On today’s program, Covid cases are rising, mainly in Bangkok and down in the south in Narathiwat, bars and pubs closed in 3 Bangkok districts for at least 2 weeks, and the State of Global Air report slams Northern Thailand with its latest statistics.
It’s also Chakri Memorial Day, a public holiday here in Thailand. It commemorates the first King of the dynasty, King Rama 1, Thailand’s first King back in 1782. There will be commemorations around the country today.
There’s a full explanation of the day and its significance at thethaiger.com. Because today is a public holiday we’re bringing you Thailand News Today LITE… the normal program will be back tomorrow.
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