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3 months of semi-lockdown required to bring pandemic under control – KKP Research

 

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KKP Research, of Kiatnakin Phatra Bank, has predicted that the latest COVID-19 outbreak will be longer than expected, due to the Delta variant, the slow imposition of lockdown measures and slow roll out of mass vaccinations, and that semi-lockdown measures will have to be in place for at least three months to ease the situation. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225020-3-months-of-semi-lockdown-required-to-bring-pandemic-under-control-–-kkp-research/

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Toyota says suspends Thailand vehicle production amid parts shortage

 

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FILE PHOTO: Toyota Motor Corp's logo on Estima Hybrid model is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has since earlier this week suspended vehicle production at three of its manufacturing plants in Thailand due to a parts shortage, the company said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225012-toyota-says-suspends-thailand-vehicle-production-amid-parts-shortage/

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Phuket Sandbox arrival who fled to Chonburi now in ALQ

By The Phuket News

 

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PPHO Chief Dr Kusak speaking at the meeting with Governor Narong yesterday (July 21). Photo: Radio Thailand Phuket

 

PHUKET: The 18-year-old Thai woman who fled to Chonburi before completing the required 14-day stay on the island under the Phuket Sandbox scheme is now in an alternative local quarantine (ALQ) in Chonburi, Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon has confirmed.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225039-phuket-sandbox-arrival-who-fled-to-chonburi-now-in-alq/

 

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Hotel operators hopeful for recovery to start in H2 2021

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: Due to the high reliance on Chinese visitors, the Phuket ‘Sandbox’ re-opening program starting in July might result in a less-than-forecasted number of foreign arrivals, reports Carlos Martinez, Director of Valuation and Advisory, Knight Frank Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225040-hotel-operators-hopeful-for-recovery-to-start-in-h2-2021/

 

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PPAO eyes B98mn budget to buy Moderna vaccine for Phuket

By The Phuket News

 

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Mr Rewat called for the extra budget for the PPAO to buy Moderna vaccine doses directly from the Red Cross. Photo: PPAO

 

PHUKET: Rewat Areerob, President of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) today called for a budget of about B98 million from the central government in order to buy more than 89,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Red Cross.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225041-ppao-eyes-b98mn-budget-to-buy-moderna-vaccine-for-phuket/

 

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Construction worker dies after being run over by an excavator in Pattaya while installing drainage pipes

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya – A construction worker passed away after being run over by an excavator in what was described by Nongprue police as a tragic accident in Pattaya Wednesday afternoon, July 21st, 2021.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225043-construction-worker-dies-after-being-run-over-by-an-excavator-in-pattaya-while-installing-drainage-pipes/

 

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As Covid-19 batters Thailand’s economy, even pawnshops are running out of customers

 

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A forfeited watch is seen at a pawnshop in Bangkok, as Thais struggle for cash during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee

 

● A pawnshop owner says the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is worse than the Asian financial crisis in 1997, as indebted Thais ‘have nothing left’

 

● With GDP forecasts slashed, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government is hoping economic stimulus measures will boost growth

 

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From his dusty Bangkok pawnshop, where gold deposits are still recorded in heavy wooden ledgers, Danai Tangvatanangkoon has had a ringside seat to decades of Thai economic crises.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225046-as-covid-19-batters-thailand’s-economy-even-pawnshops-are-running-out-of-customers/

 

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Angry crowd await AirPod fraudster at Nonthaburi police station

 

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Daily News reported that an angry crowd of dozens of deceived customers were waiting at Bang Yai police station in Nonthaburi after the cops hauled in a fraudster.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225052-angry-crowd-await-airpod-fraudster-at-nonthaburi-police-station/

 

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10% of people in Bangkok given COVID-19 antigen tests since July 12 infected

 

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About 10% of over 50,000 people in Bangkok checked using antigen test kits (ATK) since July 12th, under an active screening campaign, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to  the National Health Security Office (NHSO).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225058-10-of-people-in-bangkok-given-covid-19-antigen-tests-since-july-12-infected/

 

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Video: A mother's anguish - car winched out of Chanthaburi gravel pit proves to contain her husband and child

 

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A Thai mother's worst fears were realized when a rescue team winched out the family car from an abandoned and flooded gravel pit in Chanthaburi in eastern Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225060-video-a-mothers-anguish-car-winched-out-of-chanthaburi-gravel-pit-proves-to-contain-her-husband-and-child/

 

