Phuket Covid

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    Thailand News Today | Phuket drops outdoor mask mandate!

        Phuket dropped its outdoor mask mandate starting yesterday June 1, despite the Prime Minister saying two days ago that there are NO plans to do so. Medical or cloth face masks will still be required to be worn indoors, in crowded spaces, and badly ventilated spaces. The masking requirement – indoors and outdoors – is still in effect…

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    Is it too late for Thailand’s Nightlife? | GMT

    Is it too late for Thailand’s Night life? Nightlife venues have been warned to stay safe and follow precautions. Thai PM urges people to only travel for essential Photo contest thaiger member winners and smuggling durians. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand

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    Lifting of the mask mandate in Thailand next month? | GMT

    Face mask-wearing mandate to be lifted ‘only in certain areas’, Disability rights activist jailed for shaming a motorist parked in a disabled bay, Govt ups monkeypox alert level, Cafe serves drinks in “penis” bags in southern Thailand, and Thailand raises monkeypox alert level to “requiring close surveillance”. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

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    Thailand News Today | High demand for sandbox entry into Thailand

    In today’s news, Phuket is proving popular with foreign tourists, social media uncovers the aftermath of the Full Moon party, and a survey reveals the pandemic is taking a big toll on mental health. All this is coming up in today’s program. You’re watching Thailand News Today, bringing you the latest headlines in Thailand and beyond. And in today’s news. …

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    Phuket daily Covid infections rise over 100 again, cluster reported on Bangla Road

    Covid infections in Phuket are creeping up again after 3 weeks of increased arrivals and a revival of nightspots and bars around the island, despite officially being illegal. Phuket’s Governor Narong Woonciew has confirmed that the number of new infections has been rising steadily over recent weeks. The island’s bars and nightlife have been keen to take advantage of the increase…

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    Phuket “Sandbox” traveller infected with Covid-19, tour group now in quarantine

    A man who arrived in Thailand under the Phuket “Sandbox” reopening scheme has tested positive for Covid-19. The man is the first so-called “Sandboxer” to test positive for the virus since the island’s reopening last week under the scheme which allows travellers from overseas, who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, to enter the island province without undergoing quarantine. A Covid-19…

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    Thailand News Today | PM apologises, vaccine delays, Pattaya sandbox? and sharks | June 16

    A prominent Thai doctor has called on the government to ramp up the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, amid concerns at the low number of doses administered to date, private healthcare group in Thailand says it’s planning to purchase 5 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, Pattaya tourism officials are pitching a travel scheme similar to Phuket’s “Sandbox” , Thailand’s…

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    Thailand News Today | Local-made AZ vaccine released, new prosecutor to chase ‘Boss’ | June 4

    Several Thai provinces with low infection rates have had to delay their Covid-19 vaccine rollout after receiving fewer doses than expected, Siam Bioscience announced that they are ready to begin deliveries of the local AstraZeneca vaccine to the Thai government, the new chairman of a committee that oversees Thailand’s public prosecutors and he has set his sights on the infamous…

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    Thailand News Today | Government puts brakes on BKK, more police arrested over kidnap | June 1

    Just as Bangkok was about to reopen some venues and businesses, the order was shut down by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Thai Brewers Association has delivered a petition to the CCSA and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration asking them to reverse the ban of alcohol sales in restaurants and bars, Two high ranking police officers in Bangkok have now…

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    Thailand News Today | ‘Covid’ visa extensions, Bangkok aims for 70% vaccination in 1 month | May 31

    The deadline to apply for a 60-day visa “Covid” extension has been pushed to July 29, now allowing stays up until late-September, The Department of Disease Control has set an ambitious goal to vaccinate at least 70% of Bangkok residents by July, Thailand has officially extended its Emergency Decree for a 12th time set to expire on July 31 and…

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    Thailand News Today | 500 Covid hospital ‘patients’ escape, 1 night, 1$ campaign for Phuket | May 28

    Hundreds of Covid patients at a packed field hospital at a Phetchaburi factory attempted to escape during a power outage due to the hot and crowded conditions, 1 man has been rescued, while another is still missing, after a speedboat capsized in rough waters off the island of Koh Chang, Tourism officials are pushing for a proposed campaign they call…

