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Markets rise as deaths slow in hotspots: Virus update

Daily death toll from coronavirus declines in some global hotspots, but Japan set for emergency as global cases near 1.3 million, deaths top 69,000.

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Virus world update
18:03

Dead infected tourist had concealed at-risk history

A tourist who died of Covid-19 had earlier withheld information about visits to a coronavirus hotspot, resulting in 112 medical staff being placed in quarantine.

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'Don't hide details'
17:58

Incoming flight ban extended to April 18

Passenger flight arrival ban due to expire Monday extended to April 18, says Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

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Flight ban extended
17:57

Local SMEs tapped to produce masks

Seven small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the garment industry are ready to produce around 350,000 washable fabric masks per month to help solve the shortage of masks in Thailand.

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Local SMEs tapped to produce masks
17:17

US denies hijacking masks in Bangkok

The United States had no knowledge of a shipment of face masks bound for Germany that officials in Berlin have accused it of diverting from an airport in Bangkok, a spokeswoman for the US embassy in Thailand said.

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US denies hijacking masks in Bangkok
17:02

Bank of Thailand to hold Tuesday briefing on virus steps

BANGKOK: The Bank of Thailand (BoT) will hold a briefing on Tuesday on measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Bank of Thailand to hold Tuesday briefing on virus steps
16:45

Provinces step up quarantine preparations

Provincial authorities have stepped up preparations for quarantine to handle more people returning home through all modes of transport.

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Provinces step up quarantine preparations
16:43

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday confirmed 218 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily jump since the first cases were announced a month ago, taking the total number of infections to 2,491, a Health Ministry official said.

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Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases
16:41

No 24-hour curfew if people cooperate

There will be no 24-hour curfew if people comply with the current 10pm-4am ban on leaving their homes and the rate of coronavirus infections drops, the head of the government's Covid-19 response centre says.

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'Please cooperate'
15:50

All Korat hotels ordered to close

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: All hotels in this province have been ordered to shut down to stem the spread of the coronavirus, effective from Monday until further notice.

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All Korat hotels ordered to close
15:43

Hungry times at Kanchanaburi elephant camp amid pandemic

KANCHANABURI: The mahouts at an elephant camp in this western province have resorted to swimming in a nearby lake to gather weeds for fodder, as a nationwide lockdown has left them without tourist dollars needed to pay for the fruit their animals like.

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Hungry times at Kanchanaburi elephant camp amid pandemic
14:45

UK PM 'still in charge' while in hospital with coronavirus

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital after being admitted for tests following 10 days of persistent symptoms of coronavirus, but the government insisted Monday he remained in charge.

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UK PM 'still in charge' while in hospital with coronavirus
14:45

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

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Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu
14:39

Koh Samui lockdown from Tuesday

Koh Samui will impose a ban on people entering the resort island from Tuesday until the end of the month, as it joins the nationwide campaign to bring down the number of new coronavirus infections.

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Koh Samui lockdown from Tuesday
13:17

Gamblers rounded up in Lampang

LAMPANG: Twenty-three people were caught for gambling at a coffee shop in Muang district on Saturday evening.

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Gamblers rounded up in Lampang
11:45

Thailand logs 51 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths Monday

Thailand logs 51 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths on Monday, but official warns of many suspected new infections, says dead man was only 28.

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50% drop
11:45

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu: A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished Pacific nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

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Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu
11:45

Isolation blues? Myanmar's ex-political prisoners share survival tips

YANGON: From meditation to memory games, former political prisoners in Myanmar are dishing out tips on surviving isolation in a pandemic as the country once severed from the world again closes its borders.

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Isolation blues? Myanmar's ex-political prisoners share survival tips
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Virus sparks boom for local farmers in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: After a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong's supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports.

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Virus sparks boom for local farmers in Hong Kong
11:31

Third Covid-19 death in Samut Prakan

SAMUT PRAKAN: A man infected with Covid-19 died on Sunday night at Paolo Phra Pradaeng Hospital in Phra Pradaeng district, the third fatality from coronavirus in this province adjoining Bangkok.

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Third Covid-19 death in Samut Prakan