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Thailand records first case of Brazilian coronavirus variant in quarantine

 

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes a nasal swab sample from a man from Klong Toey community, for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Wednesday recorded its first case of a coronavirus variant first detected in Brazil from an overseas arrival in state quarantine, an official said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216080-thailand records-first-case-of-brazilian-coronavirus-variant-in-quarantine/

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COVID outbreak in densely populated communities could spell disaster for Bangkok

 

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COViD-19 mass screening in Bon Kai area of Bangkok.

 

Whether Bangkok can avoid its worst nightmare in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis depends largely on how well authorities control the outbreak raging through its overcrowded Klong Toei communities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216127-covid-outbreak-in-densely-populated-communities-could-spell-disaster-for-bangkok/

 

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Living on the streets during the COVID-19 outbreak

 

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After sunset, both sides of Phra Arthit Road become makeshift dormitories for the homeless. Small spaces in front of all the buildings are used as places to bed down, accompanied by luggage, ready to be on the move at any time.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216128-living-on-the-streets-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

 

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A shot in the arm: foreign residents and their eligibility for a jab

by Veena Thoopkrajae, with additional reporting by Kanokchan Pattanapichai

 

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A medical staff member draw vials of the Coronavac vaccine, before administering it to members of the Klong Toey community, at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

 

Thailand’s foreign residents are often left scratching their heads at the confusing and sometimes apparently contradictory information on Covid-19 vaccines and their eligibility for a jab

 

While many Thais are talking about their Covid-19 vaccine choices, if indeed there are any, and vaccination schedules...

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216129-a-shot-in-the-arm-foreign-residents-and-their-eligibility-for-a-jab/

 

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American academic who wrote about Thailand’s lèse majesté law granted visa

 

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David Streckfuss, an American academic who has been involved in pro-democracy activities and written articles about the kingdom’s lèse majesté law, was granted a work visa on Monday (May 3).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216130-american-academic-who-wrote-about-thailand’s-lèse-majesté-law-granted-visa/

 

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Exim Thailand Will Offer Special Loans to Promote Future Industries

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Export-Import Bank of Thailand (Exim Thailand) aims to offer loans, at special low interest rates and with longer grace periods, to promote Thailand’s future industries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216131-exim-thailand-will-offer-special-loans-to-promote-future-industries/

 

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COVID-free certificates issued for Phuket arrivals

By The Phuket News

 

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A person undergoes a rapid test for COVID-19 at Phuket International Airport. Photo: AoT Phuket

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has confirmed that COVID-free certificates are issued to people who test negative for the virus after undergoing a RT-PCR test on arrival. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216134-covid-free-certificates-issued-for-phuket-arrivals/

 

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Moriya Jutanugarn back in her roots in Thailand

Written By: LPGA [email protected]

 

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Moriya Jutanugarn has received a few texts from friends and family since coming back to her home country for the Honda LPGA Thailand. “Everyone is really exciting to come.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216135-moriya-jutanugarn-back-in-her-roots-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand on Thursday reports 1,911 new coronavirus cases, 18 new deaths

 

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BANGKOK, May 6 (Reuters) - Thailand reported 1,911 new coronavirus cases and 18 new deaths on Thursday, as the country continues to deal with a third wave of infections in the pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216146-thailand-on-thursday-reports-1911-new-coronavirus-cases-18-new-deaths/

 

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Health official confirms Covid tests and treatment free of charge - for Thais

 

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A leading figure in Thai Health has told the Thai people they will receive free tests, free treatment - everything is free - when it comes to Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216149-health-official-confirms-covid-tests-and-treatment-free-of-charge-for-thais/

 

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Violent phoo yai ban: Inquiry set up and victim goes to Surat Thani police

 

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There were developments in the case of a phoo yai ban (local village leader) in southern Thailand who went to the office of a woman who is owed money by his daughter and attacked her.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216152-violent-phoo-yai-ban-inquiry-set-up-and-victim-goes-to-surat-thani-police/

 

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Retired army major killed after driving wrong way on motorcycle

 

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A retired army major paid with his life after going the wrong way coming back from getting dinner at the market in Prachinburi, central Thailand, last night. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216157-retired-army-major-killed-after-driving-wrong-way-on-motorcycle/

 

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Strong disagreement in long cabinet meeting to discuss THAI airways future, says Thai media

 

