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Thai Covid-19 Center considering request from business owners to re-open entertainment venues and bars, asks for industry to send proposals for rules and guidelines

 

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Row after row of closed bars on the normally bustling red light area of Soi Six.

 

A spokesperson for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, spoke this afternoon about a request from entertainment industry business owners and staff, as well as musicians, on reopening their industry or providing them financial aid.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221241-thai-covid-19-center-considering-request-from-business-owners-to-re-open-entertainment-venues-and-bars-asks-for-industry-to-send-proposals-for-rules-and-guidelines/

 

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Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as PM again if party wins election

 

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Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao, a controversial politician who was recently elected as the ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP)’s new secretary-general, said today (Monday) that the party will nominate the country

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221260-palang-pracharat-to-nominate-prayut-as-pm-again-if-party-wins-election/

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Physicians urge for strict measures, no long holidays, before reopening Thailand

 

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The Royal College of Physicians of Thailand (RCPT) has proposed a list of six prerequisites, to be implemented by the government before it finally decides to reopen Thailand to foreign arrivals, currently planned for October.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221261-physicians-urge-for-strict-measures-no-long-holidays-before-reopening-thailand/

 

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Phuket tar balls ‘unlikely’ from Sri Lanka

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The oil spill that has washed ashore Phuket beaches over the past week as tar balls is unlikely to have originated from the cargo vessel ‘X-Press Pearl’, which burned and sank off Sri Lanka last month, a leading Phuket marine life expert has explained.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221262-phuket-tar-balls-‘unlikely’-from-sri-lanka/

 

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Bangkok Lifts Restrictions on Dining in Non-air conditioned Restaurants

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has lifted restrictions on dining in non-air conditioned restaurants and increased the maximum seating limit in air conditioned venues from 21 June.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221264-bangkok-lifts-restrictions-on-dining-in-non-air-conditioned-restaurants/

 

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New United Nations Projects Support Sustainable Practices in Thailand

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has decided to fund five new projects, to support climate resilience and protect biodiversity in Thailand and seven other countries, namely Cambodia, Cameroon, Eritrea, Lesotho, Malaysia, Senegal and Vietnam.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221265-new-united-nations-projects-support-sustainable-practices-in-thailand/

 

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Japan to donate AstraZeneca vaccines to Thailand

 

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine syringes are prepared as people are vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Central Vaccination Center, inside the Bang Sue Grand Station, Thailand, June 21, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's health minister said on Monday Japan's government would donate some AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to shore-up supplies after some early delays in its vaccinations.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221266-japan-to-donate-astrazeneca-vaccines-to-thailand/

 

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Allocation of vaccine all above board, no favors or privilege says CCSA chief

 

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Secretary of the National Security Council and head of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration Gen Natthaphol Nakphanich said Monday that there are no special favors when it comes to procuring vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221274-allocation-of-vaccine-all-above-board-no-favors-or-privilege-says-ccsa-chief/

 

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VIDEO: Two insurgents killed after gun fight with security forces at resort in Pattani

 

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A video taken at the Awada Resort in Pattani in the far south of Thailand was more than three minutes long and featured the sound of dozens of rounds of gunfire. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221283-video-two-insurgents-killed-after-gun-fight-with-security-forces-at-resort-in-pattani/

 

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8.3% of Thailand’s population receive first vaccine dose, 3.3% fully vaccinated

 

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8.3% of the entire population of Thailand, or 5,526,039 people, have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while only 2,153,018 have had their second doses, or 3.3% of the population, according to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221288-83-of-thailand’s-population-receive-first-vaccine-dose-33-fully-vaccinated/

 

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Phuket Sandbox: Foreign tourists will find more than three quarters of businesses shut 

 

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The much heralded Phuket Sandbox looks set to become the dampest of damp squibs, especially if a Manager report from Patong beach is to be believed. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221290-phuket-sandbox-foreign-tourists-will-find-more-than-three-quarters-of-businesses-shut/

 

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Video: CCTV shows "angry" ex douse husband's motorcycle in gasoline and start fire in Bangkok school carpark

 

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A chilling video on YouTube showed the moment when a woman calmly doused a motorcycle in a school parking lot in Bangkok in gasoline.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221292-video-cctv-shows-angry-ex-douse-husbands-motorcycle-in-gasoline-and-start-fire-in-bangkok-school-carpark/

 

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UK govt ruling on quarantine could be a welcome boost to British tourists visiting Phuket

 

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A review of travel restrictions by the UK government later this week could result in a welcome boost for Thailand’s ‘Phuket Sandbox’ project.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221293-uk-govt-ruling-on-quarantine-could-be-a-welcome-boost-to-british-tourists-visiting-phuket/

 

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Video: Gold shop owners fight back despite armed robbers - gun jams and they flee with 500,000 baht in jewelry

 

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Dramatic footage from the Yaowarat Wiang Haeng gold shop in Muang Haeng sub-district of Chiang Mai showed an armed robbery.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221295-video-gold-shop-owners-fight-back-despite-armed-robbers-gun-jams-and-they-flee-with-500000-baht-in-jewelry/

 

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Going the wrong way on the expressway! Netizens call for police to act

 

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Footage from a person called Pop Cp on the Twitter site of JS 100 radio station showed a red plate white car going the wrong way on the expressway.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221297-going-the-wrong-way-on-the-expressway-netizens-call-for-police-to-act/

 

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Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

 

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Schools in several of Thailand’s provinces have been ordered to close, just a week after the start of the new school term, as a number of students have been found to be infected with COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221312-schools-in-several-provinces-closed-as-covid-19-infections-re-emerge/

 

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Thailand to narrow gap for AstraZeneca shots in bid to curb Delta variant

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai medical committee has agreed to narrow the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to eight weeks from 10-12 weeks previously in places where there has been outbreaks of the Delta variant, an official said on Tuesday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221328-thailand-to-narrow-gap-for-astrazeneca-shots-in-bid-to-curb-delta-variant/

 

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