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Prayut tells coalition partners to indefinitely put off partying 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Nov. 30) told coalition partners in government to indefinitely put off partying among themselves in the wake of an Omicron variant. During today’s cabinet meeting at Government House, Prayut called for the indefinite postponement to the planned partying among all cabinet members and MPs attached

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Portugal finds 13 Omicron cases at top-division football club

  By Politico.eu THIRTEEN cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found among players of Portugal’s top-flight football club Belenenses SAD, according to initial results from the country’s national health institute (INSA). One of the players has recently returned from South Africa, where the new strain was discovered last week, the institute said.

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WHO says ‘never again’ as nations weigh pandemic treaty

  By AFP and published by The Straits Times Geneva – The world must study the wreckage of Covid-19 and say “never again” by striking a pandemic preparedness treaty, the WHO said today (Nov. 29) as countries gathered to build a new accord. World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said another disastrous pandemic was

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Sammit Group ‘not defecting from Palang Pracharath To Pheu Thai party’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE SAMMIT GROUP OF MPs attached to Palang Pracharath Party are not going to defect to Pheu Thai Party as rumoured, said Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Anucha Nakasai today (Nov. 29). Anucha, viewed as a prominent Sammit Group member, categorically dismissed as “groundless” the rumours that group leaders/Justice

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South Africa doctor dehind ‘Omicron’ alarm says suspected cases mild

  By AFP and published by NDTV Pretoria – A South African doctor who raised the alarm over Omicron said today (Nov.28) dozens of her patients suspected of having the new variant had only shown mild symptoms and recovered fully without hospitalisation. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, told AFP she had

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Or Bor Tor election held smoothly nationwide

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE FIRST ELECTION IN NEARLY a decade in Thailand’s smallest democratic units, better known as Or Bor Tor (the Subdistrict Administrative Organisation), was held smoothly throughout the country today (Nov. 28) albeit with a meager number of electoral wrongdoing cases reported. Deputy Election Commission secretary-general Kittipong Boriboon reported that the election

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Democracy, LGBTQ activists stage downtown demonstration

  THE United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) groups staged a demonstration at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon (Nov. 28) to push for abolition of Criminal Code Section 112, or the lese majeste law, and obtain marriage equality, Matichon newspaper said. Booths were set up to collect

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UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders

  By Reuters Staff, published by Indian Express  Amsterdam, Berlin, London  – Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa. The discovery of the variant has

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Horrendous traffic jams in Korat as Isarn villagers head home for local elections

By Thai Newsroom Reporters TRAFFIC ON A NORTHEASTERN highway was utterly heavy today (Nov. 27) as Isarn villagers were returning home from Bangkok and elsewhere for a long-awaited election of Or Bor Tor (Tambon Administrative Organisation) tomorrow. The Highway Police reported terribly congested traffic on Mittraphap Highway between Pak Chong and Sikhio areas leading to

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Scientists warn of new Botswana variant of Covid with ‘horrific’ number of mutations

By The Independent, published by Msn.com  A NEW Covid-19 variant has emerged that has an “incredibly high” number of mutations, scientists are warning. It is feared that the B.1.1529, or Botswana variant – an off-shoot of the B.1.1 – could drive further transmission of the virus. The first cases found were three in Botswana, followed

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BITEC packed with visitors raising fears of new Covid clusters

A FACEBOOK user shared photos he took this afternoon (Nov. 26)  at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangna where four major events drew throngs of visitors raising fears of new Covid clusters forming, Matichon newspaper said. The Facebook user, Mr. Sam Lok Wanderer, mentioned the four events taking place during Nov.

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