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Museums, Historical Sites To Reopen From Friday

21 May, 2020

Museums, historical parks, archaeological sites and national archives will reopen from Friday (May 22) in line with the government’s second phase of easing lockdown measures, the Fine Arts Department said.

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Airbus Calls In THAI Debts For 30 Rented Jets

21 May, 2020

Airbus has notified Thai Airways International (THAI) of debts it owes on 30 rented aircraft, as the national carrier struggles to formulate a plan for financial recovery.

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Songkhla Hospital Discharges Last Remaining Covid-19 Patient

21 May, 2020

A hospital on the frontline of the virus battle in the South has discharged its last remaining Covid-19 patient, as the contagion subsides across the country.

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One New Covid-19 Case

20 May, 2020

The government on Wednesday reported one new case of the coronavirus disease infection (Covid-19), a Thai chef returning from Bahrain, raising the total to 3,034, and no new deaths.

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Pattaya To Map Ta Phut Highway Opens May 22, Free Until August

20 May, 2020

The long awaited extended section of motorway number 7 from Pattaya to Map Ta Phut opens Friday, May 22 and will be free until August according to the Thai Highways Department.

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TAT 'trusted' Rebranding Curates Market

20 May, 2020

Thailand plans to rebrand tourism in the post-coronavirus era to "Amazing Trusted Thailand", aimed at selective markets and destinations in the country that can guarantee health and safety standards for both tourists and locals.

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Bars Allowed To Open Sooner If Case Count Stays Low

20 May, 2020

Pubs, bars and entertainment venues will be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks if the daily count of new virus cases stays in single digits, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Tuesday (May 19).

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Baht Is Asia’s Top Outperformer On Tourism Rebound Bet

20 May, 2020

After lagging other Asian currencies for most of the year, Thailand’s baht has staged a sharp rebound to outperform its peers.

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Cabinet Gives Nod To THAI Rehab

20 May, 2020

Decision 'difficult but necessary', says PM

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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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