Samut Sakhon

  • Covid-19 NewsHealth officials release list of “high risk” areas in 10 provinces

    Health officials release list of “high risk” areas in 10 provinces

    Health officials have released a list of areas at “high risk” of Covid-19 infections. Those who have recently visited any of the places listed are advised to monitor for coronavirus symptoms and check their body temperature. Bangkok Nuanchan Market in Bueng Kum district The residential area near Prachachuen Road in Bang Sue district Samut Sakhon The Central Shrimp Market Mahachai…

  • Covid-19 NewsUPDATE: Thai PM says lockdown could become unavoidable

    UPDATE: Thai PM says lockdown could become unavoidable

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is warning that another lockdown could prove unavoidable, should Covid-19 figures escalate out of control. Today, 427 new Covid-19 cases were reported by the Centre Covid-19 Situation Administration, 397 of which are migrant workers. Yesterday, the CCSA reported 382 new cases, 360 of which are in migrant workers. Spokesperson Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin says 14 local cases…

  • Covid-19 NewsUPDATE: 1,000+ Samut Sakhon Covid-19 cases

    UPDATE: 1,000+ Samut Sakhon Covid-19 cases

    More than 1,000 Covid-19 cases are linked to the outbreak in Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. 242 cases were reported today, adding to the 821 previously confirmed cases, tallying up to 1,063. Since the surge of infections over the weekend, hitting a record high in daily cases, health officials have rolled…

  • Covid-19 NewsOfficial says Thailand can handle rise in demand for face masks

    Official says Thailand can handle rise in demand for face masks

    The director-general of the Internal Trade Department says there will be sufficient face masks to meet a spike in demand as a result of the outbreak in Samut Sakhon. Wattanasak Sur-iam says he’s asked manufacturers to step up production from a current combined capacity of 5 million masks a day. He adds that the retail price of surgical masks will…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | 800+ cases in Samut Sakhon, Countries block UK travel | Dec 21

    Thailand News Today | 800+ cases in Samut Sakhon, Countries block UK travel | Dec 21

    Back in Bangkok for this week’s Thailand News Today, wondering if we’re going to be locked down again? All the latest news at thethaiger.com More than 800 Covid-19 cases now linked to seafood market More than 800 Covid-19 cases are now linked to the Samut Sakhon province seafood market outbreak. Up to the weekend the largest number of cases reported…

  • Covid-19 NewsUPDATE: Latest news from the Samut Sakhon Covid-19 outbreak

    UPDATE: Latest news from the Samut Sakhon Covid-19 outbreak

    More than 800 Covid-19 cases linked to a seafood market in Samut Sakhon have been reported, and numbers are expected to increase as health officials roll out mass testing on over 10,000 people. 2 more Covid-19 cases were reported in Bangkok today from people who both recently went to the Central Shrimp Market in Samut Sakhon, adding to the city’s…

  • Covid-19 NewsMore than 800 Covid-19 cases now linked to seafood market

    More than 800 Covid-19 cases now linked to seafood market

    More than 800 Covid-19 cases are now linked to the Samut Sakhon province seafood market outbreak. With the largest increase in daily cases reported by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration yesterday, health officials say they are now conducting mass testing to contain the virus. As of this morning, 723 Covid-19 cases are linked to the Mahachai Market in Samut…

  • Northern Thailand NewsKhon Kaen mandates Covid testing for travellers to and from Samut Sakhon

    Khon Kaen mandates Covid testing for travellers to and from Samut Sakhon

    The Khon Kaen governor is taking action after the recent Covid surge in Samut Sakhon by mandating that people returning to the province must undergo a Covid-19 screening. Somsak Jangtrakul says the new measures include those returning as of December 1 after he called a meeting of the provincial disease control today. At the meeting, it was decided that those…

  • World NewsGovernment urged to let in 100,000 migrant workers from Myanmar despite Covid surge

    Government urged to let in 100,000 migrant workers from Myanmar despite Covid surge

    The government in Thailand is being urged by larger Thai multinationals, and the construction and fisheries industry, to let in about 100,000 migrants from Myanmar, despite a recent surge in Covid-19 infections inside the kingdom. Officials say they will comply with the demands to let the migrant workers in, however, they will regulate their arrivals. Suebsakun Kidnukorn, an academic with…

  • Covid-19 News576 cases in one day – Latest test results from Samut Sakhon Covid outbreak

    576 cases in one day – Latest test results from Samut Sakhon Covid outbreak

    UPDATE: The number of cases linked to the Samut Sakhon outbreak has risen to 576. Earlier the figure was published as 516 cases. Thailand’s CCSA has announced more than 500 Covid-19 cases among migrant workers at the centre of its seafood industry, on an enormous 1-day rise in a country that had gone into mild panic after just 1 or…

  • Covid-19 News516 cases in one day – Samut Sakhon, Thailand’s new Covid-19 hotspot

