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News for Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Lines in the sand: beaches reopen with social distancing

2 June 2020 - 04:56 am

People returned to some of Thailand's famed sandy beaches Monday, keeping well apart but enjoying the outdoors, as authorities eased some coronavirus restrictions for the first time in more than two months. In Pattaya, visitors marvelled at the clarity of the turquoise-blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand, as pensioners eager for exercise promenaded along the beach.

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Songkran holiday in July possible

2 June 2020 - 04:54 am

A long holiday in July is being considered to make up for the cancellation of Songkran festivities, if the Covid-19 situation allows it, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Monday. CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said a holiday for the deferred Songkhan period is possible next month on condition of low numbers of coronavirus cases.

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Phuket reopens ports, road link

2 June 2020 - 04:53 am

PHUKET: All entry and exit points by land and water reopened on this southern island province on Monday after Covid-19 lockdown measures were relaxed under an order signed by governor Pakapong Tawipat on Sunday. The bridge crossing at Tha Chat Chai to Phangnga on the mainland and all 24 boat landings were open to traffic.

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1 New Imported Virus Case Found, Phase 3 Reopening Begins

2 June 2020 - 04:52 am

BANGKOK — The government announced on Monday that only new case of coronavirus infection was discovered in the past 24 hours. The latest case was identified as a 43-year-old Thai woman who had returned from Russia on May 20 and went into state quarantine. Phase 3 of business reopening also took off on Monday, with more shops opened and traveling across provinces permitted.

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Pigs perish in Buri Ram fire

2 June 2020 - 04:51 am

BURI RAM: A fire at a large piggery in Nang Rong district on Sunday night killed at least 100 pigs. Pol Capt Samruay Obklang, a Nang Rong duty officer, said the fire started shortly before 10pm at a pig farm ownd by Taweesak Saparat beside the Chok Chai-Det Udom road near Ban Na Mai in tambon Hua Thanon.

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Police Seeking Arrest of Suspects for Quarantine Hotel Bribery

2 June 2020 - 04:50 am

BANGKOK — Police on Monday said they will summon a man who allegedly demanded commission fees off the top of state quarantine contracts from hotels selected for the program. Deputy police commissioner Suwat Jangyodsuk said investigators have found sufficient leads in their probe into the scheme that asked seven hotels in Chonburi province for payment.

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251 stranded Thais, 20 feverish, fly home from London

2 June 2020 - 04:49 am

A total of 251 Thai citizens stranded in the United Kingdom by Covid-19 arrived home on a flight from London yesterday afternoon. They were received after Thai Airways International Flight TB917 touched down at Suvarnabhumi airport at 2.40pm by Gen Paripat Palasin, deputy chief-of-staff of the armed forces, Kittipong Kittikachorn, the airport deputy director, and Disease Control Department officials.

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Italian Engineer Stranded by Covid Volunteers for Traffic Duty

2 June 2020 - 04:48 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Reflective neon jacket on and armed with a good attitude, Manuel waves cars into the breakdown lane and takes a look under the hood. For three months that he was left stranded in Thailand due to the coronavirus outbreak, 30-year-old Italian engineer Manuel Placate has been volunteering to help traffic police in Nakhon Ratchasima and providing assistance to motorists in need.

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Overwhelming 'yes' vote for exec decrees

2 June 2020 - 04:47 am

MPs move to tackle impact of lockdown

Three executive decrees have sailed through parliament after a five-day marathon debate. House Speaker Chuan Leekpai on Sunday called MPs to vote on three decrees worth 1.9 trillion baht in total to tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Prawit Denies Involvement With ‘Plot’ to Name Him Party Leader

2 June 2020 - 04:46 am

BANGKOK — Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday said he was not involved in the mass resignation of executives from a pro-government political party, which media reports said was an attempt to name Prawit their new party leader.

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