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1,104 more inmates of Thonburi Prison found with COVID-19 on Sunday

 

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1,104 more confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found in Thonburi Remand Prison today (Sunday), in addition to the 1,219 cases reported in three prisons yesterday, 506 cases in Klong Prem prison on Friday, and 2,835 cases reported in two prisons on Wednesday, according to the Corrections Department.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217329-1104-more-inmates-of-thonburi-prison-found-with-covid-19-on-sunday/

 

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Easing of restrictions on eateries effective on Monday – Royal Gazette

 

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Easing of restrictions on eateries in the country’s COVID-19 Deep Red, Red and Orange zones, announced by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday, will be in effect from Monday, according to the Royal Gazette.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217331-easing-of-restrictions-on-eateries-effective-on-monday-–-royal-gazette/

 

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Bangkok to vaccinate half a million people this month, millions more this year

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is aiming to inoculate at least 500,000 people by the end of May, and as many as a million a month from June, said Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today (Sunday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217332-bangkok-to-vaccinate-half-a-million-people-this-month-millions-more-this-year/

 

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Worker housing in Laksi among five Bangkok COVID-19 clusters under close watch

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is keeping a close eye on five clusters of COVID-19 infections in the capital, particularly at the construction worker housing facility in Laksi district, where 482 (86.22%) of 559 workers screened have tested positive for the disease.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217259-400-site-worker-housing-facilities-in-and-around-bangkok-facing-tighter-anti-covid-19-controls/?do=findComment&comment=16481164

 

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Electricity outage to hit Laguna area in Cherng Talay

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The Thalang branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Cherng Talay on Tuesday (May 18) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217333-electricity-outage-to-hit-laguna-area-in-cherng-talay/

 

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Health Ministry Asks Factory Owners to Comply Strictly with COVID-19 Control Measures

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control is asking factory owners to comply with disease control measures strictly, warning that many plants, with hundreds of workers, risk spreading COVID-19 without these measures.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217335-health-ministry-asks-factory-owners-to-comply-strictly-with-covid-19-control-measures/

 

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Thailand Expects to Have up to 6 Million Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Private Hospital Association (PHA) expects 5-6 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped to Thailand in the second half of this year. They will be offered as a commercial alternative to AstraZeneca and Sinovac.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217336-thailand-expects-to-have-up-to-6-million-doses-of-moderna-covid-19-vaccine/

 

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Press Council Issues Guidelines For Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination News

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The National Press Council of Thailand has issued guidelines for reporting news about COVID-19 vaccinations, following the publication of inaccurate reports by several media outlets.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217337-press-council-issues-guidelines-for-reporting-covid-19-vaccination-news/

 

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Most Employees under Social Security Scheme want to get Vaccinated

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The ministry of Labor reports that about 80% of those insured under the social security scheme want to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217338-most-employees-under-social-security-scheme-want-to-get-vaccinated/

 

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Vaccination Registration App for Foreigners Will Be Ready Soon

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government is developing a vaccination registration app, especially for foreign residents, as there has been confusion about the registration process among expats, migrant workers and other foreigners.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217339-vaccination-registration-app-for-foreigners-will-be-ready-soon/

 

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TAT extends works from home until 31 May 2021

As part of the nationwide measures to contain the local COVID-19 transmission

TAT Newsroom

 

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Bangkok, 16 May, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Head Office and domestic offices will extend the working from home for its staff during 17-31 May, 2021.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217340-tat-extends-works-from-home-until-31-may-2021/

 

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Thais, foreigners arrested for drinking at Patong Beach

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: Patong Police have arrested a group of 12 people, including Thais and foreigners, for sitting and drinking together on the Patong beachfront on Friday night (May 14).

