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Okay given for Bt300 foreign tourist entry fee By The Nation   Tourism and Sports Minister Phipat Ratchakitprakarn (Photo credit: Thai Government)   The National Tourism

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Rise in Thai export market reliant on supply of Covid-19 vaccine, value of baht

By The Nation



Aat Pisanwanich, director of the Centre for International Trade Studies


Thailand’s export market this year has been forecast to expand 3.6 per cent to US$237.2 billion provided the global economy and the economies of trading partners recover, said Aat Pisanwanich, director of the Centre for International Trade Studies at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201621-rise-in-thai-export-market-reliant-on-supply-of-covid-19-vaccine-value-of-baht/


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Phuket EOC contact details released for visitors 

By The Phuket News



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PHUKET: The Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) has released the contact details of all 18 Emergency Operation centers (EOCs) in each subdistrict on the island for those who have not registered their travel details via the gophuget.com web portal to report themselves. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201624-phuket-eoc-contact-details-released-for-visitors/


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Health Ministry warns people not to drink alcohol to keep warm




BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has warned the general public of the increasing risk of catching a cold and influenza due to the drop in temperature, urging them to follow the same precautionary measures against COVID-19 to protect themselves against other respiratory diseases, while warning the public not to drink alcohol to keep warm or light a lantern or stove inside a tent.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201625-health-ministry-warns-people-not-to-drink-alcohol-to-keep-warm/


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NokAir - Thailand Post give privileges to TCC members




BANGKOK (NNT) - COVID-19 has severely impacted the airline business, hotels, restaurants and trade. NokAir and Thailand Post are offering privileges to members of The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), hoping the discounts and offers will help regenerate the businesses.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201626-nokair-thailand-post-give-privileges-to-tcc-members/


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Italy's Conte looks for outside backing after Renzi quits government

By Crispian Balmer and Angelo Amante



Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks to the media outside his office, Chigi Palace, after meeting with President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Italy, January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli


ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resisted calls to resign on Thursday after a junior coalition party pulled out of his government, stripping him of a parliamentary majority in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201627-italys-conte-looks-for-outside-backing-after-renzi-quits-government/


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Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies at 81

By Jordan Moreau



Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, who alongside Roy Horn starred in a popular, long-running Las Vegas act built around rare tigers, has died of pancreatic cancer. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.


(Variety.com) - Siegfried Fischbacher, who worked with Roy Horn to create the famous animal training and magic duo of Siegfried & Roy, has died, according to the Associated Press and German outlets. He was 81.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201628-siegfried-fischbacher-of-siegfried-roy-dies-at-81/


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Bitcoin surge helps lift Grayscale assets to record $20 billion in 2020



FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic//File Photo


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grayscale, the world's largest digital currency manager, said on Thursday its assets under management surged more than 900% to $20.2 billion at the end of last year, lifted by record inflows in the fourth quarter and the surge in the price of bitcoin.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201629-bitcoin-surge-helps-lift-grayscale-assets-to-record-20-billion-in-2020/


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Arrested Capitol rioters had guns and bombs, everyday careers and Olympic medals

By Brad Heath and Sarah N. Lynch



FILE PHOTO: Police speak to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, including Jake Angeli in the horn and fur costume, as they demonstrate on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United by political grievances, they came in costumes, snapping selfies, calling themselves patriots. Some came armed for battle and planning for "war."


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201632-arrested-capitol-rioters-had-guns-and-bombs-everyday-careers-and-olympic-medals/


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