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Thai Health Ministry to tighten anti-COVID-19 measures at quarantine facilities

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is considering adjustments to the COVID-19 preventive measures at more than 100 hotels under the alternative state quarantine programme, as well as any use of common facilities by those in quarantine at such locations. The move is to avoid a repeat of an incident in Samut Prakan province, where coronavirus was found on fitness equipment and three people staying there, including a French tourist, were found to be infected.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189705-thai-health-ministry-to-tighten-anti-covid-19-measures-at-quarantine-facilities/

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Committee Agrees to Reduce Travel Quarantine

 

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BANGKOK,(TNA) – The National Communicable Disease Committee agreed to reduce travel quarantine to 10 days from 14 days in Thursday’s meeting, said Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Ministry Anutin  Charnvirakul.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189724-committee-agrees-to-reduce-travel-quarantine/

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Thai finance ministry raises 2020 GDP outlook to 7.7% contraction

By Kitiphong Thaichareon

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's finance ministry on Thursday upgraded its 2020 gross domestic product forecast to a 7.7% contraction, still a record, from the 8.5% decline projected earlier, helped by government measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189777-thai-finance-ministry-raises-2020-gdp-outlook-to-77-contraction/

 

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Thai students top global ranking for political alertness but flunk on equality

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Thai students are highly alert to social issues compared to their peers overseas, according to the findings of an international report released last week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189778-thai-students-top-global-ranking-for-political-alertness-but-flunk-on-equality/

 

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Finance Ministry lifts growth forecast to -7.7% after signs of recovery

By The Nation

 

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Adviser to the Fiscal Policy Office Pornchai Threeravej, centre, says the recovering Thai economy will grow by 4.5 per cent next year.

 

Seeing signs of recovery, the Finance Ministry has revised its economic forecast for this year, predicting a contraction of 7.7 per cent rather than the previous 8.5 per cent.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189777-thai-finance-ministry-raises-2020-gdp-outlook-to-77-contraction/

 

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BMA observing Loy Krathong under new normal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Loy Krathong festival will be celebrated on October 31 this year. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is aranging an event encouraging people to take part in Loy Krathong activities in new normal circumstances. The event aims to protect people from contracting COVID-19 and limit waste by asking members of the Thai public to float only one krathong basket per family.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189781-bma-observing-loy-krathong-under-new-normal/

 

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Antwerp upset Spurs to go top of Europa League group, Milan win again

 

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ANTWERP, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgian league leaders Antwerp secured a shock 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan extended their unbeaten run to 23 games as they won 3-0 against Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189782-antwerp-upset-spurs-to-go-top-of-europa-league-group-milan-win-again/

 

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Ibrahimovic misses another penalty as Milan down Sparta Prague

 

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MILAN (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed another penalty, the third in his last five attempts, although it made little difference as AC Milan cruised past Sparta Prague 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189783-ibrahimovic-misses-another-penalty-as-milan-down-sparta-prague/

 

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Norwich's Smith urges UK PM Johnson to allow safe return of fans

 

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(Reuters) - Championship club Norwich City's joint majority shareholder Delia Smith has written an open letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to allow the safe return of limited crowds to soccer stadiums.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189785-norwichs-smith-urges-uk-pm-johnson-to-allow-safe-return-of-fans/

 

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UK Labour suspends ex-leader Corbyn on anti-Semitism 'day of shame'

By Alistair Smout

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Labour opposition suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday after he downplayed a report that detailed serious failings in the party's handling of persistent anti-Semitism complaints during his 2015-2019 leadership.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189786-uk-labour-suspends-ex-leader corbyn on-anti-semitism-day-of-shame/

 

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Tunisian man beheads woman, kills two more people in Nice church

By Tangi Salaün and Eric Gaillard

 

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PARIS/NICE, France (Reuters) - A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189716-three-dead-as-woman-beheaded-in-knife-attack-at-french-church/?do=findComment&comment=15956705

 

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Fauci says first U.S. COVID-19 vaccines could ship late December or early January

By Julie Steenhuysen

 

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FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS

 

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If all goes well, the first doses of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine will likely become available to some high-risk Americans in late December or early January, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189788-fauci-says-first-us-covid-19-vaccines-could-ship-late-december-or-early-january/

 

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