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Britain bids Prince Philip farewell

WINDSOR, England: Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led Britain in one minute’s silence in memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, as she bade him a final farewell at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.

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Britain bids Prince Philip farewell
20:24

Armed man steals B1.1m in gold in Hat Yai

SONGKHLA: Police are hunting for a masked armed robber who stole gold necklaces worth 1.1 million baht from a shop in a Big C mall in Hat Yai on Saturday afternoon before fleeing in a car driven by an accomplice.

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Armed man steals B1.1m in gold in Hat Yai
19:12

Covid outbreak closes Ayutthaya shrimp market

AYUTTHAYA: The Central Shrimp Market in Ayutthaya has been ordered closed until Sunday after at least 17 people were believed to have contracted Covid-19 from people working there.

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Covid outbreak closes Ayutthaya shrimp market
17:11

Global Covid deaths top 3 million

Global Covid death toll passes 3 million on Saturday as infections keep speeding up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose new lockdowns.

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Grim milestone
17:01

Songkran road death toll at 277

Songkran road accidents and deaths down nearly 30% from 2019 (Songkran was cancelled in 2020), reflecting reduced travel amid worries about the new Covid wave.

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Road death toll
15:43

More Myanmar job-seekers held for illegal entry

KANCHANABURI: Six more illegal job-seekers from Myanmar and two Thai guides have been arrested in Sangkhla Buri district.

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More Myanmar job-seekers held for illegal entry
14:45

BoT shrugs off US currency watchlist tag

The Bank of Thailand has responded to the US decision to keep the country on a currency manipulation watchlist by asserting that it has stepped into the market only to curb volatility in the baht.

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BoT shrugs off US currency watchlist tag
14:22

Myanmar junta chief to attend Asean talks

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend an Asean leaders’ summit in Jakarta on April 24, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said on Saturday.

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Myanmar junta chief to attend Asean talks
12:59

Two Covid deaths, 1,547 new cases

Two more deaths and 1,547 new Covid-19 cases are reported, as case numbers exceed 40,000 and the death toll approaches 100.

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Two deaths
12:16

155 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri

CHON BURI: A total of 155 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Chon Buri province on Saturday, many of which were linked to entertainment places, bringing the total in the new round of the outbreak this month to 1,065 cases.

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155 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri
11:00

Fresh wave threatens media spending

Thailand's media spending is expected to grow less than 5% in 2021, down from a previous estimate of 8-10% following a fresh wave of the pandemic, says Media Intelligence (MI), a media planning and creative agency.

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Fresh wave threatens media spending
10:33

NHA urged to speed up low-rent housing

The National Housing Authority (NHA) has been urged to speed up the development of a rental housing scheme for low-income earners, says the State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) has urged the.

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NHA urged to speed up low-rent housing
09:00

Kingdom 'on track' for June inoculation initiative

The Department of Disease Control has stressed that the kingdom will carry out the national Covid-19 inoculation drive in June as planned, starting with six million locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccines.

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Kingdom 'on track' for June inoculation initiative
08:50

Council hints at layoffs

The Tourism Council of Thailand estimates the industry's unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.

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Council hints at layoffs
08:33

100+ medical staff infected by patients

More than 100 medical staff at many state hospitals have been forced into self-quarantine after patients failed to disclose they had been in contact with infected people.

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100+ medical staff infected by patients
08:00

Gold, crypto prices surge despite virus

The third coronavirus wave in Thailand is pushing investors towards safe assets like gold, with online gold transactions doubling between April 15-16 as the global price reached a seven-week high, according to Hua Seng Heng Group, one of the country's large gold traders.

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Gold, crypto prices  surge despite virus
07:45

Oscar-nominated songs to be performed from LA museum roof -- and Iceland

LOS ANGELES: The five songs nominated at this year's Oscars will be performed from the top of the Academy's gleaming new film museum -- and a tiny fishing town in Iceland -- as producers aim to shake up the format of the pandemic-hit ceremony.

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Oscar-nominated songs to be performed from LA museum roof -- and Iceland
07:00

Govt shelves harsh action

The government on Friday strengthened Covid-19 control measures with a special focus on 18 "highest risk" provinces -- but decided against drastic measures like lockdowns and curfews.

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Govt shelves harsh action
06:44

Provinces step up curbs to slow Covid

Chiang Mai, Phuket and Pattaya intensified their Covid-19 control measures to slow the spread of the virus.

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06:00

Government acknowledges 4% growth target is unlikely

The government admits it will be difficult to reach its economic growth target of 4% this year because of the latest surge of Covid-19 infections.

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Government acknowledges 4% growth target is unlikely