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Two more Omicron cases detected in Thailand

 

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Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced Wednesday that a second and third case of COVID-19 Omicron infection have been detected in Thailand in two unvaccinated Thai women, who returned to the country from Nigeria on November 24th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242372-two-more-omicron-cases-detected-in-thailand/

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Bangkok intensifies efforts to limit spread of COVID-19 Omicron variant

 

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City health officials will be sent to two hotels in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district to collect specimens for testing from staff who were in close contact with the American businessman from Spain, who was identified to be Thailand’s first case of Omicron variant infection, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said today (Wednesday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242398-bangkok-intensifies-efforts-to-limit-spread-of-covid-19-omicron-variant/

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Italian-Thai Development appoints acting president as Premchai enters prison

 

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Italian-Thai Development PCL issued a statement Wednesday offering assurance that the imprisonment of its president, Premchai Karnasuta, for poaching and other offences will not affect the operations or management of Thailand’s leading construction company.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242425-italian-thai-development-appoints-acting-president-as-premchai-enters-prison/

 

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Constitutional Court strips five ex-PDRC core members of parliamentary status

 

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Five former core members of the now defunct People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) have lost their parliamentary status in a ruling by the Constitutional Court Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242426-constitutional-court-strips-five-ex-pdrc-core-members-of-parliamentary-status/

 

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Virologist cautions against possible reinfection of immune escape Omicron variant

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A Thai virologist has shared new information and his insights regarding the Omicron Covid variant, suggesting that the new variant could spread twice as fast as the Delta variant, while the immunity from previous infection or available vaccines may not be able to prevent reinfection.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242429-virologist-cautions-against-possible-reinfection-of-immune-escape-omicron-variant/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 4,203 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths, 7,939 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Thursday (December 9) reported 4,203 new COVID-19 cases, 7,939 recoveries and 49 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242446-covid-19-thailand-reports-4203-new-coronavirus-cases-49-deaths-7939-recoveries/

 

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Bitcoin 'founder' wins right to keep billions of dollars

 

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In 2016 Mr Wright claimed to be the founder of Bitcoin

 

A computer scientist who claims he invented Bitcoin has won a court case allowing him to keep a cache of the cryptocurrency worth billions of dollars.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242454-bitcoin-founder-wins-right-to-keep-billions-of-dollars/

 

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French man arrested in Bangkok after conning a string of Thai women in two year spree

 

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Thai immigration in a press conference at Suan Phlu HQ in Bangkok gave details of the arrest of a 46 year old French national called Stephane.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242455-french-man-arrested-in-bangkok-after-conning-a-string-of-thai-women-in-two-year-spree/

 

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Thai woman conned out of 36 million baht by compatriot charmer she met online

 

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Naew Na reported on the arrest of a 43 year old Thai man called Wasan by the Crime Suppression Division.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242468-thai-woman-conned-out-of-36-million-baht-by-compatriot-charmer-she-met-online/

 

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Thai immigration make more than 400 arrests in illegal immigrant "crackdown"

 

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Naew Na reported from Suan Phlu immigration HQ yesterday on what they called a "big crackdown" on the smuggling of illegal immigrants in November. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242470-thai-immigration-make-more-than-400-arrests-in-illegal-immigrant-crackdown/

 

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Jana industrial estate protesters to return to Government House on Monday

 

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Defiant protesters from Jana district, of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have vowed to return to Government House next Monday to demand that the government fulfills its commitments over the controversial Jana industrial estate project, as defined in a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242474-jana-industrial-estate-protesters-to-return-to-government-house-on-monday/

 

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Two Nigerians caught after illegally entering Thailand from Cambodia

 

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Two Nigerians were arrested by Thai border security forces yesterday after they slipped across the Thai-Cambodian border into Ta Phraya district of the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, reportedly to apply for passports in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242481-two-nigerians-caught-after-illegally-entering-thailand-from-cambodia/

 

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Koh Samui real estate agent gives honest warning about flood risk of land plot

 

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Sanook reporters went to the holiday island of Koh Samui in the south of Thailand after a man called Jongrak Meedet put land for sale ads online with him up to his neck in water. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242486-koh-samui-real-estate-agent-gives-honest-warning-about-flood-risk-of-land-plot/

 

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Thai driver calls for justice after crashing his Ferrari on the motorway - says insurance won't pay

 

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Comment was rife online after a Facebook post under the name of Jock Pattarapitthayangurn about an insurance company who wouldn't pay up following an accident.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242490-thai-driver-calls-for-justice-after-crashing-his-ferrari-on-the-motorway-says-insurance-wont-pay/

 

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Thai private sector wants extension of co-payment scheme, reduced utility rates

 

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The Thai private sector is asking the government to extend the 50:50 co-payment economic stimulus scheme until the end of January and to continue the power and water rate cuts for another three months.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242492-thai-private-sector-wants-extension-of-co-payment-scheme-reduced-utility-rates/

 

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Covid success story: Car care guy goes bust now he's making a million baht a month selling fancy plants

 

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Daily News reported that the Covid pandemic has spelled doom and gloom for many but not everyone has lost their businesses and jobs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242496-covid-success-story-car-care-guy-goes-bust-now-hes-making-a-million-baht-a-month-selling-fancy-plants/

 

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Stray tiger returns to habitat in Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary

 

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Thai wildlife officials have heaved a collective sigh of relief as a young stray tiger, known as “Vichit”, has returned safely to its natural habitat in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary, in Uthai Thani province, after a weeklong journey that attracted widespread public interest and increased wildlife awareness.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242519-stray-tiger-returns-to-habitat-in-thailand’s-huai-kha-khaeng-wildlife-sanctuary/

 

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Convicted Premchai Suffers Many Illnesses

 

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BANGKOK, Dec 9 (TNA) – Premchai Karnasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development pcl, who was sentenced to jail for illegal hunting in a wildlife sanctuary four years ago suffered many illnesses, said the director-general of the Corrections Department.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242521-convicted-premchai-suffers-many-illnesses/

 

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Roof collapse at Cha Am temple causes damage totalling 2 million baht

 

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More than 2 million baht’s worth of damage was caused after the roof collapsed at Cha Am temple on Wednesday (Dec 8).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242522-roof-collapse-at-cha-am-temple-causes-damage-totalling-2-million-baht/

 

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Final week of Pattaya Music Festival to be held at Central Pattaya Beach starting tomorrow, December 10th

 

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The final week of the Pattaya Music Festival is set to be held at Central Pattaya Beach on Friday (December 10th) and Saturday (December 11th).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242523-final-week-of-pattaya-music-festival-to-be-held-at-central-pattaya-beach-starting-tomorrow-december-10th/

 

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Three killed, 15 injured after a truck driver reportedly smuggling migrant workers flees from police in Ayutthaya

 

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A pickup truck reportedly carrying illegal migrants overturned while attempting to escape police inspection in the Maharat District of Ayutthaya province yesterday morning, December 8th, killing three people and injuring another 15.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1242524-three-killed-15-injured-after-a-truck-driver-reportedly-smuggling-migrant-workers-flees-from-police-in-ayutthaya/

 

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