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Officials to splash B30m on ‘Pla Wan corner’



The Ban Ao Nam Bo curve on Sakdidet Rd in Wichit. Photo: PR Phuket


PHUKET: Local officials have requested B30 million to upgrade and increase safety measures on a stretch of road in Wichit notorious for the number of vehicle accidents in recent years.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235709-officials-to-splash-b30m-on-‘pla-wan-corner’/

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‘We need to talk about it’, says Thailand mental health chief as suicides increase during COVID-19



A woman hugs her friend to give her support. (Photo: iStock/Artfully79)


By Pichayada Promchertchoo


Thailand's Mental Health Department expects suicide rates to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and encourages the public to seek mental health support when they need it.


BANGKOK: Suicide rates are on the rise in Thailand as COVID-19 has undermined public mental health for almost two years. 


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235728-‘we-need-to-talk-about-it’-says-thailand-mental-health-chief-as-suicides-increase-during-covid-19/


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Nakhon Si Thammarat quiet after being declared a COVID-19 “dark red” province




The Muang district of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat has fallen quiet, with about half of the shops shuttered, light traffic and fewer people in public venues, after the province was designated as a “maximum control and restrictive” or “dark red” zone by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, due to a recent surge in new COVID-19 infections.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235729-nakhon-si-thammarat-quiet-after-being-declared-a-covid-19-“dark-red”-province/


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34-year-old driver passes away after pickup truck driving in wrong lane crashes into his motorbike in Chonburi




A 34-year-old Thai man has been pronounced dead at the scene after a pickup truck driver attempting to overtake another vehicle by driving in the wrong lane crashed into his motorbike in the Phan Thong district yesterday morning (October 16th).


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235730-34-year-old-driver-passes-away-after-pickup-truck-driving-in-wrong-lane-crashes-into-his-motorbike-in-chonburi/


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Thailand reports 10,863 new COVID-19 cases, 10,383 recoveries, 68 deaths



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Thailand on Sunday reported 10,863 new COVID-19 cases, 10,383 recoveries and 68 more deaths.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235734-thailand-reports-10863-new-covid-19-cases-10383-recoveries-68-deaths/


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Chonburi new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 drop below 400 for the first time in over three months




The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 389 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with 3 new deaths, October 17th. This is the first time in over three months, since July 12th, that cases have dropped below 400 in Chonburi.


Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235743-chonburi-new-and-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-drop-below-400-for-the-first-time-in-over-three-months/


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