Coronavirus

Covid cases in Bangkok highest in a week amid national total of 7,587

  AMID a Covid tally of 7,587 cases and 19 deaths today (Jan. 26) not only does Bangkok continue to top the list of 10 worst-hit provinces the capital’s total of 1,683 cases is the highest since Jan. 20, Naewna newspaper and Amarin TV said. Altogether 7,431 cases were domestic while 156 foreign arrivals tested

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Coronavirus

Several Covid clusters emerge amid daily tally of 6,718 and 12 deaths

  WHILE the Covid count declined to 6,718 cases and 12 deaths today (Jan. 25) the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) warned that several clusters had emerged with the one in Bangkok being at a boxing camp in Bangkok Noi area, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Sumani Watcharasin, CCSA’s assistant spokesperson, said clusters at factories

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Local news

P-Move protesters barge in as Prawit canvasses for by-election candidate 

  WHILE Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan was canvassing for his party’s candidate in the upcoming by-election in Laksi/Chatuchak constituency of Bangkok today (Jan. 24) the People’s Network for a Just Society (P-Move) protesters pushed their way through and handed over a letter to his representatives, Matichon newspaper said. With

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Coronavirus

Bangkok’s Covid risk points: Dormitories, police flats and restaurant-cum-pubs 

WITH the Covid count staying high at 8,167 cases and 14 deaths today (Jan. 14) the Public Health Ministry warned that the key risk points in Bangkok are dormitories, police flats, restaurant-cum-pubs and poorly-ventilated restaurants or those running contaminated air-conditioners, Thai Rath newspaper said. The Ministry’s Disease Control Department also revealed that the Omicron variant

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Analysis

Analysis: 2 opposition candidates bound to steal each other’s votes in Bangkok’s by-election

  By Out-Crowd CANDIDATES OF THREE MAJOR parties are vying in a by-election for MP in Laksi/Chatuchak constituency of Bangkok which might probably lead to sweeping victories in many other constituencies for a certain party in the next general election. Though Palang Pracharath Party appears as yet undecided as to whether Saranrat Techajirasin, the spouse

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Coronavirus

PM: No additional ticket sales at the door for New Year countdown events

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Dec. 25) ordered strict implementation of measures for holding New Year countdown events and forbade the sale of additional tickets at the door, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said Gen. Prayut emphasised that those organising New Year countdown festivities must strictly implement

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Coronavirus

PM: Only BMA’s New Year countdown events cancelled

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said via his adviser this evening (Dec. 23) that only New Year countdown events organised by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration  (BMA) have been cancelled, meaning not those staged by the private sector, Matichon newspaper said. Ms. Natreya Thaweewong, the Prime Minister’s adviser who clarified this cancellation via Line messaging app to

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Local news

Protesters hang up ‘people’s judgement’ banner, demand abolition of Section 112

  A BIG demonstration got underway at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon (Dec. 12) with the protesters hanging up large banner with the words “People’s Judgement of Section 112” to underscore their demand that Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the lese majeste law, be abolished, Matichon newspaper said. Jointly launching this demonstartion are a

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Coronavirus

Altogether 431,220 Covid cases, 6,801 fatalities in Bangkok since April 1

  BANGKOK’S cumulative Covid total has reached 431,220 cases and 6,801 fatalities in the ongoing wave that started on April 1 with there being an additional 631 cases today (Dec. 12), Siam Rath newspaper said. A breakdown of the Covid statistics released by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) this afternoon is as follows: – 631

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Local news

Police: Avoid demonstration at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon 

THE Metropolitan Police Bureau advised people to avoid the Ratchaprasong intersection area today (Dec. 12) from 2 p.m. as protesters are gathering there from 4 p.m. onwards, Amarin TV said. Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek, spokesman of Metropolitan Police, said three road are expected to be affected by the demonstration, namely Ploenchit Road (between Ratchaprasong

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Coronavirus

Covid cases ‘increasing in Bangkok, 6 other tourism provinces’

  BANGKOK GOVERNOR Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang said today (Dec. 11) there are signs that Covid infection is increasing at communities and business outlets in Bangkok and six other tourism pilot provinces despite reduction in overall daily tallies, Siam Rath newspaper said. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has arranged joint inspection teams consisting of its officials,

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