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Thai PM urges all to do their utmost to make reopening of Thailand possible in October

 

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Patong beach, Phuket (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reiterated his intention to open Thailand fully to foreign visitors in the next 120 days, or within October, and is urging everyone to do their best to achieve that goal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221143-thai-pm-urges-all-to-do-their-utmost-to-make-reopening-of-thailand-possible-in-october/

 

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Thailand abstains from vote on UN resolution for arms embargo on Myanmar

 

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A protester uses a fire extinguisher as others holding homemade shields run during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon. (Photo by STR / AFP)

 

Thailand was among 36 countries which abstained from voting on the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution calling for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar, urging the military to respect November’s election results and release political detainees, including Myanmar’s state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221146-thailand-abstains-from-vote-on-un-resolution-for-arms-embargo-on-myanmar/

 

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Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

 

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

 

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit University between June 14th and 17th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221147-schools-students-and-parents-not-ready-for-online-learning-–-suan-dusit-poll/

 

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First million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine arrive in Thailand

 

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The first one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine, procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), have arrived in Bangkok Sunday from Beijing, China, said CRA Secretary-General Dr. Nithi Mahanonda in his Facebook post.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221148-first-million-doses-of-china’s-sinopharm-vaccine-arrive-in-thailand/

 

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Caution voiced over premature reopening of Thailand to international visitors

 

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Associate Professor Dr. Nithipat Jiankul, chief of the respiratory disease and tuberculosis department

 

A senior doctor, at the Internal Medicine Department of the Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University, has voiced caution over premature reopening of Thailand to foreign arrivals in October, pointing out that vaccination of 50 million Thais, to begin development of herd immunity, should not be the only consideration behind such a decision.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221149-caution-voiced-over-premature-reopening-of-thailand-to-international-visitors/

 

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Bangkok eases some COVID-19 restrictions from Monday

 

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Yaowarat, Bangkok (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

 

Effective Monday, several public venues, businesses and activities in Bangkok can either resume normal operation or resume with fewer restrictions, according to the communicable disease committee of Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221151-bangkok-eases-some-covid-19-restrictions-from-monday/

 

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Oil spill tar balls wash ashore at Patong, Nai Yang

By The Phuket News

 

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Tar balls along with other marine debris washed up on Patong Beach today (June 20). Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET: Oil in the waters off the west coast of Phuket have continued to wash ashore, today plaguing Patong Beach and Nai Yang Beach* at the northern end of the island.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221152-oil-spill-tar-balls-wash-ashore-at-patong-nai-yang/

 

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Man electrocuted while repairing home jacuzzi

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Ambulances wait outside the home in Cherng Talay yesterday evening. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Police are investigating what had led to a man being electrocuted while repairing a home jacuzzi in Cherng Talay yesterday (June 19).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221153-man-electrocuted-while-repairing-home-jacuzzi/

 

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Phuket Opinion: Fingers crossed for July 1

By The Phuket News

 

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TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn presents the soecial video launched to promote the reopening of Phuket from July 1, and the reopening of other areas in Thailand later. Screenshot: TAT

 

PHUKET: According to some very divided public opinion, with the July 1 reopening Thailand is about to do something very brave, or something very stupid. Everyone has an opinion on what will happen, the only problem is that no-one knows what will actually happen.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221154-phuket-opinion-fingers-crossed-for-july-1/

 

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Thai Riceberry Rice Wins Bronze Medal at France’s ’Fine Grocery’ Contest

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of International Trade Promotion has announced that Thailand’s riceberry rice won a bronze medal at France’s “Fine Grocery” contest this week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221155-thai-riceberry-rice-wins-bronze-medal-at-france’s-’fine-grocery’-contest/

 

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Chonburi governor orders closure/lockdown of three locations to control Covid-19 spread in the province

By Adam Judd

 

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Chonburi-The Chonburi Governor, Phakkhrathon Thianchai, ordered the closure of three locations this evening, June 20th, 2021, to control the spread of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221157-chonburi-governor-orders-closurelockdown-of-three-locations-to-control-covid-19-spread-in-the-province/

 

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Coronavirus pandemic in Thailand leaves Bangkok restaurants in turmoil

