Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

Pubs, Bars May Open On July 1 If They Follow 22 Iron-Clad Rules

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Pubs, Bars May Open On July 1 If They Follow 22 Iron-Clad Rules

  A meeting between the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s special taskforce committee and entertainment venue operators resolved that pubs, bars and entertainment venues could be allowed to open from July 1 provided they strictly observe following 22 practices:   • Controlling the number of patrons to ensure the venue does not get congested; •…

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CCSA Promises Reopening Of Nightlife Venues

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CCSA Promises Reopening Of Nightlife Venues

The normally lively nightlife in Bangkok has been dead for months with entertainment venues ordered to shut to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Jetjaras Na Ranong) Thai nightlife will soon be back in full swing as a key member of the virus-fighting state agency on Sunday promised to allow pubs, bars, karaoke…

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International Flights To Thailand Won’t Resume Until September, Says Aviation Authority

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International Flights To Thailand Won’t Resume Until September, Says Aviation Authority

Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAT) has said it will be September before international flights to and from the country resume.   Even then manager Jula Sukhmanop said it would only be a minimal service if airlines offer one at all.   He was speaking after the CAAT met with Thai and foreign airlines to discuss…

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No More Social Distancing On Domestic Flights In Thailand

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No More Social Distancing On Domestic Flights In Thailand

Photo by Vivek PRAKASH / AFP The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has further eased domestic air travel service restrictions, by doing away with the on-board social distancing requirement. CCAT Director Mr. Chula Sookmanop said today that, from now on, airlines can sell all the seats on each flight, without the need to leave…

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Thai Road Carnage: Monthly Death Toll Already 616 – Year Total Well Past 6,000

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Thai Road Carnage: Monthly Death Toll Already 616 – Year Total Well Past 6,000

Image: Daily News   The death toll at the scene of accidents in Thailand in 2020 now stands at 6,313.   In the first 16 days of June the toll is now 616 after 47 were added to the numbers on Tuesday.   Despite a two month nighttime curfew the country looks well on the…

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Thailand Placed On Flood Alert For Next Two Days

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Thailand Placed On Flood Alert For Next Two Days

  Bangkok and 70 other provinces have been placed on flood alert for today and the next one (June 16 and 17) after forecasts of heavy rain.   The southwest monsoon together with low pressure over Laos and upper Vietnam had whipped up thunderstorm conditions, explained Monton Sudprasert, director general of the Department of Disaster…

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Foreigners Married To Thais Set To Be Allowed To Return To Thailand

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Foreigners Married To Thais Set To Be Allowed To Return To Thailand

  Foreigners who are married to a Thai national or who hold permanent residency but who have been stranded overseas due to COVID-19 are set to be given special dispensation to return to Thailand.   During Monday’s English language COVID-19 briefing, Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Natapanu Nopakun, said that a meeting…

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Thailand Is Ranked 2nd In Global COVID-19 Recovery Index

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Thailand Is Ranked 2nd In Global COVID-19 Recovery Index

Source: wwwcovid19.who.int Thailand is ranked second in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) after Australia, and first in Asia in the same index. Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat told the media on Sunday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his thanks to everyone in the country for their discipline and endurance in the collective efforts…

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Thai Road Carnage: Year Death Toll To Date Tops 6,000

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Thai Road Carnage: Year Death Toll To Date Tops 6,000

Image: Daily News   Thai media Daily News reported yesterday that the death toll at the scene of accidents in Thailand since the beginning of the year now stands at 6,120.   Another 43 died at the scene on Wednesday. They cautioned that the figure was likely to rise when all reports are tallied.  …

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More Heavy Rains Anticipated In Thailand

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More Heavy Rains Anticipated In Thailand

  Thai people have been warned to brace for more and isolated heavy rain, from tomorrow (Saturday) until next Tuesday, due to the impact of a depression over the upper South China Sea.   Thailand’s Meteorological Department said today that, at about 10am today, the depression was moving north at a speed of 25kph, with…

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