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Traffic builds up on Asian Highway as Songkran revellers return to Bangkok

  AS Songkran holidays draw to a close, holidaymakers started returning to Bangkok with all lanes of Asian Highway from Ang Thong province to Maha Rat district of Ayutthaya province filled with vehicles from afternoon onwards, Amarin TV said this evening (Apr. 15). An inspection found that as more vehicles poured into this key highway

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Health

Covid panel tells BMA to sort out water splashing on Khao San road

  AFTER images of revellers merrily splashing water on Khao San road were published by the Thai press Gen. Suphot Malaniyom, secretary-general of the National Security Council and director of operations at the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) told the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Interior Ministry officials to resolve the problem, TV Channel

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Gigantic Prawit billboards merely designed as publicity campaign: Chaiwut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters GIGANTIC ROADSIDE BILLBOARDS portraying Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan were merely designed as a publicity campaign for the largest coalition partner and the deputy prime minister, said a deputy party leader today (Apr 10).  Digital Economy & Society Minister/deputy Palang Pracharath leader Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn said the huge billboards erected

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Hospitals told to brace for jump in Covid patients after Songkran

PUBLIC Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has ordered all hospitals across the country to be fully prepared for an expected increase in the number of Covid patients after the Songkran festival, Sanook.com said today (Apr. 9). Hospitals have also been instructed to brace for injuries from accidents and treat other illnesses. Anutin mentioned that the government

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Songkran rules set while pre-arrival PCR test dropped

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (Mar. 18) set the rules for celebrating Songkran festival while dropping the mandatory PCR test 72 hours before travelling to Thailand, Matichon and Naewna newspapers said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said the executive committee meeting presided over by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha acknowledged

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Ministry: Lax control will lead to Covid count soaring to 100,000 a day after Songkran

AMID a Covid tally of 23,834 cases and 54 deaths today (Mar. 4) the Public Health Ministry warned that the daily count could soar to 100,000 after Songkran festival if preventive measures are not strictly maintained, Thai Rath newspaper. Aside from the 23,834 confirmed Covid cases there were an additional 31,571 who tested positive via

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