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PM2.5 dust forecast for Bangkok and vicinity from late October through February

 

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People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to prepare for PM2.5 dust pollution, coinciding with the arrival of high atmospheric pressure from the end of October until February.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236724-pm25-dust-forecast-for-bangkok-and-vicinity-from-late-october-through-february/

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Thai Red Cross delivers COVID-19 vaccines to displaced persons

By Tarin Angskul

 

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RATCHABURI (NNT) - Thai Red Cross Society and its network partners rolled out COVID-19 vaccination for displaced persons at Ban Tham Hin Temporary Shelter in Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Province. It has mobilized its resources to assist in the effort to reduce death rates and minimize the severity of illness as well as helping to build the immunity of the community.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236784-thai-red-cross-delivers-covid-19-vaccines-to-displaced-persons/

 

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14-year-old driver dies in Si Racha motorbike crash, 13-year-old passenger injured

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Si Racha – A 14-year-old female motorbike driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after she crashed her motorbike into a footpath at reportedly high speed in Si Racha over the past weekend.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236785-14-year-old-driver-dies-in-si-racha-motorbike-crash-13-year-old-passenger-injured/

 

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Nine-year-old boy and his six-year-old sister drown in Ban Bueng lagoon

By Goong Nang(GN)

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PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News

 

Ban Bueng – A nine-year-old boy and his six-year-old younger sister tragically drowned at a lagoon in Ban Bueng over the past weekend, according to family members and local authorities.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236786-nine-year-old-boy-and-his-six-year-old-sister-drown-in-ban-bueng-lagoon/

 

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Phuket marks 83 new COVID cases, four 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 83 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 25) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 14,860.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236822-phuket-marks-83-new-covid-cases-four-more-deaths/

 

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฿20 million donated to Thai COVID-19 vaccine development programmes

 

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On Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha passed on donations of over 20 million Baht, raised through public and Cabinet funding for local COVID-19 vaccine development programmes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236838-฿20-million-donated-to-thai-covid-19-vaccine-development-programmes/

 

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Chonburi announces 245 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 2 new deaths

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Highlights:

245 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi today

514 people recovered and were released from medical care

2 new deaths

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236840-chonburi-announces-245-new-and-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-and-2-new-deaths/

 

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Thailand, Malaysia expand local currency settlement framework

 

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A Thailand Baht note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The central banks of Thailand and Malaysia on Tuesday announced the further expansion of the ringgit and baht settlement framework effective from December, to facilitate trade and investment between both countries.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236841-thailand-malaysia-expand-local-currency-settlement-framework/

 

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Region 8 Police join manhunt for gold shop robber

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Region 8 Police have now joined the investigation and the manhunt for the robber wanted for the vicious attack on Saturday night (Oct 24). Photo: Phuket City Police

 

PHUKET: Region 8 Police have now joined the investigation and the manhunt for the robber wanted for the vicious attack on a 71-year-old owner of a gold shop in Phuket Town on Saturday night (Oct 24).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236843-region-8-police-join-manhunt-for-gold-shop-robber/

 

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PM Attends ASEAN Summit, Discusses COVID Solutions

 

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BANGKOK, Oct 26 (TNA) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the 38th ASEAN Summit and urged member states to seriously cooperate on COVID-19 solutions, stimulate regional economy and promote balanced growth.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236846-pm-attends-asean-summit-discusses-covid-solutions/

 

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Delta Plus COVID variant may be 15% more transmissible than Delta strain, experts say

 

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Delta Plus, which is a sub-variant of the Delta strain of COVID-19, may be 15% more transmissible than the original Delta variant and is responsible for increasing COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom, said Dr. Chalermchai Boonyaleephan, vice chairman of the Senate health committee, citing preliminary studies. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236855-delta-plus-covid-variant-may-be-15-more-transmissible-than-delta-strain-experts-say/

 

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Thai PM urges ASEAN to develop coordinated voices, innovative approaches to US and China

 

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In his speech, on the first day of the 39th ASEAN Summit via a video conference this morning (Tuesday), Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to use a clear and coordinated voice on regional issues as well as innovative approaches to the United States and China, according to Thai Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236858-thai-pm-urges-asean-to-develop-coordinated-voices-innovative-approaches-to-us-and-china/

 

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Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank to take on rivals with delivery 'super-app'

 

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks out from a Siam Commercial Bank branch in Bangkok, Thailand, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai lender Siam Commercial Bank Pcl on Tuesday said it would increase the services offered by its food delivery app Robinhood next year to include travel, parcel delivery and groceries in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236874-thailands-siam-commercial-bank-to-take-on-rivals-with-delivery-super-app/

 

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Thai Sept exports beats forecast, strong 2021 growth seen

 

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FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers stand at a port in Bangkok March 30, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's exports rose more than expected in September from a year earlier, helped by trade partners' economic recovery, a weak baht and government trade promotion, the commerce minister said on Tuesday.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236875-thai-sept-exports-beats-forecast-strong-2021-growth-seen/

 

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Thailand aims to draw neighbours for one-day trips

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Health is working with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to prepare guidelines to allow visitors from Thailand’s neighbouring countries, such as Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia, to take one-day trips to Thailand as the country prepares to reopen to tourism on November 1st.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236877-thailand-aims-to-draw-neighbours-for-one-day-trips/

 

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Thailand’s first COVID Delta Plus case not same as UK, 18 others found with Alpha Plus

 

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The first COVID-19 Delta Plus case found in Thailand is the AY.1 variant, which is different from the AY.4.2 strain currently spreading in the United Kingdom. The Thai AY.1 patient has fully recovered, said Director-General of the Medical Sciences Department Dr. Supakit Sirilak, at a news conference today (Tuesday).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236879-thailand’s-first-covid-delta-plus-case-not-same-as-uk-18-others-found-with-alpha-plus/

 

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Hundreds of illegal migrants captured at Thai border

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Border patrol officials have made recent arrests of illegal migrants crossing into Thailand from neighboring countries, with hundreds found coming from Myanmar and Cambodia.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236921-hundreds-of-illegal-migrants-captured-at-thai-border/

 

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