Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

Global Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 700,000, One Person Dies Every 15 Seconds On Average

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Global Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 700,000, One Person Dies Every 15 Seconds On Average

FILE PHOTO: A gravedigger wearing protective suit digs a grave to bury the coffin of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli   The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with…

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No Songkran Holidays This Month: Wissanu

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No Songkran Holidays This Month: Wissanu

Wissanu Krea-ngam   Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday (August 4) that there will be no Songkran compensation holiday this month because the government needs to consider the option of granting a public holiday from several aspects.   “The compensation holidays will possibly be in September or October. If September is chosen, then…

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Expats Sought To Help Thailand’s Tourism Industry In Its Hour Of Need, End To Dual Pricing Mooted

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Expats Sought To Help Thailand’s Tourism Industry In Its Hour Of Need, End To Dual Pricing Mooted

FILE PHOTO: Reuters   Thailand’s tourism chiefs are turning to expatriates working in Thailand and foreigners living in the country to save Thai tourism in its hour of need.   The tourism crisis in Thailand has been likened to the 1997 financial crash.   Now “two million” expats are being encouraged to travel more in…

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11 Groups Of People Allowed To Fly Into Thailand, As Of Today

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11 Groups Of People Allowed To Fly Into Thailand, As Of Today

  The Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand have issued the “Notification on Conditions for Aircraft Permitted to Enter Thailand Version 3. UPDATE: The CAAT has listed 11 groups of Thai and non-Thai nationals (foreigners) permitted to enter Thailand. The groups consist of the following… 1) Thai nationals. (2) Persons…

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Nong Khai Braces For Potential Flood

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Nong Khai Braces For Potential Flood

  Nong Khai province is another critical area where the water level of the Mekong river suddenly increased 30 centimeters in a single day, and is expected to continue rising by another 50 centimeters due to heavy rains in Thailand and Laos. The province is now preparing for a large volume of water from Loei…

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Heart Damage In Covid-19 Patients Found Months After Recovery – Study

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Heart Damage In Covid-19 Patients Found Months After Recovery – Study

  New medical reports are showing that Covid 19 (SARS-CoV-2) is having lasting impact on the heart of some patients. The report confirms the fears of cardiologists who have been concerned about potential long-term heart injury from the coronavirus. Two German studies, published this week in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Cardiology, indicated heart “abnormalities” in…

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Thailand’s 2020 MotoGP Race Scrapped Over Virus Fears

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Thailand’s 2020 MotoGP Race Scrapped Over Virus Fears

  Organisers have cancelled this year’s MotoGP race in Thailand due to Covid-19 concerns, but plan to resume hosting the event in 2021.   The third edition of MotoGP Thailand was originally scheduled for Buriram in March but later postponed to October before being cancelled along with races in Malaysia and Argentina.   “It is…

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Thai Road Carnage: Nearly 8000 Dead At The Scene This Year – July Tops 1000 – Wednesday’s 76 Is Worst Yet

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Thai Road Carnage: Nearly 8000 Dead At The Scene This Year – July Tops 1000 – Wednesday’s 76 Is Worst Yet

Picture: Daily News   Daily News continued their campaign to raise awareness of the disgraceful carnage that continues on the Thai roads.   And it is only getting worse.   So far this year 7,969 people have been killed at the scene of accidents.   This does not include the number that die in hospital…

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Heavy Rain Forecast Across Thailand For Next Five Days

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Heavy Rain Forecast Across Thailand For Next Five Days

  The Thai Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain showers in almost every part of Thailand between July 31 and August 4.   It said the low-pressure cell over South China Sea is intensifying and is expected to develop into a tropical depression before it moves northwest to the coast of south China. This will…

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Foreigners On Short-Term Visas Warned They Must Leave Thailand By September 26

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Foreigners On Short-Term Visas Warned They Must Leave Thailand By September 26

Thai Immigration officials are warning foreigners on short-term visas that they must make arrangements to leave the country before September 26. A visa amnesty in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was recently extended until that date, but it looks like authorities want to make clear there will be no further extension, except in…

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