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Phuket Songkran allowed, but stay in your subdistrict, says Governor

By The Phuket News

 

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People in Phuket wil be allowed to celebrate Songkran on the streets, but must stay within their subdistrict, the Governor explained. Photo: Seed Church Thailand

 

PHUKET:-- All subdistricts in Phuket will be under “lockdown” orders by this coming Monday (Apr 13) and people will be allowed to celebrate Songkran on the streets, but not travel to other parts of the island, the Phuket Governor has announced.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158458-phuket-songkran-allowed-but-stay-in-your-subdistrict-says-governor/

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Virus drains Thailand of 8.5 million visitors

By THE NATION

 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has revealed that the number of international visitors arriving in Thailand between January and March fell by 8.54 million, or 35.3 per cent, to 15.67 million, compared to the same period last year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158442-virus-drains-thailand-of-85-million-visitors/

 

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7-Elevens battle virus with temperature guns

By The Nation

 

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The nationwide chain of 7-Eleven stores has launched in-store temperature testing, mask-wearing and a limit on customers in stores at any one time, as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158469-7-elevens-battle-virus-with-temperature-guns/

 

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Sanders drops out of U.S. election race, setting up Biden battle with Trump

By Simon Lewis and John Whitesides

 

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Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders announces to supporters that he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in a livestream broadcast from his home in Burlington, Vermont, U.S. April 8, 2020. Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign/Handout via Reuters

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House campaign on Wednesday, clearing the way for a Nov. 3 election battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158521-sanders drops-out-of-us-election-race-setting-up-biden-battle-with-trump/

 

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Army vows to delay military purchases amid contagion crisis

By The Nation

 

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The Army will delay the purchase of military equipment in order to prioritise national recovery efforts in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday (April 8 ).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158522-thai-army-vows-to-delay-military-purchases-amid-contagion-crisis/

 

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Yala’s Betong district eyes banning arrivals from April 12

By THE NATION

 

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The authorities of Yala’s Betong district plan to call on the provincial governor to ban all arrivals and outside vehicles to the district from April 12 to 30 or until further notice in a move to curb the transmission of Covid-19, district chief Anant Boonsamran said on Wednesday (April 8 ).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158524-yala’s-betong-district-eyes-banning-arrivals-from-april-12/

 

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Bank deposits get Bt5m insurance for one year

By The Nation

 

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President of the Deposit Protection Agency (DPA) Songpol Chevapanyaroj

 

The Cabinet has extended the period of Bt5 million insurance on bank deposits by a year, president of the Deposit Protection Agency (DPA) Songpol Chevapanyaroj said on Tuesday (April 7).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158528-bank-deposits-get-bt5m-insurance-for-one-year/

 

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PM visits hotel based state quarantine facility

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today visited a group of Thais who have recently returned from the United States, including several exchange program students, at a designated state quarantine facility based in an adapted Bangkok hotel.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158529-pm-prayut-visits-hotel-based-state-quarantine-facility/

 

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Ex-con ‘Evil Eye’ blames COVID-19 for need to sell drugs

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Attaphon was found to be in possession of 520 ya bah pills and 32.28 grammes of crystal meth. Photo: Muang District Internal Security Committe

 

PHUKET: A 30-year-old man just one month out of prison has told police that he resorted to selling drugs because he could not find work due to the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158531-ex-con-‘evil-eye’-blames-covid-19-for-need-to-sell-drugs/

 

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WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticism

By Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge

 

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FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency's handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism and suggestion that Washington could review its funding for the agency.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158533-who-head-defends-handling-of-coronavirus-pandemic-against-trump-criticism/

 

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