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Chula Hospital bans all visits to ward patients as new COVID-19 cases surge

 

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Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Hospital is now banning visits to patients in all wards, as a precautionary measure following a new surge in new COVID-19 infections.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264782-chula-hospital-bans-all-visits-to-ward-patients-as-new-covid-19-cases-surge/

 

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More tourist arrivals in the south since scrapping of “Thailand Pass”

 

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Tourist arrivals at Phuket international airport and at two border crossings in the southern provinces of Songkhla and Yala have increased since Friday, when requirement for a “Thailand Pass” was lifted.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264784-more-tourist-arrivals-in-the-south-since-scrapping-of-“thailand-pass”/

 

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Big reaction to rising airfares from Bangkok

OPINION | by Michael Bridge

 

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Suvarnabhumi airport these past few days has experienced a big increase in traffic both inbound and outbound due to the relaxing of Covid regulations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264787-big-reaction-to-rising-airfares-from-bangkok/

 

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French Businesses Seek Closer Cooperation With Thailand

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Private French firms are seeking to increase cooperation with their Thai counterparts, following a meeting between delegates from MEDEF International and the Thai government.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264790-french-businesses-seek-closer-cooperation-with-thailand/

 

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Former MP questions how a defective Thai parliament building was accepted

 

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Former Democrat MP Watchara Petthong is seeking answers from the office of the secretary-general of the House of Representatives about how it can accept the delivery of the 12 billion baht parliament building from its builder, Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Company, despite its many defects.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264792-former-mp-questions-how-a-defective-thai-parliament-building-was-accepted/

 

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More than 3,000 tourists travel to Thailand through Thai-Lao border in Nong Khai after “Thailand Pass” cancellation

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Nong Khai – The Thai-Lao border in Nong Khai is getting busier this weekend as Lao tourists have crossed the border to travel to the Kingdom after the Thai government canceled its “Thailand Pass” registration system on July 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264794-more-than-3000-tourists-travel-to-thailand-through-thai-lao-border-in-nong-khai-after-“thailand-pass”-cancellation/

 

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Chinese State Councilor Visits Thailand This Week

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the People’s Republic of China is visiting Thailand this week to discuss strengthening economic and strategic cooperation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264795-chinese-state-councilor-visits-thailand-this-week/

 

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Thai Airways Aims for 2024 Completion of Restructuring

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thai Airways International Pcl expects to complete its corporate restructuring in two years as the airline’s performance gradually improves and global travel resumes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264796-thai-airways-aims-for-2024-completion-of-restructuring/

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Ray of Hope for Thai and Regional Traders

By Veena Thoopkrajae

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to economies around the world and even though the worst of the outbreaks appear to be over, countries are currently having to battle inflation as well as food, energy, and security issues.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264797-ray-of-hope-for-thai-and-regional-traders/

 

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International tourists, led by Indians, continue to pour into Phuket after Thailand pass ends, says airport officials

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket – About 7,000 tourists arrived and departed at the Phuket International Airport each day last month but more international tourists are expected to be coming to Phuket after the unpopular Thailand pass program was cancelled, says a top Phuket airport official.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264798-international-tourists-led-by-indians-continue-to-pour-into-phuket-after-thailand-pass-ends-says-airport-officials/

 

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11 suspects allegedly involved with an online gambling ring arrested in Chonburi, estimated damages worth over 100 million baht

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Mueang District, Chonburi — 11 suspects allegedly involved with an online gambling ring were arrested in Chonburi with estimated damages worth over 100 million baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264809-11-suspects-allegedly-involved-with-an-online-gambling-ring-arrested-in-chonburi-estimated-damages-worth-over-100-million-baht/

 

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Eight injured - two seriously - as motorcycle plows into crowd at southern Thai street race

 

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Daily News caption: Serious collision

 

Tragedy struck at a park motorcycle race for charity in the south of Thailand after a rider lost control and plowed into spectators.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264816-eight-injured-two-seriously-as-motorcycle-plows-into-crowd-at-southern-thai-street-race/

 

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Kids with marijuana dolls drama - it's an old picture from three years ago, says MoPH spokesman

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Drama!

 

The word "drama" is in the news again in Thailand after a picture showed four children at an event holding marijuana leaf dolls.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264825-kids-with-marijuana-dolls-drama-its-an-old-picture-from-three-years-ago-says-moph-spokesman/

 

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Thai justice minister praises narcotics law change: LESS yaba around but more marijuana; don't take it abroad

 

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Comments made by Thailand's justice minister Somsak Thepsuthin yesterday and reported by Thai Rath indicated that the minister was delighted with the change in the law to remove marijuana from the Class 5 narcotics list on June 9th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264826-thai-justice-minister-praises-narcotics-law-change-less-yaba-around-but-more-marijuana-dont-take-it-abroad/

 

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Thailand Praised by Islamic Organization for Setting Example for Multicultural Society

by Paul Rujopakarn

 

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YALA (NNT) - Thailand has been praised as a positive example of a multicultural society by delegates from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264827-thailand-praised-by-islamic-organization-for-setting-example-for-multicultural-society/

 

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Nakhon Phanom: 23 year old shooter in custody for attack on debt collectors

 

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Daily News  Thai Caption: Pressure tells on suspect

 

Daily News reported that a 23 year old gunman had surrendered to the custody of the That Phanom police after a shooting incident in Nakhon Phanom, NE Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264828-nakhon-phanom-23-year-old-shooter-in-custody-for-attack-on-debt-collectors/

 

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Phuket Governor follows-up on sea water flooding roads in Mai Khao

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket – Last night, July 3rd, the Phuket Governor inspected the Thep Kasattri Road (No 402) north bound near the Sai Kaew Beach in Mai Khao after the high tide and strong waves washed up seawater onto the road yesterday (July 3rd).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264830-phuket-governor-follows-up-on-sea-water-flooding-roads-in-mai-khao/

 

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AIS to take over Triple T Broadband, infrastructure fund from JAS

By Panithan Onthaworn

 

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Thailand’s largest mobile carrier Advanced Info Service Plc (ADVANC) said on Monday it is acquiring two broadband entities from Jasmine International Plc (JAS) for 32.4 billion baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264831-ais-to-take-over-triple-t-broadband-infrastructure-fund-from-jas/

 

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Video: "Man with famous surname" shoots motorcyclist in road rage incident - sister bails him out for 300K

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Hothead with a gun

 

A road rage incident lasting about five minutes showed an apparently drunk man in an altercation with a motorcyclist outside the pick-up driver's house in Nonthaburi on Saturday night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264832-video-man-with-famous-surname-shoots-motorcyclist-in-road-rage-incident-sister-bails-him-out-for-300k/

 

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