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Dual pricing at Thai hospital case: Decision delayed after case handed to judges

 

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Image: Siam Rath, file photo.

 

The much anticipated "dual pricing" case taken up by a Dutch expat in Hua Hin against the Thai health authorities will not be decided for another week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232574-dual-pricing-at-thai-hospital-case-decision-delayed-after-case-handed-to-judges/

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When Pattaya opens to foreign tourists, city plans to focus on Indians and Russian visitors first

 

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PHOTO: Sophon Cable TV (STV)

 

The Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA) plans to focus on Indian and Russian tourists first when the city is open to vaccinated foreign tourists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232587-when-pattaya-opens-to-foreign-tourists-city-plans-to-focus-on-indians-and-russian-visitors-first/

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Numbers of severe COVID-19 cases, those requiring ventilators declining

 

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The number of severe COVID-19 cases and those requiring ventilators has fallen in the past three weeks, but small clusters of infections have increased in upcountry provinces, as a result of social gatherings, such as funerals, parties and merit-making ceremonies.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232629-numbers-of-severe-covid-19-cases-those-requiring-ventilators-declining/

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Parts of Ayutthaya should brace for heavy flooding from next week

 

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People living downstream of the Chao Phraya dam, in Pak Hai and Sena districts of the central province of Ayutthaya, have been warned to brace for heavy flooding from September 29th to October 2nd, due to water runoff from the Chao Phraya River.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232640-parts-of-ayutthaya-should-brace-for-heavy-flooding-from-next-week/

 

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35-year-old man collapses, dies in Pattaya area graveyard, cause unknown

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – A 35-year-old Thai man, who was otherwise healthy according to relatives, collapsed and died in a graveyard in the Pattaya area earlier this week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232641-35-year-old-man-collapses-dies-in-pattaya-area-graveyard-cause-unknown/

 

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Lisa makes history with no. 1 on Billboard rap chart

By Pear Maneechote

 

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Lisa “Lalisa” Manoban, the Thai member of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, has made history yet again by being the first K-Pop female act to chart Number 1 on a sales chart by US-based Billboard with her new single “Money” from her debut album LALISA.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232649-lisa-makes-history-with-no-1-on-billboard-rap-chart/

 

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Popular Hua Hin restaurant shut after 12 fully vaccinated staff test positive for Covid-19

 

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Hua Hin seafood restaurant Baan Itsara on Naeb Kehad Road has been obliged to temporarily shut after 12 staff members tested positive for Covid-19, reported Spring News.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232654-popular-hua-hin-restaurant-shut-after-12-fully-vaccinated-staff-test-positive-for-covid-19/

 

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Video: Captain flees for his life as speedboat explodes at Koh Samet

 

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Daily News reported that Ban Phe investigative officer Lt-Col Sakol Khamyingyong alerted fire and rescue services after reports of a blaze on a boat in the Choke Krissada port - the port in Ban Phe, Rayong for trips to the holiday island of Koh Samet. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232658-video-captain-flees-for-his-life-as-speedboat-explodes-at-koh-samet/

 

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Internet Freedom: Thailand drops as Freedom House gives damning assessment - Iceland top, China bottom

 

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The latest figures on "Freedom on the Net" have been announced in an annual survey by Washington based NGO Freedom House.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232665-internet-freedom-thailand-drops-as-freedom-house-gives-damning-assessment-iceland-top-china-bottom/

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Phuket marks 239 new COVID cases, one more death

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 239 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Sept 22) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 9,497.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232670-phuket-marks-239-new-covid-cases-one-more-death/

 

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Covid improvement in South Asia sees five nations get CoE nod

 

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Thailand's ministry of foreign affairs spokesman Thanee Saengrat said that improvements in the Covid-19 pandemic situation in South Asia has led to all nationals in five nations now being eligible again for Certificates of Entry (CoE) into Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232680-covid-improvement-in-south-asia-sees-five-nations-get-coe-nod/

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Investigation launched into rifle toting cop in Phitsanulok

 

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A senior policeman of the rank of  lieutenant colonel has been transferred to Phitsanulok HQ and a committee of inquiry has been set up after trouble at a Som Tam shop in Kamphaengphet.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232682-investigation-launched-into-rifle-toting-cop-in-phitsanulok/

 

