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Thailand halts entry of foreigners from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal over virus variant

 

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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 on Monday barred the entry of foreign nationals from Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh in a bid to keep out the highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first found in India, its foreign ministry said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216637-thailand-halts-entry-of-foreigners-from-bangladesh-pakistan-nepal-over-virus-variant/

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First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in a Thai mother and her 4-year old son

 

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The first case of the Indian COVID-19 variant, or B.1.617.1, has been found in Thailand, in a Thai family returning from Pakistan and in state quarantine, according to CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216620-first-case-of-indian-covid-19-variant-detected-in-a-thai-mother-and-her-4-year-old-son/

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Study Shows Both Sinovac and AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines Are Effective

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A study, by Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology, has found that both the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines are helpful in stimulating immunity against COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216595-study-shows-both-sinovac-and-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccines-are-effective/

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Half a million Bangkok residents registered for COVID-19 inoculation

 

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More than half a million people in Bangkok are among 1.5 million Thais across the country who have registered to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216663-half-a-million-bangkok-residents-registered-for-covid-19-inoculation/

 

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Malaysia declares nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike

 

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A police officer checks the documents of a driver at a roadblock during lockdown ahead of the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in an effort to prevent a large-scale transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

 

Malaysia on Monday imposed a new nationwide lockdown, as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases and highly infectious variants that the government said are testing its health system.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216665-malaysia-declares-nationwide-lockdown-as-covid-19-cases-spike/

 

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Chalong Hospital ready to reopen

By The Phuket News

 

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Health officers from Chalong Municipality sanitise Chalong Hospital during its closure. Photo: Chalong Municipality

 

PHUKET: Chalong Hospital will reopen to receiving patients today (May 11) after it was closed for cleaning and its staff quarantined and tested for COVID-19 following a 74-year-old woman outpatient testing positive for the virus after she visited the hospital.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216666-chalong-hospital-ready-to-reopen/

 

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Thai Government Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees from Myanmar

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai military has provided shelter and humanitarian assistance to more than 2,200 people who have fled the hostilities across the border in Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216668-thai-government-provides-humanitarian-assistance-to-refugees-from-myanmar/

 

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Exim Thailand Upgrades Target for New Loans in 2021

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Export-Import Bank of Thailand (Exim Thailand) has upgraded its target for new loans this year to 145 billion baht, from 138 billion, even with the economy suffering under the pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216669-exim-thailand-upgrades-target-for-new-loans-in-2021/

 

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Valaris JU-115 Jack-Up Rig to Stay Off Thailand Until Sept. 2022

By OE Staff 

 

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Offshore drilling company Valaris, which last week emerged from bankruptcy, has won a contract extension for its Valaris JU-115 jack-up rig offshore Thailand

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216670-valaris-ju-115-jack-up-rig-to-stay-off-thailand-until-sept-2022/

 

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Pattaya: German in a Benz kills motorcycle taxi woman after she  shoos away soi dogs

 

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Tragedy struck on Sukhumvit Road on Sunday night near the Chaiyapreuk lights on the side bound for Chonburi when a Mercedes Benz collided with a female motorcycle taxi rider. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216678-pattaya-german-in-a-benz-kills-motorcycle-taxi-woman-after-she -shoos-away-soi-dogs/

 

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Ex-British Airways worker in Thailand balcony plunge returns home

 

The family of Ian Mitchell-Barnes launched a £10k appeal to bring him home after he was critically injured when he fell from a sixth floor balcony in Thailand

 

By Jane Tyler

 

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Ian Mitchell-Barnes

 

A Solihull man who was stranded in hospital in Thailand after falling from a sixth-floor balcony is now back home after a successful fund-raising appeal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216699-ex-british-airways-worker-in-thailand-balcony-plunge-returns-home/

 

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Hua Hin: Tourist town devastated by Covid outbreaks - on a par with Samut Sakhon

 

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A tourism businessman in Hua Hin has likened the resort to Samut Sakhon such has been the devastation caused to the tourism industry by clusters of infections from pubs and now a pineapple factory. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216702-hua-hin-tourist-town-devastated-by-covid-outbreaks-on-a-par-with-samut-sakhon/

 

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Myanmar reporters, activists arrested in Thailand

 

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires after activists launched a "garbage strike" against the military rule, in Yangon, Myanmar March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Three reporters and two activists from Myanmar have been arrested in Thailand for illegal entry and face possible deportation, the reporters' news organisation and local police said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216709-myanmar-reporters-activists-arrested-in thailand/

 

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Government Has ฿300bn to Deal with COVID-19 Crisis until September 30

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government has THB240 billion left over from the THB1 trillion economic stimulus loan, plus THB60 billion from the 2020 emergency budget, to address the COVID-19 crisis until September 30.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216712-government-has-฿300bn-to-deal-with-covid-19-crisis-until-september-30/

 

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Study in China Confirms Safety of Sinovac’s COVID-19 Vaccine for the over 60s

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine management sub-committee chairman Dr. Sophon Mekthon said senior citizens have no need to worry about being inoculated with Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, as a study carried out in China has confirmed its suitability for use in adults over the age 60.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216716-study-in-china-confirms-safety-of-sinovac’s-covid-19-vaccine-for-the-over-60s/

 

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Tramway line in Thailand was established by Danish businessmen

by Zazithorn Ruengchinda

 

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The first tramway route between the Grand Palace and Bangkok Port.

 

The Royal Danish embassy released the latest photo album, as part of 400 years relations with Thailand celebration on 5 March 2021, a day after H.M. King Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s Coronation day celebration on 4 May. The memo reads,

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216718-tramway-line-in-thailand-was-established-by-danish-businessmen/

 

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What to do before and after your vaccination

 

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In this photo taken on April 29, 2021 shows a Royal Thai Army soldier waiting for her turn to receive the Covid-19 coronavirus Sinovac vaccine developed by China at the Pattani Hospital in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani. (Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP)

 

If you are over 60 years old, or if you have chronic respiratory disease, heart and blood vessel disease, chronic kidney disease, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, cancer, obesity or diabetes, and have registered for vaccination during June or July, here is what you should do before you are vaccinated, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s Facebook page. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216721-what-to-do-before-and-after-your-vaccination/

 

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