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Thai immigration: Biometrics still doing a great job catching illegal foreigners   Picture: Immigration Bureau   The Thai Immigration bureau published an article proudly showing tw

Staff at a NY hospital dump protective gear in outdoor trash can after handling bodies By Brendan McDermid   A healthcare worker removes and discards personal protective equipment

Immigration say they are doing all they can as petition gets signatures   Picture: Naew Na   An Immigration spokesman has hit back after pictures appeared of an overcrowded Governm

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

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat




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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Pattaya bar owners donate 500 meals to low income residents affected by the coronavirus economic crises



PATTAYA:--The owner of two Walking Street bars donated 500 meals to low-income Pattaya residents struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157396-pattaya-bar-owners-donate-500-meals-to-low-income-residents-affected-by-the-coronavirus-economic-crises/


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Pattaya food vendors give food to people hit hard by the coronavirus crisis



PATTAYA:--Seeing that tens of thousands of people are suffering from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis, Pattaya food sellers large and small have rallied to extend a hand of kindness to the people going through tough times by giving out food to those who really cannot afford to buy it.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157395-pattaya-food-vendors-give-food-to-people-hit-hard-by-the-coronavirus-crisis/


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Two THAI flights from London found to be Covid-19 hotspots

By The Nation



Nonthaburi Provincial Public Health Office has issued a warning that passengers on two flights from London face the risk of being infected by Covid-19.


The Nonthaburi Provincial Public Health Office has announced that passengers of two Thai Airways (THAI) flights from London to Bangkok may be at risk because three people who took these flights were found to be infected with Covid-19. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157441-two-thai-flights-from-london-found-to-be-covid-19-hotspots/


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Over 1,500 Thais cross over from Malaysia via Sadao checkpoint

By The Nation
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On Thursday (April 2), more than 1,500 Thais working in Malaysia returned to Thailand through the Sadao border checkpoint in Yala province.




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Thailand hit by African Horse Sickness, killing over 100 horses





BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 100 horses have died from African Horse Sickness (AHS) in Thailand, government data showed, in the Southeast Asian country's first instance of the illness that only affects animals.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157444-thailand hit-by-african-horse-sickness-killing-over-100-horses/


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As Covid-19 cases rise, Thailand shuts doors on new arrivals

By The Nation



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In a move to control the spread of Covid-19, the government plans to further restrict arrivals to Thailand from April 2 to April 15, though the prime minister has called on the Foreign Ministry to issue a clear directive on the subject.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157445-as-covid-19-cases-rise-thailand-shuts-doors-on-new-arrivals/


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Global coronavirus cases surpass one million: U.S. researchers

By Cate Cadell



Medical staff in full protective gear carry a patient on a stretcher down a street in Naples, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Italy, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca


(Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 51,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a tally by a U.S. university.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157449-global-coronavirus-cases-surpass-one-million-us-researchers/


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Staff at a NY hospital dump protective gear in outdoor trash can after handling bodies

By Brendan McDermid



A healthcare worker removes and discards personal protective equipment (PPE) into a trash can after wheeling the bodies of deceased people outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York City were seen disposing of their gowns and caps and other protective wear in a sidewalk trash can on Thursday after wheeling bodies out of the hospital and loading them into a refrigerated truck.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157450-staff-at-a-ny-hospital-dump-protective-gear-in-outdoor-trash-can-after-handling-bodies/


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Engineer crashes LA train near U.S. Navy hospital ship deliberately, prosecutor says



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(Reuters) Prosecutors say the engineer derailed his train near the U.S Navy hospital ship, Mercy, in Los Angeles because he believed coronavirus and the hospital are part of a government plot.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157451-engineer-crashes-la-train-near-us-navy-hospital-ship-deliberately-prosecutor-says/


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Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis

By Jamie Freed



FILE PHOTO: A British Airways plane taxis past tail fins of parked aircraft to the runway near Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo


SYDNEY (Reuters) - A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had fallen to 23% of last year's levels and around half the world's airplane fleet is in storage.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157454-airline-industry-braces-for-prolonged-recovery-from-coronavirus-crisis/


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U.S. paying Russia for entire planeload of coronavirus equipment - U.S. official

By Steve Holland



FILE PHOTO: A Russian military transport plane carrying medical equipment, masks and supplies lands at JFK International Airport during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Stefan Jeremiah


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is paying Russia for a planeload of medical equipment sent by Moscow to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday, clearing up confusion as to who footed the bill.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157455-us-paying-russia-for-entire-planeload-of-coronavirus-equipment-us-official/


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Trump negative for coronavirus again, says wearing masks okay

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland



U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined that he has not been infected.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157456-trump-negative-for-coronavirus-again-says-wearing-masks-okay/


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Democrats delay presidential convention until August, citing coronavirus

By Jason Lange



FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN's Washington studios without an audience because of the global coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party on Thursday postponed its U.S. presidential nominating convention by a month until August, citing the coronavirus health crisis that has upended daily life and caused many states to postpone their primaries.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157458-democrats-delay-presidential-convention-until-august-citing-coronavirus/


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European football focusing on restart in July and August

By Brian Homewood



FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


(Reuters) - European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should "really be the last resort."


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157466-european-football-focusing-on-restart-in-july-and-august/


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Immigration say they are doing all they can as petition gets signatures
Picture: Naew Na
An Immigration spokesman has hit back after pictures appeared of an overcrowded Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana, Bangkok, on a 'vote for change' site. 
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As millions lose jobs, Fed policymakers say recession is here

By Ann Saphir



FILE PHOTO: Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari poses during an interview with Reuters in his office at the bank's headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., January 10, 2020. REUTERS/ Ann Saphir


(Reuters) - The U.S. recession is here. How long it will last will depend on the course of a viral pandemic that could still kill hundreds of thousands of Americans, and has most of the country under lockdowns aimed at slowing the infection's spread.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157470-as-millions-lose-jobs-fed-policymakers-say-recession-is-here/


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Chiang Mai and the virus: All foreigners, many Thais ordered into 14 day quarantine on arrival in province



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Chiang Mai's governor Charoenrit Sanguansat and airport officials inspected arrangements for incoming passengers at Chiang Mai airport after new ramped up regulations came in for Thais and foreigners entering the province. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157471-chiang-mai-and-the-virus-all-foreigners-many-thais-ordered-into-14-day-quarantine-on-arrival-in-province/


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Covid-19 lockdowns make breathing easy



Quiet streets…a rare scene for the normally bustling Bangkok.


Though the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is taking lives in almost every corner of the world, there are some positive effects from millions of people staying home and practising social distancing.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157473-covid-19-lockdowns-make-breathing-easy/


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Pattaya Shutdown! Severe restrictions on movement and closure of hotels among new measures as Covid-19 cases rise rapidly




A top level meeting yesterday of the governor of Chonburi, district chiefs, mayors and health personnel decided on a ten point plan that is set to be signed and implemented today. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157476-pattaya-shutdown-severe-restrictions-on-movement-and-closure-of-hotels-among-new-measures-as-covid-19-cases-rise-rapidly/


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Trat: Tourists have fled to Koh Chang as rumors of island shutdown from Sunday abound
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Thai media reported that tourists have been making their way to the holiday island of Koh Chang all week amid news reports that the island is to enter a lock down phase from April 5th, Sunday. 
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BTS, MRT adjust service hours as curfew takes effect





Train operators in Bangkok have adjusted their service hours after the government declared a curfew on Thursday (April 2), ordering suspension of all public transport nationwide from 9.30pm to 4am from April 3 until further notice.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157484-bts-mrt-adjust-service-hours-as-curfew-takes-effect/


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