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Japan PM Abe to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday - Yomiuri

 

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wears a protective face mask as he attends an upper house parliamentary session, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus as early as Tuesday, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, as the number of infections topped 1,000 in the capital, Tokyo.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157981-japan-pm-abe-to-declare-state-of-emergency-as-early-as-tuesday-yomiuri/

 

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US firm denies masks for Germany seized in Bangkok

 

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WASHINGTON (Agencies) – US firm 3M has denied allegations that thousands of its face masks destined for Germany were seized while in transit in Bangkok and diverted by US authorities on April 3.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157983-us-firm-denies-masks-for-germany-seized-in-bangkok/

 

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UAE to boost strategic stockpile, waive visa fines over coronavirus

By Alaa Swilam

 

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attends the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

 

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will reinforce its stockpile of strategic goods and waive residency visa fines for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus outbreak, its vice president said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157985-uae-to-boost-strategic-stockpile-waive-visa-fines-over-coronavirus/

 

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Homeless being urged to move to govt lodging amid Covid-19 fears

By THE NATION

 

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Social Development and Human Security Minister Juti Krairiksh visited Lumpini Park and Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok on Sunday (April 5), urging homeless people residing there to move to temporary lodging provided by the ministry to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 and comply with the government’s curfew.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157987-homeless-being-urged-to-move-to-govt-lodging-amid-covid-19-fears/

 

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Bt5,000 cash handouts to commence on Wednesday

By THE NATION

 

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More than 260,000 out of 24.2 million registrants for the government’s Bt5,000 cash handout campaign have cancelled their applications, while the first batch of people will receive the money starting this Wednesday (April 8), the Finance Ministry said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157989-bt5000-cash-handouts-to-commence-on-wednesday/

 

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Price structure coming for food-delivery operators

By THE NATION

 

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The Commerce Ministry has ordered food delivery business operators to submit their price structures as well as measures regarding Covid-19 prevention to ensure transparent pricing and the safety of customers and delivery staff.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157991-price-structure-coming-for-food-delivery-operators/

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Covid-19: Nakhon Phanom sealed off to foreigners, Thais who have left for just 5 hours need 14 day quarantine
 
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The governor of Nakhon Phanom province in Thailand's north east has issued more regulations ramping up Covid-19 restrictions. 
 
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Phuket Governor orders ’shut down’ for Karon, Rawai

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Russian tourists staying at a condo project in Rawai have been ordered to isolate themselves for 14 days. Photo: Rawai Municipality

 

PHUKET: Karon and Rawai have been “shut down” by order of the Phuket Governor, with all non-essential vehicles being banned entry or exit from the main tourist and expat residential areas in the south of the island.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158012-phuket-governor-orders-’shut-down’-for-karon-rawai/

 

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Loei Video: Violent summer storm tears into houses - hospital trashed as hailstones hit

 

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A video published by Thai Rath showed a very violent storm ripping through Chiang Khan in Loei in Thailand's north east.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158016-loei-video-violent-summer-storm-tears-into-houses-hospital-trashed-as-hailstones-hit/

 

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Rawai checkpoint nabs curfew breakers, meth pills

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Nine people in Rawai were arrested overnight for breaking the curfew. Photo: Chalong Police

 

PHUKET: Officers stationed at a checkpoint in Rawai have reported arresting nine people last night for breaking the nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am. One of the persons arrested was found carrying ya bah (methamphetamine) pills.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158017-rawai-checkpoint-nabs-curfew-breakers-meth-pills/

 

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