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Phi Phi residents talked into letting tourists stay

By The Nation

 

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The deputy governor of Krabi province has called on residents of Phi Phi Island to allow the 300 or so foreign tourists to continue staying on the island so the spread of Covid-19 can be contained.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158692-phi-phi-residents-talked-into-letting-tourists-stay/

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Tighter measures considered as COVID-19 infection rate remains unsatisfactory

 

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New COVID-19 infections in Thailand took a nosedive from 111 yesterday to 54 today, as two more related deaths, both elderly people, were officially recorded.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158666-tighter-measures-considered-as-covid-19-infection-rate-remains-unsatisfactory/

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To mask or not to mask: East and West have different views

By Kittipong Thavevong

 

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As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, scientists have highlighted an anomaly: while the number of infections and fatalities continues to rise in the West, the contagion is gradually subsiding in Asia.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158668-to-mask-or-not-to-mask-east-and-west-have-different-views/

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Roi Et policeman, wife caught for smuggling face masks

By The Nation

 

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A Roi Et police officer and his wife face charges for smuggling face masks after 7,500 pieces of the protective equipment were found in the boot of his car on Wednesday (April 8).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158671-roi-et-policeman-wife-caught-for-smuggling-face-masks/

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Satun prepares quarantine for surge of returnees from Malaysia

By The Nation

 

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The southern border province of Satun is preparing quarantine facilities for about 1,000 Thais set to arrive back from Malaysia when the border checkpoint opens on April 16.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158735-satun-prepares-quarantine-for-surge-of-returnees-from-malaysia/

 

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CP ready to start producing masks now that materials have arrived

By The Nation

 

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Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) said on Thursday (April 9) that the chartered flight from China carrying a mask-manufacturing machine and meltblown non-woven fibre has arrived in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158736-cp-ready-to-start-producing-masks-now-that-materials-have-arrived/

 

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Bt600-billion budget aims to offer lifeline to farmers, others hit by Covid-19

By THE NATION

 

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The government has allocated a Bt600-billion budget to help Thailand’s farmers, as well as other citizens impacted by the Covid-19 situation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158737-bt600-billion-budget-aims-to-offer-lifeline-to-farmers-others-hit-by-covid-19/

 

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Fake claims of Bt5,000 aid will land you in trouble: Finance Ministry

By The Nation

 

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The Finance Ministry has said it will take action against people who have claimed the Bt5,000 aid under false pretences. Lavaron Sangsnit, director of the Fiscal Policy Office, said the ministry is looking into people boasting on social media that they have taken the aid but are not really affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158669-finance-ministry-threatens-legal-action-against-false-claims-for-cash-handouts/?do=findComment&comment=15277525

 

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Phuket people asked to prepare for ‘Tambon Lockdown’

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Governor Phakaphong at the meeting earlier today (Apr 9). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavitpatana has issued an order for all subdistricts on the island to come under “lockdown”, with no non-essential travel beyond subdistrict borders permitted, starting next Monday (Apr 13), Songkran Day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158739-phuket-people-asked-to-prepare-for-‘tambon-lockdown’/

 

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RCOT suggests doctors look for “Smell Disorders”

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Royal College of Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons of Thailand, suggests those in the health sector mark smell disorders as one of the primary symptoms that appears in Covid-19 patients; the symptoms may range from a weak ability to smell, to a complete loss of the ability to smell.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158740-rcot-suggests-doctors-look-for-“smell-disorders”/

 

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Biden courts Sanders voters with student loan, healthcare policies

By Trevor Hunnicutt

 

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders do an elbow bump in place of a handshake as they greet other before the start of the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN's Washington studios without an audience because of the global coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, U.S. March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday proposed expanding access to Medicare and forgiving some student debt in new overtures to supporters of onetime rival Bernie Sanders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158741-biden-courts-sanders-voters-with-student-loan-healthcare-policies/

 

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UK PM Johnson moves out of intensive care

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020. To match Special Report HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-PATH Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has moved out of intensive care as he continues to recover from COVID-19, a spokesman said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158743-uk-pm-johnson-moves-out-of-intensive-care/

 

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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 16,000 - Reuters tally

By Lisa Shumaker

 

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FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers prepare to transfer the body of a deceased person at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

 

(Reuters) - U.S. deaths due to coronavirus topped 16,400 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, although there are signs the pandemic might be nearing a peak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158744-us-coronavirus-deaths-top-16000-reuters-tally/

 

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Europe could fall, Italy warns as divided EU seeks coronavirus rescue deal

By Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska

 

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A man wearing a face mask walks past the European Commission headquarters as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Brussels, Belgium April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union faces an existential threat if it cannot come together to combat the coronavirus crisis, Italy said on Thursday as the divided bloc sought to salvage talks on a rescue package to aid battered economies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158745-europe-could fall-italy-warns-as-divided eu seeks-coronavirus-rescue-deal/

 

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