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Thailand plans to allow foreign tourists to quarantine in resorts

 

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FILE PHOTO: Immigration officers stand in front of an empty arrivals hall at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Thailand, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's tourism minister said on Thursday he will propose a plan for foreigners to undertake COVID-19 quarantine in popular tourist areas, including beach resorts, in a bid to help revive the country's struggling tourism sector.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208324-thailand-plans-to-allow-foreign-tourists-to-quarantine-in-resorts/

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Police quiet on probe into officer attempting to flee scene of drunk-driving accident

By The Phuket News

 

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Lt Nikorn’s car after he attempted to flee the scene of the accident last month. Photo: Pit Ti Wai Jai / Facebook

 

PHUKET:-- A veil of silence has been dropped on the investigation into an accident last month that involved a drunken Phuket police officer who tried to flee the scene in his car after hitting one car, sending it colliding into another car in front.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208307-police-quiet-on-probe-into-officer-attempting-to-flee-scene-of-drunk-driving-accident/

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Thailand ranked 3rd in ASEAN on Economic Freedom Index

 

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(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

 

Thailand ranked 3rd in ASEAN, 9th among 40 Asia-pacific countries and 42nd in the World on the most recent on Economic Freedom index. Singapore tops the list for the second consecutive year, followed by New Zealand and Australia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208325-thailand-ranked-3rd-in-asean-on-economic-freedom-index/

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Thai military denies involvement in network removed by Facebook

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soldiers march during the annual Military Parade to celebrate the Coronation of King Rama X at the Royal Thai Army Cavalry Center in Saraburi province, Thailand January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military on Thursday said it was not behind a network of Facebook accounts that the social media giant took down on the grounds they were using deceptive behaviour to influence public debate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208339-thai-military-denies-involvement-in-network-removed-by-facebook/

 

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Two Miss Grand International beauty contestants found infected with COVID-19

 

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Two beauty queens, from Nigeria and Kenya, who are in Thailand for the Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now being treated at Piyavate Hospital in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208342-two-miss-grand-international-beauty-contestants-found-infected-with-covid-19/

 

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Social media reports of heavy storms in Thailand this week and next are untrue

 

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Thailand’s Anti-Fake News Center has debunked information, widely shared on social media, that there will be heavy storms, from March 2nd to 13th, all across Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208343-social-media-reports-of-heavy-storms-in-thailand-this-week-and-next-are-untrue/

 

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Wang Thong Lang police station closed for disinfection and all police there screened for COVID-19

 

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All police officers at Wang Thong Lang police station in Bangkok were given swab tests today, after one of them was found to be infected with COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208293-covid-19-confirmed-with-bangkoks-riot-policeman/?do=findComment&comment=16297935

 

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EU to extend COVID-19 vaccine export controls as AstraZeneca shipment blocked: sources

By Francesco Guarascio, John Chalmers and Giselda Vagnoni

 

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FILE PHOTO: Vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is seen in the fridge of a doctor's office in Gouzeaucourt as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is planning to extend its export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines to the end of June, two EU sources told Reuters on Thursday, as a shipment of AstraZeneca shots from the EU to Australia was blocked.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208346-eu-to-extend-covid-19-vaccine-export-controls-as-astrazeneca-shipment-blocked-sources/

 

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Obesity a driving factor in COVID-19 deaths, global report finds

 

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A sign reminding to wear protective masks is painted on the pavement of Cologne's main shopping street Hohe Strasse (High Street) as people wear masks while doing their Christmas shopping amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic in Cologne, Germany, December, 12, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The majority of global COVID-19 deaths have been in countries where many people are obese, with coronavirus fatality rates 10 times higher in nations where at least 50% of adults are overweight, a global study found on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208350-obesity-a-driving-factor-in-covid-19-deaths-global-report-finds/

 

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U.S. Border Patrol arrests 4,500 migrants in a day, a major increase amid fears of surge

By Ted Hesson, Mimi Dwyer and Mica Rosenberg

 

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FILE PHOTO: A vehicle of U.S. Border Patrol is seen near the border fence in Sunland Park, New Mexico, U.S., as pictured from the Mexican side of the border in Ciudad Juarez February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Border Patrol agents caught more than 4,500 migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, according to government figures shared with Reuters, a big single-day tally that comes amid growing fears that illegal entries could soar in the coming weeks.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208351-us-border-patrol-arrests-4500-migrants-in-a-day-a-major-increase-amid-fears-of-surge/

 

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Cyprus to let in Brits with COVID vaccine from May 1

 

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FILE PHOTO: Cyprus Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in Nicosia, Cyprus June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

 

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus will allow British tourists who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 into the country without restrictions from May 1, its tourism minister said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208352-cyprus-to-let-in-brits-with-covid-vaccine-from-may-1/

 

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New Buzzword: Area Quarantine - Thailand set to open resorts and islands as three ministries tackle tourism crisis
 
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Pipat Ratchakitprakarn (File photo for reference only)
There is a new buzzword on the lips of every Thai in the tourism industry from the minister down through the ranks. 
 
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Bang the laundry man is banged to rights after ten years - nabbed on Thai train!
 
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Police from the Lansaka constabulary and their counterparts on the railway force arrested a 50 year old Nakhon Sri Thammarat man named in a warrant for money laundering in October 2011. 
 
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 "All you ever needed to know about marijuana in Thailand" - Anutin kicks off huge festival today
 
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Government deputy spokeswoman Traisuree said that Thailand's DPM and health minister Anutin Charnvirakul will open the "Ganja and hemp 360 degree festival for the people" today.
 
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Video: Thai teacher loses it when the kids didn't complete their work - throws book out the window and slaps another
 
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A video posted online showed a M5 (late secondary) Thai language school teacher lose her temper at a school in Khon Kaen.
 
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‘Commando police’ arrest Phuket construction worker for stealing gun from policeman 15 years ago

 

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The “commandos” arrested 57-year-old Jamkat Sriwawong on Wednesday (Mar 3), one of the arresting officers told The Phuket News.

 

PHUKET: A construction worker in Koh Kaew has been arrested by officers from the Royal Thai Police Special Service Division, which calls itself the “Commando” division, for a gun he stole from a police officer’s house in Nakhon Ratchasima 15 years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208390-‘commando-police’-arrest-phuket-construction-worker-for-stealing-gun-from-policeman-15-years-ago/

 

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The healing power of money! Woman puts the knife down when son coughs up 5,000 baht!
 
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Police in the Isaan sub-district in Muang Buriram were called to an area outside a vehicle repair yard where a 50 year old mother was going berserk.
 
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Many private hospitals ready to offer quick Covid-19 jabs - expect to pay 2,000 baht a dose
 
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FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
 
Sources in the Thai business media have suggested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely soon give approval for private hospitals to offer their own Covid-19 vaccinations.
 
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CAAT Issues Guidelines for International "Transit/Transfer" Passengers

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a series of guidelines for international flights carrying “transit/transfer” passengers allowed to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208416-caat-issues-guidelines-for-international-transittransfer-passengers/

 

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