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Nine Omicron BA.2 sub-variant cases in Thailand to date, first case found on January 2

 

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Photo: The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

 

The Department of Medical Sciences and a network of laboratories in Thailand have detected nine cases of the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron since the beginning of this month, by means of whole genome sequencing, according to Dr. Supakit Sirilak, the department’s director-general.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248008-nine-omicron-ba2-sub-variant-cases-in-thailand-to-date-first-case-found-on-january-2/

 

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Tragic accident inspires illustrations highlighting lack of road safety in Thailand

 

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The recent killing of a doctor on a zebra crossing in Bangkok is still the subject of vigorous debate on social media, with many more satirical memes criticising Thailand’s lack of road safety.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248009-tragic-accident-inspires-illustrations-highlighting-lack-of-road-safety-in-thailand/

 

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Thai Auto Part Manufacturers to Shift to EV Part Production

By Sirakij Pornbanggird

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - According to the Chairman of the Auto Parts Club under the Federation of Thai Industries, Mr. Pinai Sirinakorn, it is expected that EV vehicles will soon replace vehicles that rely on internal combustion engines as EV requires only around 15,000 parts to be built instead of 30,000 parts of traditional engines.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248012-thai-auto-part-manufacturers-to-shift-to-ev-part-production/

 

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Gold Price Could Reach 28,700 - 28,900 Baht Before Chinese New Year : YLG

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - YLG Bullion International Company has predicted that the local gold price could climb within the range of 28,700 baht to 28,900 baht, despite negative effects from the US Federal Reserve signaling a benchmark rate increase during its meeting this week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248013-gold-price-could-reach-28700-28900-baht-before-chinese-new-year-ylg/

 

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Dr Prasit Expects Pandemic to End

 

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BANGKOK, Jan 25 (TNA) – The Omicron variant of COVID-19 that has spread worldwide for about two months is likely to bring an end to the pandemic, said Prof Dr Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248015-dr-prasit-expects-pandemic-to-end/

 

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Suspects arrested in Chonburi for allegedly operating illegal online gambling websites generating more than 100 million baht

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaron / Top News

 

Chonburi – Two suspects have been arrested in the Mueang Chonburi district earlier this week for allegedly operating illegal online gambling websites with more than 100,000 members and generating more than 100 million baht per month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248016-suspects-arrested-in-chonburi-for-allegedly-operating-illegal-online-gambling-websites-generating-more-than-100-million-baht/

 

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Government Says No Need to Cut Diesel’s Excise Tax

By: Sirakij Pornbanggird

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government said the state Oil Fund still has efficient funding to subsidize diesel’s retail prices until March 31 and there is no need to cut the diesel’s excise tax yet.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248018-government-says-no-need-to-cut-diesel’s-excise-tax/

 

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Test & Go: People wanting to visit Hua Hin need to be aware of this important detail

By Online Reporter

 

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Hua Hin Beach. File photo

 

There is one key detail that anyone planning to visit Hua Hin under the Test & Go scheme should be aware of.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248019-test-go-people-wanting-to-visit-hua-hin-need-to-be-aware-of-this-important-detail/

 

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Buying online in Thailand means you are adding to the global plastic waste problem

 

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As we keep reading there has been a massive surge in buying online during the pandemic, and the owners of companies like Amazon and Lazada are becoming even richer.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248022-buying-online-in-thailand-means-you-are-adding-to-the-global-plastic-waste-problem/

 

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Thailand reports 7,587 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths, 7,801 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Wednesday (January 26) reported 7,587 new COVID-19 cases, 7,801 recoveries and 19 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248036-thailand-reports-7587-new-covid-19-cases-19-deaths-7801-recoveries/

 

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Here's how one woman left her rented room after leaving owing two months rent

 

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Daily News caption: Bedroom or trash heap?

