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Thais warned of werewolf effect from the Moon

According to legend, those under the curse of the werewolf tend to get restless and have trouble sleeping in the nights leading up to the full moon. A new study suggests we’re all prone to this behaviour – going to sleep later in the evening and sleeping for shorter periods of time as the Moon gets

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Daily Covid count still high at 802

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokeswoman Apisamai Srisangson today (Jan. 29) announced that there were 802 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours but no additional deaths with this keeping the toll at 76, Sanook.com reported. The new addition raises the total cumulative confirmed cases to 17,023, of which 11,396 have recovered

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WHO investigators begin Wuhan probe after exiting quarantine

A team of World Health Organisation researchers will start to formally investigate the origins of the coronavirus after completing two weeks of quarantine in the city of Wuhan. The 13-member team, which left hotel quarantine this Friday morning, is due to meet Chinese scientists and plans to visit labs, markets and hospitals in Wuhan. It

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Vietnam exports to EU threaten Thai profits

Thai manufacturers and exporters have been warned to improve their competitiveness in the European market as prospective EU buyers may shift to cheaper goods from Vietnam after the EU-Vietnam free-trade agreement (FTA) became effective in August 2020. The director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, Auramon Supthaweethum, said EU buyers may consider importing products from Vietnam

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High on hope for Thai hemp industry

Thai citizens can now register to grow, trade and have in possession hemp under a new ministerial regulation that comes into effect today (Friday). The regulation permits the production, import, export, distribution and possession of hemp, or kanchong, a Type 5 narcotic. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deputy secretary-general Supattra Boonserm told the Bangkok Post

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Thailand ranks fourth in Covid-19 response

Thailand’s success in containing the coronavirus pandemic has earned it fourth place in a global ranking by an Australian think tank. Overall, Asia-Pacific nations have been the most successful at containing the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. Lowly used publicly available data to evaluate and rank 97 countries and a region in their coronavirus

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