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PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Booking your Thailand hotel quarantine! Blue-ringed octopus warning? || December 1
PHUKET XTRA - December 1 || Brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Hotel quarantine ready for booking! |:| Thailand Covid cases surpass 4,000 |:| Blue-ring octopus warning |:| Tiger cubs seized, smuggling suspected |:| Tsunami-warning buoys installed |:| Myanmar nationals targeted amid Phuket Covid fears Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend
WORLD: It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years.
Main water supply outage in Koh Kaew
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the mains water supply will be shut-off in Koh Kaew tomorrow (Dec 2) while works are carried out on the main connection at in the Koh Kaew intersection.
One year on, COVID-19’s origin still unclear
WORLD: While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the virus: exactly where it came from.
Tiger cubs seized, park suspected of smuggling
THAILAND: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) yesterday (Nov 30) impounded five tiger cubs suspected of being illegally smuggled from a private zoo in Mukdahan.
2020 has brought an upsurge in demand for renovation and refurbishment
Certainly 2020 has brought it’s challenges, but it has also brought opportunity.
Arrivals from Myanmar targeted amid COVID-19 fears
PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong has ordered officials to ramp up their efforts to ensure all migrant workers returning from Myanmar are checked for COVID-19 following a Thai woman returning from Myanmar testing positive for the virus in Chiang Mai, sparking fears of an outbreak there, and three Thai women testing positive for the virus in Chiang Rai.
Phuket gardener arrested for rape
PHUKET: A 34-year-old man working as a gardener has been arrested for raping a woman along the Ao Yon-Khao Khad Rd in Wichit, on Phuket’s east coast, early last month.
Facebook, Google becoming ‘human rights-free zones’ in Vietnam: Amnesty
WORLD: Facebook and Google are fast becoming “human rights-free zones” in Vietnam, Amnesty International warned today (Dec 1), accusing the tech titans of helping censor peaceful dissent and political expression in the country.
Thailand’s tsunami-warning buoys installed, operational
PHUKET: The two tsunami-warning buoys operated by Thailand have been deployed and are now providing real-time data to the tsunami-warning network west of Phuket.
 
The Thaiger
Health officials urge locals in Phichit to avoid eating raw pork after 4 deaths

Public health officials are urging locals in the Phichit province to avoid eating raw pork after 4 people died this year from a zoonotic disease originating from pigs while 22 residents were infected. The province, about 330 kilometres from Bangkok, has the highest number of deaths related to raw meat consumption. The province also has the second highest number of patients with symptoms caused by unusual eating habits. The 4 residents died from a Streptococcus suis bacteria infection. 22 residents were also treated for the infection. Human Streptococcus suis infections typically occur in humans through cuts or abrasion on the […]

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Thailand News Today | No ‘tourism’ until Q2, Tiger smuggling, Win drivers jailed | Dec 1

Thailand will remain closed to general tourism until at least the 2nd quarter of 2021 Kiss any resemblance of general tourism to Thailand goodbye, at least until march next year, at the earliest. That’s the outlook for Thailand’s beleaguered tourism industry from the usually optimistic Minster for Sports and Tourism. So, apart from the STV and the modified 60 day Tourist Visa, and a few other options – all involving quarantine and a lot of red-tape for now – there’s not much good news on the horizon for people wishing to get back to Thailand right now. The minister’s outlook […]

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Fourth local Covid-19 case reported in Chiang Rai, Thai returnee evaded quarantine

A fourth local Covid-19 case was reported in Chiang Rai today. The patient is a 25 year old Thai woman who recently returned to Thailand from Myanmar by using an unofficial land crossing to avoid quarantine. The woman travelled to Myanmar’s Tachileik district earlier this month to work at a hotel, she told officials. 3 other infected Thai women also tested positive in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai after working at a bar in Tachileik. Those women also allegedly entered Thailand illegally, dodging the mandatory 14 day quarantine period. The women could face charges for entering Thailand illegally and violating […]

