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News for Monday, 24 February 2020

Bus accident kills 2, injures 18

24 February 2020 - 12:57 am

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A bus overturned after sliding backwards while ascending a steep hill in Khanom district, killing two passengers and injuring 18 others on Sunday, police said. Pol Maj Sukrita Jaihao, a Khanom police investigator, said the accident occurred at about 11.30am while a bus was taking a number of tourists from the Hainan Association back to Songkhla province after a trip to Surat Thani for a Hainanese function.

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Virus crisis will ease after Songkran: Tourism minister

24 February 2020 - 12:56 am

PHATTHALUNG: The Covid-19 corona virus crisis is expected to subside in the second half of the year or earlier, Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan said on Sunday. Mr Pipat spoke at a hotel in Khuan Khanun district of this southern province, where he presided over a ceremony to hand over honorary certificates to people who passed a training course for volunteer leaders in sports and exercise.

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Most people under economic pressure: Poll

24 February 2020 - 12:55 am

A majority of people say they are now under economic pressure, particularly from the high cost of living, high prices of goods and an inability to meet daily expenses, according to the result of a survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

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Majority view Thai media as ethical: Poll

24 February 2020 - 12:54 am

A recent survey by National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll, reveals that a majority of people believe Thai media have strong journalistic ethics but still require urgent reform. The poll was conducted on Feb 19-20 on 1,259 people aged 18 and over of various levels of education and occupations throughout the country to compile their opinions on journalistic ethics of the Thai media.

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Falling tree kills boy, injures pregnant woman in pick-up

24 February 2020 - 12:53 am

KANCHANABURI: A five-months pregnant woman was seriously injured and her younger brother killed when a roadside tree fell onto a moving pick-up truck in Sangkhla Buri district on Saturday afternoon, police said.

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Army panel to look at welfare projects

24 February 2020 - 12:51 am

Findings to be forwarded to army chief

The army has set up a committee to examine the operation of its welfare projects, especially those related to housing, to ensure everybody gets fair treatment. The move follows the army's signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Treasury Department on the management of its commercial welfare projects and use of state land for commercial purposes to ensure transparency and regulatory compliance.

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Interior ministry orders ban on 'claw crane' machines nationwide

24 February 2020 - 12:50 am

The Interior Ministry has banned the arcade "claw crane" machines at many shopping malls, deeming them gambling tools. The order banning the machines was signed by Pawin Chamniprasart, deputy interior permanent secretary acting as the permanent secretary, on Feb 19.

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THAI denies sales slump will force pay cuts

24 February 2020 - 12:49 am

National carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) denies it is cutting staff salaries in light of the Covid-19 outbreak which has dented the finances of many airlines. The announcement came on the heels of warning by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that its initial assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak is for a 8.2% full-year contraction rather than the earlier predicted 4.8% growth in demand levels for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Airport screening to be boosted

24 February 2020 - 12:48 am

Rapid coronavirus outbreak in Italy rattles health ministry

The Ministry of Public Health is closely following the rapid outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy where 14 people were found to be infected in one day. The ministry said screening measures to all passengers coming from Italy is likely to apply if the situation escalates.

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News for Sunday, 23 February 2020

Weather forecast for 24 February 2020

23 February 2020 - 12:09 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 24 February 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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