Local news

Stop dreaming! Alcohol ban not being lifted yet

THE Interior Ministry confirmed today (30.4.2020) that the ban on alcohol sales will continue till May 31, 2020 pending any notification of change, PostToday reported this afternoon (30.4.2020). Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary Chatchai Phromlert, who had joined the press briefing by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at the Government House today, said sale

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Business

Asean moves to revive tourism wracked by coronavirus

ASEAN tourism ministers agreed during a video conference today (29.4.2020) to boost cooperation within the bloc to quickly revive tourism after the coronavirus pandemic eases, PostToday reported. Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan conferred with his counterparts from the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports with Cambodian Tourism Minister Dr Thong Khon

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Coronavirus

BMA suggests reopening 8 businesses, exercise venues on May 1

BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is proposing the reopening of eight types of businesses and exercise venues on May 1 including public parks and golf courses, veterinary clinics, beauty parlours and barber shops and markets, PostToday reported this afternoon (28.4.2020) Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang said after a BMA executive meeting that it is getting

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Life

Happiness! A pod of Irrawaddy dolphins spotted swimming near Koh Chang

By Peeranut P., Sanook.com IT SEEMS nature is not just taking back cities emptied by the coronavirus pandemic with marine life too fully enjoying the sudden human withdrawal as shown by a school of Irrawaddy dolphins spotted happily swimming near Koh Chang island, off eastern Trat province’s coast, Sanook.com reported today (27.4.2020). The fourth Marine

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Life

Lockdown a boon for Koh Samet

By Peeranut P., Sanook.com THE coronavirus pandemic has not just led to eerily deserted cities but has also emptied popular tourist destinations with the ever popular Koh Samet off Rayong coast certainly being among them, Sanook.com reported this week. An inspection found that the amid the back luck brought on by the lockdown is a

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Coronavirus Uncategorized

Hospital director wants to turn abandoned airport into ‘Camp Covid’

THE director of a hospital in Bangkok suggested in a Facebook post that an abandoned airport be rented out and turned into a high-end disease control and tourism zone for one to three years until a vaccine against the novel coronavirus is produced, PostToday reported this morning (23.4.2020) Maj Gen Dr Rienthong Nanna, director of

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World news

Coronavirus pandemic will cause global famines of ‘biblical proportions,’ UN warns

By Rob Picheta, CNN Updated 0956 GMT (1756 HKT) April 22, 2020 London (CNN)The world is facing multiple famines of “biblical proportions” in just a matter of months, the UN has said, warning that the coronavirus pandemic will push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation. Famines could take hold in “about three dozen

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Coronavirus

Southern border checkpoint shut again as Thai Lion Air gears up to resume flights

SUPREME Commander Gen. Pornphiphat Benyasri ordered the closure of Sadao checkpoint on the Thai-Malaysian border from midnight tonight till April 29 after an immigration police officer and a police detective got infected with the coronavirus, INN News reported this afternoon (22.4.2020). Thais returning to their country from Malaysia were told to cross over via Padang

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Local news

Chuan’s wife blasts four tax thieves

DEMOCRAT Party members are busy searching for four swindlers identified with their initials by former prime minister and House Speaker Chuan Leekpai’s wife in a harsh expletive-ridden Instagram post which has now been removed, PostToday reported this afternoon (22.4.2020). Mrs Phakdiporn Sutcharitkul hurled curses at the four individuals in a message she shared via Instagram,

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