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  1. Thailand reports 5,854 new COVID-19 cases, 6,354 recoveries, 30 deaths Thailand on Sunday (Nov 28) reported 5,854 new COVID-19 cases, 6,354 recoveries and 30 deaths. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241116-thailand-reports-5854-new-covid-19-cases-6354-recoveries-30-deaths/
  2. Thailand on Sunday (Nov 28) reported 5,854 new COVID-19 cases, 6,354 recoveries and 30 deaths. Sunday's cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand since the start of the pandemic to 2,106,813 and 2,077,950 since April 1, the start of the so-called third wave. Thailand's death toll stands at 20,707 since the start of the pandemic. On Saturday, Thailand announced it was temporarily banning travellers from several African countries following the discovery of the Omnicorn COVID-19 variant. Starting from Dec 1, travel from eight count
  3. Andaman food festival opens in Patong PHUKET: Minister of Tourism and Sports Piphat Ratchakitprakarn was in Phuket last night (Nov 26) to inaugurate the “The Great Escape of the Andaman Sea” food festival, a three day event that showcases some of the finest locally available cuisine. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241109-andaman-food-festival-opens-in-patong/
  4. PHUKET: Minister of Tourism and Sports Piphat Ratchakitprakarn was in Phuket last night (Nov 26) to inaugurate the “The Great Escape of the Andaman Sea” food festival, a three day event that showcases some of the finest locally available cuisine. Piphat was joined by Pichet Panapongs, Deputy Governor of Phuket, to open the Thai taste festival at Patong Beach which aims to promote provincial tourism and help generate income for local businesses and entrepreneurs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40 restaurants from Phuket and the surrounding areas of the Andam
  5. Fisherman drowns in Thalang canal PHUKET: Police have confirmed that a man reported missing who had earlier been fishing in a canal in Thalang yesterday (Nov 26) has been discovered drowned. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241108-fisherman-drowns-in-thalang-canal/
  6. PHUKET: Police have confirmed that a man reported missing who had earlier been fishing in a canal in Thalang yesterday (Nov 26) has been discovered drowned. The incident occurred at a section of the canal behind the Thepkrasattri Sub-District Municipality Office in Moo 1, Thepkrasattri Subdistrict, yesterday afternoon. Police were alerted to the situation by a group of men who had been fishing nearby and who had attempted to rescue the striken man. Pol Lt. Col. Sin Saichit, deputy police chief at Thalang Police Station, and fellow officers were joined at the scene by wo
  7. Two people die, young girl seriously injured after a pickup truck driver collides with a motorbike in the Pattaya area Two people have died while a young girl has sustained serious injuries after a pickup truck driver crashed into a motorbike in Banglamung early this morning (November 27th). Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241107-two-people-die-young-girl-seriously-injured-after-a-pickup-truck-driver-collides-with-a-motorbike-in-the-pattaya-area/
  8. Two people have died while a young girl has sustained serious injuries after a pickup truck driver crashed into a motorbike in Banglamung early this morning (November 27th). Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 1:30 A.M. on Sukhumvit Road near Soi Banglamung 12. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find a damaged pickup truck and motorbike on the road. A man and a woman were found deceased at the scene, having been killed immediately according to rescue workers. Full story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/11/27/two-peopl
  9. Rare dolphin found dead in Chonburi sea A bottlenose dolphin was found dead in the sea in Mueang Chonburi earlier this week. Full story:https://aseannow.com/topic/1241106-rare-dolphin-found-dead-in-chonburi-sea/
  10. A bottlenose dolphin was found dead in the sea in Mueang Chonburi earlier this week. Officials from the Marine and Coastal Resource 2 Chonburi team were notified of the dead dolphin on Thursday (November 25th) in the Bang Sai sub-district. They arrived at a bridge near the sea to find a fisherman, Mr. Chaiyaphon Kaemasiri, 37, standing with the dead dolphin on the bridge. Chaiyaphon told TPN media, “I was sitting on the bridge which is about 100 meters into the sea when I saw the dead dolphin floating in the water. I went down into the sea on my boat and pul
  11. Driver seriously injured after truck crashes into broken-down trailer truck on a Chonburi overpass A driver has sustained severe injuries after he crashed his truck into a broken-down trailer truck on an overpass in Mueang Chonburi. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241105-driver-seriously-injured-after-truck-crashes-into-broken-down-trailer-truck-on-a-chonburi-overpass/
  12. A driver has sustained severe injuries after he crashed his truck into a broken-down trailer truck on an overpass in Mueang Chonburi. Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Wednesday (November 24th) on an overpass in the Na Pa sub-district. They arrived at the scene to find the two severely damaged vehicles having collided with each other. The truck driver, Mr. Kanchit Anumat, 30, was stuck inside his cab. He had sustained severe injuries and was taken to a local hospital for medical aid. Full story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/11/27/drive
  13. Two Nigerians and three Thais arrested in Bangkok for allegedly possessing cocaine worth more than a million baht Two Nigerians and three Thais have been arrested in Bangkok, allegedly possessing cocaine worth more than a million baht. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241104-two-nigerians-and-three-thais-arrested-in-bangkok-for-allegedly-possessing-cocaine-worth-more-than-a-million-baht/
  14. Two Nigerians and three Thais have been arrested in Bangkok, allegedly possessing cocaine worth more than a million baht. The Thai Crime Suppression Division Police reports they have arrested five drugs suspects who are: 1. Mr. Daniel (Tony), 40, a Nigerian national has been arrested at a parking area of a department store in North Phra Khanong, Wattana with 41.1 grams of cocaine. 2. Alfred (Charlie), 38, a Nigerian national has been arrested in front of a convenience store in Soi Pridi Banomyong 14 in North Phra Khanong, Wattana with 340.14 grams of cocaine.
