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Real-life ‘The Terminal’: 3 Nigerians Stuck At Suvarnabhumi Airport For Over 2 Months

19 May, 2020

Suvarnabhumi Airport confirmed that three Nigerians have been stuck at the airport for more than two months now, waiting for a connecting flight to Myanmar and Laos. Their predicament? The destination countries have been closed, while the three cannot enter Thailand because they have no visas.

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Cabinet Sends THAI To Bankruptcy Court

19 May, 2020

The cabinet on Tuesday resolved that cash-strapped Thai Airways International (THAI) would file for bankruptcy at the Central Bankruptcy Court in order to work out its rehabilitation plan.

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Thailand Logs 2 More Covid Cases, No Deaths Tuesday

19 May, 2020

Thailand reported two additional cases of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing total cases to 3,033. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the accumulated toll at 56.

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Global Aviation In Acute Crisis

19 May, 2020

“…by the end of May 2020 most airlines in the world will be bankrupt.”

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Malls Deploy Robots, Tracing App For ‘New Normal’ Shopping

19 May, 2020

BANGKOK — Visiting malls – arguably the most favorite hobby for Bangkokians – is no longer casual like it used to be, prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

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THAI Edges To Bankruptcy Court

19 May, 2020

Plan would pave way for debt restructuring

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International Flights Stay Grounded

19 May, 2020

Thai Airways International on Monday confirmed it will further suspend international routes following the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand's announcement prolonging its ban on inbound and outbound commercial flights until at least June 30.

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Thailand Logs 3 More Covid Cases, No Deaths Monday

18 May, 2020

Thailand reported three additional cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing total cases to 3,031. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the accumulated toll at 56.

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Thailand To Begin To Resume State Bus Services To North, East And Northeast Of Thailand This Week

18 May, 2020

Bangkok, 17 May, 2020, at 09.00 Hrs. – The Transport Co., Ltd. has announced the resumption of inter-provincial bus services on the Northern, Northeastern and Eastern routes from 18 May, after more than a month of suspension due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Interprovincial Train Services Resume, See Only A Few Passengers In The Morning

18 May, 2020

Only a handful of commuters queued to use train services at Bangkok Train Station, also known as Hua Lamphong, this morning (May 18), the first day the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) resumed train services on 42 routes nationwide after a relaxation in the lockdown.

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Maya Bay To Remain Closed Until Rehabilitation Is Complete

18 May, 2020

Maya Bay will remain closed as rehabilitation of the famous beach continues after enormous corals were destroyed through excess tourism.

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Thailand Shuts Its Doors On Foreign Flights Until June 30

17 May, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Saturday (May 16) extended the ban on international flights from 12.01am of June 1 to 11.59pm on June 30.

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Bangkok Allows 10 More Businesses To Reopen

17 May, 2020

Malls, restaurants, gyms on BMA list, with distancing required

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Thailand Reports 3 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths Sunday

17 May, 2020

Thailand reported three additional cases of the new coronavirus, bringing its total cases to 3,028 as the country relaxes local restrictions and re-opens malls and department stores. No additional deaths were recorded.

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No New Cases Or Deaths, 114 Still In Hospitals

16 May, 2020

"Two zeroes' report comes on eve of reopening or malls

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Bangkok Airways Resumes Daily Flights To Koh Samui Island

16 May, 2020

Bangkok Airways has resumed daily flights to Samui Island in Surat Thani, imposing strict social distancing measures for passengers. Bangkok Airways has adopted sanitary guidelines of the Health Department and the Civil Aviation Authority.

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Complete List Of Currently Announced Venues And Businesses Allowed To Re-open This Upcoming Sunday In Thailand

16 May, 2020

This Sunday, May 17th, 2020, the Thai Government has announced that they are entering “Phase 2” of a four step plan to slowly unlock and re-open businesses closed across the country due to the threat of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

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Private Sector Hails Move To Reopen Malls

16 May, 2020

Department stores put hygiene measures in place to reassure shoppers

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China, South Korea Removed From List Of High-risk Countries

16 May, 2020

The Public Health Ministry on Friday (May 15) announced that it has removed China, South Korea as well as Hong Kong and Macau from its list of countries with high risk of Covid-19 infection.

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Phuket Airport To Stay Closed Until Further Notice

16 May, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Friday (May 15) decided against reopening Phuket International Airport from 1am on May 16 given the lingering risk of Covid-19 outbreak. The airport will remain closed until further notice, CAAT said.

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Pools And Some Gyms Can Open Starting Sunday, May 17th-but VERY Strict Rules Apply

15 May, 2020

At a press conference in Bangkok this afternoon announcing some limited relaxation of restrictions and easing of lockdown measures in Thailand that were meant to control the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, led by government spokesperson Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, several areas and items were named and flagged for re-opening.

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Shopping Centres To Reopen Sunday, Shorter Curfew Hours

15 May, 2020

Shopping malls and restaurants in shopping centres are among businesses allowed to reopen on Sunday, and curfew hours will be shortened by one hour to 11pm.

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7 New Coronavirus Cases, All Returnees From Pakistan

15 May, 2020

There were seven new local coronavirus cases reported on Friday, but the number of deaths remained unchanged at 56.

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Bangkok’s Grade A Office Space Being Emptied Out By Virus Crisis

15 May, 2020

Covid-19 has hit the office rental business hard, with many high-end office spaces left vacant after companies have shut down or moved to cheaper places, said Surachet Kongcheep, managing director at Phoenix Property Development and Consultancy.

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Phuket Airport To Reopen Saturday Morning With Limited Flights And Extra Paperwork

15 May, 2020

Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority has signed an order which will allow the Phuket International Airport to re-open from the morning of Saturday, May 16, less than two days away. Two days ago officials from the local provincial hall participated in an inspection of all the changes and preparations made to cater for passenger travel in the Covid era.

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Wildlife Flourishes In Pandemic, National Parks To Stay Closed

15 May, 2020

BANGKOK — National parks nationwide will likely continue their shutdown for another two months to revitalize wildlife and plants.

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TG Union Changes Tact, Now Backs Gov’t Bailout Plans

15 May, 2020

BANGKOK — The labor union of Thailand’s debt-ridden flag carrier said on Thursday it no longer opposed the government’s bailout proposal, which could see the airline losing its state enterprise status.

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Govt Mulls Cut In Curfew Time

15 May, 2020

The government will on Friday discuss a proposal to shorten the 10pm-4am curfew by one hour to help boost the economy while a proposal to extend the state of emergency for another month will depend on whether Covid-19 curb relaxations are successful, according to a highly placed source.

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Shopping Malls Prepare To Reopen With Robots, Drones, Masks

14 May, 2020

Thailand’s biggest shopping-centre developers, led by Siam Piwat Co and the Central Group, are preparing to reopen malls as early as this weekend amid expectations the country will further ease a lockdown.

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New Anti-Covid Phone App For Use When Entering Shops

14 May, 2020

The government will launch a new mobile phone app to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen with the easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

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