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Thai military monitoring border as Malaysian outbreak rages

By The Nation
Photos by Charoon Thongnual

 

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Soldiers from the Fifth Infantry Regiment under the Fourth Army Area were monitoring the border in Songkhla's Sadao district to prevent smuggling of migrant workers from Malaysia on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202500-thai-military-monitoring-border-as-malaysian-outbreak-rages/

 

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Prayut’s moment of truth arrives

 

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The prime minister can be forgiven if he assumes that his previous problems were “political”, albeit ones that had more to do with ideology and power play than genuine well-being of the people. He will be disastrously wrong, however, if he makes the same assumption about the current trouble.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202490-prayut’s-moment-of-truth-arrives/

 

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Virus expert reveals why Thailand chose AstraZeneca’s viral vector vaccine

By The Nation

 

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Photo Credit: Bureau of Information office of Public Health ministry's Permanent Secretary

 

Dr Yong Poovorawan, chief of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University, appeared at a Public Health Ministry briefing on Wednesday in a bid to reassure the public after widespread concern over Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccine procurement.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202505-virus-expert-reveals-why-thailand-chose-astrazeneca’s-viral-vector-vaccine/

 

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Local teen stars streak into second round at Thailand Open II

By THE NATION

 

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Three-time world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn rebounded from a disastrous first game to beat former Thailand Masters champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the first round of the $1-million Toyota Thailand Open at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202506-local-teen-stars-streak-into-second-round-at-thailand-open-ii/

 

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Thailand’s Chai Nat province now free of COVID-19 as last eight patients recover

 

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Thailand’s central province of Chai Nat has been cleared of COVID-19 infections after the last eight patients tested negative for the virus, with five of them being discharged from their quarantine facility and the other three completing the 14-days of mandatory isolation, according to the Chai Nat provincial public relations office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202507-thailand’s-chai-nat-province-now-free-of-covid-19-as-last-eight-patients-recover/

 

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Thailand may loosen some curbs as Covid-19 outbreak eases

 

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The easing of the curbs may help the Thai economy, which is already devastated by the slump in tourism and exports.PHOTO: REUTERS

 

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand's capital and some other provinces are considering relaxing restrictions on businesses and travels in the coming weeks amid a decline in new coronavirus cases in certain regions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202511-thailand-may-loosen-some-curbs-as-covid-19-outbreak-eases/

 

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Police investigate scamsters for taking vehicles on promise of making car payments

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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In total, the victims had handed over eight vehicles, altogether valued at about B4 million. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Region 8 Police are warning people unable to make their car payments to not fall prey to scam artists who convince people to hand over their cars on the promise that the buyer will take over the outstanding payments to the credit company.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202512-police-investigate-scamsters-for-taking-vehicles-on-promise-of-making-car-payments/

 

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Phuket officials confirmed involved in protected forest encroachment

By The Phuket News

 

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The Royal Forest Department officers are continuing their investigation into the clearing of protected forest in the hills above Kathu. Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Officers from the Royal Forest Department have confirmed that local Phuket officials were involved in allowing a private individual to encroach on protected forest land near Bang Wad reservoir to make way for a road over the hills in Kathu and to clear areas of the protected forest to create plantations.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202513-phuket-officials-confirmed-involved-in-protected-forest-encroachment/

 

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Phuket Smart Bus grinds to a halt – again

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Smart Bus is out of action again due to lack of tourists. Photo: Shela Riva / file

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Smart Bus has stopped running, again, due to the lack of people on the island using the service

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202515-phuket-smart-bus-grinds-to-a-halt-–-again/

 

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‘Peeping’ park officer will be charged, confirm police

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Ms Sopita and her boyfrined Mr Panupong returned to follow up on the complaint yesterday (Jan 19). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Sakhu Police have confirmed they will charge the national park officer accused of spying on a woman in the toilet at Phuket’s Sirinath National Park last Sunday (Jan 17).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202516-‘peeping’-park-officer-will-be-charged-confirm-police/

 

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