 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217342-thais-foreigners-arrested-for-drinking-at-patong-beach/

 

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Huge traffic crunch in last-day race to enter Phuket under free rapid test

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: A huge traffic tailback saw long delays for people coming onto the island by road yesterday (May 15), the last day of free rapid antigen tests for Thais wanting to enter Phuket.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217343-huge-traffic-crunch-in-last-day-race-to-enter-phuket-under-free-rapid-test/

 

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Local motorcyclist killed instantly in Pattaya area after reportedly crashing into six-wheel container truck waiting at a red light

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Banglamung, Chonburi – A local motorcyclist was killed instantly last night, May 15th, after crashing into a six-wheel container truck that was waiting for the green light at an inbound motorway in Banglamung District, Chonburi.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217344-local-motorcyclist-killed-instantly-in-pattaya-area-after-reportedly-crashing-into-six-wheel-container-truck-waiting-at-a-red-light/

 

 

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Female motorcyclist, 51, seriously injured after crashing into SUV driving in the opposite lane in Pattaya area

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Banglamung, Chonburi – A 51-year-old female motorcyclist was seriously injured after reportedly crashing into a car in the opposite lane in front of Soi Chalerm Prakiat 35 in the Banglamung district, Chonburi, during the early hours of this morning, May 16th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217345-female-motorcyclist-51-seriously-injured-after-crashing-into-suv-driving-in-the-opposite-lane-in-pattaya-area/

 

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Senior Thai traffic cop linked to ex American marines gang who abducted Taiwanese businessman

 

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CCTV at the site of an Italian restaurant in the Thong Lo area of Bangkok revealed that a senior Thai policeman was involved when a Taiwanese businessman was abducted.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217349-senior-thai-traffic-cop-linked-to-ex-american-marines-gang-who-abducted-taiwanese-businessman/

 

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Thailand reports daily record of 9,635 new COVID-19 cases, including jail cluster

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Monday a daily record of 9,635 new coronavirus cases, including 6,853 among prisoners, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with a third wave of infections.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217351-thailand-reports-daily-record-of-9635-new-covid-19-cases-including-jail-cluster/

 

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Koh Samui: Foreign residents queue up for Covid vaccinations - jabs in May/June

 

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Many foreign residents of Koh Samui joined migrant workers and Thai people in registering for Covid vaccinations on Koh Samui yesterday. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217358-koh-samui-foreign-residents-queue-up-for-covid-vaccinations-jabs-in-mayjune/

 

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Reports of people trapped as fire rages at Bangkok plastics factory

 

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Thai Rath reported that a severe fire broke out at a plastics factory in Sukhaphiban 5, Soi 39 in Orngern, Sai Mai, Bangkok yesterday afternoon at 3.47 pm.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217360-reports-of-people-trapped-as-fire-rages-at-bangkok-plastics-factory/

 

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Gruesome murder of Krabi restaurant owner - police say five or more were involved

 

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Police in Krabi in the south of Thailand say that at least five suspects are wanted in connection with the gruesome murder of a Lamthap district restaurant owner.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217362-gruesome-murder-of-krabi-restaurant-owner-police-say-five-or-more-were-involved/

 

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Covid spokeswoman says no truth to rumor that meeting participants don't have to wear masks 

 

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The deputy spokeswoman of the Centre for Covid Situation Administration (CCSA) Dr Apisamai Srirangsan responded to press questions that people at government meetings were no longer required to wear masks.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217370-covid-spokeswoman-says-no-truth-to-rumor-that-meeting-participants-dont-have-to-wear-masks/

 

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Thailand Q1 slump eases, outlook cut as COVID-19 woes linger

By Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's economy shrank in the first quarter as coronavirus outbreaks hurt consumption and tourism, but the fall was less than expected helped by stronger non-agricultural output and exports.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217376-thailand q1-slump-eases-outlook-cut-as-covid-19-woes-linger/

 

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Video: Street car and motorcycle racers arrested - speeds of 240 kmph on Route 7

 

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Daily News reported on a press conference at the weekend that reported on three cases of cars and motorcycles racing on public highways.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217384-video-street-car-and-motorcycle-racers-arrested-speeds-of-240-kmph-on-route-7/

 

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Pattaya: Change in zone classification is good - but vax is key, PBTA advisor

 

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Siam Rath reported that advisor to the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association Ekkasit Ngamphichet welcomed the change in Chonburi being classified as a red zone from the highest level, deep red.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217387-pattaya-change-in-zone-classification-is-good-but-vax-is-key-pbta-advisor/

 

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