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Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce to propose Guangzhou-Phuket tourism route

A tourism route from Guangzhou, China to Phuket could help the island province recover from the recession brought on by the pandemic and lack of foreign travel, according to the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The president of the organisation, Narongsak Puttapornmongkol, says they plan to submit a letter proposing the route under a travel bubble scheme to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce is proposing a travel bubble with around 20 cities in China with no recent coronavirus infections and considered to be at a low risk of spreading the virus. Travellers from Guangzhou recently […]

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Ferry operators offer discounted trips to Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao

Tourist boat operators, Seatran Ferry and Lomprayah High Speed Ferries, are offering discounted trips for groups travelling on the weekdays to the Surat Thani islands Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. From now until December 31, groups of at least 4 people can purchase discounted tickets for inbound trips from Sunday to Thursday, excluding public holidays. 30 baht discounts will be offered to each person travelling on a ferry and an 80 baht discount will be offered to each person travelling on a catamaran or speedboat. The Tourism Authority of Thailand Koh Samui office is partnering with the […]

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Health minister pushes to press charges on Covid-19 infected women who dodged quarantine

The 3 Thai women who tested positive for Covid-19 after crossing the Thai-Myanmar border without being screened or undergoing the mandatory 14 day quarantine might face charges. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says he has asked authorities to prosecute “to the fullest extent of the law.” Not only could the women face charges for illegal entry, they could also be charged for endangering public health as well as breaking the Communicable Disease Control Act and the Emergency Decree, according to Anutin. He says he’s working with the Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai governors to press charges against the women. The […]

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Isaan woman saves her husband from elephant attack

A woman saved her husband from a wild elephant attack by screaming and banging objects together, driving the elephant away with the loud noises. 33 year old Supat Klonsalab, a rubber tapper in the Isaan province Bueng Kan, is being treated at a local hospital. Luckily, his injuries from being stomped by the elephant are not severe. 37 year old Primanee Chairat says the elephant in the area caught her and her husband off guard, adding that wild elephants don’t typically roam in the area. Chief of the nearby Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary, Taweep Khamphaengmuang, says elephants sometimes wander out […]

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10 new Covid-19 cases in quarantine, all asymptomatic

10 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine including a 7 month old boy, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is raised to 4,008 with 3,811 recoveries and 60 deaths. 137 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus. 3 people travelling from the United States tested positive for Covid-19. The 23 year old American woman arrived on November 27 and the 63 year old Thai woman and 65 year old and Thai man arrived the next day. They all tested positive for the coronavirus while in quarantine and were […]

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18 Bangkok motorbike taxi drivers get prison for 2019 mass brawl killing a bystander

18 motorbike taxi drivers are sentenced to prison for their involvement in a mass street fight in June 2019 where a bystander was killed by a stray bullet. Bangkok’s Prakhonong Court handed down prison sentences ranging from 5 years to more than 27 years, according to Thai media. The fight broke out between two gangs of win drivers, named by Thai media as Soi 1 and Soi 2, on Soi Udomsuk 1 in Bangkok’s Bang Na district. Around 50 to 60 drivers from Soi 1 attacked 20 to 30 drivers from Soi 2 with knives and other weapons, apparently because […]

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Doctors warn against internet claims that popular herb cures cancer

