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Adherence to protection measures reducing new Covid-19 cases

By The Nation

 

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Director of communicable diseases, Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn, said on Friday (May 22) that the two newest Covid-19 cases reported two days ago may not have transmitted the virus to others because they observed prevention guidelines and wore face masks while in public places.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165344-adherence-to-protection-measures-reducing-new-covid-19-cases/

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Tears and heartbreak as flight ban keeps farang-Thai families apart

By Wichit Chaitrong
The Nation

 

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The ban on international flights is stopping Michael O’Halloran from returning to his three daughters and wife in Chonburi. O’Halloran is stranded in Ireland. 

 

Foreign nationals married to Thai citizens who are stranded overseas due to the ban on incoming flights are pleading with the government to let them return so they can be with their families. Some have even contacted Nation Thailand to ask for help.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165374-tears-and-heartbreak-as-flight-ban-keeps-farang-thai-families-apart/

 

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UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

By Alistair Smout and Kylie MacLellan

 

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Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel holds a daily news conference with Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance (not pictured) and Border Force Director General Paul Lincoln (not pictured) on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 22, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165375-uk-to-introduce-quarantine-for-international-arrivals-from-june-8/

 

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Biden apologizes for saying radio host 'ain't black' if undecided about U.S. election

By Jarrett Renshaw and Trevor Hunnicutt

 

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during 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) - Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday for telling a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he was still weighing whether to support him or incumbent Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165377-biden-apologizes-for-saying-radio-host-aint-black-if-undecided-about-us-election/

 

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Covid plus lack of democracy ‘spells disaster’ for Thailand

By The Nation

 

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Serious financial difficulties caused by the Covid-19 crisis threatens to fuel further political conflict and instability in Thailand, an expert said today (May 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165378-covid-plus-lack-of-democracy-‘spells-disaster’-for-thailand/

 

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Export sector still slightly in negative territory

By THE NATION

 

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Export in the second quarter is leaning towards the negative territory due to slow transportation given that many markets are still under lockdown, said Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of the Commerce Ministry’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165380-export-sector-still-slightly-in-negative-territory/

 

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Thai Oil aims to cut costs, improve performance in wake of outbreak

By THE NATION

 

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Thai Oil Plc plans to cut its general expenditure for this year by Bt2 billion to Bt2.5 billion from its total expenditure of Bt10 billion per year, said CEO and president Wirat Uanarumit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165381-thai-oil-aims-to-cut-costs-improve-performance-in-wake-of-outbreak/

 

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In video, Bolsonaro says wanted cops replaced to stop family being 'screwed'

By Gabriel Stargardter and Ricardo Brito

 

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks with journalists as he arrives at Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

 

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement officials, according to a video released on Friday set to deepen the political crisis surrounding him.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165390-in-video-bolsonaro-says-wanted-cops-replaced-to-stop-family-being-screwed/

 

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Former Miss Thailand is new weekend Covid-19 spokeswoman - "Dr Bum" brings glamor and expertise

 

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Image: Sanook

 

A former winner of the Miss Thailand beauty pageant has been named by PM Prayut Chan-ocha as the new spokeswoman face for Covid-19 news.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165395-former-miss-thailand-is-new-weekend-covid-19-spokeswoman-dr-bum-brings-glamor-and-expertise/

 

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Man Wanted in 2017 Miami Beach Murder Extradited From Thailand

 

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A fugitive wanted in connection with a man's 2017 murder in Miami Beach was extradited to South Florida after he was captured in Thailand, authorities said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165385-man-wanted-in-2017-miami-beach-murder-extradited-from-thailand/

 

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Heavy rains, thundershowers forecast for many parts of country

By THE NATION

 

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The Thailand Meteorological Department on Saturday (May 23) forecast heavy rains in the South’s west coast, as a moderate southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea and Thailand while a low-pressure cell covers the Gulf of Tonkin.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165396-heavy-rains-thundershowers-forecast-for-many-parts-of-country/

 

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Policewoman nearly killed as lump of metal comes crashing through the roof

 

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A female police captain at the RTP's information section in Pathumwan, Bangkok, had a lucky escape yesterday when a lump of metal came crashing through the roof and ceiling.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165397-policewoman-nearly-killed-as-lump-of-metal-comes-crashing-through-the-roof/

 

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Video: Great granddad gets with the program! Helps kindy child with online learning

 

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Image: Sanook

 

A video posted to Facebook was described as adorable by the Thai media.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165401-video-great-granddad-gets-with-the-program-helps-kindy-child-with-online-learning/

 

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