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Owners of the controversial Waterfront Condo on Bali Hai Pier ask for an opportunity to resume construction vs. demolish the building

By Goong Nang(GN

 

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Pattaya – The construction company behind the controversial Waterfront Condo on Bali Hai Pier, under demolition orders, has formally requested for a re-construction license from Pattaya City Hall.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234906-owners-of-the-controversial-waterfront-condo-on-bali-hai-pier-ask-for-an-opportunity-to-resume-construction-vs-demolish-the-building/

 

 

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COVID-19 resurgence in Hua Hin and Chaiyaphum closes market and TAO office 

 

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The Chatchai market, in Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin, has been ordered to close for three days from Monday, after 30 people connected to the market were found to be infected with COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234909-covid-19-resurgence-in-hua-hin-and-chaiyaphum closes market-and-tao-office/

 

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Chiang Mai’s Muang Mai market closed for disinfection after new cluster of COVID-19 infections emerges

 

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Chiang Mai’s largest retail market for fresh food, fruits and vegetables, Muang Mai, remains eerily quiet for a second day today (Sunday) after the provincial communicable disease committee decided to close it for three days for disinfection following the emergence of a fresh cluster of COVID-19 infections.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234910-chiang-mai’s-muang-mai-market-closed-for-disinfection-after-new-cluster-of-covid-19-infections-emerges/

 

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Medics and health volunteers in Sa Kaew province wear school uniforms to convince students to get vaccinated

 

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Credit: Sakaeo Ministry of Public Health Facebook

 

To allay concerns among students and their parents about undesirable side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, medics and public health volunteers responsible for vaccinating students in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew province have resorted to wearing student uniforms.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234911-medics-and-health-volunteers-in-sa-kaew-province-wear-school-uniforms-to-convince-students-to-get-vaccinated/

 

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High tide raises Chao Phraya River level, floods communities in Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani

 

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Riverside households in Bangkok’s neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, which are not protected by floodwalls, have been warned to brace for flooding today (Sunday) due to the high tide.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234912-high-tide-raises-chao-phraya-river-level-floods-communities-in-nonthaburi-and-pathum-thani/

 

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival continues under ‘new normal’

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET: The Phuket Vegetarian Festival continued into Day 5 of the nine-day festival last Sunday (Oct 10) with devotees and Ma Song spirit mediums from the Tha Reua Shrine staging a street procession through Phuket Town to Saphan Hin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234914-phuket-vegetarian-festival-continues-under-‘new-normal’/

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BEDO presents its take on turning faraway communities into biotourism destinations

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO) has presented its take on creating bio-tourism destinations out of faraway communities during this COVID-19 era, with an aim of dissipating income to locals.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234916-bedo-presents-its-take-on-turning-faraway-communities-into-biotourism-destinations/

 

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Intoxicated foreign woman found sleeping on Pattaya Second Road during curfew, was reportedly robbed while passed out

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Pattaya – An unidentified foreign woman was found drunk sleeping in front of a foreign currency exchange shop in Pattaya in Banglamung District during the early hours of this morning, October 10th, with all of her valuables stolen.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234918-intoxicated-foreign-woman-found-sleeping-on-pattaya-second-road-during-curfew-was-reportedly-robbed-while-passed-out/

 

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250,000 COVID-19 test kits provided for food vendors

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Safety remains a top priority for businesses including restaurants after reopening. The Department of Health has so far provided 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits to the food business sector, where workers are now asked to perform self-tests every week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234919-250000-covid-19-test-kits-provided-for-food-vendors/

 

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British diver relives gripping Thai cave rescue

One of the team who found the 12 young footballers tells of restaging the mission for a film

 

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

 

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Richard Stanton, one of the volunteers who helped in the rescue operation for the Thai children’s football team and their coach. Photograph: Jonathan Williams/Facebook

 

In October 2020, Rick Stanton readied his wetsuit, dive harness, cylinders and regulators. He was preparing to plunge into the underwater filming stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire: a six-metre deep tank, surrounded by dark walls prepared with an artificial cave passage.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234920-british-diver-relives-gripping-thai-cave-rescue/

 

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COVID-19: How Thailand is using a 'cheap and effective' traditional herbal medicine to treat coronavirus

Thailand's government is using green chiretta to treat people with asymptomatic or mild coronavirus infections, following a trial in prisons which found that 99% of those who consumed the plant recovered.

