew effective from tomorrow (April 3).

 

Full Story: 
https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157354-thailand to-announce-nationwide-curfew-starting-friday/?do=findComment&comment=15244992wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==

 

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Thai rice prices hit seven-year high on anticipated sales as coronavirus troubles rivals - exporters

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's rice prices have reached the highest in seven years due to Thai exporters anticipating more sales, as their main competitors battle domestic coronavirus outbreaks.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157385-thai-rice-prices-hit-seven-year-high-on-anticipated-sales-as-coronavirus-troubles-rivals-exporters/

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Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate seven times New York's? Obesity is a factor

By Brad Brooks

 

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Bourbon Street amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy’s high levels of obesity and related ailments may be part of the problem.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157386-why-is-new-orleans-coronavirus-death-rate-seven-times-new-yorks-obesity-is-a-factor/

 

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What Thomas Hardy's wife thought of their 40-year age gap

By Craig Simpson

 

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Thomas Hardy and his second wife Florence 

 

There was “genuine love” between Thomas Hardy and his second wife despite a 40-year age gap, newly discovered letters reveal.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157389-what-thomas-hardys-wife-thought-of-their-40-year-age-gap/

 

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Dolly Parton pledges $1m to coronavirus vaccine research

By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

 

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Dolly Parton performing at the 2019 Grammy awards. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

 

Dolly Parton has donated $1m (£800,000) to research into a coronavirus vaccine, as she begins a new storytelling series for children in lockdown.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157390-dolly-parton-pledges-1m-to-coronavirus-vaccine-research/

 

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The Beatles at 60: In times of trouble, listening to their music is like returning to the Bible

By Lucy Jones

 

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The Beatles celebrate the completion of their new album, 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', in 1967 ( Getty Images )

 

The Beatles formed nearer in time to the Spanish Flu (1918 -1920) than our current Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157391-the-beatles-at-60-in-times-of-trouble-listening-to-their-music-is-like-returning-to-the-bible/

 

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PTT to sell 70% alcohol at all its Bangkok petrol stations from April 4

By The Nation

 

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PTT Oil and Retail Business (PTTOR) will sell 100,000 bottles of 70 per cent alcohol through all PTT petrol stations in Bangkok at a special price as of April 4 before expanding sales to its petrol stations nationwide.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157400-ptt-to-sell-70-alcohol-at-all-its-bangkok-petrol-stations-from-april-4/

 

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No public transport, taxis during curfew hours

By THE NATION

 

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All public transport will be suspended nationwide from 9.30pm to 4am from tomorrow (April 3) in line with the curfew, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157412-no-public-transport-taxis-during-curfew-hours/

 

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day

 

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Medical staff prepare a ambulance at NHS Nightingale hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from the coronavirus rose 24 percent to 2,921 as of April 1.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157414-uk-coronavirus-death-toll-rises-to-2921-up-24-in-a-day/

 

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