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Insurance Cover for USD100,000 Stipulated for all Returning Foreigners

 

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According to a Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand notification, distributed to Air Operators, the seven groups of foreigners expected to be allowed entry from 1st July, must have appropriate insurance policies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170690-insurance-cover-for-usd100000-stipulated-for-all-returning-foreigners/

 

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Masks and bikinis as Bangkok red-light districts reopen with new rules

By Jiraporn Kuhakan and Matthew Tostevin

 

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Women wearing face masks dance inside the XXX lounge at Thailand’s legendary Patpong nightlife district after the Thai government eased isolation measures and introduced social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as bars and nightclubs are reopened nationwide in Bangkok, Thailand, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - With performers wearing facemasks as well as bikinis, Bangkok's red-light districts reopened on Wednesday after more than three months of shutdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170911-masks-and-bikinis-as-bangkok-red-light-districts-reopen-with-new-rules/

 

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Pattaya fun reopening a damp squib

By Barry Kenyon

 

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Most of the bars and clubs in Boyztown were firmly shuttered but one was offering drinks on the terrace.

 

Hopes that Covid-19 hasn’t temporarily crucified Pattaya’s entertainment industry were dashed on the evening of July 1 when the stormy heavens opened and created a deathly silence below.  The date had been eagerly awaited after the Thai government allowed bars and clubs to throw off their padlocks, subject to a mere 22 health and safety regulations.  And a 12 midnight closing time for all.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170920-pattaya-fun-reopening-a-damp-squib/

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Phuket tourism industry told to ‘ready for beach holiday tourists’

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Tourism Minister Phipat (centre) speaks with Phuket Governor Narong in Bangkok. Photo: Phuket Chamber of Commerce

 

PHUKET:-- Operators in Phuket’s tourism industry have been urged to prepare to receive the first international tourists in months in August as the Ministry of Tourism & Sports pursues its strategy of restarting the country’s economy, Phuket Chamber of Commerce President Thanusak Phungdet told The Phuket News today (July 1).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170894-phuket-tourism-industry-told-to-‘ready-for-beach-holiday-tourists’/

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Prawit plays down move to oust Somkid

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan promised today (July 1) to resolve infighting within the ruling Palang Pracharat Party, following rumours that several of its MPs want to oust Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170914-prawit-plays-down-move-to-oust-somkid/

 

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Charter court lets Palang Pracharath MP off for ‘bad behaviour’

By The Nation

 

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Sira Jenjaka

 

As per a Constitutional Court ruling on Wednesday (July 1), Palang Pracharath’s Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka did not exploit his authority when he attacked a police officer in Phuket last year for not providing him with an escort.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170915-charter-court-lets-palang-pracharath-mp-off-for-‘bad-behaviour’/

 

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Outdated law to blame for online fundraising controversy: legal expert

By THE NATION

 

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A legal source has weighed in on the rows surrounding the legality of two online fundraising campaigns, one run by a social media star and the other by the Progressive Movement.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170916-outdated-law-to-blame-for-online-fundraising-controversy-legal-expert/

 

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Opposition slams Thai Government for indifference to economic realities

 

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Members of the Opposition described the 3.3 trillion baht 2021 fiscal budget as being disconnected from reality, with a likelihood that a large portion of the money will be wasted. They also accused the Government of total indifference to the severity of the economic crisis facing the country, by formulating the budget as if the country’s economy is in a normal condition.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170918-opposition-slams-thai-government-for-indifference-to-economic-realities/

 

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Chinese PM Li Keqiang hails Chinese-Thai relationship

 

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Yang Xin (third from left), charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand, during a ceremony at the Government House to hand over Covid-19 test kits and surgical masks on Monday.

 

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has hailed China’s relationship with Thailand and vowed to further advance ties with Thailand and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, according to CGTN.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170919-chinese-pm-li-keqiang-hails-chinese-thai-relationship/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Fire destroys Pattaya tourist attraction Sukhawadee House

By Pattaya Mail

 

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Fire destroyed major sections of Pattaya tourist attraction Sukhawadee House on Wednesday.

 

Fire destroyed major sections of Pattaya tourist attraction Sukhawadee House on Wednesday, just as it was preparing to reopen from shutdowns forced by city hall and the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170839-museum-in-pattaya-damaged-in-fire/?do=findComment&comment=15574249

 

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2 hurt in single-car accident in Sattahip

By Patcharapol Panrak

 

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A Sattahip steel shop owner and his young nephew were injured when they hit and tree and overturned on Sukhumvit Road.

 

A Sattahip steel shop owner and his young nephew were injured when they hit and tree and overturned on Sukhumvit Road.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170921-2-hurt-in-single-car-accident-in-sattahip/

 

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Former police officer finally arrested for sex crime he committed 17 years ago

By The Phuket News

 

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Officers apprehend the man at the Wichit workers camp where he worked. Photo: Crime Suppression Division.

 

PHUKET: A former police officer who disappeared 17 years ago after being accused of luring his then 13-year-old neighbour to his house to engage in indecent sexual acts has finally been caught.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170923-former-police-officer-finally-arrested-for-sex-crime-he-committed-17-years-ago/

 

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