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Flash flood warnings across the country with 16 provinces still affected by flooding

By Erich Parpart

 

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More than 320,000 households have been affected by flooding in Thailand with 16 provinces still affected as of Monday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234989-flash-flood-warnings-across-the-country-with-16-provinces-still-affected-by-flooding/

 

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Video: Doing THIS on a motorcycle could lead to jail not just a fine, say RTP

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

A police spokesman reacted to a video doing the rounds on social media that showed a man with a sidecar attachment doing a dangerous maneuver.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234990-video-doing-this-on-a-motorcycle-could-lead-to-jail-not-just-a-fine-say-rtp/

 

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Thai digital payments surge from pre-coronavirus level

 

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shop for street food in Chinatown amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Digital payments in Thailand have quadrupled from pre-pandemic levels, the central bank said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian country's longest-running wave of infections accelerates demand for online services.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235011-thai-digital-payments-surge-from-pre-coronavirus-level/

 

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Successive storms may cause floods in parts of central Thailand this week

 

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Women row a boat with their dog through floodwaters in a neighbourhood in Ayutthaya on October 4, 2021, after tropical storm Dianmu caused flooding in 31 provinces across the country. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

 

People living downstream of Pasak Jolasid Dam in Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Ayutthaya have been warned to brace for flooding as an indirect effect of three successive storms affecting Thailand until October 18th, according to Director of the Climate Change and Disaster Centre at Rangsit University Dr. Seree Supharatid.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235013-successive-storms-may-cause-floods-in-parts-of-central-thailand-this-week/

 

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AstraZeneca drug cocktail succeeds in late-stage study to treat COVID-19

 

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AstraZeneca has requested emergency approval from U.S. regulators for its antibody cocktail, the first protective shot other than vaccines against COVID-19, another potential major step in the global fight to combat the virus.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235014-astrazeneca-drug-cocktail-succeeds-in-late-stage-study-to-treat-covid-19/

 

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Health officials race to curb spread of COVID-19 cluster in Chiang Mai’s Muang Mai market

 

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CDC via AP, File

 

Thai public health officials have been trying to track down 10 people from five different provinces who may have been exposed to COVID-19 during their visits to Muang Mai market in Chiang Mai, where 265 people, mostly traders and workers, have been found to be infected.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235016-health-officials-race-to-curb-spread-of-covid-19-cluster-in-chiang-mai’s-muang-mai-market/

 

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COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive poor mental health among children and young people in Thailand

 

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BANGKOK October 10th, 2021 – Marking the World Mental Health Day on 10 October, UNICEF and the Department of Mental Health (DMH) expressed concerns over the continued negative impact of COVID-19 on children and young people’s mental health in Thailand as significant numbers of adolescents face stress, anxiety, and depression.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235017-covid-19-pandemic-continues-to-drive-poor-mental-health-among-children-and-young-people-in-thailand/

 

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Sailors rescued off Koh Lone as boat capsizes

 

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Photo: Royal Thai Navy

 

PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) came to the rescue of a group of sailors yesterday (Oct 10) whose sailboat was overturned and partially sunk due to strong winds off Phuket’s coast.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235018-sailors-rescued-off-koh-lone-as-boat-capsizes/

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Tourist arrivals to Samui expected to increase in Q4

 

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SURAT THANI, 11 October 2021 (NNT) - The Tourism Association of Koh Samui expects a rise in hotel bookings on the resort island in the fourth quarter, after the United Kingdom removed Thailand from its Red List of countries with a high risk of COVID-19 infections.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235019-tourist-arrivals-to-samui-expected-to-increase-in-q4/

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Oil Price Hike and Baht Depreciation Worry Thai Government

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) expressed concern about the increasing oil prices and the depreciation of the Thai currency, while asking the government to carefully manage these worrying issues as they will put tremendous pressure on Thailand’s slow economic growth dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235021-oil-price-hike-and-bath-depreciation-worry-thai-government/

 

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Phuket to scrap COVID tests for vaccinated local tourists

 

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Governor Narong at the meeting last week. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Starting this coming Saturday (Oct 16), fully vaccinated domestic arrivals coming onto the island will not be required to prove they have tested negative for COVID-19.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235043-phuket-to-scrap-covid-tests-for-vaccinated-local-tourists/

 

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Thailand's investment pledges jump 140% in Jan-Sept

 

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Bangkok's port along Chao Phraya River is photographed during sunset in Bangkok, Thailand, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's overall investment applications from January to September jumped 140% from a year earlier to 521 billion baht ($15.38 billion), already exceeding those of the whole of last year, the country's investment agency said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235045-thailands-investment-pledges-jump-140-in-jan-sept/

 

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Bangkok’s Walking Street to Reopen on Oct 15

 

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BANGKOK, Oct 11 (TNA) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will reopen its walking street alongside the Ong Ang Canal on Oct 15 to stimulate tourism and economy.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235046-bangkok’s-walking-street-to-reopen-on-oct-15/

 

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Complaints on COVID-19 Compensation Default

 

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BANGKOK, Oct 11 (TNA) – The Office of Insurance Commission received complaints from many people who have not received COVID-19 infection compensation from their insurance company.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235047-complaints-on-covid-19-compensation-default/

 

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COVID-19 Spreads Fast in Far South

 

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BANGKOK, Oct 11 (TNA) – Southern border provinces face worse COVID-19 outbreaks than greater Bangkok and the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) urged local people to seek vaccinations because 60% of new fatalities in the far South never received a COVID-19 jab.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235048-covid-19-spreads-fast-in-far-south/

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Twenty-seven people arrested at illegal Pattaya karaoke allegedly violating Covid -19 rules

 

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The Pattaya City Police raided a karaoke parlor in South Pattaya where 27 people have been arrested who were allegedly violating the current disease control order to control the spread of Covid -19.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235050-twenty-seven-people-arrested-at-illegal-pattaya-karaoke-allegedly-violating-covid-19-rules/

 

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Thailand’s Multidimensional Poverty Index lowest in ASEAN

 

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Thailand’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is 0.002, the lowest among all the ASEAN countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) today (Wednesday).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235051-thailand’s-multidimensional-poverty-index-lowest-in-asean/

 

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Further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to be decided on Thursday

 

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Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) will decide on Thursday (October 14th) whether to ease the semi-lockdown restrictions further after the first set of easing has seen decreased infections and mortality rates, although infections are increasing in a limited number of areas.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235052-further-lifting-of-covid-19-restrictions-to-be-decided-on-thursday/

 

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