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THAI Smile Cancels Flights To Hong Kong

12 Mar, 2020

THAI Smile Airways has temporarily cancelled flights to Hong Kong from March 13-28 due to the Covid-19 situation.

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11 Contract Coronavirus After Sharing Cup, Cigarette At Party

12 Mar, 2020

BANGKOK — Eleven Thais were diagnosed with the coronavirus after they shared a glass for drinks and passed around the same cigarette at a recent party, the health ministry said Thursday.

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Foreigners Must Bankroll Their Covid-19 Treatment In Thailand: Officials

11 Mar, 2020

BANGKOK — Foreign tourists must rely on their own funds or insurance to pay for their treatment if they test positive for coronavirus in Thailand, government officials said.

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Songkran Parties In Chiang Mai, Hat Yai Cancelled

11 Mar, 2020

Two more popular Songkarn parties have been called off as the coronavirus epidemic continues to spoil the Thai New Year celebration for locals and tourists alike.

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Thai AirAsia Cancels Flights On Five Routes From March 11-31

11 Mar, 2020

Thai AirAsia announced on Wednesday (March 11) that it will halt FD flights to and from Kunming, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao from March 11 until March 31.

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THAI Cancels Flights To Italy After Countrywide Lockdown

11 Mar, 2020

Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI) has temporarily cancelled flights on its two routes to Italy as the country has implemented a lockdown of all regions in order to control the spread of Covid-19, Nond Kalinta, vice president, Sales, said.

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Six New Local Infections Lift Covid-19 Cases To 59

11 Mar, 2020

Airport immigration officers among new patients

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Three New Local Covid-19 Cases

10 Mar, 2020

The Public Health Ministry on Tuesday announced three new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection - two them Thais in contact with people returning from Italy.

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THAI Passengers Require Health Certificates

10 Mar, 2020

Thai Airways International now requires passengers departing from China, Italy and South Korea to present health certificates before they are issued boarding passes.

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Tourist Arrivals Could Be 10 Million Below Estimates

10 Mar, 2020

Thailand could lose almost 10 million foreign tourists in a worst-case scenario if the Covid-19 outbreak is not contained soon, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Yutthasak Supasorn said.

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Khao San Songkran Party Scrubbed Over Virus Fears

09 Mar, 2020

Beauty contest, religious events also cancelled

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186 Returnees From South Korea Quarantined At Navy Base

09 Mar, 2020

No new local coronavirus cases

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At Peace With The Gentle Giants Of Koh Lanta

09 Mar, 2020

Built with the support of the wildlife protection organisation World Animal Protection, the jungle-covered “Following Giants” attraction on Koh Lanta confirms how Thailand’s elephants thrive in completely natural surroundings and why such habitats must be better preserved.

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Strict Measures Imposed On Airlines Flying In From High-risk Places

09 Mar, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has made it mandatory for air operators from countries and territories announced as high risk for Covid-19 infection to take strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus, according to an announcement on Sunday (March 8).

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Thailand Cancels Many Sonkran Festivals To Suppress COVID-19 Outbreak

09 Mar, 2020

BANGKOK -To help control the COVID-19 outbreak, many agencies have gradually cancelled or postponed activities which would normally be attended by a large number of people. Now, the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) has announced the postponement of its General Ability Test until the COVID-19 situation improves.

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Number Of Confirmed Covid-19 Patients In Thailand Remains At 50

09 Mar, 2020

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases remain at 50 in Thailand while the government has started quarantine of illegal labourers returning from South Korea.

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Transgender Queen Crowned In Pattaya

08 Mar, 2020

Thailand's Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee (left) and Brazil's Ariella Moura (right) kiss Mexico's Valentina Fluchaire after she won crown at the Miss International Queen 2020 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya on Saturday. (Reuters photo)

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Tourist Attractions Wear Deserted Look

07 Mar, 2020

Fewer tourists were seen on Saturday (March 7) at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram and the adjacent Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok.

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Two Thais Back From Italy Have Covid-19

07 Mar, 2020

Local cases now total 50, say officials who repeat voluntary quarantine advice to some travellers

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Pattaya, Bang Saen, Khon Kaen Scrap Songkran Parties

06 Mar, 2020

Water splashing could spread virus, but some religious ceremonies may go ahead

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British Visitor Is Latest Covid-19 Case

06 Mar, 2020

A British man, 43, is the latest and 48th local case of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection, and a Thai worker returning from South Korea is also suspected of having caught the virus, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday.

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Korea To Monitor Thai Workers Before Return

06 Mar, 2020

Exit screening in Korea for all passengers bound for Thailand

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First Centara ‘Reserve’ Opens In Samui

06 Mar, 2020

BANGKOK, 6 March 2020: Centara Hotels & Resorts is inviting guests to discover a luxury hospitality experience with the launch of Centara Reserve, a luxury hotel concept dedicated to creating personal moments and memories in iconic destinations.

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THAI Smile Extends Period Of Ticket/route Changes

06 Mar, 2020

THAI Smile Airways is assisting its passengers affected by travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak by extending the period of free itinerary changes.

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Health Ministry Announces List Of High-risk Virus-hit Nations

06 Mar, 2020

All returnees from “high-risk” coronavirus-hit countries such as China – including Macau and Hong Kong – South Korea, Italy and Iran need to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days, or they may be subject to quarantine organised by the authorities.

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Beach’s Closed! Full Moon Party Cancelled By Virus Fears

05 Mar, 2020

SURAT THANI — The wildest party for gap year farangs in the world has been cancelled due fears of the coronavirus, local administration announced Thursday.

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Skal Club Scraps Phuket Congress

05 Mar, 2020

BANGKOK, 5 March 2020: The 49th Skal Asia Congress due to convene in Phuket 25 to 28 June falls by the wayside, making it the latest victim of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Four New Local Covid-19 Cases

05 Mar, 2020

Healthy arrivals from 'risk countries' to be quarantined

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Number Of Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Remains Unchanged At 43

04 Mar, 2020

The number of confirmed Covid-19 virus infections in Thailand remained unchanged at 43 on Wednesday (March 4), with 31 people recovered, 11 still under medical care and one death, the Public Health Ministry reported.

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Popular Erawan Shrine Struggles With Coronavirus Impact

03 Mar, 2020

BANGKOK — Even the gods in Bangkok are hit hard by the coronavirus – or at least those making money out of the gods.

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