Local news

40 fire trucks deployed to fight Samut Prakan paper factory fire

  FIREMEN are having a difficult time putting out a blaze at a paper factory in Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province this evening (Dec. 2), Thai Rath newspaper said. At 6 p.m. today Pol. Lt. Col. Paradorn Pengkot, deputy inspector at Bang Bo police station, was notified of a fire breaking out at

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Coronavirus

Omicron likely circulating for longer — and more widely — than thought, experts say

  By Holly Ellyatt, CNBC London – As more cases of the new Omicron Covid variant emerge around the world, experts say it’s likely that the variant, first identified in South Africa last week, had already been circulating for some time. The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that at least 23 countries from five

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Business

Extra House panel to study Thailand’s first-ever casino project

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES today (Dec. 2) set up an extraordinary House committee to study a long-awaited launch of Thailand’s first-ever casino and entertainment complex project. The MPs cast an overwhelming 310:9 vote to approve the setting up of the 60-member extraordinary panel to study the casino and entertainment complex

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Coronavirus

PM calls urgent meeting to discuss Omicron variant

  THERE will be an urgent meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee presided over by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House tomorrow (Dec. 3) to discuss the Omicron variant of coronavirus that is spreading across the world from southern Africa, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon. Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana,

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