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Delta variant in Thailand may replace Alpha in few months, says Medical Science Dept.

 

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Medical Sciences Department Director-General Dr. Supakit Sirilak predicted that, in the next 2-3 months, the Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19 may replace the Alpha (UK) strain as the dominant COVID-19 strain in Thailand, because it is 40% more transmissible than the Alpha variant.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220738-delta-variant-in-thailand-may-replace-alpha-in-few-months-says-medical-science-dept/

 

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PM aims to fully reopen Thailand in 4 months

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared today (Wednesday) that Thailand will fully reopen its borders within four months, as the country is to begin welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists, starting with the southern resort island of Phuket on July 1st.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220723-thailand-targets-reopening-within-120-days-as-economy-flounders/?do=findComment&comment=16570728

 

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Chulabhorn Royal Academy to end Sinopharm booking on Friday

By Sirakij Pornbanggird

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Friday, June 18, is going to be the last day organizations are able to book the Sinopharm vaccine imported by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220740-chulabhorn-royal-academy-to-end-sinopharm-booking-on-friday/

 

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TAT strengthens tourism sustainability commitment through low-carbon initiatives

Under an MOU with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation and Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association

 

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Bangkok, 16 June, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO) and the Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) to promote low-carbon tourism and implementation of climate action for sustainability.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220741-tat-strengthens-tourism-sustainability-commitment-through-low-carbon-initiatives/

 

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More than a quarter of large factories fail online appraisal

By Erich Parpart

 

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More than a quarter of large factories that have completed an online evaluation did not pass the standard for mandatory measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220742-more-than-a-quarter-of-large-factories-fail-online-appraisal/

 

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Man seriously injured from electric shock at a gasoline vending machine in Pattaya area

By  Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – An unidentified man has sustained serious injuries after suffering a significant electric shock while filling gasoline on his motorbike at a gasoline vending machine in Nongprue last night (June 15th).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220744-man-seriously-injured-from-electric-shock-at-a-gasoline-vending-machine-in-pattaya-area/

 

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Thailand reports 3,129 new COVID-19 cases, 30 more deaths 
 

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Reuters file photo: People receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Bangkok, Thailand, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun


Thailand on Thursday (June 17) reported 3,129 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

 

Full story:  https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220757-thailand-reports-3129-new-covid-19-cases-30-more-deaths/

 

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Pub and bars appeal to government/CCSA: Let us open and serve alcohol again from July 1st

 

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Deputy leader of the Democrat Party Prin Phannichphak in his capacity of leader of the Modern Business Group took representatives from the night entertainment industry, fitness and event organisers to beg the government and CCSA to allow them to reopen from the start of next month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220765-pub-and-bars-appeal-to-governmentccsa-let-us-open-and-serve-alcohol-again-from-july-1st/

 

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Pattaya: Mayor announces that City Hall have applied for 100,000 doses of Sinopharm from Chulabhorn Royal Academy

 

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Manager reported that Pattaya's mayor Sontaya Khunplome was the latest local official to take advantage of rule changes that will allow local authorities to procure their own Covid-19 vaccines from sources like the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation and the Chulabhorn Royal Academy. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220775-pattaya-mayor-announces-that-city-hall-have-applied-for-100000-doses-of-sinopharm-from-chulabhorn-royal-academy/

 

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Hua Hin: Pubs and bars remain shut - local authority say they must follow CCSA directives

 

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Local journalist in the seaside town of Hua Hin Kulsawek Sawekwannakorn reported on Facebook that pubs, bars and karaokes in the area will remain shut.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220777-hua-hin-pubs-and-bars-remain-shut-local-authority-say-they-must-follow-ccsa-directives/

 

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Vaccination registration for non-working foreigners in Phuket opens

By The Phuket News

 

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The ‘Phuket Must Win’ website (www. ภูเก็ตต้องชนะ.com) now shows a new category, ’Vaccination for non-work permit foreigners’. Screenshot: Phuket Must Winv

 

PHUKET: Foreigners in Phuket who have not been issued a work permit can now register to receive a state-provided COVID-19 vaccination, local authorities have announced.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220779-vaccination-registration-for-non-working-foreigners-in-phuket-opens/

 

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Thai man, aged 70, spends eight hours under water at sand pit but survives

 

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Workers at a sand suction pit near the Trang River in southern Thailand wondered what had happened to their colleague Narong, 70, after he went under water to position a sand suction head. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220780-thai-man-aged-70-spends-eight-hours-under-water-at-sand-pit-but-survives/

 

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Thai woman fined 15,000 baht after posing in picture next to marijuana plants

 

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A Thai woman on Facebook posted that she didn't see a problem after she had put a picture of herself posing with a marijuana plant online.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220783-thai-woman-fined-15000-baht-after-posing-in-picture-next-to-marijuana-plants/

 

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Phuket Sandbox scheme only available to international tourists

 

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Only international tourists will be allowed to enter Thailand via the Phuket Sandbox Scheme, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has confirmed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220786-phuket-sandbox-scheme-only-available-to-international-tourists/

 

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With no income, Patong motorbike repair duo turn to stealing motorbikes

By The Phuket News

 

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Through footage from CCTV cameras throughout Patong, police tracked down the thieves to the address on 50 Pi Rd. Photo: Patong Police

 

PHUKET: Police have arrested two men, one who used to have a motorbike repair shop in Patong, for stealing motorbikes and breaking them down for spares and selling leftover parts.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220789-with-no-income-patong-motorbike-repair-duo-turn-to-stealing-motorbikes/

 

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Khon Kaen school lunch campaign praised by netizens, fried chicken top choice among students

 

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Schoolchildren were the center of attention at a school in Khon Kaen yesterday when a project called "Lunch and Learn" was kicked off. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220791-khon-kaen-school-lunch-campaign-praised-by-netizens-fried-chicken-top-choice-among-students/

 

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Changes to rules for foreigners in Thailand would see increased demand from Russian/Chinese property buyers

 

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The head of the Phuket Real Estate Association told Bangkok Business News that he was bullish about the prospects for the rules changing for foreign nationals buying property.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220792-changes-to-rules-for-foreigners-in-thailand-would-see-increased-demand-from-russianchinese-property-buyers/

 

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Oh Mama! Thai man caught sending "ice" in instant noodles to Israel

 

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Thai police in the province of Chiang Rai and local Wiang Chai cops staked out a post office after receiving information that someone was posting drugs abroad. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220794-oh-mama-thai-man-caught-sending-ice-in-instant-noodles-to-israel/

 

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Video: Giant phallus erected to end drought begins to crack

 

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Sadly, the clay phallus built in the middle of the road by villagers in Yothaka, Chachoengsao in the central region of Thailand to appeal to the gods for rain is losing some of its vigor.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220795-video giant-phallus-erected-to-end-drought-begins-to-crack/

 

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Oil spill hits Phuket beaches

 

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Volunteers for a beach cleanup at Kata this morning (June 17) show their hands caked with oil. Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET: An oil spill washing up onto Phuket beaches as tar balls has now reached from Mai Khao Beach at the northern end of the island all the way to Nai Harn Beach at the southern end of Phuket’s west coast.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220820-oil-spill-hits-phuket-beaches/

 

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Thai PBS vaccination centre hires temporary staff amid high unemployment

 

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Unemployment remains a major issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of public enterprises are helping out by hiring people, who have lost their job or income, and new graduates struggling to find employment. Many people are having to take temporary jobs, rather than wasting time being unemployed.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220821-thai-pbs-vaccination-centre-hires-temporary-staff-amid-high-unemployment/

 

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