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Chiang Mai: Muted celebrations for "Yee Peng/Loy Krathong" as Covid and no tourists deal hammer blow




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A disconsolate tourism leader in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai told Manager the Yee Peng or Loy Krathong celebration would be very different this year.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188950-chiang-mai-muted-celebrations-for-yee-pengloy-krathong-as-covid-and-no-tourists-deal-hammer-blow/

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French Woman Contracted COVID after Quarantine




BANGKOK, Oct 24 (TNA) – The Department of Disease Control admitted that a French woman contracted the novel coronavirus after her 14-day quarantine and her case possibly showed local infection.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188961-french-woman-contracted-covid-after-quarantine/


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Three Ways to Acquire COVID Vaccines




BANGKOK, Oct 24 (TNA) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to acquire COVID-19 vaccines through three ways, intending to make a vaccine available for Thai people at the same time as in other countries.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188962-three-ways-to-acquire-covid-vaccines/


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Tourism to the north picks up as winter weather arrives

Praphorn Praphornkul




BANGKOK (NNT) - Many northern provinces of the nation have started to see temperatures fall, with Nong Khai among those drawing visitors to its cool weather.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188967-tourism-to-the-north-picks-up-as-winter-weather-arrives/


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Extra disabled persons welfare credit available today

Tanakorn Sangiam




BANGKOK (NNT) - The Comptroller General’s Department today deposited an additional 200 baht in the accounts of persons with disabilities aged 18 years or older who are holders of state welfare cards, effectively increasing the monthly welfare payment to 1,000 baht from now on.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188968-extra-disabled-persons-welfare-credit-available-today/


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Temperature drops at Doi Inthanon

supawadee wangsri




CHIANG MAI (NNT) - At this time of year, northern Thailand gets colder. At Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, the temperature dropped overnight by another degree, and is now close to a single figure reading.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188969-temperature-drops-at-doi-inthanon/


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No casualties as four-storey building in Nakhon Ratchasima catches fire





An apartment in Nakhon Ratchasima province caught fire early on Saturday, but there were no casualties, police said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188970-no-casualties-as-four-storey-building-in-nakhon-ratchasima-catches-fire/


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Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades

By Felix Onuah and Angela Ukomadu



Cars drive through the Lekki toll gate, a site where soldiers had opened fire on protesters late on Tuesday, as Nigeria's Lagos state eases a round-the-clock curfew imposed in response to protests against alleged police brutality, after days of unrest, in Lagos, Nigeria October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde


ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa's most populous country in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188972-nigerian-police-mobilize-to-quell-worst-unrest-in-two-decades/


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Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 18

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj Hakimi



An Afghan man wheels an injured man in a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail


KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed at least 18 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188974-suicide-bombing-at-kabul-education-centre-kills-18/


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Liverpool scrape a win, but rivals drop points

By Martyn Herman



Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - October 24, 2020 Liverpool's Joe Gomez Pool via REUTERS/Michael Steele


(Reuters) - Champions Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sheffield United but their likely title rivals all dropped points on Saturday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188975-liverpool-scrape-a-win-but-rivals-drop-points/


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Hamilton on course for record win after Portuguese pole

By Alan Baldwin



Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Armando Franca


(Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton seized pole position in the dying seconds of qualifying for the first Portuguese Grand Prix in 24 years on Saturday to deny and dismay Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas once again.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188976-hamilton-on-course-for-record-win-after-portuguese-pole/


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