 

Siobhan Robbins, SE Asia correspondent

 

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Chainat jail is using the herbal remedy to treat prisoners

 

In Thailand's fields, convicted criminals tend to a precious crop.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234921-covid-19-how-thailand-is-using-a-cheap-and-effective-traditional-herbal-medicine-to-treat-coronavirus/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 10,035 new coronavirus cases, 60 deaths

 

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Thailand on Monday (October 11) reported 10,035 new COVID-19 cases, 10,590 recoveries and 84 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234943-covid-19-thailand-reports-10035-new-coronavirus-cases-60-deaths/

 

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Opinion: Thailand has to gradually stop worrying about new infection numbers

By Thai Enquirer

 

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A few days ago, the parents of my daughter’s friend asked me if the number of cases Thailand was seeing was actually much higher than those we see on the news every morning. They had heard from some doctor friends that the rate of infection was being under reported by the ministry and by the government.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234946-opinion-thailand-has-to-gradually-stop-worrying-about-new-infection-numbers/

 

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New vaccine combo injects hope for Thailand’s battle against COVID-19

 

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A medical staff member prepares a syringe with a vial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Bangkok.(Photo by Thai PBS)

 

If you are hesitant about getting a Sinovac jab to protect yourself against COVID-19, here’s some good news – the government is preparing to offer new free alternatives.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234947-new-vaccine-combo-injects-hope-for-thailand’s-battle-against-covid-19/

 

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Phuket marks 164 new COVID cases, two more deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 164 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 10) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 12,819.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234955-phuket-marks-164-new-covid-cases-two-more-deaths/

 

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‘Be Brave’ Party makes an elected Phuket Governor official party policy

By The Phuket News

 

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Korn Chatikavanij (right) was in Phuket over the weekend to confirm the Phuket candidate for the Kla Party in the next general election. Photo: Suppliedv

 

PHUKET: The recently formed Kla Party (“Brave Party”) has made a more autonomous Phuket with Phuket people being able to elect their own Governor official party policy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234973-‘be-brave’-party-makes-an-elected-phuket-governor-official-party-policy/

 

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Koh Samui: Covid-19 rules for domestic tourists change from Friday, foreign tourists no change

 

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The rules for domestic tourists (including foreigners living in Thailand) to visit the holiday island of Koh Samui will change from October 15th, this coming Friday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234978-koh-samui-covid-19-rules-for-domestic-tourists-change-from-friday-foreign-tourists-no-change/

 

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Prayuth: No drinking, no parties no gambling - don't let your Covid guard down 

 

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As Thailand began relaxing and going out again PM Prayuth Chan-ocha has warned people not to get complacent with regards to COVID-19

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234981-prayuth-no-drinking-no-parties-no-gambling-dont-let-your-covid-guard-down/

 

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10 million baht Nissan sports car belonging to famous garage owner burns out on Bangkok tollway

 

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Daily News reported that a Nissan GT-R 35 sports car went up in flames on the Bangkok tollway in the area of Wat Samian Naree in the Chatuchak area of the Thai capital.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234982-10-million-baht-nissan-sports-car-belonging-to-famous-garage-owner-burns-out-on-bangkok-tollway/

 

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Arguments break out at Bangkok check-in! Passengers for Phuket need test result as well as double vax

 

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Manager's sources said that arguments broke out at Don Mueang airport in Bangkok after people were refused boarding for flights to Phuket.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234984-arguments-break-out-at-bangkok-check-in-passengers-for-phuket-need-test-result-as-well-as-double-vax/

 

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Phuket business leaders call for ATK tests for Sandbox arrivals

By The Phuket News

 

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The announcement came at a Phuket Tourist Association event in Phuket Town on Saturday (Oct 9). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Phuket Tourism leaders have requested the government to ease the mandatory COVID tests required of Sandbox tourists to be antigen tests (ATKs), instead of RT-PCR tests as is required now, to reduce the cost for Sandbox tourists and to encourage more people to come to Phuket under the scheme.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234988-phuket-business-leaders-call-for-atk-tests-for-sandbox-arrivals/

 

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