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Thailand finds Omicron variant of coronavirus in American traveller from Spain

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has announced finding Thailand’s first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in an American who had traveled from Spain. The patient currently displays almost no symptoms and is under the close supervision of officials.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242070-thailand-detects-first-case-of-omicron-variant/page/4/?tab=comments#comment-17029225

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PM urges public not to panic over first case of Omicron variant in Thailand

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is asking the Thai public not to panic over the discovery of Thailand’s first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, but to remain on their guard as he urged the unvaccinated to get their shots quickly, said Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana today (Monday)

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242147-pm-urges-public-not-to-be-panic-over-first-case-of-omicron-variant-in-thailand/

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Thailand’s first Omicron case in hospital for observation, no symptoms yet

 

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The asymptomatic American businessman, who was confirmed as Thailand’s first case of a COVID-19 Omicron variant infection on his arrival from Spain, is currently under observation in hospital, said Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, director-general of Disease Control Department, today (Monday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242070-thailand-detects-first-case-of-omicron-variant/?do=findComment&comment=17030138

 

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Six Belgian tourists safely rescued by Royal Thai Navy after getting stuck on an island in Sattahip

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Sattahip – Six Belgian tourists have been rescued after reportedly getting stuck on an island in Sattahip.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242165-six-belgian-tourists-safely-rescued-by-royal-thai-navy-after-getting-stuck-on-an-island-in-sattahip/

 

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Police in Bang Saen continue raids on venues selling alcohol, district not legally permitted sales yet

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Mueang Chonburi – The Saen Suk police raided a pub in Bang Saen last night (December 5th) for allegedly allowing people to drink alcohol and socialize despite strict Covid-19 rules currently in place in the Chonburi province outside the ‘Blue Zone’ area.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242168-police-in-bang-saen-continue-raids-on-venues-selling-alcohol-district-not-legally-permitted-sales-yet/

 

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Bristol dad 'fuming' after Boots loses his PCR test before flight to Thailand

Nick Baggs had hoped to spend Christmas with his family in Thailand

 

By Assiah Hamed

 

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Nicholas Baggs with his partner and two children in Thailand, taken before the Covid pandemic (Image: Nick Baggs)

 

Nick Baggs from Bristol was due to fly to Thailand at the end of November to visit his girlfriend and children for the Christmas holidays.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242176-bristol-dad-fuming-after-boots-loses-his-pcr-test-before-flight-to-thailand/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 3,525 new coronavirus cases, 31 deaths, 6,109 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Tuesday (December 7) reported 3,525 new COVID-19 cases, 6,109 recoveries and 31 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242181-covid-19-thailand-reports 3525-new-coronavirus cases-31-deaths-6109 recoveries/

 

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Omicron: Industry leader calls for calm, warns against closure

 

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A leading figure in the world of business in Thailand cautioned against over-reaction after the first case of  the Omicron Covid-19 variant was found in Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242190-omicron-industry-leader-calls-for-calm-warns-against-closure/

 

 

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Bus driver who drank Thai spirits and longans found dead at wheel

 

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Daily News made much of a bus driver who ingested a large amount of "lao khao and lamyai" (Thai spirits and longans) before being found dead in his vehicle.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242207-bus-driver-who-drank-thai-spirits-and-longans-found-dead-at-wheel/

 

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Pheu Thai take swipe at Prayuth for lagging behind Laos in development of High Speed Rail

 

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Comparing Thailand unfavorable to its impoverished neighbor Laos always gets a rise out of the Thai population.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242210-pheu-thai-take-swipe-at-prayuth-for-lagging-behind-laos-in-development-of-high-speed-rail/

 

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New Year Countdown Events to Be Held as Planned

 

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BANGKOK, Dec 7 (TNA) – The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand is not concerned about the detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country and confirms New Year countdown events will be organized in 5 provinces as planned.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242214-new-year-countdown-events-to-be-held-as-planned/

 

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Thailand - and Phuket in particular - increasingly popular for "workations" says BBC

 

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The BBC's Thai service went to Phuket to report on the increasing number of people choosing Thailand - and the southern Thai island in particular - as a place for so called workations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242215-thailand-and-phuket-in-particular-increasingly-popular-for-workations-says-bbc/

 

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Two patrol cops hospitalised after being hit by drunk driver in Bangkok

 

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Bangkok's chief of police Pol Lt-Gen Samran Nuanma went to visit two of his men recovering in Kluay Nam Thai hospital after a drunk Thai woman hit them on their patrol motorcycle in the early hours of Saturday morning.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242216-two-patrol-cops-hospitalised-after-being-hit-by-drunk-driver-in-bangkok/

 

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Southern Thailand: Changes to alcohol rules spurs tourism - bookings up in Phangnga

 

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Thai media Thai Rath went to Phangnga in the south of Thailand where they said businesses were smiling again after alcohol restrictions were eased.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242217-southern-thailand-changes-to-alcohol-rules-spurs-tourism-bookings-up-in-phangnga/

 

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Authorities slammed for mass arrest of protesters of Songkhla’s industrial project

 

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Environment advocacy and community rights groups slammed the Thai government today (Tuesday) over the arrest of about 36 protesters, from Songkhla’s Jana district, who were rallying at Government House in Bangkok on Monday night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242234-authorities-slammed-for-mass-arrest-of-protesters-of-songkhla’s-industrial-project/

 

 

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Paivan Vannabutr: Thailand’s celebrity monk relinquishes his robes to rub shoulders with the stars

 

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Paivan Vannabutr, who was once known as Phra Maha Paivan, looks set to become the first former Thai monk to become even more famous after giving up his saffron robes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242263-paivan-vannabutr-thailand’s-celebrity-monk-relinquishes-his-robes-to-rub-shoulders-with-the-stars/

 

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Supreme Court verdict in construction tycoon’s poaching case expected Wednesday

 

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The Thong Pha Phum provincial court in Kanchanaburi province is scheduled to release the Supreme Court verdict tomorrow morning (Wednesday) in the controversial illegal hunting case involving construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, president of Ital-Thai Development Corporation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242264-supreme-court-verdict-in-construction-tycoon’s-poaching-case-expected-wednesday/

 

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Waiter in contact with Thailand’s first Omicron case needs more tests

 

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A Thai hotel waiter, who was among 17 individuals who were in close contact with Thailand’s first case of Omicron variant infection, will need to undergo further tests to determine if he has contracted the coronavirus, and if so, if it is of the Omicron variant, Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha told the media today (Tuesday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242265-waiter-in-contact-with-thailand’s-first-omicron-case-needs-more-tests/

 

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Thai PM defends police handling of Jana protesters, promises to listen to them

 

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While defending the arrests of 36 protesters, from Jana district in Songkhla province, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today (Tuesday) that his government is willing to listen to the protesters’ concerns.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242267-thai-pm-defends-police-handling-of-jana-protesters-promises-to-listen-to-them/

 

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Worsening air quality in Bangkok, provinces nearby forecast through next month

 

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People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to brace for an increase in PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, which is expected to get worse during the cold season through December and January, and to protect themselves by following guidelines issued by health officials.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242268-worsening-air-quality-in-bangkok-provinces-nearby-forecast-through-next-month/

 

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