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Costs of forced repeated tests threaten Canadian Sandbox holiday

 

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“As long as all 3 test results are negative, after a 14-night period in Phuket, you will be able to freely travel domestically within Thailand.” Not quite. Tests are required in order to travel to any other parts of the country, including other Sandbox areas such as Samui or Phi Phi Island. Image: Screenshot from TATNews.org

 

PHUKET: Confusion over what extra COVID tests required for Sandbox tourists to travel ‘freely’ to other Sandbox tourism locations has thrown an 11-week holiday by a retired Canadian couple into jeopardy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232270-costs-of-forced-repeated-tests-threaten-canadian-sandbox-holiday/

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Thailand to try alternative COVID-19 vaccination method to stretch supplies

 

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FILE PHOTO: People receive the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and ahead of a July 1 ending of strict quarantine for overseas visitors, to bring back tourism revenue in Phuket, Thailand, April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Doctors in Thailand have been given the go-ahead to start giving COVID-19 booster shots under the skin, rather than injecting them into muscles, officials said on Monday, in an effort to strengthen immunity and stretch vaccine supplies.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232302-thailand-to-try-alternative-covid-19-vaccination-method-to-stretch-supplies/

 

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Investigation launched after Korat police use official police van for trip to Cha Am beach

 

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A file photo of a Thai police van. For reference only.

 

An investigation has been launched into the alleged use of an official police van by officers on a jaunt to Cha Am beach.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232255-investigation-launched-after-korat-police-use-official-police-van-for-trip-to-cha-am-beach/

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Restrictions on foreign residents’ land ownership in Thailand to remain

 

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Commercial property and residential condo buildings are pictured in Bangkok on March 10, 2020. Alex OGLE / AFP

 

Long-staying foreigners can own at most 49% of a condominium building and cannot own land in Thailand, but can rent land on a long-term basis under a special law, such as the Thai investment law for investing in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) mega-project, said Deputy Government Spokesperson Ms. Traisuree Traisoranakul Monday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232266-government-spokesman-clarifies-measures-to-attract-foreigners-of-high-potential/?do=findComment&comment=16839011

 

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COVID-19: Coronavirus cases in Thailand drop for the fifth consecutive day

 

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File photo: REUTERS

 

Thailand on Tuesday (September 21) reported 10,919 new COVID-19 cases, 11,694 recoveries and 143 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232321-covid-19-coronavirus-cases-in-thailand-drop-for-the-fifth-consecutive-day/

 

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Richard Barrow has an informal discussion with H. E. Mark Gooding OBE The British Ambassador-Designate for Expat Life in Thailand

written by Richard Barrow 

 

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Thank you for agreeing to answer some questions about your work and life here in Thailand. Can you begin by briefly introducing yourself?

Of course. I’m delighted to be back in this region. I’ve spent much of my working career here.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232330-richard-barrow-has-an-informal-discussion-with-h-e-mark-gooding-obe-the-british-ambassador-designate-for-expat-life-in-thailand/

 

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Phuket marks 237 new COVID cases, five more deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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Image: PPHO

 

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 237 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Sept 20) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 9,004.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232334-phuket-marks-237-new-covid-cases-five-more-deaths/

 

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Telephone cable thief arrested

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Chaturong Bhumlamnao was arrested in Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga, yesterday (Sept 20). Photo: Wichit Police

 

PHUKET: A Phang Nga man has been arrested and brought to Phuket to face charges for stealing telephone and communications cables across the island and selling them for scrap near his home in Thai Muang District in Phang Nga.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232335-telephone-cable-thief-arrested/

 

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Father and son in Suphanburi die from Covid on the same day

 

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Daily News reported that they were contacted by the abbot of Wat Theraplai in Suphanburi Phra Khru Phisutthirattanaporn who told them that they would be holding a cremation ceremony today for a father and his son who died on the same day from Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232350-father-and-son-in-suphanburi-die-from-covid-on-the-same-day/

 

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FDA Needs Info on Sinopharm Vaccine Use in Children

