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Thailand Logs 1 New Covid Case, 1 Death Wednesday

06 May, 2020

The government on Wednesday reported one new coronavirus patient, a Thai masseuse, and one death, of an Australian hotel manager in the South.

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Visakha Bucha Day, Buddhist Holiday – Alcohol Ban Today

06 May, 2020

Today is a public holiday in Thailand to mark Visakha Bucha Day, the most significant day in the Buddhist calendar, commemorating three defining events in the life of the Lord Buddha; his birth, attaining enlightenment at 35 years old, and then his death 45 years later, which all occurred on the full-moon day of the sixth lunar month.

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Ready For Takeoff: 28 Airports Reopen After Virus Lockdown

05 May, 2020

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said on Monday that it has granted permission to 28 airports in Thailand to resume domestic services.

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Phuket: No New Virus Cases For 3 Consecutive Days, Total 220

05 May, 2020

PHUKET: Two more Covid-19 infected patients have recovered and been discharged as the island province reported no new infections for three consecutive days, with the total remaining at 220.

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Thailand Logs 1 New Covid Case, No Deaths Tuesday

05 May, 2020

The government on Tuesday reported one new coronavirus case and no additional deaths, bringing the total in Thailand to 2,988 infections and leaving the death toll at 54.

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Thailand Logs 18 New Covid Cases, No Deaths Monday

04 May, 2020

All new cases were foreigners in Songkhla, but further testing needed

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‘We Love Thailand’ Campaign To Stimulate Domestic Tourism

04 May, 2020

The Tourism Council of Thailand is preparing to start its “We Love Thailand” campaign in collaboration with the Tourism and Sports Ministry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand to stimulate domestic tourism after the Covid-19 situation normalises, council president Chairat Trirattanajarasporn said.

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Centara Launches Help The Heroes Campaign

04 May, 2020

BANGKOK, 1 May 2020: Centara Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel operator headquartered in Bangkok, has launched ‘Help the Heroes’, a campaign aimed at supporting those in need during the Covid-19 crisis with donations going to the Chaipattana Covid-19 Aid Fund and the Thai Red Cross Society.

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Trends Show That The Obesity Rates In Thailand On The Rise

04 May, 2020

Thailand has a weight problem, and it’s permeating through all age groups in the country. Almost one third of the country’s 67 million people are overweight, and 9% of the population is considered obese according to the World Health Organization. Thailand is now only second to Malaysia for having the highest obesity rate in South East Asia.

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People Frantically Rush To Buy Alcohol As Prohibition Ends In Thailand

04 May, 2020

Seems people in Thailand love their alcohol as they lined up at supermarkets on Sunday to buy alcoholic beverages after sales resumed for the first time in almost a month.

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Bangkok Governor Orders 34 ‘at Risk’ Businesses To Stay Closed

04 May, 2020

Here’s 34 types of businesses that will remain closed around Bangkok until at least May 31. Bangkok’s Governor Aswin Khwanmuang ordered the temporary closure of these 34 locations that pose a risk for Covid-19 infection. This only pertains to businesses in Bangkok.

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Planes Allowed 12-hour Window For Take-off And Landings At Airports

04 May, 2020

Aircraft will be allowed to take off and land at airports between 7am and 7pm as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, Chula Sukmanop, director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, said on Sunday (May 3).

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Thailand Reports 3 New Coronavirus Cases Sunday

03 May, 2020

Thailand reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday, as the country started lifting restrictions on some businesses and aspects of life.

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Baby Steps For Reopening Businesses

03 May, 2020

Safety guidelines apply as restaurants and markets resume operation in Bangkok

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234 Thais Flying Back From Three Countries Today

02 May, 2020

More than 230 Thai nationals will return to their home country on Saturday (May 2), Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, informed on Saturday (May 2).

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Six New Cases, No Deaths For Second Day

02 May, 2020

Total cases at 2,966, with 180 people remaining in hospitals

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Domestic Flights Resume With Extra Safety Protocols

02 May, 2020

Four airlines resumed domestic flights on Friday with unprecedented public hygiene measures to reduce the possibility of Covid-19 transmission.

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Alcohol Ban To Be Lifted Sunday -- With Limits

02 May, 2020

Sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed again from Sunday but people will only be able to drink at home and not in restaurants when they reopen, the government said on Friday.

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Don Mueang Roars Back To Life

01 May, 2020

The buzz returned to Don Mueang Airport on Friday (May 1), as Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Air resumed flights on domestic routes after flying was temporarily halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Exodus Sparks New Virus Transmission Fears

01 May, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is concerned about the possibility of increased virus transmission as many head to their home provinces for the long weekend.

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Thailand Logs 6 New Covid Cases, No Deaths Friday

01 May, 2020

The government on Friday reported six new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 2,960 across Thailand. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the toll at 54

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It’s Official: Partial Business Reopening Set For May 3

01 May, 2020

BANGKOK — A number of business venues will be allowed to reopen beginning this Sunday, the government announced Thursday.

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Don Mueang Airport Spotlessly Clean As Domestic Flights Rev Up

01 May, 2020

Don Mueang International Airport’s domestic terminal underwent a thorough cleaning and sanitising on Thursday (April 30) now that some airlines will start flying domestically from May 1.

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July 1 New Term Start Confirmed

01 May, 2020

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan on Thursday confirmed that the reopening of all state schools for the new academic year will take place on July 1 although students at some schools may still not be able to attend class in person.

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Booze Ban Extended To May 31

01 May, 2020

The nationwide alcohol sales ban due to end on Thursday has been extended until May 31, permanent secretary for the interior Chatchai Promlert said on Thursday.

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DMK Expects 4,000 Pax This Long Weekend, Down From Usual 100,000

30 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK — Officials at Don Mueang Airport on Thursday said only 4,000 people will be traveling per day during the four-day holidays this weekend.

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Phuket Airport Closed Until May 16

30 Apr, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Thursday (April 30) issued an order to extend the closure of Phuket Airport to 11.59pm on May 15 or until further notice, to curb the Covid-19 outbreak.

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7 New Covid-19 Cases, No New Deaths

30 Apr, 2020

The government on Thursday reported seven new patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019, raising the total to 2,954 in 68 provinces, and no new deaths.

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14 Provincial Airports To Be Opened For May Holidays

30 Apr, 2020

Up to 14 airports across Thailand will be reopened to support domestic air travel during the long holidays in the beginning of May, Department of Airports director general Tawee Gasisam-ang said on Wednesday (April 29).

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AirAsia Will Not Take Jet Deliveries This Year

29 Apr, 2020

SYDNEY: Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd said on Wednesday it did not intend to take any new aircraft deliveries this year because of the sharp fall in demand from the coronavirus crisis, and was revisiting its order book with Airbus SE.

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