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    Thailand News Today | US investigation into Covid origins, Pattaya opens to foreigners in Q4 | May 27

    Thai Airways is launching a limited number of direct flights from Europe to Phuket, 2 of the 62 people who were arrested at the alleged drug and sex party in Bangkok have tested positive for Covid-19, Pattaya officials are saying they’re ready to reopen to foreign tourists this year under a model similar to Phuket if 70% of residents are…

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    Thailand News Today | South African variant, private hospitals to offer vaccines | May 24

    Officials in the border province of Narathiwat have sealed off 9 villages after 3 confirmed cases of the Covid variant first detected in South Africa, Private hospitals in Thailand say they are ordering 5 million Moderna vaccine doses for paying customers, foreign or Thai, who may want a different vaccine brand,

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    Thailand News Today | Vaccine roll out, Nok Air heads to Bankruptcy court

    Virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan says that people can contract Covid even after full recovery from a bout of the virus, 70% of the population in Thailand is expected to have received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by September, Nok Air has handed in its business rehabilitation plan after extending the deadline twice and 77 year old…

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    Thailand News Today | Walk-in vaccinations scuttled, rain for the next few days | May 19

    Walk-in registration may not be happening, Phuket’s mass Covid-19 vaccination program has kicked off again today, Koh Larn, just off the coast of Pattaya, has extended its closure until at least the end of May, Australian arrested on suspicion of international criminal activity, a tour packages which include a Covid-19 vaccination and Most parts of the country, including Bangkok, the…

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    Thailand News Today | Bangkok extends restrictions, Brits told to stay away from Thailand | May 17

    High infection report stems from more positive infections emerging from Bangkok’s prison system, Bangkok city hall has announced an extension of temporary closures of public venues in Bangkok until May 31, a new arrival regime in Phuket, Brits were told to bypass countries that are designated as amber, including Thailand, for this year’s summer holidays and drugs valued at nearly100…

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    Thailand News Today | Thai Airways decision, Covid Update, farmer hit by lightning | May 12

    34 Covid-related deaths reported today, today is a big day in the long-running Thai Airways saga, with 13,000 creditors voting on whether or not to accept the struggling airline’s rehabilitation plan, An unfortunate farmer has been struck and killed by lightning in his rice field in the Phon Sawan district of Nakhon Phanom, British activist Andy Hall has been finally…

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    Thailand News Today | More bubbles?, Burmese journalists arrested, Malaysian lockdown | May 11

    Thailand will travel travel bubble discussions with countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, Laos and Malaysia. Travel bubbles could start as soon as October, Police in Northern Thailand arrested 3 senior journalists who had fled Myanmar, Thai officials say expats living in Thailand will be included in the government’s mass Covid-19 vaccination plan, but exactly when that will be is still…

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    Thailand News Today | Thai government throws TG under bus, new police uniforms | May 10

    Forum Moderator Application… HERE In today’s Thailand News Today we look at… State Enterprise Policy Office says the government will not bank-roll a billion-baht cash injection for Thai Airways, Public buses, cars, and motorbike taxis now need to comply with tougher Covid-19 measures, After a 3-day search, a body of a missing fisherman was found off the coast of Lin…

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    Thailand News Today | Pfizer vaccines on the way, Phuket’s July re-opening | May 7

    Disease Control Department back-peddled saying that that foreigners living in Thailand WILL also be vaccinated, governor of Chiang Mai is calling for the ban on dining in at restaurants in the northern city to be lifted and for eateries to be allowed to serve food on-site until 9pm, Tourism and Sports Minister insists the southern island of Phuket must record…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya, Phuket and Hua Hin brace for increased restrictions

    Three of Thailand’s biggest expat areas are seeing sharp rises in new infections, partly from pre-Songkran traffic. The Songkran holidays, now officially over (but will see many people taking today off and making a weekend Songkran extension), and the government says they are expecting to see a rise in the cases numbers reported in the popular holiday locations. Chon Buri…