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Lockdown Extended, 16 Provinces Added

01 Aug, 2021

29 provinces are now in the dark red zone

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Famous Phitsanulok Temple Closed For 1 Month

01 Aug, 2021

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan is closed until the end of this month as health authorities try to contain the Covid-19 spread in Phitsanulok.

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Bangkok Builds Another Field Hospital As Struggling Thailand Reports Record COVID-19 Cases And Fatalities

01 Aug, 2021

Health authorities in Thailand raced to set up a large field hospital in a cargo building at one of Bangkok’s airports on Thursday as the country reported record numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths.

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Phuket And Ko Samui Pilot Tourism Reopenings Feel The Strain As Infection Numbers Rise On Islands

01 Aug, 2021

The collapse of Thailand’s foreign tourism industry since April 2020 has seen Thailand, a country already experiencing a lower than normal growth level, become the ‘laggard’ economy of Southeast Asia.

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Phuket Local Infections Remain High

01 Aug, 2021

The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) marked 39 new local COVID-19 infections on the island yesterday (July 31), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 1,147.

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2 Month-lockdown Needed To Effectively Control Skyrocketing Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

01 Aug, 2021

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health estimates that the country can keep new daily COVID-19 fatalities from reaching 200 with accelerated vaccinations and two months of lockdown measures.

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Pattaya’s Koh Larn Coral Island Now Chonburi’s Only Covid-free Zone

01 Aug, 2021

With Chonburi passing 1,000 daily coronavirus cases Sunday, there are few places unaffected by Covid-19.

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Thai Media Demand Prime Minister Lift Restrictions On Freedom Of Expression

01 Aug, 2021

The representatives of six media organizations sent the letter through government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, demanding the revocation of Regulation No. 11 of the 27th announcement and other regulations of the 29th announcement issued by virtue of Section 9 of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations.

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New Site For Foreigner Vaccine; Mor Prom Deletes Appointments

01 Aug, 2021

A new vaccine site is launching in the morning. ExpatVac.Consular.Go.th is set to go live at 11 am

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August Flight Plans: Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Thai Lion

01 Aug, 2021

With lockdowns, sealed provinces, travel restrictions and ever-changing updates due to the continuously growing Covid-19 infections around the country, struggling airlines are scrambling to keep up.

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Phang Nga Reopening To Foreign Tourists Postponed To Aug 15

01 Aug, 2021

The reopening of Phang Nga province to foreign tourists scheduled for August 1 has been postponed to August 15, provincial governor Jamroen Thippayaphongthada said on Friday.

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133 Covid Deaths, 18,027 New Cases Reported Sunday

01 Aug, 2021

The country had 133 new Covid-19 fatalities and 18,027 new cases over the past 24 hours

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Phuket Sandbox To Press On: PM

01 Aug, 2021

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says the government will continue to carry out the Phuket Sandbox model under stricter measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Covid Outbreak Won't Deter Latest Sandbox

01 Aug, 2021

Samui Plus still new, needs more time to prove worth, organisers say

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New Expat Jab Registration Website Opens Sunday

31 Jul, 2021

Foeign residents 'of all ages in all provinces' will be able to apply

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Chon Buri Logs Record 1,062 Covid Cases, 6 Deaths

31 Jul, 2021

Chon Buri reported a daily record of 1,062 Covid-19 cases and six more fatalities on Saturday.

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Phuket Local Infections Over Seven Days Tops 200

31 Jul, 2021

The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) marked 35 new local COVID-19 infections on the island yesterday (July 30), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 1,108.

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Large Worker Camps In Thalang Targetted In COVID Crackdown

31 Jul, 2021

The mass inspections of migrant worker camps across Phuket continued yesterday (July 30) as officials inspected two major construction sites in Thalang.

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Phuket Given Two Weeks To Stop New COVIC-19 Cases Or ‘sandbox’ Scheme Will Be Halted

31 Jul, 2021

The DDC revealed that it will monitor the COVID-19 situation on Phuket for another two weeks, to decide whether to keep the Phuket ‘sandbox’ scheme running.

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Bangkok Airways Announces The Temporary Suspension Of Samui – Phuket (v.v.) From 3 August 2021 Until Further Notice

31 Jul, 2021

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited regrets to announce the temporary suspension of Samui – Phuket (v.v.) from 3 August 2021 until further notice.

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Tourism Ministry Puts Phuket “7+7 Island Hopping” Scheme On The Back Burner

31 Jul, 2021

The proposed “7+7 Island Hopping” programme under the Phuket sandbox project has been postponed indefinitely, pending approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said on Friday.

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Four Target Groups To Get Pfizer Vaccine From August 9

31 Jul, 2021

The 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine that Thailand has received as a donation from the US will be given to four target groups starting August 9, Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Disease Control Department, said on Friday.

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Vaccination Open In Six "red Provinces" For Expats Aged 60-plus

31 Jul, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said that expatriates living in Thailand can get themselves vaccinated in Bangkok and five nearby "dark red" provinces.

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Phuket Sandbox Bookings Ease Amid Uptick

31 Jul, 2021

Growth in hotel reservations dips as infections increase

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Daily Records 178 Covid Deaths, 18,912 New Cases

31 Jul, 2021

The country had a record high of 178 new Covid-19 fatalities and 18,912 new cases over the past 24 hours

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117 More Covid Fatalities, 17,345 New Cases

30 Jul, 2021

There were 117 new Covid-19 fatalities and 17,345 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday morning.

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Thai Tiger Population Grows

30 Jul, 2021

Thailand has at least 177 Indochinese tigers roaming in the wild this year, an increase of 17 from last year, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

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In New Low, Thai Health Minister Blames Packed Jab Scenes On ‘camera Angles’

30 Jul, 2021

Don’t believe your eyes, Thailand’s health minister says. “This is fine.”

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Thailand’s Media Restrictions Begin Friday With Ban On Fake, Distorted News, Fearmongering

30 Jul, 2021

The Thai government has barred media from disseminating fake or distorted news and news that could stir fear regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, effective from today (Friday)

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SRT Red Line Opens At 6am On Monday

30 Jul, 2021

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will preside over a virtual soft opening ceremony of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Red Line from Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station on Monday, August 2.

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