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Yala To Open New Airport In April

02 Mar, 2021

The new Betong Airport in the southernmost province of Yala is slated to open in April.

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Travel Firms Petition For 1 July Reopening

02 Mar, 2021

Leading international travel and hospitality enterprises with headquarters in Bangkok seek a commitment from the Thai Government to reopen borders on 1 July 2021.

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Gaffe-Hit ‘Ambassador City Jomtien’ Will Offer ASQ Stay, Exec Says

02 Mar, 2021

The executive of a hotel that went viral last month over the alleged reports of terrible room conditions said Monday it will soon open as an Alternative State Quarantine, or ASQ.

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Phuket Launches Vaccine Drive With First 4,000 Doses

02 Mar, 2021

Four-thousand doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine have arrived in Phuket, where the first jabs were administered on Monday afternoon (March 1).

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Shot Registration To Kick Off In May

02 Mar, 2021

Members of the public who are interested in getting inoculated against Covid-19 will be able to register in early May.

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Thailand Poised To Adopt Vaccine Passports To Kick-start Tourism

01 Mar, 2021

The tourism minister has asked the Public Health Ministry for approval to launch a vaccine passport system in a bid to kick-start the tourism industry this year.

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Vets Tranquilise Elephant Guarding Its Sick Mother

01 Mar, 2021

Veterinarians called to treat a sick wild female elephant in Chantaburi province on Sunday found their patient being guarded by a younger elephant, thought to be its offspring.

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Medical Staff In 16 Bangkok Hospitals Get Their First Jab

01 Mar, 2021

Medical personnel began getting their CoronaVac shots that were administered in three Bangkok hospitals on Monday, governor Aswin Kwanmuang said.

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Union Slams Thai Airways Move To Slash Leave Days

01 Mar, 2021

The labour union of Thai Airways International is protesting changes to the ailing flag carrier's employment contract, which its employees were asked to agree to as part of its financial rehabilitation programme.

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Whale Mae Thong Dee Now A Proud Mother Of Her Third Baby

01 Mar, 2021

Mae Thong Dee, a Bryde's whale who lives in the Gulf of Thailand, on Saturday gave birth to her third baby whale.

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Samut Sakhon Central Shrimp Market Reopens

01 Mar, 2021

The Central Shrimp Market of this coastal province reopened on Monday after being closed since Dec 19, when the second wave of Covid-19 began spreading from there.

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Thai Baht Keeps Strengthening…where Does Thai Manufacturing Go From Here?

01 Mar, 2021

If you thought that the Thai Baht was already strong, brace yourself for what could be yet another round of strengthening of the currency in the weeks and months ahead.

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BMA To Give Green Bridge A Revamp

01 Mar, 2021

Buoyed by the warm public response for Bangkok's first skypark across the Chao Phraya River that opened last year, the city's administration is planning to develop a similar elevated park in Bangkok's central business district.

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29 Newborn Turtles Released Into Andaman Sea

01 Mar, 2021

Twenty-nine newborn leatherback sea turtles were released into Andaman Sea off Phuket on Friday night amid supervision by officials and watched by numerous locals.

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Klity Creek Lead Cleanup Stumbles

28 Feb, 2021

Long-running environmental saga no closer to a happy resolution

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70 New Covid-19 Cases Reported, Samut Sakhon Still A Hotspot

28 Feb, 2021

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Sunday reported 70 new cases, under 100 cases for the ninth consecutive day since the second wave began in December.

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Officials Work On Asset Warehouse Plan To Relaunch The Tourism Industry In Tandem With Reopening

27 Feb, 2021

Plan is to save viable tourism concerns involving soft loans and asset parking which must happen in tandem with the reopening of Thailand’s borders.

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72 New Covid Cases, No Deaths

27 Feb, 2021

A total of 72 new Covid-19 cases — 63 local infections and nine imported — were reported on Saturday, raising the total to 25,881 with no new deaths.

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Speed Limit Will Be Raised To 120kph In April

27 Feb, 2021

The speed limit for roads with four lanes or more will be raised from 90 kilometres per hour to 120kph, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Friday.

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Airlines Get Nod To Transit

27 Feb, 2021

On-board drinking, dining also allowed

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Tourists Flock To Eastern Provinces

27 Feb, 2021

Holiday weekend a bonanza for islands

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Thailand Still One Of The Top Choices For Post-Covid Tourists, Surveys Show

26 Feb, 2021

A recent survey conducted jointly by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in London and global data and market research giant YouGov shed some light on the future of the tourism sector once the Covid crisis is over.

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Airlines Get The Nod To Resume In-flight Food And Drinks

26 Feb, 2021

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Thursday allowed airline operators to serve food and drinks to passengers, as well as sell souvenirs on board the plane for domestic flights.

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Vaccinations For High-risk People To Commence In March: Bangkok Governor

26 Feb, 2021

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced on his Facebook page on Thursday that the capital would from March start vaccinating the first batch of people considered to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19.

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45 New Covid-19 Cases

26 Feb, 2021

The government on Friday reported 45 new Covid-19 cases, 37 local infections and eight imported, raising the total to 25,809.

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THAI Posts Record B141bn Loss

26 Feb, 2021

SET considers delisting due to negative equity

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Vaccine Rollout To Start Next Monday

25 Feb, 2021

Samut Sakhon, Chiang Mai and Tak will start vaccinating priority groups, including health workers, against Covid-19 from March 1.

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72 New Covid-19 Cases

25 Feb, 2021

The government on Thursday reported 72 new Covid-19 cases confirmed over the past 24 hours comprising 63 local infections and nine imported, raising the total to 25,764.

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AirAsia Schedules Flight Resumptions

25 Feb, 2021

AirAsia will reinstate all routes from its Bangkok hub to points in Thailand during March, followed by the resumption of all direct flights between provincial cities by April.

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Bangkok Highways Toll-Free This Friday For Makha Bucha

25 Feb, 2021

Kickstart that long weekend by barreling down at (safe) speeds free of charge this Friday.

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