Medics from the National Cancer Institute are urging Thai netizens not to fall for internet claims that a herb known as Khao Thong can cure cancer. The herb, with the scientific classification, Houttuynia cordata, is also known as fish leaf or heart leaf, but Jida Rojanamethin from the National Cancer Institute, says social media users shouldn’t believe unsubstantiated claims about its potential to cure cancer. “Misunderstanding could lead to health risks or reduced chance of success when receiving standardised treatment. Although this herb is good for your health, one should also eat the 5 food groups proportionately as well as […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
'Bad Students' hang up uniforms at Education Ministry
Young students from the so-called “Bad Student" activist group on Tuesday converged on the Education Ministry to protest against the ban on casual dress at schools.
Anti-govt rally at Lat Phrao after charter court ruling Wednesday
Another anti-government rally is planned at Lat Phrao intersection in Bangkok's Chatuchak district on Wednesday, when the Constitutional Court will rule on the legality of the prime minister living in an army house. A ruling against him would spell the end of his leadership of the country.
Fourth woman who sneaked back from Myanmar found infected
Another Thai woman who crossed the border illegally from Myanmar to Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province has been found to be infected with the coronavirus disease.
Few students in casual clothes
A few students were seen wearing casual attire for the start of the new school term on Tuesday morning, in response to protesters' calls for freedom of dressing, but most arrived in their usual uniforms.
Covid cases from 4 countries lift total past 4,000
A seven-month-old Russian boy was among 10 new cases of novel coronavirus infection reported on Tuesday, quarantined arrivals from four countries, raising the total to 4,008, with no new deaths.
Obec gives nod for casual attire in all schools
The Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) has instructed all schools to not prohibit their students from wearing casual outfits to school on the first day of the second term.
BoT preps more measures for baht
The Bank of Thailand plans to implement additional measures to help manage the baht's appreciation in December as part of a push to forge a new foreign exchange ecosystem.
Health chiefs play down Chiang Mai lockdown talk
The Public Health Ministry has ruled out a lockdown in the tourist province of Chiang Mai as a result of a coronavirus scare involving a Thai returnee from Myanmar.
Protest switches to courthouse
All eyes will be on the Constitutional Court on Wednesday when it delivers a ruling on the legality of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's continued occupancy of an army residence since his retirement from the military.
Sudarat quits Pheu Thai
Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, a former chief strategist of Pheu Thai, has resigned as party member, severing the last link she had with the largest opposition party.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Govt urges end to HIV testing at workplaces
The Labour Ministry is asking businesses to avoid testing job seekers for HIV/Aids as a part of its bid to end discriminatory practices in the workplace, according to the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DPLW).
THAI reveals new flights from Xmas
Thai Airways will resume domestic flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai and Bangkok and Phuket from Dec 25 after suspending them for almost nine months because of Covid-19.
Diesel discounts on offer to cut PM2.5s
Environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa on Tuesday reached an agreement with the Federation of Thai Industries to give discounts for diesel engine maintenance services, the government's latest effort to bring down PM2.5 levels.
'Bad Students' hang up uniforms at Education Ministry
Young students from the so-called “Bad Student" activist group on Tuesday converged on the Education Ministry to protest against the ban on casual dress at schools.
Pfizer seeks EU vaccine approval as OECD sees recovery in 2021
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Pharma companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday filed for European approval for their coronavirus vaccine, following in the footsteps of competitor Moderna, while the OECD predicted the world economy would bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by late 2021.
Anti-govt rally at Lat Phrao after charter court ruling Wednesday
Another anti-government rally is planned at Lat Phrao intersection in Bangkok's Chatuchak district on Wednesday, when the Constitutional Court will rule on the legality of the prime minister living in an army house. A ruling against him would spell the end of his leadership of the country.
Vietnam reports 2 new Covid-19 cases linked to rare local infection
HANOI: Vietnam on Tuesday reported two more coronavirus cases linked to a new domestic infection in Ho Chi Minh City, the country's business hub, its government said.
Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend
ODDAR MEANCHEY, Cambodia: It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years.
Azerbaijani forces raise flag in last district handed back by Armenia
LACHIN, Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani soldiers on Tuesday hoisted their country's flag in the final district given up by Armenia under a peace deal that ended weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Rusty pilots making flying errors is next aviation headache
On Sept 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport safety regulator. It found the pilot had flown less than three hours in the previous 90 days. The first officer hadn’t flown at all since Feb 1.
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