  15. Reward offered for information on shooting of SAO election candidate in Nakhon Si Thammarat A 50,000 baht reward has been offered to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrests of the two perpetrators of the shooting on Friday of a candidate in the Kuan Chum sub-district administrative organization (SAO) chief election in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241103-reward-offered-for-information-on-shooting-of-sao-election-candidate-in-nakhon-si-thammarat/
  16. A 50,000 baht reward has been offered to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrests of the two perpetrators of the shooting on Friday of a candidate in the Kuan Chum sub-district administrative organization (SAO) chief election in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The reward is being offered by Democrat MP for the southern province, Chaichana Detdecho. The cash was received by Pol Maj-Gen Somchai Suetortrakul, commander of the provincial police. The candidate, Chaiyuth Kaewboonthong, sustained serious injuries when he was shot by two me
  17. SRT promises public hearing over fate of Bangkok’s iconic Hua Lamphong railway station The State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the national rail service operator, has given an assurance that it will not dismantle the decades-old Hua Lamphong rail terminal and will hold a public hearing, so all stakeholders can air their views on its future. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241101-srt-promises-public-hearing-over-fate-of-bangkok’s-iconic-hua-lamphong-railway-station/
  18. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the national rail service operator, has given an assurance that it will not dismantle the decades-old Hua Lamphong rail terminal and will hold a public hearing, so all stakeholders can air their views on its future. The SRT’s public relations director, Aekkarat Sri-arayanphong, said today that Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered the SRT to hold the public hearing. The SET plans to end all remaining services in and out of the old station in the middle of next month, following the opening of the new Bang Sue grand station,
  19. Thailand bans arrivals from 8 African countries as a precaution against new COVID-19 variant Omicron The Thai government has imposed a total ban on arrivals from eight African countries, effective today (Saturday), and those who already have permission to enter the country will be subject to quarantine for 14 days from Sunday. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241100-thailand-bans-arrivals-from-8-african-countries-as-a-precaution-against-new-covid-19-variant-omicron/
  20. The Thai government has imposed a total ban on arrivals from eight African countries, effective today (Saturday), and those who already have permission to enter the country will be subject to quarantine for 14 days from Sunday. The countries are Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Additionally, nationals from these countries, where the new coronavirus variant known as Omicron has been found or who are at risk of spreading it, will not be allowed to apply to enter Thailand, effective today. Those already gran
  21. Thailand Live 28 Nov: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241099-thailand-live-sunday-28-nov-2021/
  22. What’s at stake in Thailand’s nationwide local elections on Sunday The first nationwide elections of all 5,300 sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) since the 2014 military coup take place this Sunday (Nov 28). Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241060-what’s-at-stake-in-thailand’s-nationwide-local-elections-on-sunday/
  23. Thailand’s English proficiency plummets: Survey File photo for reference only Thailand’s English proficiency is among the worst in ASEAN, according to a new study. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241066-thailand’s-english-proficiency-plummets-survey/
  24. "The world comes to Pattaya" as details of huge new beachside development are revealed The supposed demise of Pattaya may be some way off, that's if plans announced this week for a huge new beachside development are anything to go by. A post on Facebook from "TeeSuckHuaNon" gave details of a new project for Pattaya beach - Aquatique District Pattaya. The 100 billion baht project will be next to the Hard Rock Hotel near Central Festival between Beach Road and 2nd Road. Among five major hotels it features not one but two Marriotts - one with a conv
  25. File photo A Japanese diving instructor who was found dead on Koh Tao 17 years ago was not murdered, police have said. The body of Yoshie Sazawa was found at the house she rented in Ban Mae Hat. But police have said there was no evidence of foul play. Officers working on the case at the time of the Yoshie's death found a note which they said was written by her where wrote a goodbye to her parents. Police said that because of this they believed Yoshie's death was the result of suicide. The case was in the news again this
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