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Airlines notified of Thailand’s restrictions on travellers from 8 African countries

 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has notified all airlines about the Thai government’s travel restrictions, including the entry ban on travellers from eight African countries now facing, or at risk of facing, the spread of the new coronavirus variant, known as Omicron.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241161-airlines-notified-of-thailand’s-restrictions-on-travellers-from-8-african-countries/

 

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Has Prayut’s order as junta chief put Thailand on gold miner’s chopping block?

 

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New developments in negotiations between the Thai government and mining company Kingsgate Consolidated have left the public worried that Thailand will either have to pay billions of baht in compensation or leave many of its residents struggling with adverse health and environmental impacts.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241164-has-prayut’s-order-as-junta-chief-put-thailand-on-gold-miner’s-chopping-block/

 

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LGBTQ+ groups and supporters rally in Bangkok to demand equal rights

 

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Thailand’s feminist, LGBTQ+ and pro-democracy groups held exhibitions at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok (Sunday), in support of their joint campaign seeking equal rights for all genders.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241169-lgbtq-groups-and-supporters-rally-in-bangkok-to-demand-equal-rights/

 

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Siriraj Hospital cautions against renewed Covid outbreaks in December after resurgence in Europe

By Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Europe is now experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks, notably in Austria, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In Thailand, respected public health figures are also expressing concerns about a potential resurgence of outbreaks in December amidst cooler weather and increased movement of people.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241165-siriraj-hospital-cautions-against-renewed-covid-outbreaks-in-december-after-resurgence-in-europe/

 

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PM urges everyone to get COVID-19 jabs

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government is now pursuing its goal to give out 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year. The Prime Minister is encouraging unvaccinated people to get their jabs so that normalcy can return.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241166-pm-urges-everyone-to-get-covid-19-jabs/

 

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2021 Red Cross Fair to be held online from December 14-17

By Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai Red Cross Society will be holding the 2021 Red Cross Fair online, under the concept of creating joy through fun experiences.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241168-2021-red-cross-fair-to-be-held-online-from-december-14-17/

 

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Kalim Beach restaurant fined for obstructing traffic

By The Phuket News

 

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Photo: Patong Police Station Facebook

 

PHUKET: A restaurant in Kalim Beach has been fined after being found guilty by police of obstructing traffic by placing a series of traffic cones in a public parking lot.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241170-kalim-beach-restaurant-fined-for-obstructing-traffic/

 

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Patong venue operators cautioned as Bangla cases rise

 

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Health officials patrol Bangla Rd, Patong, on Friday night (Nov 26). Photo: PPHO

 

PHUKET: Food and drink vendors in Phuket are only allowed to sell alcohol and allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises from 11am-2pm and 5pm-11pm, Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong has confirmed.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241173-patong-venue-operators-cautioned-as-bangla-cases-rise/

 

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PPHO responds to vaccine hair loss claim

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has responded to the case of a Phuket resident who claims her hair loss was caused by the COVID vaccination she received.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241175-ppho-responds-to-vaccine-hair-loss-claim/

 

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Entertainment venue in Banglamung raided this morning for allegedly illegally selling alcoholic beverages, breaking Covid-19 rules

By  Nop Meechukhun

 

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Banglamung – An entertainment venue in the Banglamung district was raided by officials in the early hours of this morning, November 28th, for allegedly illegally selling alcoholic beverages and violating the Chonburi Communicable Disease Control Act.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241176-entertainment-venue-in-banglamung-raided-this-morning-for-allegedly-illegally selling-alcoholic-beverages-breaking-covid-19-rules/

 

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Why Chinese electric cars are causing a buzz in Thailand

Jitsiree Thongnoi

 

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Great Wall Motors’ Ora Good Cat is building a buzz in Thailand. Photo: Shutterstock

 

● With its pretty looks, attractive price and reasonable range, the Ora Good Cat of Great Wall Motor is setting records by appealing to young consumers and women

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241178-why-chinese-electric-cars-are-causing-a-buzz-in-thailand/

 

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Vanon Kanong win Orchid Palm Homes Cup III

 

