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Thai tourist arrivals to plunge 80% this year - industry body

 

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FILE PHOTO: A waiter works in a beach with a few Western tourists, which is usually full of Chinese tourists, amid fear of coronavirus in Phuket, Thailand March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is expected to see at most 8 million foreign tourists this year, down 80% from a year earlier, as the coronavirus pandemic cuts global travel, a tourism body said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170681-thai-tourist-arrivals-to-plunge-80-this-year-industry-body/

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2 new ferries, including an electric one, to ply Phadung Krung Kasem canal from Wednesday

By The Nation

 

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In a move to accommodate the increase in commuters once schools reopen on Wednesday (July 1), Krungthep Thanakom (KT) has said it will launch two new ferries to service the 11 stops in Bangkok’s Phadung Krung Kasem canal.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170707-2-new-ferries-including-an-electric-one-to-ply-phadung-krung-kasem-canal-from-wednesday/

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BMA wary of Covid second wave as schools, pubs reopen

By The Nation

 

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Bangkok schools and entertainment venues were today identified as a potential source of a second wave of Covid-19 infections when they reopen on Wednesday (July 1). The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) warned city schools and drinking holes to keep their guard up, after other countries saw a surge in cases following the reopening of educational institutions and bars.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170746-bma-wary-of-covid-second-wave-as-schools-pubs-reopen/

 

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Bars in Patong’s Soi Bangla ready to reopen despite lack of tourists

By THE NATION

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Many entertainment venues in Phuket’s popular Soi Bangla in Patong area were getting ready to reopen on Wednesday (July 1) after three months of being forced to shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170748-bars-in-patong’s-soi-bangla-ready-to-reopen-despite-lack-of-tourists/

 

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BMA prepares for traffic management during new semester this 1st July

The Nation

 

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On 29th June 2020, Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, revealed that, in the situation of an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) fixed the reopening date of the first semester of the 2020 academic year of BMA’s affiliated schools to be on 1st July 2020.  

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170749-bma-prepares-for-traffic-management-during-new-semester-this-1st-july/

 

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Thailand’s Khurusapha Trade Organization announces mass redundancies

 

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The state-owned Teachers Council of Thailand Trade Organization, or the Khurusapha Trade Organization, today announced the mass layoff of 961 employees, claiming it has operated at a loss for 15 consecutive years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170750-thailand’s-khurusapha-trade-organization-announces-mass-redundancies/

 

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Opposition gears up for 3.3 trillion baht budget debate on Wednesday

 

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About 12 opposition MPs have signed up to grill the Government over the 3.3 trillion baht budget bill, which is scheduled to be debated in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170751-opposition-gears-up-for-33-trillion-baht-budget-debate-on-wednesday/

 

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New policy of Palang Pracharath to focus on local economy

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - June 30 the Palang Pracharath Party is to hold its first meeting with a new team of executives. The meeting will consider a selection of candidates for the deputy leader’s post and discuss changes to the party’s economic policy, with the aim of improving people’s quality of life. However, the ruling party has no plans to change its economic team at this time.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170754-new-policy-of-palang-pracharath-to-focus-on-local-economy/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Thailand to regulate online and food delivery services

 

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FILE PHOTO: A food delivery man waits for his customer while carrying a plastic bag full of plastic bags with take-away lunch during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved measures to regulate food and online delivery services after customer complaints during the country's coronavirus lockdown, a senior government official said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170744-online-delivery-added-to-list-of-controlled-services/?do=findComment&comment=15571208

 

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Fauci warns spread of COVID-19 'could get very bad', says no guarantee of vaccine

By Paul Simao and Carl O'Donnell

 

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Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States government's top infectious diseases expert on Tuesday warned that daily COVID-19 cases could more than double if Americans fail to take countermeasures and cautioned against pinning hopes on a vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170757-fauci warns-spread-of-covid-19-could-get-very-bad-says-no-guarantee-of-vaccine/

 

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