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News for Saturday, 4 April 2020

Weather forecast for 5 April 2020

4 April 2020 - 12:49 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 5 April 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Pattaya considers lockdown as infections rise

4 April 2020 - 12:25 am

PATTAYA: The resort city is considering a full lockdown to outsiders after the rise of new coronavirus infections in Chon Buri province, almost half of them in Pattaya or nearby areas. Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunluem said on Friday that a ban on arrivals and departures from the city is on the cards as it could be an effective measure to control the spread of Covid-19.

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Feverish woman spits on health workers on train

4 April 2020 - 12:24 am

Passenger who refused to wear mask taken for 14-day quarantine

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A 53-year-old woman with a high fever spat on health officials who tried to offer her a face mask on a local train, sparking coronavirus fears and panic among passengers and local residents. The woman, whose name was withheld, boarded local train No 431 on the Kaeng Khoi-Khon Kaen route at Nong Sun railway station on Friday morning without buying a ticket.

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Soldiers to help enforce curfew

4 April 2020 - 12:23 am

Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong has ordered troops to support local administrators and police in enforcing the nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am. Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokesperson of the army, said Gen Apirat conveyed the order to unit commanders via a nationwide videoconference on Friday.

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Phuket hotels ordered to shut as infections rise

4 April 2020 - 12:22 am

PHUKET: All hotels have been ordered to refuse new guests and close as soon as the last ones leave, as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the island province rose to 100 on Friday. Hotels without guests are ordered to shut their doors immediately.

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Phuket reports 13 new cases, total 100

4 April 2020 - 12:21 am

PHUKET: Thirteen more people have been infected with the coronavirus in Phuket, raising the total to 100. The Phuket communicable disease committee announced on Friday that 11 Thais and two foreigners were infected in the past 24 hours.

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103 new Covid cases, 4 new deaths

4 April 2020 - 12:20 am

The Government on Friday reported 103 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the total to 1,978, and four new deaths, mostly elderly, which increased the toll to 19. Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said one of the fatalities was a 59-year-old male employee of the State Railway of Thailand who had no record of a chronic disease.

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Thai Workers are Forced to Quarantine in Roadside Tents

4 April 2020 - 12:19 am

TRANG — Thai fishery workers who returned from Malaysia were surprised to find that the coronavirus “quarantine facility” they had to stay in the next 14 days turned out to be nothing more than tents pitched on the side of a road. The makeshift quarantine center was located on a strip of road in Trang’s Kantang district, where eight workers are being held.

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Public transport to stop at 9.30pm

4 April 2020 - 12:18 am

Public transport services in the Bangkok area have been ordered to end their daily operations by 9.30pm from Friday, when the nationwide night curfew starts. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said public transport services would be closed from 9.30pm to 4am in accordance with the prime minister's declaration of a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am to curb the spread of coronavirus disease.

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Gov’t Bans Media From Field Report During Virus Curfew

4 April 2020 - 12:17 am

BANGKOK — Reporters are asked not to report in the field during the overnight curfew that will come into effect tonight, deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Friday. Wissanu told reporters during today’s news briefing at the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration that journalists will not be exempted from the curfew, though he said that newspaper circulation, as well as medical, banking, and logistical operations, will be allowed to continue as usual.

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