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Hunt on for two teens suspected of robbing cash, cheques from storehouse

By The Nation

 

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Police are looking for two teenagers in Phetchaburi province suspected of stealing cash and cheques from a soda storehouse on June 28.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170843-hunt-on-for-two-teens-suspected-of-robbing-cash-cheques-from-storehouse/

 

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Thai business groups see economy shrinking 5%-8% this year

 

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FILE PHOTO: The skyline of central Bangkok is seen before sunrise in Bangkok April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's economy is expected to contract between 5%-8% this year, deeper than the 3%-5% contraction projected in May, due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a group of the country's leading business associations said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170845-thai-business-groups-see-economy-shrinking-5-8-this-year/

 

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Thailand plans bigger deficit due to COVID-19 as budget debate starts

 

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FILE PHOTO: The sun sets over the Bangkok skyline November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's parliament began debate on Wednesday on a budget bill that projects a larger 623 billion baht ($20.14 billion) deficit for the 2021 fiscal year starting Oct. 1, as the government tries to revive an economy hit badly by the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170847-thailand plans-bigger-deficit-due-to-covid-19-as-budget-debate-starts/

 

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Certification given to local sanitising gels in bid to boost confidence

By THE NATION

 

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In a move to boost consumer confidence in local products, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has tested and certified two locally manufactured alcohol-based hand sanitising gels, the Industry Ministry’s spokesperson Suchada Taensub said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170848-certification-given-to-local-sanitising-gels-in-bid-to-boost-confidence/

 

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2.7 million in Thailand’s tourism sector redundant by September – TTIC

 

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Confidence among Thailand’s tourism business operators fell to the lowest level in a decade during the second quarter of 2020, with about 2.6 million workers already out of work and about another 100,000 expected to be laid off in the third quarter of this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Mr. Chairat Trairattanacharasporn, president of the Thai Tourism Industry Council, on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170850-27-million-in-thailand’s-tourism-sector-redundant-by-september-–-ttic/

 

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Wissanu: Somkid did not intend to spark House dissolution speculation

 

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July 1, 2020: Whether Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam is trying to put the cat back into the bag is up for debate. He has said today that another deputy prime minister, Somkid Jatusripitak, publicly mentioned Singapore’s House dissolution just because it was relevant to his talks with the media, not because the Thai government was thinking about the same thing.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170852-wissanu-somkid-did-not-intend-to-spark-house-dissolution-speculation/

 

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Schools reopen across Thailand with temperature checks, masks

By Jiraporn Kuhakan

 

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Students from the Wichuthit school eat their lunch after the Thai government eased isolation measures and introduced social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as schools nationwide reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

SAM KHOK, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai schools reopened on Wednesday for the first time since mid-March, with precautions in place to guard against the coronavirus, ranging from temperature checks to installing makeshift cubicles for social distancing in classrooms.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170866-schools-reopen-across-thailand-with-temperature-checks-masks/

 

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Thai boxing stadiums reopen – but spectators banned

By The Nation

 

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The government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today gave the green light for Thai boxing matches to resume, though viewers will have to watch them on television.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170867-thai-boxing-stadiums-reopen-–-but-spectators-banned/

 

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‘Model mums’ offer hope to Thailand’s 1 million teenage mothers

By THE NATION

 

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A pilot project has been launched in six provinces to help Thailand’s more than 1 million teenage mothers.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170868-‘model-mums’-offer-hope-to-thailand’s-1-million-teenage-mothers/

 

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New swine flu not an immediate threat, says virologist

By The Nation

 

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Though the new swine flu, G4 EA H1N1, has the potential of transmitting to humans and turning into a new pandemic, Dr Yong Poovorawan, an expert virologist at Chulalongkorn University, said it is not an immediate problem and there is no reason to panic yet.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170869-new-swine-flu-not-an-immediate-threat-says-virologist/

 

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MRT fares to remain unchanged, no expressway charges on public holidays

By The Nation

 

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In a bid to ease people’s burden, the Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Co Ltd (BEM) will keep fares on the MRT Blue Line unchanged until December 31, waive tollway fees on public holidays and continue giving away cloth masks.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170870-mrt-fares-to-remain-unchanged-no-expressway-charges-on-public-holidays/

 

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CCSA Urges People to Continue Wearing Face Masks

 

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BANGKOK, July 1 (TNA)  – People can resume their normal life while wearing face masks and using the Thaichana check-in app after the 5th round of lockdown relaxation, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170871-ccsa-urges-people-to-continue-wearing-face-masks/

 

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