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True Arena played host to children’s football on Sunday morning with Under 12 teams in action at the Orchid Palm Homes Cup III. Vanon Kanon ran out as winners, beating Black Mountain 4-2 in an entertaining final.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241186-vanon-kanong-win-orchid-palm-homes-cup-iii/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 4,753 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths, 6,165 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Monday (November 29) reported 4,753 new COVID-19 cases, 6,165 recoveries and 27 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241188-covid-19-thailand-reports-4753-new-coronavirus-cases-27-deaths-6165-recoveries/

 

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Thai police warn of hefty fines/jail for booze ban offenders

 

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The chief of the Bangkok Metropolitan Police said that he understands the frustrations of owners of businesses in the nighttime entertainment business, reported Bangkok Business News.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241196-thai-police-warn-of-hefty-finesjail-for-booze-ban-offenders/

 

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Is new COVID-19 variant a cause of concern for Thailand?

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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A petrol attendant stands next to a newspaper headline in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

 

With the holiday season just around the corner, Thai hearts sank when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new COVID-19 mutant “Omicron” a variant of concern.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241197-is-new-covid-19-variant-a-cause-of-concern-for-thailand/

 

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Phuket marks 133 new COVID cases, no new deaths

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 133 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Nov 28) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 17,615.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241201-phuket-marks-133-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

 

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Picturesque Phuket and Krabi star in new Czech movie

Film crew is currently in Thailand shooting the romantic comedy ‘Ostrov’, which is scheduled for a September 

TAT Newsroom

 

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Bangkok, 29 November, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to announce that Thailand is once again in the international movie-making spotlight, with a Czech Republic film currently being shot in Phuket and Krabi.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241204-picturesque-phuket-and-krabi-star-in-new-czech-movie/

 

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Wave of online misinformation leads to vaccine hesitancy in Thailand’s refugee camps

By Caleb Quinley

 

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As Thailand struggles to control lingering cases of COVID in the north, many refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border are reluctant to be vaccinated. Misinformation is seeping into the camps. And now, local groups are rushing to spread the truth.

Oo Reh has no intention of getting vaccinated.  The 34-year-old Karreni refugee lives in ‘Camp 1,’  a refugee settlement a two hour drive from Mae Hong Son through dirt roads and rough terrain.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241207-wave-of-online-misinformation-leads-to-vaccine-hesitancy-in-thailand’s-refugee-camps/

 

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Defrocking of monk known for his thoughtful social media posts sparks online criticisms

By Natcha Patanasophon

 

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Thai internet users took to social media on Monday morning sparked by the recent disrobing of a famous Thai monk to share their grievances with Buddhism and to note on the religion’s decline.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241210-defrocking-of-monk-known-for-his-thoughtful-social-media-posts-sparks-online-criticisms/

 

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Top doc says keep RT-PCR test amid Omicron fears - 149 tourists Covid positive, 300K register for Thailand Pass

 

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Channel 7 reported that Chulalongkorn University medic Dr Theera Warathanarat has advocated keeping the RT-PCR test as the new Covid-19 variant of concern, Omicron, threatens to come to Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241213-top-doc-says-keep-rt-pcr-test-amid-omicron-fears-149-tourists-covid-positive-300k-register-for-thailand-pass/

 

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70% voter turnout in Thailand’s first sub-district elections in eight years

 

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About 70% of eligible voters went to the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in Thailand’s first nationwide Tambon (sub-district) Administrative Organization (TAO) elections in eight years, according to Deputy Secretary-General of the Election Commission’s (EC) Office Kittipong Boriboon.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241218-70-voter-turnout-in-thailand’s-first-sub-district-elections-in-eight-years/

 

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How live streaming is transforming shopping in Thailand

 

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With its offer of bargains, interaction, entertainment and value to consumers and the chance for retailers to earn significant cash, it’s little wonder that livestream shopping on social media is such a big hit. There are fortunes to be made and prominent Livestream seller and well-known YouTuber Pimradaporn “Pimrypie” Benchawatthawat is living proof.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241219-how-live-streaming-is-transforming-shopping-in-thailand/

 

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Video: Tourist reverses at speed into Covid checkpoint - two injured

 

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A Thai tourist told the police that he mistakenly put his foot on the accelerator rather than the brake after his vehicle "went into the wrong gear".

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241222-video-tourist-reverses-at-speed-into-covid-checkpoint-two-injured/

 

 

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