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As vaccine tourism takes off in Thailand, what can jab-seeking jet-setters expect? 

 

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For Thais craving international travel while also wanting an anti-COVID-19 jab, a vaccination tour could be the answer. At least four Thai travel agencies are now arranging overseas trips featuring the much sought-after vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216395-as-vaccine-tourism-takes-off-in-thailand-what-can-jab-seeking-jet-setters-expect/

 

 

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Half of all school children want to go back to school!

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath quoted the secretary of the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) as saying that half of all children want to go back to school.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216398-half-of-all-school-children-want-to-go-back-to-school/

 

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Thailand orders an additional 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the procurement of 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from various sources, on top of the 100 million doses procured for this year, to make sure that everyone in the country is inoculated and that there are reserves left over for future use.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216468-thailand-orders-an-additional-50-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines/

 

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Eight Thai national footballers and officials infected with COVID-19

 

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Three members, two male and one female, of the Thai national soccer teams and five officials were found infected with COVID-19 on Friday and arrangements have been made to have them sent for medical treatment, according to the Football Association of Thailand (FAT).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216469-eight-thai-national-footballers-and-officials-infected-with-covid-19/

 

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30 COVID patients transferred to Samut Sakhon from Bangkok and suburbs

 

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About 30 COVID-19 patients, with mild symptoms, have been transferred from Bangkok to a field hospital in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon for treatment, as ordered by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216471-30-covid-patients-transferred-to-samut-sakhon-from-bangkok-and-suburbs/

 

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Woman, 63, stabbed and robbed while meditating in Phuket temple

 

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A 63-year-old woman was attacked and robbed under a CCTV camera at Wat Charoen Samanakit in Phuket Town. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A 63-year-old woman was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital after she was robbed and stabbed by an unknown man. The woman was attacked while meditating in Wat Charoen Samanakit (Wat Lang San) in Soi Tohse off Damrong Rd in Phuket Town yesterday (May 7)

 

Full storyhttps://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216472-woman-63-stabbed-and-robbed-while-meditating-in-phuket-temple/

 

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Phuket runway road closed for B38mn widening

 

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PHUKET: The road parallel to the runway at Phuket International Airport (Route 4031) has been closed so that a private contractor can finish the long-awaited road-improvement project, which includes preventing landslides from spilling across the road and making it safer and wider.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216473-phuket-runway-road-closed-for-b38mn-widening/

 

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50 more days granted for consideration of CPTPP

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Following the hashtag #NOCPTPP trending due to resistance directed at Thailand’s participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it has been explained that the Cabinet has only agreed to grant the Prime Minister another 50 days to consider the issue to ensure thoroughness.

 

Full storyhttps://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216474-50-more-days-granted-for-consideration-of-cptpp/

 

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Slew of financial aid programs forthcoming

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Finance has announced that those already registered for the co-pay scheme will not have to sign up again for the third phase and that transfers under the Rao Chana and Article 33 programs should take place within the month of May.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216475-slew-of-financial-aid-programs-forthcoming/

 

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Thailand raises vaccine supply target to 150m doses

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand has again raised its supply target for COVID-19 vaccine, from 100 million to 150 million doses, to ensure everyone in the country is able to have access to the vaccine, while making sure there is still enough for booster shots addressing certain variants.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216468-thailand-orders-an-additional-50-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines/?tab=comments#comment-16457390

 

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Agencies on alert for storms and flooding

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - In order to swiftly help people affected by natural disasters, the Prime Minister has ordered related agencies to be on alert as the country is expected to see storms and potential flooding in this period.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216476-agencies-on-alert-for-storms-and-flooding/

 

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MFA advises Thais in India to return to Thailand due to Covid-19 situation

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has advised more than 1,000 Thais in New Delhi to return to Thailand due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in parts of India.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216478-mfa-advises-thais-in-india-to-return-to-thailand-due-to-covid-19-situation/

 

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Labour Minister inspects factory based COVID-19 test project

 

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SAMUT PRAKAN (NNT) - The Minister of Labour inspected a proactive COVID-19 test mission at a metal factory in Samut Prakan today, as the government revs up its measures to contain the spread.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216479-labour-minister-inspects-factory-based-covid-19-test-project/

 

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Busarakam field hospital ready to open next week

 

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NONTHABURI (NNT) - The Minister of Public Health has carried out an inspection visit of Busarakam Hospital’s field hospital, at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, ahead of its opening next week, to take on 3,500 yellow group patients of COVID-19.

 

Full storyhttps://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216480-busarakam-field-hospital-ready-to-open-next-week/

 

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Bangkok scrambles to test villagers at hotspots

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is arranging on-site COVID-19 testing in neighborhoods with a high number of new cases, however many people in certain at-risk neighborhoods said they still don’t have access to testing, even as testing provided by the Ministry of Labour and the vaccination drive in Khlong Toei continues.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216481-bangkok-scrambles-to-test-villagers-at-hotspots/

 

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Nonthaburi screening for COVID-19 infections at municipal office and market

 

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NONTHABURI (NNT) - Nonthaburi province has decided to close down Nonthaburi Municipal Market for seven days for disinfection, after the discovery of a COVID-19 infection in the area; the local municipal office is to close for three days.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216482-nonthaburi-screening-for-covid-19-infections-at-municipal-office-and-market/

 

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Move abroad? You’re ‘avin a laff! Rooster’s top ten reasons to stay in Thailand

 

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In a thoroughly entertaining week of news on Thaivisa, one of the main stories featured a new Facebook site that was originally called “Let’s Move Abroad”.

 

Full storyhttps://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216496-move-abroad-you’re-‘avin-a-laff-rooster’s-top-ten-reasons-to-stay-in-thailand/

 

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