Coronavirus

Covid-19 infected man dies in Rayong

DEPUTY Public Health Minister Satit Pituthecha confirmed in a Facebook post this afternoon that a 45-year-old man with underlying illnesses and linked to a gambling den had died after contracting Covid-19, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (Dec. 28). This patient had tested positive for  coronavirus yesterday. However he had underlying conditions, ischemic heart disease and diabetes,

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Coronavirus

Lab studies confirm Betadine’s® effectiveness against Covid-19 virus

  AFP Singapore – Mundipharma today (July 10) announced that laboratory testing at the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, has confirmed the effectiveness of its Betadine® antiseptic products against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) which causes Covid-19 disease. Testing has demonstrated Betadine’s® strong in-vitro virucidal activity, killing 99.99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 30 seconds. The

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Life

Pattaya beach booze ban still in place

By Thai Newsroom Reporters NO PEOPLE ARE AS YET allowed to drink alcoholic beverages on the beaches of Pattaya under anti-pandemic measures, confirmed a city official today (June 22.2020). Noppradol Viravat, deputy chief of Pattaya City’s Cleanliness and Orderliness Department, confirmed no tourists or local villagers are currently allowed to drink on the beaches of

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Life

Much-loved planetarium reopening tomorrow

By Peeranut P., Sanook.com GOOD news for children and astronomy buffs, the Bangkok Science Museum and Planetarium is reopening tomorrow (June 20) after being shut for a long spell due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sanook.com reported. However the reopening will be under the New Normal structure with there being strict measures in place to prevent

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Local news

Checkpoints stay in place to monitor security despite curfew ending

METROPOLITAN Police Bureau is transforming its 88 curfew checkpoints to ones monitoring security and preventing crime now that night curfew has ended with this effective from 11 p.m. last night (June 14), INN News reported this morning. Pol Maj Gen Nitinan Petchabarom, deputy commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, told this online news site that

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Business

UK economy in record slump due to coronavirus

By Elliot Smith, CNBC THE UK posted the biggest monthly fall in GDP (gross domestic product) on record in April, according to the Office for National Statistics. GDP fell by 20.4% compared to the previous month, a sharper contraction than the 18.4% expected by analysts polled by Reuters. This represented a 24.5% decline from April

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