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New York City hires laborers to bury dead in Hart Island potter's field amid coronavirus surge

By Lucas Jackson and Brendan McDermid



Drone pictures show bodies being buried on New York's Hart Island where the department of corrections is dealing with more burials overall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New York City, U.S., April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City officials have hired contract laborers to bury the dead in its potter's field on Hart Island as the city's daily death rate from the coronavirus epidemic has reached grim new records in each of the last three days.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158747-new-york-city-hires-laborers-to-bury-dead-in-hart-island-potters-field-amid-coronavirus-surge/


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UK defends coronavirus response after Reuters investigation

By Andrew MacAskill



UK's Raab says virus not peaked; too early to lift lockdown


LONDON (Reuters) - The British government defended its early handling of the coronavirus epidemic after a Reuters investigation found its scientific advisers were too slow to communicate their growing concerns about the outbreak to the public and ministers.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158748-uk-defends-coronavirus-response-after-reuters-investigation/


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Mainland China reports 42 new coronavirus cases vs 63 day earlier



Employees work on a production line of surgical masks for export, at a railway equipment manufacturing company in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China April 8, 2020. Picture taken April 8, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS


BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported on Friday 42 new coronavirus cases, including 38 cases involving travelers from overseas, down from 63 cases a day earlier.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158755-mainland-china-reports-42-new-coronavirus-cases-vs-63-day-earlier/


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Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit one million

By David Ljunggren and Kelsey Johnson



Two people walk by the Etobicoke General Hospital drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue to grow, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio


OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's coronavirus death toll is set to soar from more than 500 currently to as high as 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, while the economy lost a record 1 million jobs last month.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158757-canada-expects-coronavirus-deaths-to-soar-job-losses-hit-one-million/


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Pattaya's Coronavirus Cock-up: Chaos on first day of lockdown as leaders scurry for rethink
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Pattaya's leaders are desperately scurrying to rethink the lock down of the city, once Thailand's premier tourist resort. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158765-pattayas-coronavirus-cock-up-chaos-on-first-day-of-lockdown-as-leaders-scurry-for-rethink/

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Once the biggest outbreak outside of China, South Korean city reports zero new coronavirus cases



FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask following the rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), takes a walk at a park in Daegu, South Korea, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean city of Daegu, which endured the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China, on Friday reported zero new cases for the first time since late February, as new infections across the country dropped to record lows.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158766-once-the-biggest-outbreak-outside-of-china-south-korean-city-reports-zero-new-coronavirus-cases/


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Pattaya: Gambling den above well known Chinese restaurant raided - owner and tourists taken to jail



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Daily News reported that the Pattaya police chief and a large contingent of Chonburi officers raided a gambling den above the well known Fu Man Lou Chinese restaurant near the Alcazar Cabaret in Pattaya last night. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158768-pattaya-gambling-den-above-well-known-chinese-restaurant-raided-owner-and-tourists-taken-to-jail/


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Transport frequency to be increased to ensure curfew is complied with





Public transport operators have been told to increase frequencies of their trips before 10pm to make sure no passengers are left behind when the nationwide curfew begins at 10pm.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158772-transport-frequency-to-be-increased-to-ensure-curfew-is-complied-with/


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Have yourself a "Virtual Songkran": Police tell Thailand: "Don't even think about setting up a water tank outside your home!"



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A police spokesman has warned the Thai public that even setting up a water tank and buckets outside their homes to play Songkran is illegal this year.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158775-have-yourself-a-virtual-songkran-police-tell-thailand-dont-even-think-about-setting-up-a-water-tank-outside-your-home/


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How to get your free 10GB mobile data





The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications (NBTC) has announced criteria to register for 10 gigabyte (GB) of mobile broadband data per person to promote working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158777-how-to-get-your-free-10gb-mobile-data/

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Pattaya city disinfectant truck puts on big, foggy show to prevent COVID-19




PATTAYA:--The fog and red lights look like a scene out of a Hollywood movie as Chonburi health workers blasted disinfectant all over Pattaya roads as prevention against the coronavirus.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158781-pattaya-city-disinfectant-truck-puts-on-big-foggy-show-to-prevent-covid-19/

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