 

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A food court in Bangkok, Thailand, operating at 25 per cent capacity. Photo: EPA

 

● Amid a third wave of infections, eateries have been forced to close, suspend or limit operations, while those that hobble on are banned from selling alcohol, which usually accounts for up to 55 per cent of takings

 

● With 50,000 restaurants thought to have closed and the same again on the brink, owners say the high-end Michelin-starred venues may be fine, but a famously eclectic scene risks becoming a little less eclectic

 

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Bangkok’s celebrated food scene is in turmoil as the kingdom struggles to control the coronavirus pandemic, leaving restaurateurs wheezing under the weight of overheads without customers and raging at a government that has imposed an alcohol ban but failed to support staff wages. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221159-coronavirus-pandemic-in-thailand-leaves-bangkok-restaurants-in-turmoil/

 

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Thailand’s Travel Experiment

By Randy Thanthong-Knight

 

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● Biden marks 300 million U.S. shots with first-dose goal at risk

● U.K. dodges downgrade from Fitch with outlook shifted to stable

● Italy imposes quarantine on U.K. tourists in blow to economy

 

Thailand’s travel experiment

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221160-thailand’s-travel-experiment/

 

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‘Devastated’ Phuket in race to vaccinate 70% of islanders in time for holiday season

Rebecca Ratcliffe

 

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Laem Singh Beach, Phuket. The Covid pandemic has wrecked the regional economy. Photograph: Imagebroker/Alamy

 

Thai region hopes jabs and ‘sandbox’ scheme will allow tourists to return and rejuvenate economy

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221161-‘devastated’-phuket-in-race-to-vaccinate-70-of-islanders-in-time-for-holiday-season/

 

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Digitalization Will Improve Thailand’s Competitiveness on Global Stage

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has stated that Thailand needs to accelerate digitalization among its state agencies to facilitate ease of doing business, while workers need better technical skills to improve the country’s competitiveness on the global stage.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221162-digitalization-will-improve-thailand’s-competitiveness-on-global-stage/

 

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Public health official warn of new “fourth wave” in Thailand in work camps and factories

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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Officials at the Thai Ministry of Public Health have warned the government that a new “fourth wave” of the Covid-19 pandemic could be imminent unless action was taken, a source told Thai Enquirer on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221174-public-health-official-warn-of-new-“fourth-wave”-in-thailand-in-work-camps-and-factories/

 

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Nearly 7.5 million have received Covid-19 vax in Thailand - 2 million had two doses

 

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Public health official Kiatphoom Wongrajit was outlining the figures for the national vaccine rollout that started on February 28th and began to gather steam on June 7th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221175-nearly-75-million-have-received-covid-19-vax-in-thailand-2-million-had-two-doses/

 

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Euro 2020 betting crackdown continues - 100m asset seizures in Phitsanulok, raid in Bangkok

 

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Naew Na reported on the continuing activities of the 191 Thai police in cracking down on illegal gambling during the Euro 2020 football tournament in Europe. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221178-euro-2020-betting-crackdown-continues-100m-asset-seizures-in-phitsanulok-raid-in-bangkok/

 

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Phuket suffers sixth COVID death in ongoing outbreak

 

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PHUKET: Phuket has suffered its sixth death attributed to COVID-19 in the latest outbreak, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has announced. The death, marked yesterday (June 20), is the fourth COVID death on the island in the past three weeks.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221187-phuket-suffers-sixth-covid-death-in-ongoing-outbreak/

 

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Nong Bua Lamphu: Authorities prosecute case #77 for disobeying quarantine rules

 

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The governor of Nong Bua Lamphu province Siwaporn Chuasawat said that the district chief of Muang district Prayoon Aranrut had instructed a deputy to prosecute case #77 in the area for breaking quarantine rules.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221190-nong-bua-lamphu-authorities-prosecute-case-77-for-disobeying-quarantine-rules/

 

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Video: Child standing up behind rider on motorcycle near Bangkok

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Daily News said that comment was rife online after a post on Jay Moi vPlus on Facebook showed a young child standing up behind a rider on a motorcycle. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221192-video-child-standing-up-behind-rider-on-motorcycle-near-bangkok/

 

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