 

The owner of a block of flats in Soi King Kaew 4, Bang Plee, went to Room 412 because the Thai lady renting had not paid since December and not contacted the office.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248039-heres-how-one-woman-left-her-rented-room-after-leaving-owing-two-months-rent/

 

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Thai PM Prayuth in historic visit to Saudi Arabia after diplomatic relations cut for three decades

 

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Sanook caption: Historical picture

 

Thai Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha and a large entourage of fellow ministers and spokesmen flew out of Don Muang Air Force Wing 6 yesterday on an A 340 to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248042-thai-pm-prayuth-in-historic-visit-to-saudi-arabia-after-diplomatic-relations-cut-for-three-decades/

 

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Policeman who killed doctor at zebra crossing becomes a monk

 

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The police lance corporal who drove his "big bike" into Dr Kratai and killed her on a Bangkok zebra crossing has been ordained into the monkhood. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248048-policeman-who-killed-doctor-at-zebra-crossing-becomes-a-monk/

 

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Former Attorney General casts doubt on policeman's Ducati after death of Dr Kratai

 

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Former attorney general Trakoon Winitnaphak went online to raise suspicions about the big bike being ridden by a police lance corporal when a doctor was killed on a zebra crossing in Bangkok on Friday outside a hospital in Phayathai.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248049-former-attorney-general-casts-doubt-on-policemans-ducati-after-death-of-dr-kratai/

 

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Thais warned! You can't use your phone while driving even when stopped in traffic or at the lights

 

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Thailand's Anti-Fake News Center warned the public that using a phone or communication device while driving is illegal and warrants a 400-1000 baht fine.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248050-thais-warned-you-cant-use-your-phone-while-driving-even-when-stopped-in-traffic-or-at-the-lights/

 

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Foreigners in Thailand are stressed as conflicting reports state automatic Covid visa extension may be ending

 

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Many expats are finding it hard to get the facts regarding the government’s exact stance on the 60 days Covid extensions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248051-foreigners-in-thailand-are-stressed-as-conflicting-reports-state-automatic-covid-visa-extension-may-be-ending/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Thailand, Saudi Arabia agree to restore diplomatic ties

 

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(L) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

 

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have agreed to resume normal diplomatic ties and are ready to begin a new era of bilateral relations, thanks to the joint efforts of Thai and Saudi officials in recent years, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a statement released in Riyadh after his meeting with Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud yesterday (Tuesday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248042-thai-pm-prayuth-in-historic-visit-to-saudi-arabia-after-diplomatic-relations-cut-for-three-decades/?do=findComment&comment=17144394

 

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Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok must follow strict Covid-19 protocols

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration stressed at a meeting yesterday that Chinese New Year celebrations in the Thai capital must follow strict Covid Free Setting protocols.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248056-chinese-new-year-celebrations-in-bangkok-must-follow-strict-covid-19-protocols/

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Dead elephant in Phetchaburi had been shot 126 times - park chief calls on public to stop shooting

 

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A meeting was held at the Kaeng Krachan police station yesterday chaired by Phetchaburi provincial police chief Pol Maj-Gen Uthai Kawindechathorn.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248065-dead-elephant-in-phetchaburi-had-been-shot-126-times-park-chief-calls-on-public-to-stop-shooting/

 

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CCSA Says Covid Vaccines Remain Key Factor in Reducing Disease Severity

By Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The number of new COVID-19 infections today (25 Jan) dropped slightly from yesterday’s number, but new infection clusters – such as one at a boxing gym in Bangkok – are still being detected. Meanwhile, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asserting that vaccines remain a key factor in reducing the severity of Covid symptoms.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248067-ccsa-says-covid-vaccines-remain-key-factor-in-reducing-disease-severity/

 

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Cannabis legalization for medical purposes: Health Minister

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health said the legalization of cannabis and hemp is to enable the use of these plants for health and medical purposes, rather than recreational consumption.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248068-cannabis-legalization-for-medical-purposes-health-minister/

 

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