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As schools reopen, COVID-19 finds weak point in Thailand’s defences

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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Students wear face masks as they line up to attend classes in a school in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

 

The reopening of schools in most provinces on June 14 has spawned clusters of new COVID-19 infections on almost a daily basis. Thai PBS World takes a closer look at the factors behind this phenomenon and the measures being put in place to fight it.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221596-as-schools-reopen-covid-19-finds-weak-point-in-thailand’s-defences/

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Government says no deaths tied to Covid-19 vaccines but investigation still ongoing

By Erich Parpart

 

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There is no evidence of any deaths tied to Covid-19 vaccines in the 7.9 million doses that have been administered in Thailand, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Thursday, although several cases were still being investigated.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221652-government-says-no-deaths-tied-to-covid-19-vaccines-but-investigation-still-ongoing/

 

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Fire breaks out at Central Festival restaurant

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The fire started in the kitchen of Korean restaurant Sukishi. Photo: Eakkopop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: No injuries have been reported after a fire broke out at a Korean restaurant in the Central shopping mall in Kathu earlier this afternoon (June 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221654-fire-breaks-out-at-central-festival-restaurant/

 

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B3mn COVID insurance for O-A visa applicants may broaden options for retirees

By The Phuket News

 

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The image that accompanied the now-removed story by NNT. Image: NNT

 

PHUKET: Reports of a requirement for foreigners staying in Thailand on ‘Non-Immigrant O-A’ visas now needing to have B3 million COVID health insurance caused much confusion last week, but several of the ‘guidelines’ approved in principle by Cabinet may broaden the options for health insurance for retirees wanting to stay in the country

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221672-b3mn-covid-insurance-for-o-a-visa-applicants-may-broaden-options-for-retirees/

 

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Its not only Phuket, much of Thailand’s post-pandemic recovery hangs on ‘Sandbox’ project

 

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Thai Rath's influential columnist "Lom Plian Thit" wrote about the impending opening of the country to foreign tourists as the much vaunted "Phuket Sandbox" kicks off in less than a week. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221673-it-not-only-phuket-much-of-thailand’s-post-pandemic-recovery-hangs-on-‘sandbox’-project/

 

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Betting crackdown on Euro 2020 continues - raids in Pathum Thani and Chiang Rai, 30 arrests

 

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Both Thailand's tech police and immigration carried out raids to smash internet betting organisations taking wagers on the Euro 2020 football tournament and other gambling games. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221685-betting-crackdown-on-euro-2020-continues-raids-in-pathum-thani-and-chiang-rai-30-arrests/

 

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Future looking rosier for Koh Chang as hotels look forward to five day holiday in July

 

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Manager reported that many regulations had been eased by the authorities in Trat province in the east of Thailand prompting more hotels on the holiday island to reopen. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221686-future-looking-rosier-for-koh-chang-as-hotels-look-forward-to-five-day-holiday-in-july/

 

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Comment rife about heavy school bags after Thai student needs surgery for bent spine

 

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Daily News reported that comment was widespread on Facebook after a post on Udonthani Update by the relative of a 15 year old student.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221687-comment-rife-about-heavy-school-bags-after-thai-student-needs-surgery-for-bent-spine/

 

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Thailand Road Carnage: At scene death toll on track to match last two years

 

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In their ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the death toll on Thailand's treacherous roads Daily News published the latest stats for "at the scene" deaths.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221689-thailand-road-carnage-at-scene-death-toll-on-track-to-match-last-two-years/

 

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Medical investigators say 42 post-inoculation fatalities not linked to COVID-19 vaccines

 

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Investigations by medical specialists into the deaths of 103 people, who died after they had been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines, has concluded that 42 were not linked to the vaccines, with the rest still pending investigation, said Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, director for emergency health hazards and diseases of the Disease Control Department, on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221691-medical-investigators-say-42-post-inoculation-fatalities-not-linked-to-covid-19-vaccines/

 

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Royal Gazette Announces Thailand’s New Regulations for Online Ride-hailing Services

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Transport Ministry has reported that a ministerial regulation, covering online ride-hailing services, has been announced in the Royal Gazette, making the rules enforceable.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221698-royal-gazette-announces-thailand’s-new-regulations-for-online-ride-hailing-services/

 

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Vaccinations using China’s Sinopharm begin in Thailand on Friday

 

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Vaccinations, using China’s Sinopharm vaccine procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), began in Thailand today (Friday), starting with 6,400 elderly people, those with disabilities and the underprivileged, who could not register elsewhere.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221706-vaccinations-using-china’s-sinopharm-begin-in-thailand-on-friday/

 

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Will new referendum law help unlock Thailand’s political impasse – or just deepen divisions?

 

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Thai voters drop their ballots at a local polling station during the constitutional referendum in Bangkok on August 7, 2016. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

 

Hopes for a new and more democratic Thai Constitution rose this week when the referendum bill sailed through Parliament.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221707-will-new-referendum-law-help-unlock-thailand’s-political-impasse-–-or-just-deepen-divisions/

 

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Raising a Child in Thailand from a Foreign Perspective

 

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Living in a foreign country entails scores of challenges. While single expats may argue that the thrills and adventures far outweigh the struggles, those with children in tow discover that it is a different story altogether. Or is it?

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221709-raising-a-child-in-thailand-from-a-foreign-perspective/

 

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Japanese Auto Plants Will Promote Electric Vehicles in Thailand

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) reported on Thursday that Japanese auto plants in Thailand are powering up to produce electric vehicles, while Japan’s business presence in the Kingdom remains strong, despite COVID-19.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221710-japanese-auto-plants-will-promote-electric-vehicles-in-thailand/

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Thai exports Record Fastest Growth in 11 Years during May

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Commerce Ministry reported on Thursday (24 June) that Thai exports recorded their fastest expansion in 11 years during May, driven by strong global demand and economic recovery in trading partners, as the government continues aggressive promotion efforts.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221711-thai-exports-record-fastest-growth-in-11-years-during-may/

 

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Thailand’s Revenue Department Warns of Personal Income Tax Deadline

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Revenue Department has warned that more than 1 million taxpayers, who have yet to submit personal income tax forms for 2020, have to file by 30 June or face a fine.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221712-thailand’s-revenue-department-warns-of-personal-income-tax-deadline/

 

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Thai Government Plans to Recruit More Medics for COVID-19 Patients in Bangkok

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) plans to use health personnel from the provinces, new medical graduates and soldiers to help care for the growing number of COVID-19 patients in the Bangkok area.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1221713-thai-government-plans-to-recruit-more-medics-for-covid-19-patients-in-bangkok/

 

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