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Police station in Chiang Mai province declared control zone after Covid-19 cluster emerges

 

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Thai media reported that the Covid-19 situation chief in Saraphi district of Chiang Mai Leryot Phuttachinorasakul had declared the Sarapee police station a control zone after three officers there tested positive for Covid.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232684-police-station-in-chiang-mai-province-declared-control-zone-after-covid-19-cluster-emerges/

 

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Video: Gushing geyser floods noodle restaurant after pipe bursts on Friendship Highway

 

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A dramatic video from CCTV showed the moment that a a five meter tall geyser erupted following a burst water main outside a noodle shop on Mitraphap (friendship) Highway in Sung Noen district of Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand's north eastern region.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232687-video-gushing-geyser-floods-noodle-restaurant-after-pipe-bursts-on-friendship-highway/

 

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Video: Royal Thai Police: Scandals bring renewed focus on force

 

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Several high-profile scandals have put a spotlight on the workings of the Thai police force, which is directly controlled by the military-backed prime minister.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232689-video-royal-thai-police-scandals-bring-renewed-focus-on-force/

 

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Five traffic police kiosks in Bangkok torched during curfew Thursday morning

 

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A Metropolitan Police investigation got underway today (Thursday) following the torching of at least five police kiosks in Bangkok during the 9pm-4am curfew.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232691-five-traffic-police-kiosks-in-bangkok-torched-during-curfew-thursday-morning/

 

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Phuket domestic entry restrictions to be eased Oct 1

By The Phuket News

 

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Governor Narong announced the easing of entry restrictions yesterday (Sept 22). Photo: Phuket Radio Thailand

 

PHUKET: Phuket officials have agreed to ease the restrictions on domestic entry to the province starting Oct 1 in a move aimed at encouraging travel to the island.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232692-phuket-domestic-entry-restrictions-to-be-eased-oct-1/

 

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Khunying Sudarat, US Senator Duckworth meet in Washington DC

 

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Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, former strategy chief of Pheu Thai Party and now leader of the Thai Sang Thai Party, has met with Thai born US senator Tammy Duckworth (D) in Washington D.C. to discuss cooperation between the two countries in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232711-khunying-sudarat-us-senator-duckworth-meet-in-washington-dc/

 

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Thai Health Ministry Confirms Safety of Pfizer Vaccine in Children

By Subhabhong Rarueysong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Public Health Ministry insists that Pfizer vaccine is safe for children aged 12-17, after parents voiced concerns over a rare side effect.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232712-thai-health-ministry-confirms-safety-of-pfizer-vaccine-in-children/

 

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Thailand seeks to slash quarantine period for visitors

 

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FILE PHOTO: A man relaxes on Karon beach as Phuket gets ready to open to overseas tourists from July 1 allowing fully vaccinated foreigns to visit the resort island without quarantine, Phuket, Thailand June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's disease control committee has proposed a halving of a two-week hotel isolation requirement for vaccinated arrivals, amid delays in plans to waive quarantine and reopen Bangkok and tourist destinations from next month.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232730-thailand-seeks-to-slash-quarantine-period-for-visitors/

 

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Thai car sales slump to 15-month low in Aug on outbreak curbs

 

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FILE PHOTO: Vehicles are seen stuck in traffic along a road in Bangkok, Thailand December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's domestic car sales tumbled 38.8% in August from a year earlier as stricter coronavirus containment measures hit economic activity, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232731-thai-car-sales-slump-to-15-month-low-in-aug-on-outbreak-curbs/

 

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PM announces Thailand’s 70% vaccination goal at Global COVID-19 summit

 

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced three milestones to be achieved to control the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand, as well as cooperation with other countries, during the virtual “Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better”, which is part of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232732-pm-announces-thailand’s-70-vaccination-goal-at-global-covid-19-summit/

 

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House panel probes noise problem caused by Thai and Singapore air force flights at Udon Thani airbase

 

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Thailand’s House Foreign Affairs Committee was in the north-eastern province of Udon Thani on Wednesday to investigate complaints from locals living in the vicinity of the Royal Thai Air Force’s airbase about the deafening noise from the Thai and Singaporean air force F-16 fighter jets.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232733-house-panel-probes-noise-problem-caused-by-thai-and-singapore-air-force-flights-at-udon-thani-airbase/

 

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