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Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Thursday, 2 July 2020

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.

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Schools reopen across Thailand with temperature checks, masks

2 July 2020 - 02:27 am

PATHUM THANI: The country's schools reopened on Wednesday for the first time since mid-March, with precautions in place to guard against the coronavirus, ranging from temperature checks to installing makeshift cubicles for social distancing in classrooms.

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Tourist Arrivals to Plunge 80% This Year Due to COVID-19

2 July 2020 - 02:26 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Tourism Council of Thailand on Tuesday said it expects to see only an estimated 8 million foreign tourists this year, 80 percent down from last year, due to the impact from COVID-19 and air travel restrictions worldwide. “However, we are confident that tourism in Thailand will begin to pick up in 2021,” said Chairat Triratanajaraspon, the council’s president.

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NACC wants Yingluck put on trial for 'unfair' Thawil transfer

2 July 2020 - 02:25 am

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) wants to bring another case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions, after deciding she abused her power by unfairly ordering the transfer of Thawil Pliansri, then secretary-general of the National Security Council, to an inactive post in 2011.

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Officials raid 2 Phuket casinos, arresting 87 illegal gamblers

2 July 2020 - 02:23 am

Officials have raided 2 Phuket casinos resulting in 87 people being arrested for allegedly gambling after the island’s provincial police received complaints of gambling dens operating around the clock – a violation of the current Emergency Decree which bans crowds.

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National Park Lifts Controversial Ban on Foreigners

2 July 2020 - 02:22 am

KANCHANABURI — A national park in Kanchanaburi province on Wednesday said both Thais and foreigners can now visit its scenic waterfalls, lifting its controversial ban that caused much stir in the expat community. The announcement was made by an official who picked up the phone at Srinakarin Dam National Park said everyone can enter.

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News for Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Weather forecast for 2 July 2020

1 July 2020 - 12:18 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 2 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Cabinet extends emergency decree till July 31

1 July 2020 - 06:54 am

The cabinet on Tuesday formally approved the extension of the emergency decree nationwide for another month, until July 31, as proposed by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said.

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Hospital quarantine facilities being readied for medical tourists

1 July 2020 - 06:53 am

New in-hospital quarantine facilities are being prepared to allow uninterrupted treatment for medical tourists, according to the Public Health Ministry. Tares Krassanairawiwong, director-general of the Department of Health Service Support, said on Tuesday that a medical hub committee chaired by Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn resolved to prepare such facilities for Thais overseas and foreigners wanting medical treatment in Thailand.

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Accused sex-trade procurer arrested

1 July 2020 - 06:52 am

A woman accused of procuring young girls for the flesh trade in Ratchaburi province for 10 years has been arrested in Samut Songkram province. Police took Sasirat Wongkaew, 40, into custody at a house in Samut Songkhram’s Amphawa district on Monday, Pol Col Apisant Chairat, superintendent of Human Trafficking Suppression Division 5, said on Tuesday.

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