Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

54 Killed, 373 Injured On Third Day Of Songkran Holidays

By |

54 Killed, 373 Injured On Third Day Of Songkran Holidays

A police office gathers evidence after a crash that involved six vehicles in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat on Monday. (Photo by Nujaree Raekrun) Fifty-four people died and 373 were injured in 388 road accidents across the country on Monday, the third day of the Songkran road safety campaign, deputy permanent secretary for the…

Read more »

TAT Governor Says No Plans To Change Opening Of Thailand On July 1st

By |

TAT Governor Says No Plans To Change Opening Of Thailand On July 1st

Yutthasak Suphasorn. TAT file photo   The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said there were currently no plans to change the country’s strategy to open up to foreign tourism on July 1st.   This despite the devastating third wave of Covid-19 infections in the country that has seen numbers near 1000 daily in…

Read more »

Thailand Reports 965 New COVID-19 Cases

By |

Thailand Reports 965 New COVID-19 Cases

REUTERS FILE PHOTO for reference only   Thailand reported 965 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, a slight reduction from the number of cases reported on Monday.   Of the new cases, 956 were local transmissions, while 9 were imported from people entering quarantine.   Most of the new cases were found in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Samut…

Read more »

56 Dead, 729 Injured In First Two Days Of Songkran Travel – 17,000 Nabbed For No licences

By |

56 Dead, 729 Injured In First Two Days Of Songkran Travel – 17,000 Nabbed For No licences

Image: file photo   56 people have died and 729 people have been injured from 705 accidents during the first two days of Thailand’s so-called ‘7 Dangerous Days’.   The accidents took place on April 10 and 11 following increased traffic on the roads as people travel for the Songkran holidays.   Figures released on Monday cited…

Read more »

Govt Mulls Visa Rule Overhaul For Expats, Tourists, Investors

By |

The government could revamp immigration rules this year to make it easier for expats and long-term tourists to stay in the country, part of a strategy to boost investment and tourism revenue once the pandemic eases. The proposed changes could mean foreigners would no longer have to file 90-day reports of their whereabouts — a…

Read more »

Thailand Adds 985 Covid Cases Monday, New Record

By |

Thailand Adds 985 Covid Cases Monday, New Record

Military personnel prepare beds in a field hospital being set up in Chiang Mai on Saturday, as Thailand deals with a recent spike in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases. (Photo by Handout / ROYAL THAI ARMY / AFP) The government reported 985 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, a new daily record since the pandemic…

Read more »

Here Are The Provinces Requiring Travellers From Bangkok And Other ‘High Risk’ Areas To Quarantine

By |

Here Are The Provinces Requiring Travellers From Bangkok And Other ‘High Risk’ Areas To Quarantine

Image: Reuters file photo   Following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces, numerous provinces around Thailand have now issued restrictions on anyone travelling from areas deemed to be ‘high risk’.   So-called ‘high risk’ areas include: Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, and Nakhon Pathom.   While each province has its…

Read more »

CCSA Confirms Closure Of Entertainment Venues In 41 Provinces From Saturday

By |

CCSA Confirms Closure Of Entertainment Venues In 41 Provinces From Saturday

File photo for reference only   Thailand’s Centre for Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has confirmed the closure of entertainment venues in more than half of the country’s provinces.   The confirmation came via a tweet on Friday morning which said that entertainment venues in 41 provinces must close from Saturday (10 April) and was also…

Read more »

Thailand Set To Close All Bars, Pubs, Massage Parlours In 41 Provinces For 14 Days

By |

Thailand Set To Close All Bars, Pubs, Massage Parlours In 41 Provinces For 14 Days

  Entertainment venues in 41 provinces, including Bangkok, will be ordered to close for 14 days in a bid to prevent further spread of COVID-19, according to Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin.   The proposal is expected to be signed off by the Prime Minister as early as tomorrow…

Read more »

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Will Be Thailand’s ‘Principal’ Shot, Says Health Minister

By |

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Will Be Thailand’s ‘Principal’ Shot, Says Health Minister

File photo Yen Nee Lee   The coronavirus shot developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford will be Thailand’s “principal vaccine,” said Anutin Charnvirakul, Thai deputy prime minister and public health minister.   More than 150,000 people have been inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine and the percentage of people who developed side effects “is…

Read more »