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News for Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Shopping coupons for tourists arriving in Phuket by car

1 July 2020 - 06:49 am

PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand hopes to lure local travellers to this island province with the offer of 1,000 baht of shopping coupons for 500 families arriving by car under a "new normal" promotion starting on July 7.

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Two more Covid cases in Thailand Tuesday

1 July 2020 - 06:48 am

Two additional cases of Covid-19 were found in Thailand over the past 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,171. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 58. The country has now gone 36 days without any local transmissions.

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Gov’t Approves the First of Songkran Substitute Holidays

1 July 2020 - 06:47 am

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday declared July 27 as a substitute day off for the canceled Thai New Year holidays, or Songkran. Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said the decision was made by the Cabinet today. The festival, held annually and recognized as public holidays from April 13-15, was postponed this year due to the threats of the coronavirus infection.

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Poker gamblers arrested in Pattaya

1 July 2020 - 06:46 am

CHON BURI: Nine Chinese men were arrested for gathering in a crowd and gambling in Pattaya on Monday night. Transnational crime police led by Pol Col Chitdecha Songhong raided a house in the Jomtien Palace Housing Estate in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district, and found the men sitting at tables, playing poker.

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China Donates Medical Equipment to Thailand to Stem COVID-19

1 July 2020 - 06:45 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday expressed his gratitude via the Thai media for China’s donation of a batch of medical equipment to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand. The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok, acting on behalf of China, donated 1.3 million surgical face masks, 70,000 N95 face masks, 150,000 COVID-19 test kits and 70,000 PPE suits to Thailand.

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Five injured in tour bus accident

1 July 2020 - 06:44 am

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Five passengers received minor injuries when their tour bus ran off Phetkasem highway and crashed into the median ditch in Bang Saphan district late on Monday night, police said. The accident occurred about 11.10pm near the Bang Saphan intersection at kilometre marker 383 in tambon Rom Thong.

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Happy Phase 5! Bars Open Till Midnight, Soapy Massage Returns

1 July 2020 - 06:43 am

BANGKOK — Erotic massage parlours and bars will be allowed to reopen Wednesday in the lastest phase of coronavirus business reopenings. In what officials termed as Phase 5, those establishments can get back in business provided they comply with social distancing measures. Malls and community malls can open until 10pm, while convenience stores can resume their 24/7 hours. Trekking out to get a kanom jeeb stick at 3am is possible again!

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Sean faces summons for fundraiser

1 July 2020 - 06:42 am

Star 'failed to seek correct permission'

Famous social media influencer Sean Buranahiran will be summoned to clarify donations he raised to help Chiang Mai province fight wildfires earlier this year, Muang Chiang Mai district chief Sarawut Worapong said on Monday.

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Thailand’s hotel industry pushing ahead with recovery

1 July 2020 - 06:41 am

Optimism is building in some corners of the hospitality industry as Thailand pushes ahead with it Covid-19 recovery phases. Occupancy rates in at least Bangkok and Phuket are likely to bottom out soon with the lifting of travel restrictions, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.

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Critics Suspect Power Grab in Virus Decree Extension

1 July 2020 - 06:40 am

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday extended the Emergency Decree to another month through July with a stated aim of combating the coronavirus, though critics of the authorities call it a coup in disguise.

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