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Additional booster shots recommended against COVID BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants

 

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Medical workers load syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

 

A senior Thai doctor has warned people not to underestimate the threat posed by the COVID-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants and has recommended additional booster shots, claiming that they can help ease serious consequences of infection by the mutated virus.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264164-additional-booster-shots-recommended-against-covid-ba4-and-ba5-sub-variants/

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Pilots and airlines reminded to comply with Thailand’s relaxed COVID-19 measures

 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a notice (NOTAM) to pilots and airlines, reminding them to comply with the latest, but relaxed COVID-19 measures in Thailand, which will become effective on July 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264147-pilots-and-airlines-reminded-to-comply-with-thailand’s-relaxed-covid-19-measures/

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Probe ordered into whether Sutthisan police ignore illegal gambling

 

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A fact-finding committee has been set up by the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) to find out whether police in the Sutthisan area of Bangkok had deliberately turned a blind eye to illegal gambling, which was uncovered during a raid by the MPB on the night of June 24th/25th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264184-probe-ordered-into-whether-sutthisan-police-ignore-illegal-gambling/

 

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Thai economy to keep growing amid inflation exceeding target, central bank says

By Panithan Onthaworn

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BoT) said on Monday the economy will grow in 2022 and 2023 thanks to domestic demand and tourism, despite inflation rising above its target range.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264187-thai-economy-to-keep-growing-amid-inflation-exceeding-target-central-bank-says/

 

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Thailand: an emerging middle power in Asia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Government of the Netherlands

 

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Remco van Wijngaarden with his husband and their three children. 'We are a regular family here.'//Image: ©Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

 

As a child, Remco van Wijngaarden wanted to become a diplomat. He has been the Dutch ambassador to Thailand for a year now. A wonderful country to live with his husband and children. ‘We're an regular family here. And Thailand is very interesting to work in, the country is gaining political and economic importance in the region.’

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264189-thailand-an-emerging-middle-power-in-asia/

 

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Covid Fear Lingers In Krabi Despite Face Mask Mandate Being Eased

TNR Staff

 

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Ao Nang beach. Photo: Jukka (CC BY 2.0)

 

DESPITE the government having announced on Friday that people may now take off their face masks, many tourist business operators and workers in Krabi province are still worried about catching Covid-19 because there are people doing so everyday and the virus is also mutating, TV Channel 7 said yesterday (June 27).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264190-covid-fear-lingers-in-krabi-despite-face-mask-mandate-being-eased/

 

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Everyone Is Invited To The 24th Hua Hin Red Cross Fair

by Editor

 

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A press conference has been held to formally announce the 24th Annual Red Cross Fair 2022, Dignitaries including the Hua Hin Mayor, Mr Nopporn Wutthikul, were eager to invite all members of the community to the event before taking to the streets of downtown in a fleet of tuk-tuks Hua Hin to spread the news.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264197-everyone-is-invited-to-the-24th-hua-hin-red-cross-fair/

 

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Gambling arrests just "window dressing" ahead of the no confidence debate, says Chuwit

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Just "window dressing"

 

Firebrand former politician and soapy massage boss Chuwit Kamolwisit poured scorn on the government and Thai officials yesterday in a Facebook post.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264216-gambling-arrests-just-window-dressing-ahead-of-the-no-confidence-debate-says-chuwit/

 

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Netizens call for justice in case of famous Thai in China whose dog died on an airplane

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: #callforjustice

 

Daily News reported that netizens on the Chinese platform Weibo and on Thai Twitter were commenting in droves on the case of Mimi Lee, a Thai former member of the Rocket Girls 101 pop group who has become very popular in China, and her pet dog.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264219-netizens-call-for-justice-in-case-of-famous-thai-in-china-whose-dog-died-on-an-airplane/

 

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P5 child molested by child in P6 - 10,000 baht paid in compensation, school director "transferred"

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported along with other Thai media on an alarming case of the sexual molestation of a girl in primary 5 by a boy in primary 6.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264225-p5-child-molested-by-child-in-p6-10000-baht-paid-in-compensation-school-director-transferred/

 

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International headwinds offset Thai economy’s gains

By Thai PBS World’s Business Desk

 

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Despite the fast-rising inflation driven largely by food and energy costs, some economic research houses have recently revised upward or at least maintained their economic growth projections for Thailand for the year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264228-international-headwinds-offset-thai-economy’s-gains/

 

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A full belly of delicious Thai curry for just 25 baht - project by TRA and PT begins in July

 

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The Thai Restaurant Association have agreed with PT gas stations to run stalls offering Thai curry to the public at just 25 baht a sitting. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264235-a-full-belly-of-delicious-thai-curry-for-just-25-baht-project-by-tra-and-pt-begins-in-july/

 

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Two Indian tourists nabbed attempting to smuggle wildlife in their luggage

 

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Two Indian tourists were held in custody yesterday (Monday) after officials of Thailand’s Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation found 109 live animals in their luggage at Suvarnabhumi international airport.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264236-two-indian-tourists-nabbed-attempting-to-smuggle-wildlife-in-their-luggage/

 

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PM Office Marks 90th Anniversary

by Paul Rujopakarn

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister’s Office has marked its 90th anniversary with the prime minister providing moral support for office personnel and urging them to continue working for the public interest.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264241-pm-office-marks-90th-anniversary/

 

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Thais warned not to take cannabis or hemp products to some countries

 

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The Thai embassies in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam have advised the Foreign Ministry to warn Thai people not to bring cannabis, hemp or their extracts when they visit these countries, as they may face heavy fines, jail or even death.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264244-thais-warned-not-to-take-cannabis-or-hemp-products-to-some-countries/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Thai health minister catches COVID-19 after overseas trip despite 6 vaccine shots

 

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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tested positive for COVID-19, using a rapid antigen test, upon his return from abroad on Sunday, even though he has already received six doses of vaccine, with the last one being administered on June 13th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264243-anutin-diagnosed-with-covid-19-after-overseas-trip/?do=findComment&comment=17448076

 

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