Life

Forget tweeting and selfies: What the Internet really wants is to watch you eat

Published by Channel NewsAsia VIDEOS with the hashtag “whatieatinaday” have been viewed more than 7 billion times on TikTok. The Financial Times’ Elaine Moore digs into the global phenomenon. MUKBANG videos always start with the food. Heaps of bright red crab legs or bowls of glistening noodles sit close to the camera. Behind them, the

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Coronavirus

Senior Thais and expats will receive AstraZeneca vaccine shipped from Japan

THAILAND’S Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) says that senior Thais and foreigners based in Thailand will be given priority for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which arrived in the country from Japan on July 9, NNT said. CCSA assistant spokeswoman Dr Apisamai Srirangsan said Thais and foreigners aged 60 or over and those with any

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Coronavirus

‘Fight for vaccine’: Thais snap up Covid-19 shots in seconds via e-commerce sale

By Reuters Staff and published by Channel NewsAsia A THAI hospital taking reservations this week for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine was sold out in minutes: After offering shots via e-commerce platform Shopee. With a worsening outbreak and worries about the efficacy of vaccines offered locally, appetite has quickly grown in Thailand for mRNA vaccines, which

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Local news

Street protesters urge PM to quit in 14 days

By Thai Newsroom Reporters ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS today (July 10) continued to press Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down in 14 days’ time on allegations that he has obviously failed to effectively contain the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the country. Political activist Sombat Boonngam-anong, leader of the ”car mob” protesters, called on Prayut to resign within

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Coronavirus

Bangkok, outlying provinces, 4 southern provinces under lockdown

By Thai Newsroom Reporters BANGKOK, FIVE OUTLYING provinces and four southernmost provinces are now under lockdown and curfew for a 14-day duration as the domestic pandemic situation has worsened. The lockdown and curfew were imposed yesterday (July 9) by the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration, effective from today and Monday respectively. The provinces affected

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