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“Get out of my country”: Facebook page encourages violence against foreigners in Thailand not wearing facemasks

 

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A series of posts on a popular Facebook page in Thailand has threatened violence against foreigners not wearing face masks.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158318-“get-out-of-my-country”-facebook-page-encourages-violence-against-foreigners-in-thailand-not-wearing-facemasks/

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Srisoonthorn latest Phuket area put on ‘lockdown’

By The Phuket News

 

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The notice posted by Srisoonthorn Mayor Worawut Songyot this afternoon (Apr 7). Image: Worawut Songyot / Facebook

 

PHUKET:-- The central Phuket subdistrict of Srisoonthorn has been “shut down” by order of the Phuket Governor, with all non-essential vehicles being banned entry or exit from residential area.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158302-srisoonthorn-latest-phuket-area-put-on-‘lockdown’/

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Third phase of stimulus injects Bt1.9 trillion into virus-hit economy

By The Nation

 

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The Cabinet on Tuesday (April 7) approved the third phase of economic stimulus, worth Bt1.9 trillion, to relieve the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158279-thailand announces-58-billion-economic-measures-to-mitigate-coronavirus-impact/?do=findComment&comment=15268396

 

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Thais stranded in Tokyo airport plead for help

By The Nation

 

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Five Thai exchange students, who on their way back from the United States found themselves stranded in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, are pleading for help.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158266-thai-students-remain-stranded-at-tokyo’s-haneda-airport/?do=findComment&comment=15268407

 

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Thai government adds COVID-19 to national agenda

 

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The Thai government today declared COVID-19 part of the national agenda and agreed to adjust the current fiscal budget, by increasing the Central Fund and procuring additional funding, estimated at one trillion baht, from domestic sources to fight the pandemic and to rehabilitate the heavily damaged economy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158279-thailand announces-58-billion-economic-measures-to-mitigate-coronavirus-impact/?do=findComment&comment=15268414

 

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Health ministry advises elders on preventive measures against COVID-19

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Health Director General Panpimol Wipulakorn said today that most COVID-19 patients in Thailand are of working age, however they could carry and unknowingly transmit the virus to elderly family members at home.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158356-thai-health-ministry-advises-elders-on-preventive-measures-against-covid-19/

 

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Hotels undergoing transformation to house infected patients, medical personnel

By The Nation

 

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With both Thai and international tourist numbers shrinking sharply amid the Covid-19 crisis, hotel business revenue continued to show zero growth in the first dew days of April.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158357-hotels-undergoing-transformation-to-house-infected-patients-medical-personnel/

 

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UK PM Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care

By William James and Costas Pitas

 

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) before a meeting on Brexit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to spend a second night in intensive care on Tuesday to help his fight against a coronavirus infection, as his designated deputy said he would pull through because "he's a fighter".

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158141-pm-johnson-moved-to-intensive-care-as-covid-19-symptoms-worsen/?do=findComment&comment=15268474

 

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New York's Cuomo sees coronavirus crisis slowing despite record daily death toll

By Maria Caspani and Doina Chiacu

 

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Paramedics take a patient into emergency center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, is seeing some leveling out in the number of hospital patients, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even as deaths there and in neighboring New Jersey hit single-day highs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158360-new-yorks-cuomo-sees-coronavirus-crisis-slowing-despite-record-daily-death-toll/

 

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Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general

By Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a "small business relief update" conference call virtual event with banking executives to discuss the U.S. government's rescue program for businesses hurt by the coronavirus, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government's $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, the spokeswoman for the inspector general's office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about how his administration would manage the package.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158361-trump-removes-top-coronavirus-watchdog-widens-attack-on-inspectors-general/

 

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Acting U.S. Navy secretary resigns after ridiculing commander of coronavirus-hit ship

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart

 

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FILE PHOTO: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, testifies to the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing examining military housing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158362-acting-us-navy-secretary-resigns-after-ridiculing-commander-of-coronavirus-hit-ship/

 

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Canada to press U.S. further on medical supplies, Trudeau says

By David Ljunggren

 

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will keep up efforts to persuade the United States not to block the export of medical supplies to fight the coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, while the energy-producing province of Alberta warned of an economic disaster.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158363-canada-to-press-us-further-on-medical-supplies-trudeau-says/

 

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