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Phuket announces 4 new cases, lockdowns around the island

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTO: Phuket checkpoints - Phuket Peoples Voice

 

New cases announced for Phuket this morning. There are now 123 cases around the island, 4 new patients announced today. 98 people are still awaiting their test results. Cases listed below.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158019-phuket-announces-4-new-cases-lockdowns-around-the-island/

 

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Koh Samui: You're surrounded! Brit hotel owner, Swiss DJ and Thai manageress all arrested after illegal party

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Bo Phut police raided a large party in a hotel on the island that was in contravention of the Covid-19 guidelines.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158022-koh-samui-youre-surrounded-brit-hotel-owner-swiss-dj-and-thai-manageress-all-arrested-after-illegal-party/

 

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Koh Chang: Dozens of hotels no longer accepting tourists

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported that tourism officials and tourism business leaders had persuaded dozens of hotels on Koh Chang to stop accepting tourists to help limit the spread of Covid-19. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158023-koh-chang-dozens-of-hotels-no-longer-accepting-tourists/

 

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Thailand reports 51 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 51 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Monday, according to a spokesman for the government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158027-thailand reports-51-new-coronavirus-cases-three-more-deaths/

 

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Thai returnees from overseas bused to Sattahip Naval Base quarantine

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A bus arrives at a navy quarantine facility where Thais returning from overseas are now being held after arriving on two flights from Japan and the U.S.

 

SATTAHIP:--Nearly 300 Thais returning from overseas are now being held in a navy quarantine facility after more than half fled the airport to evade a lockdown.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158028-thai-returnees-from-overseas-bused-to-sattahip-naval-base-quarantine/

 

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Private hospitals instructed not to charge medical fees for Covid-19

By THE NATION

 

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The Public Health Ministry has prohibited private hospitals from charging Covid-19 patients medical fees, with the Department of Health Service Support already informing hospitals and medical centres nationwide, department director-general Tares Krassanairawiwong said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158030-private-hospitals-instructed-not-to-charge-medical-fees-for-covid-19/

 

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No plans to order 24 hour curfew in Thailand: govt

 

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A Thai police officer wearing a protective face mask is seen at a checkpoint, as Thailand imposes a nationwide night curfew from Friday April 3, to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

There will be no extension to the current curfew in Thailand, the government said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158050-no-plans-to-order-24-hour-curfew-in-thailand-govt/

 

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Chiang Mai villagers go to war against virus

By The Nation

 

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A Chiang Mai province subdistrict has taken the fight against Covid-19 virus into its own hands by locking down residents and setting up checkpoints to screen people entering the area.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158053-chiang-mai-villagers-go-to-war-against-virus/

 

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No 24-hour curfew soon: Interior Ministry

By THE NATION

 

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The Interior Ministry today (April 6) denied rumours that a 24-hour curfew will be announced soon, saying there is no current plan and that it has not issued any such order.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158050-no-plans-to-order-24-hour-curfew-in-thailand-govt/?do=findComment&comment=15261979

 

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Simummuang Market on Google Maps for grocery deliveries

By The Nation

 

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Simummuang Market has taken to Google Maps with information on its grocery trucks network to allow people in Bangkok and surrounding areas to access the service amid the Covid-19 crisis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158056-simummuang-market-on-google-maps-for-grocery-deliveries/

 

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Governor exempts five hotels to receive new guests

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The Dara Hotel is one of five hotels now allowed to receive guests, namely tourists now without accommodation. Photo: Dara Hotel Phuket

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Governor has announced five hotels where any tourists stranded in Phuket due to the COVID-19 crisis may stay at fixed rates.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158058-phuket-governor-exempts-five-hotels-to-receive-new-guests/

 

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Hungry times at Thailand's elephant sanctuaries as coronavirus hits tourism

By Jiraporn Kuhakan

 

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A migrant worker from Myanmar rides an elephant after giving it a shower at an elephant camp closed to tourists due to the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus , in Kanchanaburi, Thailand April 3, 2020. Picture taken April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

KANCHANABURI, Thailand (Reuters) - The mahouts at an elephant sanctuary in western Thailand have resorted to swimming in a nearby lake to gather weeds for fodder, as a nationwide lockdown has left them without tourist dollars needed to pay for the fruit their animals like.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1157948-thailand-live-monday-6-apr-2020/page/4/?tab=comments#comment-15261039

 

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