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Worried about visa status? Then come and see us, advises Phuket Immigration Chief

By The Phuket News

 

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People wanting to make sure of their visa status before the july 31 amnesty deadline can do so at Phuket Immigration, but they must book an appointment first, says Phuket Immigration Chief Col Narong Chanaphaiku. Photo: Phuket Immigration

 

PHUKET:-- The Chief of the Phuket Immigration Office in Phuket Town is inviting foreigners who are concerned about their visa status ahead of the July 31 amnesty expiring to visit his office and have their extensions to stay renewed, or even have their 90 day reports filed.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171680-worried-about-visa-status-then-come-and-see-us-advises-phuket-immigration-chief/

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Key Phuket tourism figures slam ’worst is over’ claim as food donations drive continue

By The Phuket News

 

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Volunteers with the For Freedom Foundation hand out baby milk powder to poor families on Koh Siray. Photo: For Freedom Foundation

 

PHUKET:-- Key Phuket tourism figures have outrightly dismissed the claim by a senior Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) marketing official that the “worst is over” for economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that it will take a year for the island’s tourism industry to recover.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171657-key-phuket-tourism-figures-slam-’worst-is-over’-claim-as-food-donations-drive-continue/

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Dr. Thanarak Plipat says Thai people are inviting the return of COVID-19

 

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Thai people are becoming less concerned about the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 infections and may actually be encouraging the return of the contagion, said Dr. Thanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Disease Control Department.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171638-dr-thanarak-plipat-says-thai-people-are-inviting-the-return-of-covid-19/

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Ban on monkey-picked coconut products in UK won’t hurt: shippers’ council

By The Nation

 

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The Thai National Shippers’ Council appears to be unfazed by the so-called ban on Thai coconut products in the West, saying getting monkeys to pick the fruit is a tradition in Southeast Asian countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171697-ban-on-monkey-picked-coconut-products-in-uk-won’t-hurt-shippers’-council/

 

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Daily mask production hits 4.2m, surplus building up

By THE NATION

 

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The daily production of face masks in Thailand has risen to 4.2 million after more new factories were set up, said Internal Trade Department director-general Vichai Pochanakit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171620-more-mask-factories-opened-boosting-production-output-to-42m-daily/?do=findComment&comment=15593374

 

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Thai shippers cut 2020 export outlook to 10% fall from 8% drop

 

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Port of Bangkok, Thailand, March 25, 2016. Picture taken March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's exports are expected to shrink 10% this year, deeper than the previous forecast of an 8% drop, due to the coronavious pandemic and the strength of the baht currency, a Thai shipping association said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171700-thai-shippers-cut-2020-export-outlook-to-10-fall-from-8-drop/

 

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Thai first quarter household debt at 80% of GDP, highest in four years

 

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Bangkok city amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. Picture taken June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's household debt level to gross domestic product (GDP) rose slightly to 80.1% in the first quarter, the highest level in four years, central bank data showed, with the trend set to continue as the coronavirus outbreak squeezes the economy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171701-thai-first-quarter-household-debt-at-80-of-gdp-highest-in-four-years/

 

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Thailand tenders to buy feed wheat and barley - trade

 

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HAMBURG (Reuters) - An importer group in Thailand has issued a tender to purchase up to 193,300 tonnes of animal feed wheat which can be sourced from optional origins, European traders said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171702-thailand tenders-to-buy-feed-wheat-and-barley-trade/

 

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Beatles drummer Ringo Starr turns 80

 

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The self-taught drummer anchored one of the greatest bands of all time with his solid beats, quirky fills and down-to-earth persona. As he turns 80, Sir Ringo is celebrating with a live benefit concert.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171704-beatles-drummer-ringo-starr-turns-80/

 

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Chelsea close in on Champions League spot with 3-2 win at Palace

By William Schomberg

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - July 7, 2020 Chelsea's Christian Pulisic in action with Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea kept up their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League and Champions League football next season with a 3-2 victory at London rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171705-chelsea-close-in-on-champions-league-spot-with-3-2-win-at-palace/

 

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Welbeck wonder goal takes Watford away from drop zone

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Norwich City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - July 7, 2020 Watford's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring their second goal with Abdoulaye Doucoure, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

 

WATFORD, England (Reuters) - Danny Welbeck's spectacular bicycle kick propelled Watford to three vital points in their battle against Premier League relegation as they came from behind to beat Norwich City 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171706-welbeck-wonder-goal-takes-watford-away-from-drop-zone/

 

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WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

 

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "evidence emerging" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171707-who-acknowledges-evidence-emerging-of-airborne-spread-of-covid-19/

 

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Trump administration to encourage schools to safely reopen amid coronavirus surge

By Alexandra Alper and Susan Heavey

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing on the U.S. economy and new U.S. employment and unemployment numbers in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is pushing for schools to reopen in the fall and is hosting White House events on the topic on Tuesday, despite a steady increase in coronavirus infections across the country led by younger Americans and rising hospitalizations in many states.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171709-trump-administration-to-encourage-schools-to-safely-reopen-amid-coronavirus-surge/

 

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U.S. coronavirus cases hit 3 million, stoking fears of overwhelmed hospitals

By Jane Wardell

 

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(Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States pushed past 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, roughly equal to the population of Nevada, stoking fears that hospitals will be overwhelmed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171710-us-coronavirus-cases-hit-3-million-stoking-fears-of-overwhelmed-hospitals/

 

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