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New cases, concert, foreign troops, spark virus surge warning

By The Nation

 

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Authorities warned Thailand may have to fight a second wave of Covid-19 infections, after seven more returnees tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176362-new-cases-concert-foreign-troops-spark-virus-surge-warning/

 

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More stranded Russians fly home from Phuket

By The Phuket News

 

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Russian tourists check-in to board the special flight home yesterday (Aug 4). Photo: Phuket Consulate-General of the Russian Federation

 

PHUKET:-- The special flights to fly home Russian nationals left stranded in Phuket due to the COVID-19 pandemic continued at Phuket International Airport yesterday (Aug 4).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176340-more-stranded-russians-fly-home-from-phuket/

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Thailand to get its first electric ferry service soon

By The Nation

 

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As part of its 161-year anniversary, the Marine Department is launching the country’s first electric ferry – the BanpuNext e-Ferry – as part of efforts to cut down on pollution.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176337-thailand-to-get-its-first-electric-ferry-service-soon/

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Thailand’s ‘rice basket’ still short of water despite storm Sinlaku

By The Nation

 

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Water management plans have been tightened after tropical storm Sinlaku failed to fill the four giant dams of the Chao Phraya River basin, threatening rice crops.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176365-thailand’s-‘rice-basket’-still-short-of-water-despite-storm-sinlaku/

 

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OBEC to propose to CCSA this Friday that its 4,500 schools reopen

 

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Thailand’s Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) will, on Friday, propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) that all the 4,500 schools under its supervision resume classes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176367-obec-to-propose-to-ccsa-this-friday-that-its-4500-schools-reopen/

 

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Johnson irons out wrinkles in game ahead of PGA Championship

 

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FILE PHOTO: Aug 4, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - World number five Dustin Johnson said he went "back to basics" after an inconsistent spell in which he won the Travelers Championship in June, only to miss the cut three weeks later at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176368-johnson-irons-out-wrinkles-in-game-ahead-of-pga-championship/

 

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Lowry far from complacent a year after first major win

 

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FILE PHOTO: Jul 16, 2020; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Shane Lowry plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ireland's Shane Lowry said on Wednesday that he has not grown complacent in the year since he took home his first major title as he faces stiff competition at this week's PGA Championship.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176369-lowry-far-from-complacent-a-year-after-first-major-win/

 

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Fauci expects tens of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses at start of 2021

By Michael Erman and Jeff Mason

 

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FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott/Pool via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drugmakers will likely have tens of millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the early part of next year, with production ramping up so that it hits a billion doses by the end of 2021, Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. government official on infectious diseases, said in a Reuters interview on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176370-fauci-expects-tens-of-millions-of-coronavirus-vaccine-doses-at-start-of-2021/

 

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Shakhtar, Copenhagen reach Europa League last eight

 

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Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Shakhtar Donetsk v VfL Wolfsburg - NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv, Ukraine - August 5, 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk's Manor Solomon celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

 

KYIV (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Copenhagen became the first two teams to reach the Europa League quarter-finals as the continent's second-tier competition resumed on Wednesday after a five-month break forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176371-shakhtar-copenhagen-reach-europa-league-last-eight/

 

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Below-strength Man United move into Europa League last eight

 

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Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester United v LASK Linz - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - August 5, 2020 Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their second goal with Juan Mata, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Carl Recine

 

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Former Europa League winners Manchester United booked a quarter-final spot in the tournament after their second-string side laboured to a 2-1 home win over LASK Linz on Wednesday to seal a 7-1 aggregate rout of the Austrian side.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176372-below-strength-man-united-move-into-europa-league-last-eight/

 

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Man City sign Bournemouth defender Ake

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Watford - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - January 12, 2020 Bournemouth's Nathan Ake during the warm up before the match REUTERS/David Klein

 

(Reuters) - Manchester City have signed defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176373-man-city-sign-bournemouth-defender-ake/

 

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'Do you really need to party?' WHO asks world's youth

By Emma Farge

 

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FILE PHOTO: People enjoy the hot weather at the beach in Bournemouth, Britain, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - Young people must curb their party instincts to help prevent new outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) pleaded on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176379-do-you-really-need-to-party-who-asks-worlds-youth/

 

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Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

By Samia Nakhoul and Ellen Francis

 

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A general view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing in the wreckage of buildings on Wednesday as investigations blamed negligence for a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176380-beirut-reels-from-huge-blast-as-death-toll-climbs-to-at-least-135/

 

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Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation

By Elizabeth Culliford

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., August 5, 2020. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a video by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said children are "almost immune" to COVID-19, with the company saying it violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176381-facebook-removes-trump-post-over-coronavirus-misinformation/

 

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