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First elderly foreigners vaccinated at Bang Sue station - good news for those aged 60 plus throughout the country

 

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Foreign ministry spokesman Thanee Saengrat announced that 73 foreign nationals living in Bangkok and surrounding areas aged 75 and over have already been vaccinated at the Bang Sue Grand Central Station vaccination center since Monday. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225065-first-elderly-foreigners-vaccinated-at-bang-sue-station-good-news-for-those-aged-60-plus-throughout-the-country/

 

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Thailand produces cheaper domestic “Favipiravir” to treat COVID-19

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - "Favipiravir" has been used for some time to treat COVID-19 patients in Thailand. As a result, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization has now produced the medicine locally, and this week, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has given approval to the product.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225074-thailand-produces-cheaper-domestic-“favipiravir”-to-treat-covid-19/

 

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Philippines to bar travel from Malaysia, Thailand to curb Delta's spread

 

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A woman takes rest while queueing for free vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at San Andres Sports Complex in Manila, Philippines, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

 

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will ban travellers coming from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, the presidential spokesperson said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225080-philippines-to-bar-travel-from-malaysia thailand to-curb-deltas-spread/

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Chiang Mai: Authorities ask police to prosecute 11 officials of children's foundation who set up booths

 

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The authorities in Chiang Mai have filed a report with the Bhubing Rajanives police in the northen Thai province to charge 11 officials from a Chiang Rai children's foundation with breaking Covid-19 rules. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225082-chiang-mai-authorities-ask-police-to-prosecute-11-officials-of-childrens-foundation-who-set-up-booths/

 

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Is Thailand’s bid to join global vaccine-sharing initiative too little, too late?

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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Thailand is finally bidding to join the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative after being hit by a critical shortage of effective vaccines at the height of its contagion crisis. Thai PBS World takes a closer look at the global vaccine initiative and ponders why Thailand is the only ASEAN nation not to join so far.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225089-is-thailand’s-bid-to-join-global-vaccine-sharing-initiative-too-little-too-late/

 

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Foreign tourists caught out by domestic flight ban offered free buses from Phuket Sandbox

 

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Thansettakij reported that three buses will be going between Phuket and Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport daily after foreign tourists got caught out by the ban on domestic flights to deep red zone provinces now in place.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225091-foreign-tourists-caught-out-by-domestic-flight-ban-offered-free-buses-from-phuket-sandbox/

 

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Phuket tour guide believed drowned after fall at Sarasin Bridge

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET: Police and rescue workers are continuing their search for a Chiang Mai man living in Phuket who slipped and fell into the water beside the Sarasin Bridge yesterday (July 22) after he was denied entry to the island.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225093-phuket-tour-guide-believed-drowned-after-fall-at-sarasin-bridge/

 

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"Big Joke" to the rescue helping southerners get home for Covid-19 treatment

 

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INN reported that former top cop Lt-Gen Surachate Hakpan was helping the "Back Home" initiative with five vans running people back home to the south for Covid treatment.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225095-big-joke-to-the-rescue-helping-southerners-get-home-for-covid-19-treatment/

 

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Another Phuket rule change: Negative COVID test results must be issued in past 72 hours

By The Phuket News

 

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The decision to tighten the requirement to enter Phuket were made at a meeting of the Phuket Provincial Communicable Disease Committee last night (July 22). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Starting Sunday (July 25), all people travelling from within Thailand wanting to enter Phuket must present RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results confirming the arrival is not infected with COVID-19 issued by a medical facility within 72 hours before arriving on the island.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225100-another-phuket-rule-change-negative-covid-test-results-must-be-issued-in-past-72-hours/

 

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Thailand reports one VITT case in 5 million people given AstraZeneca vaccine

 

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Only one case of Vaccine-induced immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), or clogged arteries, has been reported among more than five million people in Thailand who have received the AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine until July 11th, said Director-Deneral of Medical Sciences Department Dr. Supakit Sirilak today (Friday).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225113-thailand-reports-one-vitt-case-in-5-million-people-given-astrazeneca-vaccine/

 

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Backlash over new regulation classifying tampons as a cosmetic product

 

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There has been some online backlash today (Thursday), soon after the government passed a new regulation which categorises tampons as a cosmetic product, causing the widespread belief that the product, which is a necessity for many menstrual women, would be subject to 30% tax.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225114-backlash-over-new-regulation-classifying-tampons-as-a-cosmetic-product/

 

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