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News for Friday, 3 July 2020

Pattaya Bars and Nightclubs Reopen, But Few Customers Return

3 July 2020 - 04:54 am

PATTAYA — Nightlife establishments in the resort town of Pattaya were back in business on Wednesday night for the first time in more than three months, though operators said there was little change. Beginning Wednesday, all bars and nightclubs may open until midnight, but they must practice social distancing measures within the venue.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Covid crisis compounds new school-term woes

3 July 2020 - 04:52 am

Shoppers shell out for uniforms for stricken mother forced to steal, write Post reporters

The first day of school on Wednesday was not a happy time for every child and parent, some of whom had to borrow, beg or even steal so they could send their offspring to class in a uniform like everyone else. This year, the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the opening of the new term by almost two months. But the outbreak also compounded the financial suffering of parents, several of whom lost their jobs from business closures or saw their incomes dwindle.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Gov’t Moves to Crack Down on Online Sales of Booze

3 July 2020 - 04:51 am

BANGKOK — The country’s top alcohol regulator on Thursday approved a draft regulation to ban any online booze sales. The move came after alcohol watchdog groups urged the government to crack down on the online sales of booze, which surged during the pandemic lockdown. Deputy health minister Satit Pituthecha said the new rule aims to prevent consumers from easy access to alcohol beverages.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

 

News for Thursday, 2 July 2020

Weather forecast for 3 July 2020

2 July 2020 - 12:21 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 3 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Fire guts Pattaya's Sukhawadee House

2 July 2020 - 02:33 am

PATTAYA: Sukhawadee House, a major tourist attraction, went up in flames on Wednesday morning, just as it was about to reopen its doors after being closed for four months by the coronavirus lockdown The blaze started in the ornate Buddhabaramee building and quickly spread to the main bulding.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

More returnees from Kuwait found infected with coronavirus

2 July 2020 - 02:32 am

The government on Wednesday reported two new cases of coronavirus disease infection, workers returning from Kuwait, raising the total to 3,173. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the two men, aged 47 and 48, arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport on Monday. They were both coughing and had a fever, and tested positive for the disease the same day.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Economic team still has PM's support

2 July 2020 - 02:31 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the work of the government's economic team, cooling speculation that key ministers in the team will be purged in the next cabinet reshuffle. Emerging from the weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Gen Prayut responded to a reporter's question on whether he had conveyed moral support to the economic team, especially Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



'Boss' case probation for police

2 July 2020 - 02:30 am

The Royal Thai Police (RTP) on Tuesday announced it had punished five of the seven police officers found guilty of dereliction of duty in their lenient handling of the high-profile 2012 hit-and-run case involving Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Fundraising kicks up stink

2 July 2020 - 02:29 am

'Sean' row sparks donation law change

The Interior Ministry is working to amend a law to safeguard public donations after a donation campaign led by a social media celebrity was called into question. Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee said on Tuesday an amendment to the 1944 Donations Control Act was being drafted by the Department Of Provincial Administration.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Debt-ridden group lays off 961 staff

2 July 2020 - 02:28 am

No other choice, says education minister

The Business Organisation of the Office of the Welfare Promotion Commission for Teachers and Educational Personnel on Tuesday announced it had laid off almost 1,000 employees due to staggering debt and a lack of liquidity.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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