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Thailand Mulls Waiving Quarantine Rule for Vaccinated Tourists

Suttinee Yuvejwattana, Bloomberg News



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(Bloomberg) -- Thailand may scrap mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors vaccinated against Covid-19 as it may help the nation revive its tourism industry, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207233-thailand-mulls-waiving-quarantine-rule-for-vaccinated-tourists/

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Thailand to start first coronavirus vaccinations this week



FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample from a migrant worker during proactive testing at their work place, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will start vaccinating priority groups including health workers against COVID-19 by the end of this week, its prime minister said on Tuesday, a day ahead of the arrival of the country's first coronavirus vaccines.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207236-thailand-to-start-first-coronavirus-vaccinations-this-week/

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Drunken Phuket police officer shoots noodle vendor on Bangla Rd

By Eakkapop Thongtub



Cpl Pornthep Channarong of the Phuket Provincial Police is caught on CCTV firing at close range at Mr Aroon. Image: CCTV / Eakkapop Thongtub


PHUKET:-- A 25-year-old noodle vendor from Trang was shot and beaten by a Phuket Provincial Police officer on Bangla Rd, Patong, before dawn this morning (Feb 23).


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207239-drunken-phuket-police-officer-shoots-noodle-vendor-on-bangla-rd/


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Thailand increases debt plan for current fiscal year



FILE PHOTO: Thai baht notes are seen at a Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a higher debt management plan of 1.54 trillion baht ($51.32 billion) for the current fiscal year to September to help facilitate borrowing for coronavirus relief measures, a government spokesman said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207281-thailand increases-debt-plan-for-current-fiscal-year/


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Tiger Woods hospitalized after being involved in car accident



FILE PHOTO: Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - November 15, 2020 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 4th hole during the final round REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after being involved in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles, police said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207282-tiger-woods-hospitalized-after-being-involved-in-car-accident/


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Natural sparkling water to be distributed free of charge in Kanchanaburi




Naturally carbonated water, from underground sources in Huay Krajao district of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi, will be distributed to people in the district, on a trial basis, free of charge on Wednesday by Department of Groundwater Resources.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207283-natural-sparkling-water-to-be-distributed-free-of-charge-in-kanchanaburi/


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NESDB says retiree needs 2.8 – 4 million baht savings to survive for the rest of life




People in Thailand need retirement savings of between 2.8 and 4 million baht to survive for the rest of their lives, according to the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) Secretary-General Danucha Pichayanan on Tuesday, referring to a special report, titled “Income Security for the Aged: For a Better Quality of Life”, authored by the government’s think-tank.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207284-nesdb-says-retiree-needs-28-–-4-million-baht-savings-to-survive-for-the-rest-of-life/


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'Starbucks of toilets' makes splash in Thailand

Amid COVID wave, Mister Loo chain of public pay potties emerges as winner



Mister Loo co-founders Andreas Wanner, left, and Dominik Schuler at the company's toilet facility in Bangkok. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)


MARIMI KISHIMOTO, Nikkei staff writer


BANGKOK -- A chain of pay public toilets has emerged as a major winner amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. The facilities are operated by Mister Loo, a Swiss startup that aims to become the "Starbucks of toilets." With public awareness of hygiene growing as the deadly virus spreads, the operator of upscale toilets is winning popularity in Southeast Asia by emphasizing their cleanliness.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207285-starbucks-of-toilets-makes-splash-in-thailand/


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Bitfinex, Tether owner pays $18.5 million fine to settle NYAG cryptocurrency cover-up charges

By Jonathan Stempel



FILE PHOTO: Photo illustration of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange website taken September 27, 2017. Picture taken September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration


NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owner of the Tether cryptocurrency and Bitfinex trading platform will pay an $18.5 million fine to settle charges it commingled client and corporate funds to cover up $850 million that went missing, New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207288-bitfinex-tether-owner-pays-185-million-fine-to-settle-nyag-cryptocurrency-cover-up-charges/


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Former House security chief denies 'optics' dictated decisions before Capitol riot

By Susan Cornwell



FILE PHOTO: Barbed wire and security fencing surrounds the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' former top security official on Tuesday denied authorities had rejected stationing National Guard forces at the Capitol last month ahead of a rally by Donald Trump's supporters out of concerns that it might look bad.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207289-former-house-security-chief-denies-optics-dictated-decisions-before capitol riot/


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EU to keep COVID-19 curbs on non-essential travel amid chaotic border measures

By Gabriela Baczynska and Sabine Siebold



FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo


BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union government leaders will agree on Thursday to maintain curbs on non-essential travel within the EU despite the bloc's executive asking six countries to ease border restrictions on Tuesday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207291-eu-to-keep-covid-19-curbs-on-non-essential-travel-amid-chaotic-border-measures/


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Bangkok: Girlfriend arrested for murdering boxing instructor in Soi On Nut
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Prawet police have made an arrest after 46 year old boxing instructor Wichan Malithong was found dead from a stab wound to the neck in On Nut Soi 70/1 on Monday night.
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