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In a report laced with conjecture Daily News reported that Thailand's prime minister had ordered his ministers to "button up" after the cabinet failed to reach agreement on the future of THAI airways.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216164-strong-disagreement-in-long-cabinet-meeting-to-discuss-thai-airways-future-says-thai-media/

 

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Covid infected transport minister and quarantined justice minister take part in cabinet meeting via video

 

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Daily News reported that two cabinet ministers who have been caught up in Covid-19 controversies contributed to a long cabinet meeting yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216166-covid-infected-transport-minister-and-quarantined-justice-minister-take-part-in-cabinet-meeting-via-video/

 

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Thai April consumer mood hits record low after new virus outbreak

 

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shop for street food in Chinatown amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai consumer confidence dropped to a record low in April, dented by a new wave of COVID-19 infections and a slow economic recovery, a survey showed on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216170-thai-april-consumer-mood-hits-record-low-after-new-virus-outbreak/

 

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Moderna vaccine will be available at private hospitals for 3,000 baht - but you'll still need to register

 

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The chief of the Private Hospital Association of Thailand has said that the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 will definitely be available in his members'  hospitals.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216172-moderna-vaccine-will-be-available-at-private-hospitals-for-3000-baht-but-youll-still-need-to-register/

 

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Pattaya: Time for the police to fine tourists for flouting mask rules, says Thai media

 

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Sophon Cable TV on Facebook published pictures of white foreigners brazenly walking about the beach aree without wearing masks. 

 

Full storyhttps://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216173-pattaya-time-for-the-police-to-fine-tourists-for-flouting-mask-rules-says-thai-media/

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Thaksin's wrong! Pfizer jab is not registered in Thailand - FDA mention jail terms

 

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The secretary of the Thai Food and Drug Administration said that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination had not yet been registered in Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216174-thaksins-wrong-pfizer-jab-is-not-registered-in-thailand-fda-mention-jail-terms/

 

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Foreign husband sought after blood found at house of missing pregnant wife in northern Thailand

 

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Thai national TV news Channel 7 reported that a foreign man -  believed to be a white Caucasian - had fled a house when confronted by his mother in law about the disappearance of his wife who is two months pregnant.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216176-foreign-husband-sought-after-blood-found-at-house-of-missing-pregnant-wife-in-northern-thailand/

 

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Pattaya: Thai woman sought after she murders her husband and leaves his naked body in the bathroom

 

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Bang Lamung police who responded to an emergency call found a bloodbath at a two story Town Home during Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216188-pattaya-thai-woman-sought-after-she-murders-her-husband-and-leaves-his-naked-body-in-the-bathroom/

 

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Delivery guy goes to the cops with sad tale of how a "sideline" girl took 14,000 baht then blocked him!

 

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Sanook reported that a 24 year old food delivery guy called Prawet went to the Muang Loei police to complain that a woman he chatted with on Twitter had taken 14,000 baht of his hard earned money then blocked him.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216191-delivery-guy-goes-to-the-cops-with-sad-tale-of-how-a-sideline-girl-took-14000-baht-then-blocked-him/

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Thailand removed from New York Times’ list of countries acquiring Pfizer vaccines

 

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After recent unconfirmed reports that Thailand had already acquired COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer were denied, The New York Times has removed Thailand from its infographic listing the countries acquiring the vaccines from the company.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216193-thailand-removed-from-new-york-times’-list-of-countries-acquiring-pfizer-vaccines/

 

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Thailand says foreigners to get COVID-19 vaccines amid access concern

 

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FILE PHOTO: People get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand confirmed on Thursday that it plans to include 3 million foreigners living in the country in its mass vaccination programme to protect the entire population, amid concerns over the scope of vaccine access.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216187-foreign-residents-will-be-included-in-covid-19-vaccination-program-ccsa/?do=findComment&comment=16449467

 

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Phuket to open vaccine registration for expats

 

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Pracha Asawathira PhD, an academic with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, delivered the news during a two-hour live broadcast yesterday evening (May 5). Image: Screenshot / Official COVID-19 Information Center Phuket

 

PHUKET:-- Foreigners working in Phuket will be able to register to receive the state COVID vaccination through the ‘Phuket Must Win’ web portal from next Tuesday (May 11), Pracha Asawathira PhD, an academic with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, has confirmed.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216211-phuket-to-open-vaccine-registration-for-expats/

 

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