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Pattaya: Covid in resort was not our fault, says business leader - calls for insurance for tourists




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A leading figure in the Pattaya tourist industry is calling for a fund to be set up to insure visitors to the resort against catching Covid.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202913-pattaya-covid-in-resort-was-not-our-fault-says-business-leader-calls-for-insurance-for-tourists/

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Larry King, decades-long fixture of U.S. TV interviews, dead at 87



FILE PHOTO: CNN talk show host Larry King speaks at ceremonies unveiling comedian Bill Maher's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, U.S, September 14, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died aged 87, his media company said in a statement on Saturday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202960-larry-king-decades-long-fixture-of-us-tv-interviews-dead-at-87/


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UK's Johnson says he looks forward to working with Biden on shared goals



A Police officer is seen at the door of 10 Downing Street in London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he looked forward to working with U.S. President Joe Biden on their shared goals, including tackling climate change.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202962-uks-johnson-says-he-looks-forward-to-working-with-biden-on-shared-goals/


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Holders Arsenal knocked out, Man City survive Cheltenham scare

By Martyn Herman



Soccer Football - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Southampton v Arsenal - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - January 23, 2021 Southampton's Daniel N'Lundulu in action with Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers


SOUTHAMPTON (Reuters) - Holders Arsenal bowed out of the FA Cup in the fourth round in disappointing fashion as Gabriel's first-half own goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat by Southampton on Saturday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202963-holders-arsenal-knocked-out-man-city-survive-cheltenham-scare/


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Video: "Military man" responsible for carnage that damaged vehicles and demolished restaurant in Korat




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Sanook reported that had been supplied with CCTV footage from a business in Nakhon Ratchasima that showed a pick-up piling into a roadside restaurant and overturning.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202915-video-military-man-responsible-for-carnage-that-damaged-vehicles-and-demolished-restaurant-in-korat/


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Teens caught stealing by CCTV surrender to police





Four teenagers who had allegedly stolen a pair of shoes and made a mocking gesture at a CCTV camera were brought to police by their parents after video footage of their actions went viral recently.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202966-teens-caught-stealing-by-cctv-surrender-to-police/


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Over ten workers injured as bridge under construction collapses




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A motorway bridge under construction in Nakhon Ratchasima province collapsed on Saturday afternoon, injuring at least 12 people.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202968-over-ten-workers-injured-as-bridge-under-construction-collapses/


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Phuket eases lockdown measures to attract tourists during Chinese New Year





Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew said on Friday that the provincial communicable disease committee had approved relaxation of lockdown measures as no new cases had been reported in the province for 29 days since the new wave of Covid-19.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202969-phuket-eases-lockdown-measures-to-attract-tourists-during-chinese-new-year/


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Phuket tourism industry calls to end quarantine for Bangkok arrivals, pitches plan to revive tourism by October




Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew recognised the need for urgent action. Photo: PR Phuket


PHUKET: Leading representatives from Phuket’s devastated tourism industry have called for the Phuket provincial government to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people arriving from specific districts in Bangkok in the hope of throwing local businesses a lifeline until international tourists return.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202970-phuket-tourism-industry-calls-to-end-quarantine-for-bangkok-arrivals-pitches-plan-to-revive-tourism-by-october/


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Japanese restaurant burglar arrested

By The Phuket News



Somwang Phonpradit, 23, confessed to three other break-and-enters, to get money as he was unemployed, said police. Photo: Phuket City Police


PHUKET: Police have arrested a 23-year-old man who broke into a Japanese restaurant in Phuket Town Wednesday night (Jan 20) and stole B7,500.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202972-japanese-restaurant-burglar-arrested/


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FDA issues alert over hook found in canned fish





The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned people against consuming a canned fish brand called “Tra Petch”, after a hook was found in a sample produced on August 24, 2020.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202975-fda-issues-alert-over-hook-found-in-canned-fish/


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Mixed doubles pair carry Thai hopes as Ratchanok trips in semis

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam




The ace duo of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai kept Thai hopes alive in the $1-million Toyota Thailand Open II after Ratchanok Intanon squandered four match points to bow out in the semi-finals on Saturday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202976-mixed-doubles-pair-carry-thai-hopes-as-ratchanok-trips-in-semis/


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Italy says delays in vaccine supplies unacceptable

By Valentina Za



FILE PHOTO: A volunteer who assists medical workers receives a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Misericordia hospital in Grosseto, Italy, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte lashed out at suppliers of COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, saying delays in deliveries amounted to a serious breach of contractual obligations.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202977-italy-says-delays-in-vaccine-supplies-unacceptable/


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Samut Prakan plans to open field hospital

Tanakorn Sangiam




BANGKOK (NNT) - Samut Prakan province will soon begin the conversion of a university auditorium into a field hospital for COVID-19 patients, in order to help alleviate the patient load at main hospitals.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202978-samut-prakan-plans-to-open-field-hospital/


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