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Thailand News Today | Changes to quarantine, ‘adult content’ ban continues | March 5

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Thailand’s Public Health Minister is chairing a meeting next Monday, where a vaccine passport scheme and potential travel bubbles is on the agenda. Anutin says those who’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be issued with a book to confirm their vaccination. It’s hoped this will make international travel easier, as well as boosting the public’s confidence and helping life return to some kind of normality.

In related news…. From next month, foreign visitors to the Kingdom will be able to experience the delights of “area quarantine”, after the government confirmed the scheme for 5 provinces. Following a meeting with the Public Health Ministry, the Tourism Minister confirmed that Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri and Surat Thani, which includes Koh Samui, have been chosen to pilot the scheme.

P**nhub and other adult websites are remaining blocked in Thailand as they apparently “conflict with good morals for upstanding citizens”. The Thai Government says the websites encourage “poor moral standpoints and can affect youth in a negative manner”.

The Acting Minister of Digital Economy and Society and current Minister of Culture says that the decision that was made by the previous office holder will be upheld. The decision also includes keeping other popular adult websites blocked as the Thai Government has labelled them to be “obscene”. But the move to ban adult content has brought protests with those disagreeing saying such sites are a part of freedom of expression.

A houseowner in the central province of Ang Thong, central Thailand, has discovered 3 skeletons on his land that are thought to be over 3,000 years old. 54 year old Somkiat Briboon says this most recent discovery isn’t the first, as the first lot of bones was found last year after preparing his 17 rai plot of land to be rented out for sugarcane farming.

The Thai PM says he’s ordered an investigation into allegations that the military has been using fraudulent social media accounts to aggravate the ongoing unrest in southern Thailand. Facebook has announced the removal of 185 accounts and groups that it has accused of “information-influencing”, targeting audiences in the deep south of the country, where Muslim insurgents continue to fight for independence. The PM says he’s tasked the Defence Ministry with looking into the matter and explaining it to the public.

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  1. D-Boy

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Please provide all the details of Area Quarantine?

    Thank you.

    ?

  2. Andy W

    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    If they find one person with the virus who had been wandering around in the quarantine area for a week, will they lockdown the whole area?
    And what about the other people in that area, will they be forced to stay in that area another 15 nights hoping that a second case isn’t discovered?
    Someone could be virus free but be forced to remain in that area for months unless there’s a sensible plan, and I doubt anything involving TAT can ever be called sensible…

  3. J West

    Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Exactly. Do you ‘area quarantine’ the locals along with the incoming farang? Do these areas effectively mean that Chonburi etc is a no go zone for say….. Bangkokians and BKK off limits for anyone from Phuket? Will drivers know to refuse fares from one zone to another? Incoming my foreigners are arriving Covid Positive every day being shuttled from ASQ into hospital.

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