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Infection spike in four of Thailand’s border provinces an issue of concern for CCSA



This picture taken on September 26, 2021 shows a medical staff member dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) as she waits to conduct swab tests in Phuket, as tourists take advantage of the “Phuket Sandbox” programme for visitors fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus. Dene CHEN / AFP


The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed concern over the increasing number of new infections in the southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla, while infections in Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces are steadily declining.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233786-infection-spike-in-four-of-thailand’s-border-provinces-an-issue-of-concern-for-ccsa/

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AirAsia to launch Phuket - Chiang Mai flights Oct 16



Photo: Thai AirAsia


BANGKOK: AirAsia will relaunch its Phuket - Chiang Mai flight service from Oct 16 as it resumes domestic flights to many destinations throughout the country this month.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233757-airasia-to-launch-phuket-chiang-mai-flights-oct-16/

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Large haul of guns seized, 51 people arrested in nationwide crackdown on illegal firearms




Police have seized more than 300 guns, over 3,500 rounds of ammunition of various calibres and arrested 51 suspects in nationwide crackdown of illegal firearms.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233800-large-haul-of-guns-seized-51-people-arrested-in-nationwide-crackdown-on-illegal-firearms/

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Now 7-day stay for Sandbox tourists from any country in the world


Thailand’s new quarantine regulations reduce mandatory stay in pilot reopening destinations from 14 to seven days, effective 1 October, 2021.


TAT Newsroom 




Bangkok, 1 October, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to advise that under new quarantine regulations approved by the Royal Thai Government, fully vaccinated foreign tourists visiting Phuket, Surat Thani, Phang-Nga, and Krabi via the relevant sandbox programmes can now stay for only seven days before being able to move on to other parts of Thailand.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233801-now-7-day-stay-for-sandbox-tourists-from-any-country-in-the-world/


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Gold shop robber armed with a boxcutter arrested at Chonburi mall

By Goong Nang(GN)





Chonburi – A gold shop robber armed with a boxcutter stole multiple gold items worth more than 300,000 baht at a shopping mall in Mueang Chonburi yesterday (September 30th).


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233802-gold-shop-robber-armed-with-a-boxcutter-arrested-at-chonburi-mall/


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Thailand feels the pinch of a golden week with no gold as Chinese stay home


● The week-long Chinese holiday is usually one of tourism-reliant Thailand’s peak travel periods, but for the second year in a row it’s been all but cancelled by Covid-19


● With fully vaccinated travellers able to enter from November 1 without serving quarantine, thoughts are now turning to attracting Indians celebrating Diwali


Vijitra Duangdee



Employees wait for customers outside a massage parlour in Pattaya. Photo: AFP


First the beer and coconut shop closed, then the traditional medicine store next door.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233805-thailand-feels-the-pinch-of-a-golden-week-with-no-gold-as-chinese-stay-home/


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Woman mysteriously dies in motorbike crash on Thai island Koh Samui two days after she posted ‘sleep is a gentle death’

Jacob Bentley-York



She reportedly died as a result of motorbike accident Credit: Newsflash


MYSTERY surrounds the death of a Russian woman in Thailand who was killed in a motorbike crash just two days after posting a cryptic Instagram message.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233806-woman-mysteriously-dies-in-motorbike-crash-on-thai-island-koh-samui-two-days-after-she-posted-‘sleep-is-a-gentle-death’/


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Do you know this man? Police appeal for help in tracking down foreigner in Khon Kaen massage woman attack



Picture: Sanook


This is the face of a foreign man who is wanted in connection with the attack on a 45 year old traditional massage lady in Khon Kaen.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233819-do-you-know-this-man-police-appeal-for-help-in-tracking-down-foreigner-in-khon-kaen-massage-woman-attack/


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Taxi hailing apps to be legal from now on - 10,000 cabs expected to join scheme in November



Picture: Daily News


Thailand's transport minister Saksayam Chidchob said he had signed off on ministry rules that will allow the use of apps to hail taxis.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233821-taxi-hailing-apps-to-be-legal-from-now-on-10000-cabs-expected-to-join-scheme-in-november/


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Phuket marks 182 new COVID cases, no new deaths

By The Phuket News



Image: PPHO


PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 182 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 1) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 11,298.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233829-phuket-marks-182-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/


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Hua Hin: Man murders friend after he loses face in drinking argument



Picture: Ban Muang


Early yesterday morning the Hua Hin police received notification of the murder of a man outside some old rented rooms in Thap Tai sub-district.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233834-hua-hin-man-murders-friend-after-he-loses-face-in-drinking-argument/


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Outrigger announces management team for Thailand

By The Phuket News



High season return for (from left) Tony Pedroni, Leah Matters and Sergey Kutuzov as part of new Outrigger Hospitality Group appointments in Thailand.


PHUKET: Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced its senior management team that will open three resorts in Southern Thailand this high season.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233835-outrigger-announces-management-team-for-thailand/


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Slow start to Phuket reopening

By The Phuket News



Photo: PR Phuket


PHUKET: The reopening of Phuket to allow domestic visitors onto the island got off to a slow start yesterday (Oct 1), with no surge in the number of vehicles and people wanting to come onto the island.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233838-slow-start-to-phuket-reopening/


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Four year old child reunited with mum after nighttime drama in Loei



Picture: Sanook


Loei police in the north east of Thailand were called after a good Samaritan found a four year old girl wandering in the middle of the night in some deserted buildings. 


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233844-four-year-old-child-reunited-with-mum-after-nighttime-drama-in-loei/


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