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Thais head for movies and massage as virus lockdown eases

By Jiraporn Kuhakan

 

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A therapist wearing a face shield does traditional Thai massage to a customer in a Health Land brach massage house which reopened after the Thai government eased isolation measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thais took in a movie and enjoyed foot massages in a welcome return on Monday to some pampering and popular pastimes as coronavirus restrictions further eased and new infection numbers remained low.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166686-thais-head-for-movies-and-massage-as-virus-lockdown-eases/

 

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Thailand's chemical pesticide ban troubles farmers, industries

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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FILE PHOTO: Phon Tongmak, a rubber tree farmer (back), rows a boat in floodwaters in his rubber plantation with his friend at Cha-uat district in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand, January 18, 2017. Picture taken January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand enforced a ban on Monday on two agricultural chemicals widely regarded as toxic to humans, prompting claims from farmers they will face losses, while environmental campaigners welcomed a step towards sustainability.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166669-thailands-chemical-pesticide-ban-troubles-farmers-industries/

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Songkran holidays will rely on number of new infections

By THE NATION

 

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Whether the Songkran holidays will be rescheduled in July depends very much on the number of new Covid-19 infections there are now that the third phase of lockdown easing began on Monday (June 1), Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166640-songkran-holidays-will-rely-on-number-of-new-infections/

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Seafood to be served up on Saturday at Chonburi’s famous market

By THE NATION

 

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Chonburi’s famous Tha Rua Plee Seafood Market will be allowed to open on Saturday (June 6) from 3pm to 9pm, the provincial department of public relations announced on Monday (June 1).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166630-seafood-to-be-served-up-on-saturday-at-chonburi’s-famous-market/

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Bt30 billion earmarked for rubber price guarantee

By THE NATION

 

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In a meeting chaired by the prime minister, the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) agreed to launch the second phase of rubber price guarantee scheme, which will be limited to Bt30 billion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166689-bt30-billion-earmarked-for-rubber-price-guarantee/

 

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Private sector protests start of chlorpyrifos, paraquat ban

By The Nation

 

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The Thai Chamber of Commerce will present its study on the economic cost of banning chlorpyrifos and paraquat to the prime minister, in a bid to have the ban suspended for a year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166669-thailands-chemical-pesticide-ban-troubles-farmers-industries/?do=findComment&comment=15476060

 

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Thailand governors told to monitor curfew breakers, parties at hotels, pool villas

By Pattaya Mail

 

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The Interior Minister expressed his concern about the news reports that young people rented hotel rooms and pool villas for parties.

 

BANGKOK – Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda and senior officials of the Interior Ministry had a video conference with all provincial governors to discuss health measures related to the third phase of business and activity resumption.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166691-thailand-governors-told-to-monitor-curfew-breakers-parties-at-hotels-pool-villas/

 

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U.S. judge no 'mere rubber stamp' in case of ex-Trump aide Flynn, lawyers say

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe

 

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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. judge in the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn defended himself on Monday, saying it was proper to seek outside views on the Justice Department's request to drop a charge to which Flynn has pleaded guilty.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166693-us-judge-no-mere-rubber-stamp-in-case-of-ex-trump-aide-flynn-lawyers-say/

 

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WHO and other experts say no evidence of COVID-19 losing potency

By Kate Kelland and Emilio Parodi

 

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FILE PHOTO: Technical Lead for the World Health Organization (WHO) Maria Van Kerkhove attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166694-who-and-other-experts-say-no-evidence-of-covid-19-losing-potency/

 

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Trump vows to end protests; tear gas fired on protesters near White House

By David Shepardson and Brendan O'Brien

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

 

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to end violent protests in major cities across the nation "now," saying that he would deploy the military if mayors and state governors refused to call out the National Guard. As Trump spoke in the Rose Garden of the White House, live television images showed police firing tear gas to dispel demonstrators in Lafayette Park, across the street.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166697-trump-vows-to-end-protests-tear-gas-fired-on-protesters-near-white-house/

 

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Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling again

 

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FILE PHOTO: People hike beneath the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood studios and labor unions on Monday proposed extensive coronavirus testing and other safeguards to allow actors and crew members to resume movie and TV show production in the United States.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166701-frequent-testing-less-contact-recommended-to-get-hollywood-cameras-rolling-again/

 

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Taliban, al Qaeda retain ties despite U.S.-Taliban deal, U.N. monitors say

 

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FILE PHOTO: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, shake hands after signing an agreement at a ceremony between members of Afghanistan's Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ibraheem al Omari/File Photo

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and al Qaeda remain close, independent U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report made public on Monday, despite a U.S.-Taliban pact Washington hoped would sever them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166703-taliban-al-qaeda-retain-ties-despite-us-taliban-deal-un-monitors-say/

 

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Campaign to help farmers become online merchants rooted in success

By THE NATION

 

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The campaign “Turning Farmers into Professional Online Merchants” organised by the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry in cooperation with Lazada Thailand is seeing success since it sprouted at the beginning of March, Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166707-campaign-to-help-farmers-become-online-merchants-rooted-in-success/

 

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