    516 cases in one day – Samut Sakhon, Thailand’s new Covid-19 hotspot

    UPDATE: Some publications are announcing Saturday’s daily total in Thailand as 576. We will update the precise number as more information becomes available. Thailand’s CCSA has announced more than 500 Covid-19 cases among migrant workers at the centre of its seafood industry, on an enormous 1-day rise in a country that had gone into mild panic after just 1 or…

  • Covid-19 NewsHealth Minister points to migrant workers as likely source of virus in Samut Sakhon

    Health Minister points to migrant workers as likely source of virus in Samut Sakhon

    Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says migrant workers are likely to be the reason behind a small Covid-19 outbreak in the central province of Samut Sakhon. After a 67 year old woman with no international travel history was found to be infected with Covid-19, 3 of her family members have also tested positive. According to a Bangkok Post report,…

  • Thailand NewsSamut Sakhon karaoke bar raided for alleged child prostitution operation

    Samut Sakhon karaoke bar raided for alleged child prostitution operation

    Police arrested a karaoke bar and restaurant owner for alleged human trafficking and sexual exploitation of teenage girls. After receiving a tip about an alleged child prostitution and trafficking operation, police raided the karaoke bar in Samut Sakhon, southwest of Bangkok, and found a 16 year old girl who officers believe is a victim. She is now at a temporary…

  • Bangkok NewsWhale skeleton around 3,000-5,000 years old found in Samut Sakhon

    Whale skeleton around 3,000-5,000 years old found in Samut Sakhon

    A whale skeleton estimated to be around 3,000 to 5,000 years old was found in Samut Sakhon, just west of Bangkok, about 12 kilometres inland from the coastline. The bones will be carbon dated to determine a more precise age. The Natural Resources and Environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa says the bones resemble the Bryde’s whale. About 50 Bryde’s whales live…

  • Crime NewsMen arrested for allegedly stealing 15 big bikes

    Men arrested for allegedly stealing 15 big bikes

    After a number of bike bikes went missing in Samut Sakhon’s Krathum Baen district, just southwest of Bangkok, police arrested 2 people for allegedly stealing the bikes and selling them to buyers at the Thai-Myanmar border. Police first arrested a man Thai media reports as Nattapol back in September. Police say Nattapol admitted to the charges and tipped police off…

  • Bangkok NewsExplosion at new oil refinery kills 2 technicians

    Explosion at new oil refinery kills 2 technicians

    An explosion at a Central Thailand oil refinery killed 2 people while technicians were testing out new machines. The GRD Energy oil refinery in Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, is less than 2 months old and refines old motor oil into industrial fuel. 8 staff members were working at the refinery this morning, conducting tests on new machinery this…

  • Bangkok NewsHomes partially collapse in 2 provinces

    Homes partially collapse in 2 provinces

    In 2 separate incidents, the area around the 3 storey flat block that tilted and partially collapsed on Wednesday in the in Samut Sakhon, southwest of Bangkok, has been declared a disaster zone. And in neighbouring Samut Prakun, due south of the capitol, the Engineering Institute of Thailand is investigating 20 houses where pillars, ceilings, roofs and walls were found…

  • ExpatsRelatives claim British pensioner was mistreated and starved by Thai family

    Relatives claim British pensioner was mistreated and starved by Thai family

    Relatives of an 86 year old British war veteran claim he endured starvation and mistreatment at the hands of his Thai family in Samut Sakhon, central Thailand. After receiving medical clearance, the man was flown home to the UK yesterday on an Eva Air flight. A report in Thai Visa says the man, named only as “Ron”, was rescued after…

  • Crime NewsCar thief rammed as the owners take matters into their own hands

    Car thief rammed as the owners take matters into their own hands

    A car thief has been apprehended by the owner of the car he stole. Police in the central Samut Sakhon province, just west of Bangkok, arrested 32 year old Not Jeankow on Monday. The theft took place at around half past midnight at a used car lot. ‘Not’ already had a warrant out for motor vehicle theft and broke the…

  • Covid-19 NewsSamut Sakhon joins other provinces in getting serious about masks in public

    Samut Sakhon joins other provinces in getting serious about masks in public

    With the entire nation under a state of emergency and a nationwide curfew now in effect, many regions of Thailand are getting tough on those who don’t wear masks in public as an additional public prevention in the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The governor of Samut Sakhon, a large province on the coast southwest of Bangkok, today joined other…

  • Bangkok NewsYoung man drowns searching for coins in krathong floats

    Young man drowns searching for coins in krathong floats

    FILE PHOTO A young man has drowned in a canal in Samut Sakhon’s central district early this morning (Friday) while searching for coins in krathong floats left after being launched last night. Police were informed around 1.30 am that the young man had gone missing in the Thahan Rua canal in front of Samut Sakhon provincial hall. A team of…