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African tourist arrivals in Phuket found, face tests

 

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PHUKET: Just one day after the announcement that officials were tracking down tourists who had arrived in Phuket from South Africa and Namibia in the hope of preventing the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 across the island, Phuket Immigration Chief Col Thanet Sukchai today confirmed that officers had located all but one of the tourists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241822-african-tourist-arrivals-in-phuket-found-face-tests/

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Omicron Will Arrive, Vaccination Urged – Official

 

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BANGKOK, Dec 3 (TNA) – The Omicron variant of COVID-19 will definitely enter Thailand and measures can only delay its arrival, warned a health advisor who called for quick inoculation for 10 million unvaccinated people in the country.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241796-omicron-will-arrive-vaccination-urged-–-official/

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PM satisfied with vaccination uptake

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister has expressed his satisfaction with Thailand’s current rate of vaccination, with just under 100 million doses now administered. Health authorities are working to locate visitors from countries with recorded Omicron cases for additional testing, as part of the country’s surveillance measures against this new Covid variant.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241820-pm-satisfied-with-vaccination-uptake/

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Thai PM has no objection to holding New Year countdown event

 

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Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has been assigned by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss with businesses how a New Year countdown event can be held in a way which will not lead to a COVID-19 resurgence.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241840-thai-pm-has-no-objection-to-holding-new-year-countdown-event/

 

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Pattaya and other Chonburi ‘Blue Zones’ officially allowed to sell alcohol in restaurants

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Chonburi the Blue Zone:

 

Chonburi, Thailand - The Chonburi Governor has released new orders through their Public Relations Facebook page this evening allowing (November 3rd) alcohol sales and drinks which are now allowed in the Chonburi ‘Blue Zone’ areas including Pattaya and Banglamung.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241841-pattaya-and-other-chonburi-‘blue-zones’-officially-allowed-to-sell-alcohol-in-restaurants/

 

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No Omicron Case Found in Thailand Yet

 

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BANGKOK, Dec 3 (TNA) – Thailand has not detected a COVID-19 case of the Omicron variant yet and the government will have business operators strictly comply with measures to prevent a new wave of the disease during New Year celebrations, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241843-no-omicron-case-found-in-thailand-yet/

 

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Thonglor pet hospital officially launches brand new branch in Pattaya, newly upgraded with more facilities

By  Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya – Thonglor Pet Hospital has launched a new branch upgrade in Pattaya with highly upgraded high-technology equipment and facilities.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241844-thonglor-pet-hospital-officially-launches-brand-new-branch-in-pattaya-newly-upgraded-with-more-facilities/

 

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Thailand reports 5,896 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths, 5,666 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Saturday (December 4) reported 5,896 new COVID-19 cases, 5,666 recoveries and 37 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241851-thailand-reports 5896-new-covid-19-cases-37 deaths 5666-recoveries/

 

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Phuket marks 78 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 78 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Dec 3) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 18,069.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241865-phuket-marks-78-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

 

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Decoding Thainess the Thai way

 

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Display of spirit house and offering at the “Decoding Thainess” exhibition. (Photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

 

Long-time expats and even Thais find it hard to explain what Thainess or “Kwam Pen Thai” means. The answer is not easy, which may itself explain why Museum Siam is using all two floors of its 19th–century European-style home to an exhibition dubbed, aptly,“Decoding Thainess”.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241869-decoding-thainess-the-thai-way/

 

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Bangkok's roads: 91% of accident blackspots targeted in 2021

 

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A road safety commitee chaired by Thaiphat Thanasombatkul, a transport and traffic deputy, reported on work done in 2021 to target accident blackspots in the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241873-bangkoks-roads-91-of-accident-blackspots-targeted-in-2021/

 

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Good news for tourism: Thai and foreign tourists return to "James Bond Island" after country's reopening

 

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Manager reported that people in the area of Koh Panyi and Phangnga Bay national park in southern Thailand were starting to smile again.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241878-good-news-for-tourism-thai-and-foreign-tourists-return-to-james-bond-island-after-countrys-reopening/

 

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Phuket splashes out B113mn on Chalong Bay projects

By The Phuket News

 

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Tourists board a boat at Chalong Pier yesterday (Dec 3). Photo: TAC Phuket

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Government has been approved to spend more than B298 million on local development projects, including B113mn on two projects supporting marine tourism in Chalong Bay. One of the projects is for more than B44mn to be spent on installing mooring buoys in Chalong Bay.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241879-phuket-splashes-out-b113mn-on-chalong-bay-projects/

 

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Chonburi announces 168 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 and one new death

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Highlights:

168 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi today

189 people recovered and were released from medical care

One new death

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241883-chonburi-announces-168-new-and-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-and-one-new-death/

 

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On dying in Thailand; and going from hero to zero 

 

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One of the most touching stories of the week came from the north east of Thailand - that lovely part of the kingdom that this Bangkokian has always thoroughly appreciated even if I like to tease the natives as bumpkins.

 

Continue reading: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241896-on-dying-in-thailand-and-going-from-hero-to-zero /

 

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