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No Thailand travel, says Philippines

MANILA: The Philippines will suspend travel from Thailand and Malaysia, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, the presidential spokesman said on Friday.

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No Thailand travel, says Philippines
08:33

Prayut orders stimulus rejig

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered responsible state agencies to re-evaluate existing consumption stimulus packages, particularly the "Ying Chai Ying Dai" (the more you spend, the more you get) e-voucher cashback scheme, which has attracted fewer participants than expected.

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Prayut orders stimulus rejig
08:19

119 Covid deaths, 14,260 new cases reported Saturday

The country had 119 new Covid-19 fatalities and 14,269 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Saturday morning.

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119 Covid deaths, 14,260 new cases reported Saturday
08:11

New Thai League 1 season postponed to September

The new Thai League 1 season has been postponed again due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will now kick off on Sept 3, organisers said on Friday.

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New Thai League 1 season postponed to September
07:33

IEAT asks for 8,000 jabs for foreigners

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) plans to ask the government to provide more Covid-19 vaccines to 8,000 foreign investors and business people to protect them against the virus that has spread to the industrial sector.

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IEAT asks for 8,000 jabs for foreigners
07:00

Export growth provides ray of light

Despite the country facing its worst outbreak of Covid-19, exports are continuing to maintain growth momentum, surging by 43.8% year-on-year in June, representing the highest uptick in 11 years.

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Ray of light
06:00

Nakorn says not joining Covax wasn't a mistake

Nakorn Premsri, director of the National Vaccine Institute (NVI), has insisted that it was not a mistake for Thailand to skip joining the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) programme when it was first introduced.

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Nakorn says not joining Covax wasn't a mistake
05:00

Govt was floored by variants, says WHO

The government's reaction to new variants was ill-advised and has contributed to the soaring number of cases sweeping across the country, according to the World Health Organization.

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Floored by variants
04:00

Needy to get US vaccine, as promised

The first batch of 1.5 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, donated by the United States, will be administered to four groups as planned, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Friday.

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Needy to get  US vaccine, as promised
23 Jul 2021

Pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics open in low-key ceremony without fans

The Tokyo Olympics were declared open in an eerily empty stadium after defying a year's pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats that will make them perhaps the most unusual Games in history.

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The Games begin
23 Jul 2021

Crematorium needs to be rebuilt due to heavy use

A Bangkok temple began demolishing its crematorium after it started cracking early this month due to heavy use during the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Crematorium needs to be rebuilt due to heavy use
23 Jul 2021

Brain swelling killed mixed-vaccine recipient

Doctors say a 39-year-old teacher who had received Sinovac-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines died of brain swelling but have yet to conclude whether it had anything to do with the mixed shots.

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Cause of death
23 Jul 2021

Protest breaks out at prison in Myanmar's biggest city

A protest erupted at a prison in Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Friday against what activists said was a worsening Covid-19 outbreak at the jail, which is used to hold opponents of February's military takeover.

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Protest breaks out at prison in Myanmar's biggest city
23 Jul 2021

BTS to return to UN as South Korea's special envoy for post-Covid world

HONG KONG: K-pop boy band BTS has just received a rare non-musical title - South Korea's special envoy for public diplomacy.

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BTS to return to UN as South Korea's special envoy for post-Covid world
23 Jul 2021

Armed forces unit under fire over special request for Moderna vaccine

The Protocol Division of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is being probed and criticised for seeking a special allocation of Moderna vaccine for its personnel and their families.

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Armed forces unit under fire over special request for Moderna vaccine
23 Jul 2021

Demand for krachai khao providing handsome income for growers

NAKHON SAWAN: With use of herbal extracts to treat Covid-19 symptoms gaining popularity, a rising demand for krachai khao, or fingerroot, is generating a handsome income for growers in this province.

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Demand for krachai khao providing handsome income for growers
23 Jul 2021

Another 1,070 cases in Samut Sakhon

SAMUT SAKHON: Another 1,070 coronavirus infections were reported in dark-red zoned Samut Sakhon province on Friday.

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Another 1,070 cases in Samut Sakhon
23 Jul 2021

Singapore delays National Day parade amid Covid-19 surge

SINGAPORE: Singapore has postponed its National Day parade scheduled for Aug 9 amid mounting public concern over a new wave of Cvoid-19 infections in the city-state.

23 Jul 2021
Singapore delays National Day parade amid Covid-19 surge
23 Jul 2021

Record 14,575 new Covid cases

The number of new Covid-19 cases continues to increase daily with a record 14,575 infections detected nationwide on Thursday, along with 114 more fatalities, health authorities reported on Friday.

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Infections soar
23 Jul 2021

June exports at 11 year high as global demand rebounds

Exports in June grew at the highest level in 11 years as global demand increased, a trend which is expected to continue, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday.

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June exports at 11 year high as global demand rebounds