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Space junk fuel tank safely recovered off Phuket

 

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PHUKET: Officers from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command successfully recovered a metal sphere from the seabed off Phuket today (May 17) that has now been confirmed to be a discarded fuel tank for a rocket, satellite or other object heading for, or already in, orbit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217429-space-junk-fuel-tank-safely-recovered-off-phuket/

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PM tells Corrections to treat COVID-19 infected inmates humanely, as cases in prison surpasses 10,000

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed Thailand’s Corrections Department to step up active screening of prison inmates and to treat sick prisoners humanely, like any other patient, as the COVID-19 surge continues in prisons, with cases found in prison surpassing 10,000 this month, said Government Deputy Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul today (Monday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217418-pm-tells-corrections-to-treat-covid-19-infected-inmates-humanely-as-cases-in-prison-surpasses-10000/

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Wowing Miss Universe fans, Thailand’s Amanda Obdam reaches Top 10

 

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Many Thais woke up this morning to root for Amanda Obdam, Thailand’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant, held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, in Florida in the United States.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217419-wowing-miss-universe-fans-thailand’s-amanda-obdam-reaches-top-10/v

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Corrections Department ensures no concealing actual number of COVID-19 infections, as cases

 

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The Corrections Department said it has not, and will not conceal the actual number of COVID-19 infections among prison inmates.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217418-pm-tells-corrections-to-treat-covid-19-infected-inmates-humanely-as-cases-in-prison-surpasses-10000/?do=findComment&comment=16484645

 

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Phuket new COVID cases plunge for second consecutive day

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The number of new cases of people in Phuket found infected with COVID-19 has remained low for the second consecutive day, with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) recording just two new cases of infection yesterday (May 16).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217455-phuket-new-covid-cases-plunge-for-second-consecutive-day/

 

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Rawai metes out exercise as punishment for not wearing face mask

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET: Officials in Rawai continue to mete out physical exercise as punishment for first-time offenders caught not wearing a face mask in public.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217456-rawai-metes-out-exercise-as-punishment-for-not-wearing-face-mask/

 

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Bangkok Aims to Open 25 COVID-19 Vaccination Stations by End of May

By Subhabhong Rarueysong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Board of Trade are aiming to open 25 COVID-19 vaccination stations by the end of May.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217458-bangkok-aims-to-open-25-covid-19-vaccination-stations-by-end-of-may/

 

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Thailand meets with New Zealand as Kingdom gears up for APEC Chairmanship in 2022

By Panod Srisinsuphya

 

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(NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has met with New Zealand’s Trade Minister Damien O’Connor virtually as Thailand gears to receive the torch from New Zealand as the next APEC Chair.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217459-thailand-meets-with-new-zealand-as-kingdom-gears-up-for-apec-chairmanship-in-2022/

 

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New Committee Will Help Government Speed up Vaccine Distribution

By Subhabhong Rarueysong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry has announced that a public/private committee for COVID-19 vaccinations in industrial estates has been set up to help the government achieve its goal of administering 500,000 vaccine doses daily.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217460-new-committee-will-help-government-speed-up-vaccine-distribution/

 

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Drivers escape serious injury after a pickup truck driver collides with taxi driver at Pattaya intersection

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – Two drivers escaped serious injury after a pickup truck driver collided with a taxi driver at an intersection in Pattaya this morning (May 17th).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217461-drivers-escape-serious-injury-after-a-pickup-truck-driver-collides-with-taxi-driver-at-pattaya-intersection/

 

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Beach “closures” in Pattaya, park closures in Bangkok, spark confusion and anger from local residents

By Adam Judd

 

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Thailand - Recent closures of outside “attractions” like beaches in Pattaya and parks in Bangkok have driven widespread anger and even confusion on English and Thai language social media over the past several days.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217462-beach-“closures”-in-pattaya-park-closures-in-bangkok-spark-confusion-and-anger-from-local-residents/

 

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No longer a regional leader, Thailand is slipping in ASEAN Covid rankings

By Pear Maneechote

 

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After months as one of the most successful countries in the region at fighting the pandemic, Thailand is now the 5th nation in ASEAN with the highest number of cases after Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217464-no-longer-a-regional-leader-thailand-is-slipping-in-asean-covid-rankings/

 

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Social Distancing for School Admission Exams

 

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BANGKOK, May 17 (TNA) – The education minister orders admission examinations at secondary schools to happen in the morning only and students and parents are prohibited from gathering both inside and outside schools.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217466-social-distancing-for-school-admission-exams/

 

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AXA Thailand hit by ransomware attack - sensitive customer data compromised

 

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A subsidiary of French insurance firm AXA has been hit by a ransomware attack affecting operations in Thailand and several other Asian countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217472-axa-thailand-hit-by-ransomware-attack-sensitive-customer-data-compromised/

 

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Brazen abduction case: Ex US marines granted bail for 300K - must wear EM bracelet

 

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The ex US marines and two Thais including a police Lt-Col made their first appearance at South Bangkok court yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217478-brazen-abduction-case-ex-us-marines-granted-bail-for-300k-must-wear-em-bracelet/

 

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Covid-19: Justice minister appeals to Anutin to vaccinate entire "ballooning" prison population

 

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Channel 7 reported that Thailand's notoriously overcrowded and harsh  prison system has now experienced more than 10,000 Covid-19 infections.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217490-covid-19-justice-minister-appeals-to-anutin-to-vaccinate-entire-ballooning-prison-population/

 

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Thai courts accept "temporary release" guidelines to reduce Covid in prisons

 

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Thailand's business media Bangkok Business News reported that Thai courts had accepted guidelines for requests of temporary release of prisoners. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217493-thai-courts-accept-temporary-release-guidelines-to-reduce-covid-in-prisons/

 

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Thailand air travel is estimated to drop by 38% in 2021

By Joe Cusmano 

Guest Writer

 

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Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) has lowered its estimates of total domestic and international air travel in 2021 to 323,093 flights, a 38% reduction from its 518,790 flights estimate at the start of the year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217502-thailand-air-travel-is-estimated-to-drop-by-38-in-2021/

 

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Three centres set up in Bangkok to screen COVID-19 cases before hospitalization

 

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Screening of new COVID-19 infections in Bangkok, to determine where they will be sent for treatment, will now be conducted at three triage or pre-admission centres, each to be responsible for cases in three different zones.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217513-three-centres-set-up-in-bangkok-to-screen-covid-19-cases-before-hospitalization/

 

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Big vaccination drive to begin in Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan on June 7th

 

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Thai Radio in Prachuap Khiri Khan reported on a meeting chaired by provincial governor Phallop Singhasenee, district chiefs, hospital directors and others at City Hall.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217515-big-vaccination-drive-to-begin-in-hua-hin-and-prachuap-khiri-khan-on-june-7th/

 

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Bangkok: 42 million baht collected in fines for bikes and cars on the sidewalks but there's a Covid lull

 

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Deputy governor of Bangkok Sakonthee Pathiyakul admitted that the activities of the "tessakit" in the Thai capital were mostly concentrating on Covid-19 related matters.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217517-bangkok-42-million-baht-collected-in-fines-for-bikes-and-cars-on-the-sidewalks-but-theres-a-covid-lull/

 

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Thailand's chief of police orders officers to get tough on gambling

 

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Thailand's chief of police Gen Suwat "Big Pat" Chaengyodsuk has reacted to demands from PM Prayuth Chan-ocha regarding implementation of the emergency decree in nine areas. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217519-thailands-chief-of-police-orders-officers-to-get-tough-on-gambling/

 

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