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Swimming pools ‘not a Covid-19 risk’ if properly chlorinated

 

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Chlorine in swimming pools kills Covid-19, but swimmers could still catch the virus from each other, a senior health official warned today (May 25).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165730-swimming-pools-‘not-a-covid-19-risk’-if-properly-chlorinated/

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Probe to find out the where 72-year old was infected with coronavirus

 

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Health investigators are still unable to locate where a 72-year old man visited and contracted COVID-19, because the man visited many places in the 14-days prior to May 18th, when he tested positive for the pathogen, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin today (Monday).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165731-probe-to-find-out-the-where-72-year-old-was-infected-with-coronavirus/

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Thai researcher eyes affordable, accessible coronavirus vaccine for SE Asia

By Panu Wongcha-um and Juarawee Kittisilpa

 

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A researcher works inside a laboratory of Chulalongkorn University during the development of an mRNA type vaccine candidate for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A researcher leading Thailand's push to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine says its aim is to make it cost-effective and accessible to Southeast Asia, and play a part in preventing a supply shortage globally.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165743-thai-researcher-eyes-affordable-accessible-coronavirus-vaccine-for-se-asia/

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Thailand to drive domestic tourism as economy rides out drop in foreign visitors

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand plans to boost domestic tourism in the third quarter to help support the struggling economy as the coronavirus pandemic hits global travel and domestic consumption, the state planning agency said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165744-thailand-to-drive-domestic-tourism-as-economy-rides-out-drop-in-foreign-visitors/

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THAI gets 4 new directors ahead of bankruptcy restructuring

By THE NATION

 

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Debt-ridden Thai Airways International appointed four new directors, effective immediately, at its extraordinary board meeting today (May 25), according to its filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Among them is former THAI president, Piyasvasti Amranand, who replaced Sirikul Laukaikul as a board member.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165758-thai-gets-4-new-directors-ahead-of-bankruptcy-restructuring/

 

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Video emerges of horrific Chaiyaphum crash

By The Nation

 

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Days after a horrific road accident killed two people in Chaiyaphum province, a video clip of the fatal incident has surfaced. The clip, which was recorded by a security camera at the scene, shows a Chevrolet car manoeuvring to turn right on the Chaiyapoom-Sikhio road in Chatturat district.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165759-video-emerges-of-horrific-chaiyaphum-crash/

 

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Thai industrial sector prepares to change as WTO pushes for liberalisation of medical devices

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand’s industrial sector is making moves to adapt to the production of medical equipment in line with the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s decision to seek collaboration in the production and liberalisation of medical devices.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165760-thai-industrial-sector-prepares-to-change-as-wto-pushes-for-liberalisation-of-medical-devices/

 

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Egat eyes new contract with PTT on natural gas purchase

By The Nation

 

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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is getting ready to sign a Global Daily Contract Quantity (Global DCQ) contract to purchase natural gas from PTT once its current short-term contract expires on June 30. The new DCQ will go into effect from July 1.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165761-egat-eyes-new-contract-with-ptt-on-natural-gas-purchase/

 

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2 children thought to have been poisoned by mother fed corrosive substance

 

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The director of Thammasat Hospital confirmed today that two young children, admitted with bleeding in the digestive tract, vomiting of blood and stomach inflammation, were not suffering with a disease, but from the effects of the ingestion of a corrosive substance.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165762-2-children-thought-to-have-been-poisoned-by-mother-fed-corrosive-substance/

 

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Phuket chef hands out over 2,000 free meals

By Jack Burton

 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has seen many heartwarming outpourings of charity, with a lot of businesses, both Thai and foreign, handing out free meals and essential goods to those affected by the crisis. The southern province of Phuket is no exception, with many pubs and restaurants joining in. But people in the island’s Bang Tao district might be surprised to learn that their meals were prepared not only by a career chef, but a student and disciple of legendary Chef Paul Bocuse.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165763-phuket-chef-hands-out-over-2000-free-meals/

 

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In good taste: CPF to sell 1 million meals at only Bt20

By THE NATION

 

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Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) will sell one million ready-to-eat meals at a discounted price of Bt20 at CP Fresh Mart branches nationwide to help alleviate people’s financial burden in this Covid-19 situation, chief executive officer Prasit Boondoungprasert said on Sunday (May 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165765-in-good-taste-cpf-to-sell-1-million-meals-at-only-bt20/

 

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Pandemic May Split Thailand’s Ruling Coalition, Says Opposition

By Randy Thanthong-Knight

 

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-- Pheu Thai party says the government was too slow to act

-- Anti-government protests could flare once emergency ends

 

Thailand’s ruling coalition is at risk of fracturing amid infighting stoked in part by criticism of its response to the Covid-19 induced economic crash, according to the main opposition party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165766-pandemic-may-split-thailand’s-ruling-coalition-says-opposition/

 

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Cabinet to be asked to let Finance Ministry proceed with THAI rehabilitation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm will propose to the Cabinet on Tuesday an amendment to its May 19th resolution, to replace the Transport Ministry with the Finance Ministry as the sole authority to craft and administer the rehabilitation plan for beleaguered Thai Airways International.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165767-cabinet-to-be-asked-to-let-finance-ministry-proceed-with-thai-rehabilitation/

 

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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

 

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FILE PHOTO: Laura Ng, who has lupus and had to recently call at least five pharmacies before she could find a place to fill her hydroxychloroquine prescription, is photographed in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 31, 2020. Ng said she is worried about the supply due to interest in the drug as a treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165770-who-pauses-trial-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-covid-19-patients-due-to-safety-concerns/

 

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WHO warns of 'second peak' in areas where COVID-19 declining

 

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FILE PHOTO: Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165771-who-warns-of-second-peak-in-areas-where-covid-19-declining/

 

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