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Thailand to end quarantine for some vaccinated visitors from Nov - PM

By Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat

 

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FILE PHOTO: Health workers stand at the COVID-19 swab test area at the airport as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket, Thailand July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand will end coronavirus quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors from 10 low-risk countries starting Nov. 1, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian nation tries to revive its pandemic-hit economy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235090-thailand-to-end-quarantine-for-some-vaccinated-visitors-from-nov-pm/

 

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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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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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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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No quarantine required for 10 countries starting November 1 as Thailand delays reopening

 

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Thailand will no longer require quarantines for visitors from 10 low-risk countries starting November 1st, as the country is gradually reopening to overseas visitors, a delay from the initial complete reopening deadline of October 15th, announced Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a televised address tonight (Monday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235090-thailand-to-end-quarantine-for-some-vaccinated-visitors-from-nov-pm/?do=findComment&comment=16890413
 

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Thailand to open doors to vaccinated travelers from ‘safe countries’ starting November 1

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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Thailand will open its doors to vaccinated travelers from a list of ten “safe” countries starting November 1, the Thai prime minister said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235090-thailand-to-end-quarantine-for-some-vaccinated-visitors-from-nov-pm/?do=findComment&comment=16890427

 

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PM: Thailand Will Start Lifting Quarantine From Nov 1

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said during a televised speech on Monday evening that Thailand will lift quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors from low risk countries from November 1 onwards.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235090-thailand-to-end-quarantine-for-some-vaccinated-visitors-from-nov-pm/?do=findComment&comment=16890433

 

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Ride-hailing services enter uncharted territory after new regulations take effect

 

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Taxi drivers waiting for customers at Bangkok Railway Station, more commonly known as Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

 

Legalized ride-hailing taxi services, which start next month, will offer more choices, but both consumer satisfaction and drivers’ welfare are dependent on many variable factors in the post-COVID-19 scenario.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235117-ride-hailing-services-enter-uncharted-territory-after-new-regulations-take-effect/

 

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Mules facing life in prison were paid just 5,000 baht - 35 kilo heroin load was biggest case in Chiang Mai in 3 years

 

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It has emerged that several drug mules transporting 35 kilos of heroin through the backroads of Chiang Mai were paid just 5,000 baht each for the job.

 

Full storyhttps://aseannow.com/topic/1235121-mules-facing-life-in-prison-were-paid-just-5000-baht-35-kilo-heroin-load-was-biggest-case-in-chiang-mai-in-3-years/

 

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Phuket marks 169 new COVID cases, no new deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 169 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 11) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 12,988.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235125-phuket-marks-169-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

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Phuket order confirms COVID tests for domestic tourists scrapped

By The Phuket News

 

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On of the notices issued last night explaining the new entry requirements to start this Saturday (Oct 16). Image: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has issued a provincial order bringing into effect this coming Saturday (Oct 16) key easing of entry requirements for people entering Phuket that will see vaccinated visitors coming onto the island no longer having to prove they have tested negative for the COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235043-phuket-to-scrap-covid-tests-for-vaccinated-local-tourists/?do=findComment&comment=16891120

 

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Fake News! MoPH says mRNA vax is not radioactive!

 

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Thai caption: "Ministry of Public Health react to "fake news""

 

Sanook reported that Dr Suphakij Sirilak, director of the Department of Medical Sciences and other senior health officials appeared on Facebook Live to talk about new strains of Covid-19 in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235134-fake-news-moph-says-mrna-vax-is-not-radioactive/

 

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Pfizer jabs for teen students in Hua Hin begins - 1,500 done on first day

 

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Manager reported from Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan where health staff from Hua Hin Hospital began the rollout of vaccinations for high school students aged 16-18.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235135-pfizer-jabs-for-teen-students-in-hua-hin-begins-1500-done-on-first-day/

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Flooding: 16 provinces remain at risk after latest storm that killed nine

 

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Sanook reported on the latest details from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in the wake of storm Tianmu.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235138-flooding-16-provinces-remain-at-risk-after-latest-storm-that-killed-nine/

 

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Several Pattaya residents discover a surprise after reports of a “ghost” at abandoned shophouse

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya – Several Pattaya residents discovered a surprise when they called police after hearing disturbing crying from an abandoned shophouse near their business and residence yesterday, October 11th, during the early hours of the morning.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235139-several-pattaya-residents-discover-a-surprise-after-reports-of-a-“ghost”-at-abandoned-shophouse/

 

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Thai industries mood rises for first time in 6 mths

 

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FILE PHOTO: A container is loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Bangkok March 30, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's industries sentiment rose for the first time in six months in September thanks to an easing of coronavirus curb, while reopening plans should bolster the mood further, an industries group said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235181-thai-industries-mood-rises-for-first-time-in-6-mths/

 

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Reopening Thailand decision raises questions over testing capacity

 

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Judging by the online response, Thais remain divided over the decision, announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to allow foreign travellers to enter the country from November 1st, provided they are fully vaccinated, test negative for COVID-19 and arrive from one of the countries on the government’s approved list.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235182-reopening-thailand-decision-raises-questions-over-testing-capacity/

 

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Kompasu storm alert for northeastern Thailand Wednesday, Thursday

 

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More rain is forecast for most parts of Thailand, with heavy to very heavy downpours in some areas during tomorrow and Thursday due to the influence of tropical storm Kompasu and the monsoon trough, according to the Meteorological Department.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235183-kompasu-storm-alert-for-northeastern-thailand-wednesday-thursday/

 

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People Warned Of Online Financial Frauds, Scams

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is warning the general public about increasing fraudulent financial activities online which come in many forms, including SMS messages, or via Facebook, Line application, and digital lending apps.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235184-people-warned-of-online-financial-frauds-scams/

 

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Thailand works to amend anti-doping law to reach WADA compliance

 

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BANGKOK, 12 October 2021 (NNT) - Thailand is placing importance on rooting out banned substances at international sports competitions, and is working to issue laws that correspond to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s international standard.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235186-thailand-works-to-amend-anti-doping-law-to-reach-wada-compliance/

 

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More rains expected until Saturday

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Cyclone Kompasu in the South China Sea is expected to cause more rainfalls in Thailand this week. Thai authorities are now monitoring the development of this storm.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235183-kompasu-storm-alert-for-northeastern-thailand-wednesday-thursday/?do=findComment&comment=16892212

 

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29-year-old driver seriously injured after crashing pickup truck into power pole in Chonburi

 

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A 29-year-old driver has sustained serious injuries after he crashed his pickup truck into a power pole in the Phan Thong district.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235187-29-year-old-driver-seriously-injured-after-crashing-pickup-truck-into-power-pole-in-chonburi/

 

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