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Basketball: Bryant, Duncan and Garnett headline Hall of Fame class

 

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FILE PHOTO: Feb 09, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) on the court against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - The late Kobe Bryant was selected on Saturday as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157829-basketball-bryant-duncan-and-garnett-headline-hall-of-fame-class/

 

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Thai army orders probe into General who allegedly let 152 Thais from US go home

 

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The Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry has recalled an army major-general from Suvarnabhumi international airport and ordered an investigation into his reported decision to let 152 Thais, arriving from abroad yesterday, to return home instead of being quarantined in state facilities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157830-thai-army-orders-probe-into-general-who-allegedly-let-152-thais-from-us-go-home/

 

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Kind-hearted Phuket locals come to the aid of broke Russians left stranded due to COVID-19

 

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Locals in Phuket have come to the aid of three Russian tourists who have been forced to take shelter in a temple after being left stranded due to the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157835-kind-hearted-phuket-locals-come-to-the-aid-of-broke-russians-left-stranded-due-to-covid-19/

 

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Senior army officers to oversee passenger screening at Bangkok airports

 

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The Thai military has appointed two senior officers to be in charge of the screening of arriving passengers at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports, to avoid a repeat of the incident at Suvarnabhumi international airport yesterday evening, when a group of arriving Thai passengers refused to be quarantined and were allowed to go home.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157837-senior-army-officers-to-oversee-passenger-screening-at-bangkok-airports/

 

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U.S. coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies

By Richard Lough and Andreas Rinke

 

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A New England Patriots Boeing 767-300 jet with a shipment of over one million N95 masks from China, which will be used in Boston and New York to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), arrives at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 2, 2020. Jim Davis/Pool via REUTERS

 

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - From Europe to South America, U.S. allies are complaining about the superpower's "Wild West" tactics in outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers who have already signed deals for vital medical supplies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157838-us-coronavirus-supply-spree-sparks-outrage-among-allies/

 

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Banks to resume full services from April 7

By THE NATION

 

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All banks will resume normal services on Tuesday (April 7), including opening new accounts and PromptPay registration services that had been temporarily suspended since last week to reduce crowding at the banks’ branches in an attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157839-banks-to-resume-full-services-from-april-7/

 

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Lazada, Shopee launch 4.4 discounted flash sale campaigns

By THE NATION

 

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Saturday (April 4), also billed as 4.4, is a day of competition between e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada for their promotion campaigns.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157841-lazada-shopee-launch-44-discounted-flash-sale-campaigns/

 

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Horse racing: Potters Corner wins 'Virtual Grand National' race

 

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(Reuters) - Potter's Corner won the computer-simulated 'virtual' version of the Grand National after the annual steeplechase at Aintree, Liverpool was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157845-horse-racing-potters-corner-wins-virtual-grand-national-race/

 

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Premier League pay row adds to pressure on game amid pandemic

By Simon Evans

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v AFC Bournemouth - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - February 22, 2020 General view of the Premier League logo on a match ball before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble

 

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The players union representing Premier League footballers has questioned the league's call for a 30% player wage reduction amid the coronavirus crisis, saying it would reduce tax revenue for the National Health Service.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157846-premier-league-pay-row-adds-to-pressure-on-game-amid-pandemic/

 

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UK coronavirus death rate to stay high top medic says, as toll passes 4,300

By Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge

 

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A man wearing a protective face mask is seen passing Brixton Station, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Files

 

LONDON (Reuters) - High fatalities from the coronavirus will continue in the United Kingdom for at least another week or two even if people comply with stringent isolation measures, health authorities said on Saturday as the country's death toll jumped to 4,313.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157850-uk-coronavirus-death-rate-to-stay-high-top-medic-says-as-toll-passes-4300/

 

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All 158 returnees who shunned quarantine report themselves to officials

By The Nation

 

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All the 158 overseas Thais who landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday night and had refused to be quarantined have reported themselves to officials, deputy police spokesman Pol Col Kritsana Phatthanacharoen said at 9pm on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157814-152-thai-returnees-who-refused-to-be-quarantined-told-to-report-to-officials-by-6pm/page/4/?tab=comments#comment-15256580

 

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Hot weather and thunderstorms forecast for upper Thailand

By The Nation

 

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Hot conditions are expected to prevail in upper Thailand as a heat low covers the area while a high-pressure system from China covers Laos, Vietnam and the South China Sea. Southerly and southeasterly winds are blowing across the lower North, the Northeast, the Central and the East regions, the Thailand Meteorological Department said on Sunday (April 4).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157855-hot-weather-and-thunderstorms-forecast-for-upper-thailand/

 

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Thailand reports 102 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths

 

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FILE PHOTO: Motorbike drivers wearing protective masks drive their bikes during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 102 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths, the country's public health ministry said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157864-thailand-reports-102-new-coronavirus-cases-three-more-deaths/

 

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Covid-19 death rate in Thailand averages 0.97 per cent

 

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The death rate of Covid-19 in Thailand is quite low at an average of 0.97 per cent of total patients, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Sunday (April 5).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157885-covid-19-death-rate-in-thailand-averages-097-per-cent/

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Son of Thai parents succumbs to Covid-19 in US

 

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Anick Jesdanun

 

Anick Jesdanun, 51, a journalist whose parents hail from Thailand, died in New York City on Thursday after being infected with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157887-son-of-thai-parents-succumbs-to-covid-19-in-us/

 

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