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Eateries in Bangkok can serve alcohol until 11pm from December 1

 

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Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang issued an announcement today (Monday), further easing restrictions on eateries in the capital, by allowing them to serve alcohol to customers up to 11pm from December 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241283-eateries-in-bangkok-can-serve-alcohol-until-11pm-from-december-1/

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Thai PM orders officials to monitor all developments related to Omicron variant

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Prime Minister has ordered related agencies to be on high alert for the detection of any COVID-19 cases related to the new Omicron variant of concern.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241288-thai-pm-orders-officials-to-monitor-all-developments-related-to-omicron-variant/

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Vaccine still very much pivotal despite Omicron threats: Dr. Yong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A Thai virology expert says vaccination is still essential in the fight against the Covid pandemic, adding that the new Omicron variant seems to be causing less severe symptoms among both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241289-vaccine-still-very-much-pivotal-despite-omicron-threats-dr-yong/

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Health ministry confirms RT-PCR test can detect Omicron variant

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - People have expressed concerns about whether the RT-PCR test method for the virus that causes COVID-19 is able to detect the recently-surfaced Omicron variant of the virus. Public health authorities have now confirmed that the RT-PCR method is capable of detecting the new variant and the method is still in use globally.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241295-health-ministry-confirms-rt-pcr-test-can-detect-omicron-variant/

 

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Massive blaze at engine oil warehouse in Nakhon Pathom now under control

 

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Fire crews have managed to control a huge fire at an engine oil warehouse in Samphran district of Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Pathom, after battling the blaze with chemicals for more than two hours.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241311-massive-blaze-at-engine-oil-warehouse-in-nakhon-pathom-now-under-control/

 

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Thailand reports 4,306 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths, 6,407 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Tuesday (November 30) reported 4,306 new COVID-19 cases, 6,407 recoveries and 37 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241320-thailand-reports 4306 new-covid-19-cases-37 deaths 6407-recoveries/

 

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Phuket marks 93 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 93 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Nov 29) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 17,709.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241336-phuket-marks-93-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

 

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What Thailand can learn about telecom mergers from developed countries

 

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A hot debate has been raging in Thailand since the recent announcement of the plan to merge True Corporation, a subsidiary of conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group, and Total Access Communication (Dtac), a subsidiary of Norway’s Telenor.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241345-what-thailand-can-learn-about-telecom-mergers-from-developed-countries/

 

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Gunman shoots "farmer" multiple times after stopping pick-up in Kanchanaburi

 

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Lt-Col Sukhon Rat-iam of the Muang Kanchanaburi police was alerted after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a business area called Wang Saraphee Plaza in Pak Phraek sub-district of Kanchanaburi, western Thailand, at 7.45 am yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241347-gunman-shoots-farmer-multiple-times-after-stopping-pick-up-in-kanchanaburi/

 

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Health Ministry Prepares Serious Defense against Omicron

 

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BANGKOK, Nov 30 (TNA) – Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha said the Public Health Ministry seriously prepared itself to cope with the newly found Omicron variant of COVID-19 and visitors would continue to be tested for the disease with the RT-PCR technique. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241351-health-ministry-prepares-serious-defense-against-omicron/

 

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Road to nowhere in Thailand’s Yasothon is an embankment resembling a road

 

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The mysterious asphalted road running to nowhere through a rice field in Maha Chaichana district of the north-eastern province of Yasothon, which has been the subject of an investigation by the local office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and which locals suspect may be linked to graft, is apparently just an embankment, not a road.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241356-road-to-nowhere-in-thailand’s-yasothon-is-an-embankment-resembling-a-road/

 

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Improving COVID situation and opportunities to work sees illegal migrants entering Thailand

 

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Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the country's head of police Gen Suwat Chaengyodsuk both gave their views on Thailand's porous borders at a meeting of the regulatory authority of the RTP headed by the PM. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241357-improving-covid-situation-and-opportunities-to-work-sees-illegal-migrants-entering-thailand/

 

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Health official declares food center at Suvarnabhumi Covid free

 

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Deputy at the health department Attaphol Kaewsamrit paid an inspection visit to the food center at Bangkok's main airport, Suvarnabhumi yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241359-health-official-declares-food-center-at-suvarnabhumi-covid-free/

 

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Calling all unvaxed in Chiang Mai: You can walk-in and choose what vaccines to get, but hurry!

 

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Chiang Mai News reported Sunday that a final drive to get 100 million vaccinated in the country would see walk-ins allowed in the northern Thai province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241361-calling-all-unvaxed-in-chiang-mai-you-can-walk-in-and-choose-what-vaccines-to-get-but-hurry/

 

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Singapore authorities attempt to attract Thai tourists with "VTL" system - Vaccinated Travel Lane

 

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Thai media Bangkok Business News reported that the Singapore authorities were making life easier for Thai tourists now they are included in the VTL scheme - the Vaccinated Travel Lane.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241363-singapore-authorities-attempt-to-attract-thai-tourists-with-vtl-system-vaccinated-travel-lane/

 

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RT-PCR test requirement on arrival in Thailand to remain in place

 

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The RT-PCR COVID-19 test requirement upon arrival in Thailand will remain in place in light of the emergence of the new “Omicron” COVID-19 variant in many countries, the Thai cabinet announced today (Tuesday). This decision negates the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s announcement, issued last week, saying that antigen tests will be used from December 16th.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241389-rt-pcr-test-requirement-on-arrival-in-thailand-to-remain-in-place/

 

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More illegal migrants arrested crossing border into Prachuap Khiri Khan

 

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More illegal migrants from neighbouring Myanmar have been arrested after crossing the border in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241392-more-illegal-migrants-arrested-crossing-border-into-prachuap-khiri-khan/

 

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Restaurants in Cha Am allowed to serve alcohol

 

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Restaurants in Cha Am have been given permission to serve alcohol to customers, the Phetchaburi Communicable Disease Committee has confirmed.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241393-restaurants-in-cha-am-allowed-to-serve-alcohol/

 

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Lots of fish at Nai Harn

 

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PHUKET: Local fishermen at Nai Harn were gifted a bumper haul yesterday (Nov 29) when hundreds of small fish locally called “Pla Thong Mae Mai” were caught in their nets set up in the shallows just off the beach.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241394-lots-of-fish-at-nai-harn/

 

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TUI resumes Phuket flights from Copenhagen

 

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PHUKET: TUI Fly Airlines, operating under the umbrella group of major international travel operator TUI, resumed its direct flights from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Phuket yesterday (Nov 29), bringing 345 foreigner travellers to the island.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241395-tui-resumes-phuket-flights-from-copenhagen/

 

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