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Tens of thousand of Thailand’s sex workers left out of pocket due to COVID-19

 

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Image: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath reported that times were tough for the country's sex workers with many without any money for food and shelter or for their families. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165444-tens-of-thousand-of-thailand’s-sex-workers-left-out-of-pocket-due-to-covid-19/

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Hospitals focus on safety as they prepare for the 'new normal'

By THE NATION

 

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Emergency rooms in hospitals across the country are preparing for the "new normal" amid the Covid-19 crisis, be it in providing protective gear for nurses or social distancing areas for patients, Dr Chaloempon Chairat, the 10th Health Region director, said on Saturday (May 23).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165466-hospitals-focus-on-safety-as-they-prepare-for-the-new-normal/

 

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Experiments with hamsters show effectiveness of masks in staving off infection

By THE NATION

 

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Wearing medical masks can protect people from Covid-19 infection at least 75 per cent of the time, according to an experiment by a Hong Kong microbiologist, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs, a Thai respiratory disease specialist, informed through his fanpage on Saturday (May 23).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165468-experiments-with-hamsters-show-effectiveness-of-masks-in-staving-off-infection/

 

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Government cash handouts have reached 15 million applicants

By The Nation

 

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The Ministry of Finance has disbursed payments to 15 million applicants for the government’s Bt5,000 cash handouts, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, secretary to the Finance Minister, said on Saturday (May 23).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165470-government-cash-handouts-have-reached-15-million-applicants/

 

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Two new Covid-19 Thai patients in state quarantine had returned from abroad

By THE NATION

 

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Panprapa Yongtrakul

 

There were three new cases of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, taking total confirmed cases to 3,040 since the outbreak, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, assistant spokeswoman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Saturday (May 23).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165471-two-new-covid-19-thai-patients-in-state-quarantine-had-returned-from-abroad/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: Hallelujah! At least a semblance of sanity is returning to Thailand

 

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I'm not a religious person, more a devout atheist, yet were they angels I heard when my condo management decided to open our swimming pool at last?

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165473-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-hallelujah-at-least-a-semblance-of-sanity-is-returning-to-thailand/

 

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Phuket shops, businesses mark high compliance with COVID post-lockdown health regulations

By The Phuket News

 

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Many of the businesses in Phuket allowed to reopen are showing high compliance of the ‘new normal’ post-lockdown health regulations. Photo: PPHO

 

PHUKET: Phuket shops and businesses that have been allowed to reopen so far are following the post-lockdown health regulations tightly, many above “90% compliance”, the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee headed by Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana reported yesterday (May 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165474-phuket-shops-businesses-mark-high-compliance-with-covid-post-lockdown-health-regulations/

 

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Italian man in Cherng Talay Phuket’s latest COVID case, total reaches 226

By The Phuket News

 

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Image: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: An Italian engineer who lives in Cherng Talay with his family has been confirmed as Phuket’s latest confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number of people in Phuket recognised by officials as infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak began to 226.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165476-italian-man-in-cherng-talay-phuket’s-latest-covid-case-total-reaches-226/

 

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Brahminy kite with broken wing in Bang Tao taken into care

By Chutharat Plerin

 

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The Brahminy kite was seen around houses in Bang Tao for days before local residents realised it was injured. Photo:  Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area Office

 

PHUKET: A red-backed sea eagle, also called a Brahminy kite, found near houses in Bang Tao with a broken wing has been taken into care by local wildlife officials.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165477-brahminy-kite-with-broken-wing-in-bang-tao-taken-into-care/

 

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Corporate net profit takes a pounding in first quarter

By The Nation

 

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The first-quarter net profit of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plummetted 60.5 per cent year on year as energy, public utility, petroleum and chemical businesses were affected by the economic slowdown, oil oversupply and oil price war.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165478-corporate-net-profit-takes-a-pounding-in-first-quarter/

 

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Gold, weapon sales prevented export contraction in April

By The Nation

 

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Thailand's exports in April expanded by 2.1 per cent mainly due to the sales of gold and weapons, Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC) said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165479-gold-weapon-sales-prevented-export-contraction-in-april/

 

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DTAC plans to let 1,000 staff work from home

By THE NATION

 

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Total Access Communication (DTAC) has said that 1,000 of its staffs will continue working from home while all its centres can be run as usual enforcing the social distancing measure.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165480-dtac-plans-to-let-1000-staff-work-from-home/

 

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Army department to disinfect MRT stations next week

By The Nation

 

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The chemical department of the Royal Thai Army has been tasked with disinfecting the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line (Blue Line) and Chalong Ratchadham (Purple Line).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165483-army-department-to-disinfect-mrt-stations-next-week/

 

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Exclusive: 86 year old British expat left "starving and mistreated" by Thai family on his way home to UK

 

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The family of an 86 year old British man rescued from a squalid room earlier in the week claim he was left starving and mistreated by a Thai family after he moved to Thailand around seven years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165485-exclusive-86-year-old-british-expat-left-starving-and-mistreated-by-thai-family-on-his-way-home-to-uk/

 

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