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Police probe shooting at police buses Saturday night after ReDem protest at Criminal Court

 

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The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into who fired shots, damaging three police buses near the Ratchayothin tunnel, late on Saturday night.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208629-police-probe-shooting-at-police-buses-saturday-night-after-redem-protest-at-criminal-court/

 

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First group completes 14-day Golf Quarantine in Thailand

Strict COVID-19 prevention and control measures ensure the health and safety of all golfers and Thai support staff

TAT Newsroom

 

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Bangkok, 07 March, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that the first group of 42 golfers (41 South Koreans and one Japanese) arrived in Thailand and entered golf quarantine on 19 February, 2021, have successfully completed their 14-day golf quarantine and have started their journey around the country from 6 March, 2021.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208630-first-group-completes-14-day-golf-quarantine-in-thailand/

 

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PM: Thailand not broke from COVID-19 measures

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The start of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Thailand has sparked optimism of an economic recovery. The Prime Minister said today that the government has continued to put measures in place to help affected people, while reassuring the general public the country’s financial stability remains good.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208631-pm-thailand-not-broke-from-covid-19-measures/

 

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Employment Department Offers over 56,000 Full-time Job Vacancies

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Employment has sourced 56,138 full-time job vacancies and 1,255 part-time vacancies from the private sector to help the unemployed during the Covid-19 crisis period.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208633-thai-employment-dept-offers-over-56000-full-time-job-vacancies/

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Thailand launches vaccine passport, inoculation drive for hotel staff

By Suchat Sritama

 

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Hospitality workers in five tourist hotspots across Thailand included in first round of national vaccine drive

 

Thailand inches one step closer to reopening its international borders with the launch of a coronavirus vaccine passport on Thursday, and the continued rollout of the national vaccination drive, with plans to inoculate staff at 58 alternative local quarantine (ALQ) hotels within Q3.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208635-thailand-launches-vaccine-passport-inoculation-drive-for-hotel-staff/

 

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Thai Feb headline CPI drops 1.17% year-over-year, seen down again in March

 

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FILE PHOTO: A mother and her daughter shop for bananas at a market in Bangkok, Thailand, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's headline consumer price index in February dropped a bigger than expected 1.17% from a year ago due to lower food prices and government measures to curb living costs, particularly utility bills, the commerce ministry said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208637-thai-feb-headline-cpi-drops-117-year-over-year-seen-down-again-in-march/

 

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COVID-19 travel insurance becoming a vacation staple

By Allison Lampert and Noor Zainab Hussain

 

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FILE PHOTO: Long-tail boats with tourists are seen in a beach in Koh Poda island near Krabi, Thailand October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - COVID-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208638-more-than-a-dozen-countries-from-aruba-to-thailand-require-covid-19-coverage-for-visitors/

 

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French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

 

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FILE PHOTO: French politician Olivier Dassault arrives for the screening of the film "Drive" during the 37th American Film Festival in Deauville September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

 

PARIS (Reuters) - French billionaire Olivier Dassault was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash, a police source said, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to the 69-year old conservative politician.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208640-french-billionaire-politician-olivier-dassault-killed-in-helicopter-crash/

 

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Iran releases British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe from house arrest but court summons looms

 

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A British-Iranian aid worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photo after she was released from house arrest in Tehran, Iran March 7, 2021. Zaghari family/WANA/Handout via REUTERS

 

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has released British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from house arrest at the end of her five-year prison sentence, but she has been summoned to court again on another charge, her lawyer said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208641-iran-releases-british-iranian-aid-worker-zaghari-ratcliffe-from-house-arrest-but-court-summons-looms/

 

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'Not running away': Women fighting on Britain's COVID-19 front line

By Natalie Thomas and Lucy Marks

 

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BLACKBURN, England (Reuters) - After a year that has shaken Britain's National Health Service to its core, women working at a hospital in the East Lancashire NHS Trust in England's north-west talk about what the coronavirus crisis has meant to them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208643-not-running-away-women-fighting-on britains-covid-19-front-line/

 

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Unions call for total strike in Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

 

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Protesters create a shield formation in Nyaung-U, Myanmar, March 7, 2021, in this still image from a video obtained from social media by Reuters

 

(Reuters) - Myanmar's major trade unions called on members to shut down the economy from Monday to back a campaign against last month's coup, raising pressure on the junta as its forces fired weapons and occupied hospitals in the main city Yangon after a day of massive protests.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208644-unions-call-for-total-strike-in myanmar-suu-kyi-party-official-dies-in-custody/

 

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Bitcoin rises 4.2% to $50,947.94

 

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FILE PHOTO: A collection of bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Illustration/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 4.18 % to $50,947.94 on Sunday, adding $2,043.31 to its previous close.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208645-bitcoin-rises-42-to-5094794/

 

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U.S. says Russian-backed outlets spread COVID-19 vaccine 'disinformation'

By Simon Lewis

 

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Calais as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has identified three online publications directed by Russia's intelligence services that it says are seeking to undermine COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna, a State Department spokeswoman said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208647-us-says-russian-backed-outlets-spread-covid-19-vaccine-disinformation/

 

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Top New York Democrats urge Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment allegations

By Barbara Goldberg and Steve Gorman

 

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FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., February 22, 2021. Seth Wenig/Pool via REUTERS

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The two top Democrats in New York's state legislature said on Sunday that sexual harassment allegations leveled against Governor Andrew Cuomo by five women, most of them former aides, have undermined his ability to lead and he should resign.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208649-top-new-york-democrats-urge-cuomo-to-resign-over-sexual-harassment-allegations/

 

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Meghan says Kate, Prince William's wife, made her cry before wedding to Harry

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that Kate, who is married to Harry's brother Prince William, had made her cry just before her 2018 wedding.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208642-meghan-and-harry-to-lift-lid-on-royal-split-in-oprah-interview/?do=findComment&comment=16305407

 

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People Are Advised to Observe Side-effects after Vaccination

Subhabhong Rarueysong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - People inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine must observe themselves for 30 minutes after the vaccination as the side-effects could be mild or severe.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208671-people-are-advised-to-observe-side-effects-after-vaccination/

 

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Only 1.5% of Inoculated People Have Adverse Reactions to Covid-19 Vaccine

Tarin Angskul

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Very few people who have been inoculated against Covid-19 in the five days have had adverse reactions to the vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208626-only-32-of-thais-vaccinated-against-covid-19-since-feb-28th-suffer-side-effects/?do=findComment&comment=16305640

 

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DeChambeau got boost from Tiger Woods before Bay Hill win: 'just keep fighting'

 

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Mar 7, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Bryson DeChambeau holds the champions trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - American Bryson DeChambeau got a note of encouragement from Tiger Woods ahead of his nail-biter victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in Orlando, Florida, with the 15-time major winner texting him hours before the final round.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208675-dechambeau-got-boost-from-tiger-woods-before-bay-hill-win-just-keep-fighting/

 

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Massage woman's "love child" with customer at the center of custody battle - husband claims he knew nothing

 

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A woman in Khon Kaen has gone to the police to allege that a man "stole" her daughter from a nursery.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208676-massage-womans-love-child-with-customer-at-the-center-of-custody-battle-husband-claims-he-knew-nothing/

 

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