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Search for missing expat Phi Phi resort GM continues

 

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Well known and well liked Florian Hallermann, GM of the Zeavola Resort on Phi Phi Island, was last seen on Saturday (Sept 11). Photo: Zeavola Resort

 

PHUKET: The search for Florian Hallermann, 56, the General Manager of the Zeavola Resort on Phi Phi Island who has not been seen since last Saturday (Sept 11), continued today with more than 50 people joining the search effort.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231556-search-for-missing-expat-phi-phi-resort-gm-continues/

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Thailand’s Planned School Reopening in November Depends on Vaccine Rollout

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Education Ministry has pointed out that schools will resume on-site learning in November, provided that sufficient vaccines are made available for students next month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231525-thailand’s-planned-school-reopening-in-november-depends-on-vaccine-rollout/

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Over 129,000 youths in Thailand infected with COVID-19, number rising

 

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Almost 130,000 youths in Thailand, aged between 6 and 18, were found to be infected with COVID-19 from April until September 11, with 69,628 cases alone in August, said Dr. Suwanchai Wattayingcharoenchai, director-general of Health Services Department, yesterday (Tuesday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231572-over-129000-youths-in-thailand-infected-with-covid-19-number-rising/

 

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All Thailand Golf Tour 2021 launches Phuket Sandbox Tournament

 

Latest golf series aimed at boosting tourists’ confidence and enhancing the image of Thailand as a preferred destination as the country has gradually reopened to international travellers.

 

TAT Newsroom 

 

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Bangkok, 14 September, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the newest golf tournament series to be held in Phuket during the ongoing Sandbox programme – the ‘All Thailand Golf Tour 2021’ comprising seven events will start with the Singha All-Thailand Championship 2021 from 23-26 September at the Blue Canyon Country Club, followed by the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2021 from 7-10 October at the Laguna Golf Club.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231573-all-thailand-golf-tour-2021-launches-phuket-sandbox-tournament/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 13,798 new coronavirus cases and 144 deaths

 

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Thailand on Wednesday (September 15) reported 13,798 new COVID-19 cases, 14,133 recoveries and 144 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231588-covid-19-thailand-reports-13798-new-coronavirus-cases-and-144-deaths/

 

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Phuket marks 229 new COVID cases, available hospital beds hits 10%

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 229 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Sept 14) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 7,582.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231605-phuket-marks-229-new-covid-cases-available-hospital-beds-hits-10/

 

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Thailand hopes medical ganja will spark post COVID tourism recovery

 

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Decades ago hippies flocked to places like Thailand where laws were lax and they could enjoy the free flow of drugs - especially marijuana.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231611-thailand-hopes-medical-ganja-will-spark-post-covid-tourism-recovery/

 

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Joe Ferrari: Prosecutors file request for inquiry into death of man in custody

 

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Prosecutors in Nakhon Sawan in the north of Thailand have filed a request for an inquiry into the circumstances of the death in custody of Jirapong or Mawin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231612-joe-ferrari-prosecutors-file-request-for-inquiry-into-death-of-man-in-custody/

 

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Rawai sea gypsy village lockdown order finally issued

By The Phuket News

 

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The notice to lock down the Rawai sea gypsy village was posted late yesterday. Image: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Governor has issued an order mandating that the sea gyspy village in Rawai be placed under lockdown, effective today (Sept 15) through Sept 28.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231616-rawai-sea-gypsy-village-lockdown-order-finally-issued/

 

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Ministry of Tourism pushing for October reopening but some officials apprehensive

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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The Minister of Tourism Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn is pushing for an October 1 reopening for Bangkok and surrounding provinces even as officials remain apprehensive due to high infection numbers and the ongoing pandemic, a senior health official told Thai Enquirer on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231618-ministry-of-tourism-pushing-for-october-reopening-but-some-officials-apprehensive/

 

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Foreigner jumps from fifth floor of hospital through car windscreen -  "miracle survival"

 

