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Seoul Cuts Visa-free For Thai Travellers

14 Apr, 2020

SEOUL, 14 April 2020: South Korea has temporarily halted visa exemption for Thais travelling to the country according to a Facebook post issued by the Thai embassy in Seoul at the weekend.

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Coronavirus Tames Songkran Celebration

13 Apr, 2020

Thais celebrated the Lunar New Year in an unusually subdued way as the coronavirus kept them in their homes, without the customary boisterous water splashing and trips upcountry for family reunions.

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Daily Reported Infections Fall To 28; But 2 More Died Of Virus

13 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK — Thailand reported two additional deaths related to the coronavirus and 28 more cases of infection on Monday, raising the total tally to 2,579.

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Canal Service Gets New Lease On Life

13 Apr, 2020

Electric boats to serve commuters in Bangkok's old town

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3,500 Hotel Rooms Readied As Quarantine Facilities For Thai Returning From Abroad

12 Apr, 2020

The Government is preparing about 3,500 private hotel rooms, in Bangkok and in the provinces, to house returning Thais in quarantine once the ban on incoming international flights, imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), expires.

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Thailand Reports 33 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 Deaths Sunday

12 Apr, 2020

Thailand reported 33 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, for a total of 2,551 cases, as well as three more deaths, taking the nation's toll to 38.

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Thailand Announces 45 New Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19, 2 Additional Deaths

11 Apr, 2020

At today’s daily press conference from the Thailand Covid-19 Situation Center in Bangkok Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin announced a total of 45 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and two additional deaths.

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Dengue Fever An Added Threat To Lives

11 Apr, 2020

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is warning people to beware of dengue fever, after rains in several regions of Thailand has resulted in an abundance of mosquitos.

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Surat Thani Extends Lockdown To April 30

11 Apr, 2020

Surat Thani province on Friday (April 10) extended the lockdown of certain venues to April 30 in line with efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19. Initially, business was set to open as normal from April 15.

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Pattaya Announces Coronavirus Lockdown, Keeps Out All Visitors

10 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand’s eastern seaside tourist city Pattaya is imposing a temporary lockdown to keep out all visitors in sustained effort to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bangkok Bans Alcohol Sales For 10 Days

09 Apr, 2020

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has banned the sale of all alcohol in the capital for 10 days from tomorrow (April 10), in the latest measure aimed at curbing the escalating Covid-19 crisis.

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54 New Coronavirus Cases, 2 More Deaths

09 Apr, 2020

The government on Thursday reported 54 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the total to 2,423 spread over 67 provinces, and two new deaths - a Thai man, 82, and a Frenchman, 74 - that increased the toll to 32.

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Prayut Extends Foreigners Stay To April 30 Due To Coronavirus

09 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday signed the plan to grant automatic visa extensions for foreigners residing in Thailand to April 30.

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Pimalai Renovates Villas

09 Apr, 2020

LANTA, Thailand, 9 April 2020: Following the lockdown of Lanta island, Pimalai Resort & Spa will concentrate on renovating 20 hillside villas that overlook the resort’s beach.

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Khaosan Road Won’t Return To Normalcy ‘Till 2021’

08 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK — The street associated with Bangkok’s tourism and free-wheeling parties is now shuttered in the dark, and a bar manager there said he didn’t expect the situation to improve by this year’s end.

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Resort Owner Takes In 3 Russian Tourists Stranded In Phuket

07 Apr, 2020

PHUKET — A hotel owner in the locked down island of Phuket on Tuesday said three Russians stranded there are now staying at the resort for free.

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Thailand Logs 38 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 New Death Tuesday

07 Apr, 2020

The government reported 38 confirmed new coronavirus cases and one additional death in a briefing on Tuesday morning.

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Incoming Flight Ban Extended To April 18

06 Apr, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended a ban on all commercial flights to Thailand until April 18 to support the country's campaign to contain the coronavirus.

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Hungry Times At Kanchanaburi Elephant Camp Amid Pandemic

06 Apr, 2020

KANCHANABURI: The mahouts at an elephant camp in this western province have resorted to swimming in a nearby lake to gather weeds for fodder, as a nationwide lockdown has left them without tourist dollars needed to pay for the fruit their animals like.

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Thailand Logs 51 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 Deaths Monday

06 Apr, 2020

Thailand has recorded 51 new confirmed coronavirus cases and three additional deaths on Monday, a health official said.

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Thailand Suspends Incoming Passenger Flights To Fight Coronavirus

04 Apr, 2020

Thailand temporarily bans all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the aviation agency said on Friday.

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Low-Cost Regional Airline Thai Smile Suspends Domestic Flights

04 Apr, 2020

Thai Airways low-cost regional airline Thai Smile has announced it will temporarily suspend all domestic flights in Thailand from Tuesday. Thai Smiles flight suspension will stay in force until the end of the month, the airline said.

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Four-hour Airport Standoff Ends With Thai Returnees Agreeing On Quarantine

04 Apr, 2020

The 166 Thais who had flown home from overseas on Friday night (April 3) gave up their resistance and agreed to go to quarantine facilities in Chonburi’s Sattahip district, Nation TV reporters said from Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday (April 4).

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Thai Airways To Cut Salaries Of Employees

03 Apr, 2020

Starting Saturday, employees of Thai Airways International (THAI) will cease work and take a pay cut, according to the national carrier.

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Nationwide Night Curfew Starts Friday

02 Apr, 2020

All people in Thailand are banned from leaving home from 10pm to 4am starting Friday in the government’s latest moves to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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104 More Covid Patients, Three New Deaths

02 Apr, 2020

Man returning from Pakistan dies on train to South

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Campaign To Ease Visa Extensions

02 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK, 2 April 2020: An online appeal hosted on the social community website change.org asks the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to lobby for a two-month extension to visa stays.

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New Measures To Control Contagion In Bangkok

02 Apr, 2020

Bangkok governor Asawin Kwanmuang on Wednesday (April 1) issued additional measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, which includes shutting convenience stores from midnight to 5am as of Thursday (April 2). The governor also sought cooperation from street vendors.

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120 New Covid Cases, 2 More Deaths

01 Apr, 2020

There were 120 new local cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) announced on Wednesday, raising the total to 1,771, while the death toll went up by two to 12.

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20,000+ Russians Stranded In Thailand By Coronavirus

01 Apr, 2020

BANGKOK, March 30 (TASS) — About 20,800 Russian nationals want to return to Russia from Thailand in the wake in the novel coronavirus pandemic, Russian Ambassador to that country Yevgeny Tomikhin said on Monday.

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