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In pictures: The huge crowd waiting for Covid jabs at station

  AN ENORMOUS crowd of people thronged the exterior Bang Sue Central Station this holiday morning (July 28) with no thought about social distancing as they waited for their turn to go in and get a coronavirus jab, Thai Rath newspaper said. With today being a holiday marking His Majesty the King’s birthday, people took

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Thaksin downplays hearsay about royally-appointed premier

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday downplayed speculation that somebody will sooner or later be appointed as prime minister by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn to replace an embattled Prayut Chan-o-cha. Speaking online via Care Clubhouse channel, Thaksin dismissed rumours largely circulated on social media that a royally-appointed figure will replace Prayut

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Daily Covid tally climbs to 15,376 cases amid move to ease restaurant restriction

  DESPITE the 24-hour coronavirus count reaching 15,376 cases and 87 deaths this morning (July 26), the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is moving to help restaurateurs by allowing those located in malls to deliver food for online orders, Amarin TV said.  Of today’s large batch of cases, 14,335 were among the general public

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Protesters make their point despite not reaching Govt House 

DEMONSTRATORS heading from Victory Monument to the Government House where they wanted to stage another rally there to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down were stopped at Nang Loeng intersection by a strong police barricade, Thai Rath newspaper said. Accompanying the protesters was a procession of cars, motorcycles and pick-up trucks carrying four

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Door opened for foreigners to pre-register for Covid jabs

THE FOREIGN Ministry’s Consular Affairs Department has opened a pre-registration system for foreigners in Thailand who are 60 years and older to sign up for coronavirus shots, Sanook.com said this afternoon (July 24). Recently 2,661 foreigners in this category had pre-registered for shots at Bang Sue Central Station. Very soon they will be informed of

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From rags to riches with fingerroot

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FARMER WICHIAN Suacharoen’s economic status has virtually turned from rags to riches with the cultivation of fingerroot, the medicinal plant scientifically proven to ward off Covid-19 infection. The farmer has grown fingerroot plants, known as krachai khao in Thai, in his quiet backyard in Baan Maklua subdistrict of the capital

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Army colonel in hot water for seeking Moderna vaccine for military personnel

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters AN ARMY COLONEL attached to the Thai Armed Forces headquarters will be disciplinarily punished for trying to obtain Moderna vaccine for purported use among military personnel and their family members. Deputy Thai Armed Forces headquarters spokesman Maj. Gen. Thirapong Pattamasing said today (July 23) the colonel in question, who is

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