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The week that was in Thailand news: Doom and gloom everywhere: But could Thailand be the hub of straight faces and internal screaming?

 

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A report on the BBC this week said that a theme park near Tokyo called Fuji-Q.Highland was asking people on its rollercoasters to control themselves.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172328-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-doom-and-gloom-everywhere-but-could-thailand-be-the-hub-of-straight-faces-and-internal-screaming/

 

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Senior MPs visit Phuket to assess COVID fallout and hear resident’s requests

By The Phuket News

 

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The delegation greets locals at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: More than a hundred people gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (July 10) to share an array of requests and concerns with a delegation of senior MPs visiting from Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172353-senior-mps-visit-phuket-to-assess-covid-fallout-and-hear-resident’s-requests/

 

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Minister pleased with preparations for Obec exam to hire assistant teachers

By The Nation

 

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Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said the examination to recruit assistant teachers under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) was going well.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172355-minister-pleased-with-preparations-for-obec-exam-to-hire-assistant-teachers/

 

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National museums offer free admission on Sundays

By The Nation

 

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Museums under the Fine Arts Department have offered free admission every Sunday for both Thais and foreigners who come with their families until September 27 this year, the Thai Koo Fah Facebook page informed on Saturday (July 11).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172356-national-museums-offer-free-admission-on-sundays/

 

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Father thanks model kit donors after son fighting leukaemia allowed to resume schooling

By The Nation

 

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A man who appealed for donation of Gundam model kits for his son, who suffered from leukaemia, has thanked people for the generous response.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172357-father-thanks-model-kit-donors-after-son-fighting-leukaemia-allowed-to-resume-schooling/

 

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Volunteers to be enlisted next month for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand will sign up volunteers in August-September to test the Covid-19 vaccine and conduct the first trial on a human in October, said Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Suvit Maesincee.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172358-volunteers-to-be-enlisted-next-month-for-human-trial-of-covid-19-vaccine/

 

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Nearly one-third of tourism-related businesses 'may shut down permanently'

By THE NATION

 

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Chairat Trirattanajarasporn

 

About one-third of tourism business operators in Thailand will run out of liquidity to keep their businesses afloat in the second half of 2020, Tourism Council of Thailand president Chairat Trirattanajarasporn has warned.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172359-nearly-one-third-of-tourism-related-businesses-may-shut-down-permanently/

 

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'NPLs the biggest challenge for banks' as Covid-19 crisis could drag into 2021

By The Nation

 

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The Thai economy stares at an uncertain future because the Covid-19 outbreak is likely to prolong until the first half of 2021, Krungthai Bank (KTB) said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172360-npls-the-biggest-challenge-for-banks-as-covid-19-crisis-could-drag-into-2021/

 

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Limited upside potential for Thai bourse as second-quarter results start to roll out

By THE NATION

 

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Analysts forecast that the SET next week would move between 1,330 points to 1,370 points, while the resistance level of gold price in the future was around $1,792-$1,789 per ounce.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172361-limited-upside-potential-for-thai-bourse-as-second-quarter-results-start-to-roll-out/

 

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and son test positive for COVID-19

By Shilpa Jamkhandikar

 

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FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan leaves after attending the wedding ceremony of Isha Ambani, the daughter of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

 

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's best known movie stars, has tested positive for COVID-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, they said late on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172362-bollywood-star-amitabh-bachchan-and-son-test-positive-for-covid-19/

 

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In a first, Trump dons mask in visit to a military medical facility

By Steve Holland

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., July 11, 2020.REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis

 

BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172364-in-a-first-trump-dons-mask-in-visit-to-a-military-medical-facility/

 

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Mandatory masks, Mickey at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens

By Lisa Richwine

 

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Disney Springs shoppers wear face masks and Disney-themed clothing while Walt Disney World conducts a phased reopening from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

 

(Reuters) - Mickey waved from a distance and visitors wore colorful face masks with mouse ears on Saturday as Florida's Walt Disney World opened to the public for the first time in four months amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the state.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172365-mandatory-masks-mickey-at-a-distance-as-walt-disney-world-reopens/

 

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UK plans to create 'freeports,' cut taxes: Sunday Telegraph

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak reacts as he leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak is preparing to introduce sweeping tax cuts and an overhaul of planning laws in up to 10 new “freeports” within a year of the UK's becoming fully independent from the European Union in December, the Sunday Telegraph said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172366-uk-plans-to-create-freeports-cut-taxes-sunday-telegraph/

 

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Thai monkey trainer rejects PETA claims on coconut harvesting

By Chayut Setboonsarng

 

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Nirun Wongwanich, 52, a monkey trainer, sits next to a monkey during a training session at a monkey school for coconut harvest in Surat Thani province, Thailand July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A monkey trainer in southern Thailand said on Saturday that few monkeys are involved in harvesting coconuts for export, disputing an activist report which has caused several British supermarkets to ban coconut products from the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172367-thai-monkey-trainer-rejects-peta-claims-on-coconut-harvesting/

 

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Skin whitening creams remain online despite mercury findings

By Martinne Geller

 

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FILE PHOTO: An advisory on Goree cosmeticsÕ website notifying consumers about how to spot counterfeits purchased online or in stores, July 2, 2020. Goree Cosmetics/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Skin-whitening creams identified as containing potentially dangerous levels of mercury continue to be sold online more than seven months after a watchdog group raised the alarm, including on platforms run by eBay, Amazon.com and Alibaba, a Reuters review of the sites shows.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172369-skin-whitening-creams-remain-online-despite-mercury-findings/

 

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