 

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BANGKOK, Sept 21 (TNA) – The Food and Drug Administration has not approved the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinopharm for children aged 3 and over on insufficient safety information and urged Biogenetech Co to give more information.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232357-fda-needs-info-on-sinopharm-vaccine-use-in-children/

 

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Moroccan arrested at Suvarnabhumi didn't have the money to pay fine after 300 day overstay

 

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Thailand's Immigration Bureau Chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang and many of his minions were at yet another press conference along with their now famous vinyl boards to announce the arrest of a young Moroccan man.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232360-moroccan-arrested-at-suvarnabhumi-didnt-have-the-money-to-pay-fine-after-300-day-overstay/

 

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Chinese man mixed up in ATK import scam arrested in Bangkok with fake stamps in passport

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Acting on a tip from an informant immigration police in Bangkok and colleagues from the human trafficking police went to Bang Bon in western Bangkok where they arrested a 31 year old Chinese national.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232362-chinese-man-mixed-up-in-atk-import-scam-arrested-in-bangkok-with-fake-stamps-in-passport/

 

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Man who supplied drugs to foreigners in Nana arrested after returning to Thailand on new passport

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Thailand's Immigration Bureau chief Lt-Gen Sompong "Big Oud" Chingduang announced the arrest of a middle eastern man who changed his name and passport after being deported and blacklisted for peddling drugs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232365-man-who-supplied-drugs-to-foreigners-in-nana-arrested-after-returning-to-thailand-on-new-passport/

 

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Bangkok can only reopen with fewer new COVID infections, cases in hospital, 70%+ vaccination

 

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A fish vendor pushes her cart in the Chinatown area of Bangkok on May 28, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

 

With uncertainties over whether Bangkok will reopen to foreign tourists anytime soon, the city’s Governor has revealed guidelines for reopening safely.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232333-november-more-likely-for-bangkok’s-reopening-to-tourists/

 

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Thailand ranks second in ASEAN for most COVID-19 jabs, sixth for two-dose percentage

 

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Thailand is ranked second to Indonesia among ASEAN member countries for the number of COVID-19 inoculations, with a total of 44,742,049 doses administered by September 20th, but ranks fifth for the percentage of population receiving first doses, and sixth for the percentage of people receiving two doses.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232390-thailand-ranks-second-in-asean-for-most-covid-19-jabs-sixth-for-two-dose-percentage/

 

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Hua Hin police issue warning about counterfeit money – how to spot fake cash

 

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Hua Hin Police have warned people in Hua Hin, both Thais and foreigners, to be on the look out for counterfeit money.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232391-hua-hin-police-issue-warning-about-counterfeit-money-–-how-to-spot-fake-cash/

 

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City Hall Collects Used Bottles for PPE Suit Production

 

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BANGKOK, Sept 21 (TNA) – The Department of Environment under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) set up 90 outlets to receive used plastic bottles for the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) suits.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232393-city-hall-collects-used-bottles-for-ppe-suit-production/

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Thai Government Decides to Raise Public Debt Ceiling to 70% of GDP

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s State Monetary and Fiscal Policy Committee has decided to raise the ceiling of the public debt-to-GDP ratio from 60% to 70%, which will allow further public sector borrowing to rehabilitate the economy battered by COVID-19.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232395-thai-government-decides-to-raise-public-debt-ceiling-to-70-of-gdp/

 

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry Will Inject Additional Money into Economic System

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Finance Ministry will inject additional money into the economic system in the fourth quarter, to provide further stimulus to the flagging economy amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232396-thailand’s-finance-ministry-will-inject-additional-money-into-economic-system/

 

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Thai Chamber of Commerce Requires Specific Law to Facilitate New Economic Zone

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai Chamber of Commerce has advised the government to enact a specific law to govern the planned Northeast Economic Corridor (NEEC), covering the provinces of Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima and Nong Khai, to facilitate its development.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232397-thai-chamber-of-commerce-requires-specific-law-to-facilitate-new-economic-zone/

 

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