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Singaporean woman dies after slamming sedan into a bus in Phuket

  A SINGAPOREAN woman driving a sedan up Phuket’s Kata hill at high speed at midnight last night (August 12) hit a bus coming downhill and later died with her four passengers and three others in the bus getting injured, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon (August 13). Pol. Capt. Chanarong Prakongkua, deputy inspector at Karon

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Third monkeypox case emerges in Phuket

  A THIRD monkeypox case has cropped up in the country with this being a German man who came to Phuket on July 18 and soon afterwards started having symptoms and later tested positive, Matichon newspaper said today (Aug. 3). Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, said it has

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Phuket calls up volunteers after over 40 quakes in the Andaman Sea over 2 days

  WITH over 40 earthquakes of 4.0 – 4.9 magnitude having occurred in the Andaman Sea off Andaman and Nicobar Islands since Monday (July 4) Phuket Earthquake Monitoring and Surveillance Centre today (July 6) called all volunteers to report to alarm towers along the Andaman coast to prepare for possible emergency and educate people about

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Phuket cancels removing face masks in open air after just one day

  AFTER having issued an announcement that people could remove their face masks in four circumstances on June 1,  Phuket authorities today (June 3) cancelled permission to remove them in the open air, beaches, parks or well-ventilated places, Sanook.com said. In today’s announcement the island’s authorities said the public had to continue wearing surgical or

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Phuket panel approves cancelling all Covid screenings from May 1 

PHUKET’S Communicable Disease Committee yesterday (Apr. 26) approved the cancelling of all Covid screenings at all entry channels in keeping with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee’s latest resolution, Thansettakij newspaper said. Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew said the committee had analysed data on Covid situation from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office

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