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Expert offers roadmap to reopen Thai cities

By The Nation

 

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A girl lies across seats at the almost deserted Suvarnabhumi Airport on April 9 after the government banned flight arrivals from April 7-18. NationPhoto/Supakit Khumkun

 

Gradually reopening cities may be the best option to contain the spread of Covid-19 while allowing some businesses to restart, an economist at the Thailand Development Research Institute TDRI said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158841-expert-offers-roadmap-to-reopen-thai-cities/

 

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Korat shuts beauty spots, bans booze sales for Songkran

By THE NATION

 

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A natural water reservoir in Korat's Pak Chong district. (Photo: Twitter @PAE_CPH)

 

Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantharanothai announced on Friday (April 10) that the province will temporarily close its 29 reservoirs to stop people gathering there for the now cancelled Songkran Festival, in a move to curb the Covid-19 contagion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158845-korat-shuts-beauty-spots-bans-booze-sales-for-songkran/

 

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Phuket orders all districts to shut borders

By THE NATION

 

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Phuket province has ordered the closure of all boundaries between districts from 00.01am on April 13 until 11.59pm on April 26, as it steps up efforts to stem the escalating Covid-19.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158860-phuket-orders-all-districts-to-shut-borders/

 

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Dengue fever an added threat to lives

By The Nation

 

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Dr Asadang Ruayajin

 

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is warning people to beware of dengue fever, after rains in several regions of Thailand has resulted in an abundance of mosquitos.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158862-dengue-fever-an-added-threat-to-lives/

 

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US celebrates 200 years of friendship with Thailand in Songkran message

By The Nation

 

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With the entire nation under partial lockdown and night-time curfew, Songkran this year is bound to be a very muted affair.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158863-us-celebrates-200-years-of-friendship-with-thailand-in-songkran-message/

 

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Duty exemption for Covid-19 treatment, prevention items

By THE NATION

 

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The Finance Ministry is set to waive custom duty for medical supplies that can be used to treat and prevent Covid-19 in line with the Cabinet’s resolution to allocate supplies for hospitals across the nation, Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat said on Friday (April 10).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158864-duty-exemption-for-covid-19-treatment-prevention-items/

 

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Compensation sought for employees of Covid-hit firms

By THE NATION

 

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Labour Minister Chatu Mongkol Sonakul

 

Labour Minister Chatu Mongkol Sonakul will ask the Cabinet to grant compensation to employees under the social security scheme whose businesses were not ordered to shut by the government but are still affected by Covid-19 crisis.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158865-compensation-sought-for-employees-of-covid-hit-firms/

 

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Healthy vigilance at gateway to deep South

By The Nation

 

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People undergo voluntary health screening for Covid-19 at the Ban Khuan Meed security checkpoint in Chana subdistrict, Songkla. People are travelling home through this gateway to the three deep South provinces ahead of an April 11 public holiday that marks the start of the Songkran festival. However, all Songkran activities have been postponed by the government to curb the spread of the virus.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158866-healthy-vigilance-at-gateway-to-deep-south/

 

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Worldwide coronavirus cases at 1.52 million, death toll crosses 89,000

By Lynx Insight Service

 

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Widi Handayani, a 55-year-old mother wearing a protective mask, carries a wedding gift package during her daughter wedding ceremony amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

 

(Reuters) - More than 1.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 89,474 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158867-worldwide-coronavirus-cases-at-152-million-death-toll-crosses-89000/

 

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China's Wuhan to keep testing residents as coronavirus lockdown eases

By Brenda Goh

 

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Workers wearing face masks are seen on a construction site after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

 

WUHAN, China (Reuters) - China’s Wuhan city, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, is still testing residents regularly despite relaxing its tough two-month lockdown, with the country wary of a rebound in cases even as it sets its sights on normalising the economy.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158868-chinas-wuhan-to-keep-testing-residents-as-coronavirus-lockdown-eases/

 

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Coronavirus drug hopefuls are cheap to make but may be in short supply

By John Miller

 

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FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist selects drugs inside her pharmacy in Bordeaux, France, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

 

ZURICH (Reuters) - Drugs being re-purposed in hopes they will help against COVID-19 cost little to make but may prove challenging to produce in quantities needed for a pandemic, a drug pricing expert said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158870-coronavirus-drug-hopefuls-are-cheap-to-make-but-may-be-in-short-supply/

 

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PM Johnson recovering from COVID-19 as Britons told to shun outdoors

By Michael Holden

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was resting in hospital on Friday as he recovered from COVID-19 while Britons were told to avoid the temptation of spring sunshine during the Easter break with the coronavirus outbreak approaching a peak.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1158872-pm-johnson-recovering-from-covid-19-as-britons-told-to-shun-outdoors/

 

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