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Daily News reported on an apparent suicide attempt by a foreign national being treated at Ratchaburi Hospital in central Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231623-foreigner-jumps-from-fifth-floor-of-hospital-through-car-windscreen-miracle-survival/

 

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Thammanat to remain Palang Pracharat sec-gen, DPM Prawit remains party leader

 

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Controversial Thai political figure Thammanat Prompao, who was dismissed from the post of deputy agriculture minister last Wednesday, will stay on in his role as the ruling Palang Pracharat Party’s (PPRP) secretary-general, at least until the next election, even following an apparent conflict with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231625-thammanat-to-remain-palang-pracharat-sec-gen-dpm-prawit-remains-party-leader/

 

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Construction worker in Patong killed, drowned after pinned under fallen storm drain section

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Mr Mahana was trapped under one of the sections of storm drain that fell. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A 40-year-old construction worker was killed after a concrete storm drain section fell and trapped him under water at the site of a flood protection project on Phra Metta Rd near Patong Hospital yesterday (Sept 14).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231626-construction-worker-in-patong-killed-drowned-after-pinned-under-fallen-storm-drain-section/

 

 

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Assistant PYB in Sattahip arrested and 48 guns seized in international weapons racket

 

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Naew Na reported that the Chonburi provincial police under the leadership of deputy commander Pol Col Atthasit Kitjahan arrested two men in Saemsan sub-district of Sattahip on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231631-assistant-pyb-in-sattahip-arrested-and-48-guns-seized-in-international-weapons-racket/

 

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Man in Samut Prakan denies charging people for returned license plates lost in recent floods

 

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Daily News reporters went to investigate after a young woman went on Facebook to complain that her boyfriend had to pay 100 baht to a man who found his car registration plate that came off in floodwaters in Bang Plee, Samut Prakan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231634-man-in-samut-prakan-denies-charging-people-for-returned-license-plates-lost-in-recent-floods/

 

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Man arrested for rape/murder of woman at computer game shop in Ubon 

 

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Sanook reported on the case of the  rape and murder of a 26 year old woman called An at a house used as a computer game shop.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231636-man-arrested-for-rapemurder-of-woman-at-computer-game-shop-in-ubon /

 

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TAT to propose just one Covid-19 test for foreign visitors to Thailand

 

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The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand has told the Thai media that he plans to ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to consider letting foreign visitors to Thailand take just one RT-PCR test.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231639-tat-to-propose-just-one-covid-19-test-for-foreign-visitors-to-thailand/

 

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Booster jabs for those who got two Sinovac doses to begin in October or sooner – Anutin

 

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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Wednesday) that people already inoculated with two doses of the China’s Sinovac vaccine will be given the third booster jab soon in October or even sooner.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231656-booster-jabs-for-those-who-got-two-sinovac-doses-to-begin-in-october-or-sooner-–-anutin/

 

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Thai “Lalisa” style headdresses sell like hot cakes, as Buri Ram’s meatballs come under spotlight

 

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Following the highly successful solo debut of K-pop sensation Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa, the headdress she wore in the LALISA video, viewed 143 million times in just the first five days after its release, has been selling like hot cakes, while her interview with Thai talk show host “Woody” on Saturday has shone a spotlight on the meatballs in her hometown of Buri Ram, in north-eastern Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231657-thai-“lalisa”-style-headdresses-sell-like-hot-cakes-as-buri-ram’s-meatballs-come-under-spotlight/

 

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Access Restriction Continues on Phi Phi Island

 

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KRABI, Sept 15 (TNA) – The communicable disease committee of the southern province extended access restriction to Phi Phi island for 7 days as there were more COVID-19 cases linked to infections at a local wastewater treatment plant under construction.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231658-access-restriction-continues-on-phi-phi-island/

 

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Japan Will Donate 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine to Thailand

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Japan has announced that it will donate an additional 1.3 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan and other Asian neighbors, including 300,000 doses to Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231662-japan-will-donate-300000-doses-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-to-thailand/

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