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No Germany-bound shipment of masks was diverted to the US: embassy

By The Nation

 

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The US embassy in Bangkok is denying reports suggesting that a shipment of face masks designated for Germany was seized at the airport and diverted to the United States, while Thailand’s Customs Department has also said that there has been no such action from the United States. 

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158119-no-germany-bound-shipment-of-masks-was-diverted-to-the-us-embassy/

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Aviation authority extends ban on flights by another 12 days

By THE NATION

 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Monday (April 6) decided to further extend the ban on passenger flights to the Kingdom from 00.01am of April 7 to 11.59pm of April 18.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158108-aviation-authority-extends-ban-on-flights-by-another-12-days/

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After roughing it at Phuket crematorium building, stranded Russian tourists moved to resort

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The three Russian tourists had been sleeping in the open-air building since Mar 25. Photo: Winai Sae-iew

 

PHUKET:-- Three Russian tourists who had been sleeping in an open-air building next to the crematorium at Wat Mai Khao for more than a week as they had been unable to board any flights home have been moved to a resort at Nai Yang Beach.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158099-after-roughing-it-at-phuket-crematorium-building-stranded-russian-tourists-moved-to-resort/

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Expats in Thailand feeling the pinch (and pleasure) of lockdown

 

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An unusual sight of Bangkok.

 

As the deadly Covid-19 virus creeps through Bangkok’s streets, the city’s expatriate population has reason to be feeling extra nervous.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158085-expats-in-thailand-feeling-the-pinch-and-pleasure-of-lockdown/

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PM Johnson moved to intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms worsen

By Paul Sandle, Costas Pitas and Kylie MacLellan

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, but his Downing Street office said he was still conscious.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158141-pm-johnson-moved-to-intensive-care-as-covid-19-symptoms-worsen/

 

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Thailand aims to become regional LNG hub despite Covid-19 crisis

By THE NATION

 

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Energy Minister Sontirat Songtijirawong

 

The escalating Covid-19 outbreak will not disrupt Thailand's aim to become a regional hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG), Energy Minister Sontirat Songtijirawong said recently.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158144-thailand-aims-to-become-regional-lng-hub-despite-covid-19-crisis/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Thailand extends ban on incoming passenger flights

 

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People are seen at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport as Thailand temporarily banned all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Thailand, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has extended a ban on all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the country's aviation agency said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158108-aviation-authority-extends-ban-on-flights-by-another-12-days/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Accused of 'piracy', U.S. denies diverting masks bound for Germany

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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FILE PHOTO: Various N95 respiration masks at a laboratory of 3M, that has been contracted by the U.S. government to produce extra marks in response to the country's novel coronavirus outbreak, in Maplewood, Minnesota, U.S. March 4, 2020. Picture taken March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The United States had no knowledge of a shipment of face masks bound for Germany that officials in Berlin have accused it of diverting from an airport in Bangkok, a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Thailand said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158119-no-germany-bound-shipment-of-masks-was-diverted-to-the-us-embassy/?do=findComment&comment=15264015

 

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Covid-19 gives peace a chance in South Thailand

Thai Muslim insurgents commit for first time in 17-year conflict to de facto ceasefire to facilitate humanitarian response to Covid-19

By ANTHONY DAVIS

 

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A Muslim man wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus takes part in prayers at a mosque in Pattani, March 27, 2020. Photo: AFP/Tuwaedaniya Meringing

 

BANGKOK – What an unrelenting military crackdown has failed to deliver in 17 years of fighting, the insidious advance of the Covid-19 virus across Thailand’s restive southern border provinces may have achieved in just two weeks: a rare opportunity for peace in what had seemed like an endless conflict.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158146-covid-19-gives-peace-a-chance-in-south-thailand/

 

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Tiger with COVID-19 gets meds, TLC from New York's Bronx Zoo keepers

By Angela Moore

 

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FILE PHOTO: An ambulance goes inside of the Bronx Zoo as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of medication and tenderness.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158148-tiger-with-covid-19-gets-meds-tlc-from-new-yorks-bronx-zoo-keepers/

 

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Lufthansa to discuss permanently grounding Germanwings: sources

 

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FILE PHOTO: Aircrafts of Germanwings are parked on the tarmac of the Cologne-Bonn airport during a 24-hour strike over pay and working conditions for the employees of Lufthansa's low budget airlines Eurowings and Germanwings in Cologne, Germany October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

 

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa will discuss permanently grounding its Germanwings low-cost airline unit at a management board meeting on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158149-lufthansa-to-discuss-permanently-grounding-germanwings-sources/

 

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Denmark to ease restrictions next week after coronavirus lockdown

 

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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at her office in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 6, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

 

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark plans to reopen day care centres and schools on April 15 as a first step to gradually relax a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the country's prime minister said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158150-denmark-to-ease-restrictions-next-week-after-coronavirus-lockdown/

 

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Coronavirus spread may be leveling off in New York, New Jersey; vigilance urged

By Nathan Layne and Peter Szekely

 

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A healthcare worker wheels a patient on a stretcher into 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 6, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The governors of New York and New Jersey pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak was starting to plateau but warned against complacency as the nationwide death toll topped 10,000 and the number of known U.S. infections surpassed 350,000.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158151-coronavirus-spread-may-be-leveling-off-in-new-york-new-jersey-vigilance-urged/

 

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