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Fight against Covid in jails ramps up

The Corrections Department is ramping up efforts to contain the Covid-19 outbreak at two prisons in Bangkok, where nearly 3,000 inmates have tested positive for the disease.

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Focus on jails
16:00

The world finally accepts much-maligned Covid shot

Indonesia is about to announce a glowing report on Sinovac vaccine based on a study on 128,000 health workers.

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Unsung hero?
14:49

Health official dies after being vaccinated

A public health official has died seven days after being given a Covid-19 vaccine, deputy permanent secretary for health Sura Wisetsak said on Thursday.

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Health official dies after being vaccinated
14:34

New cluster at Chaeng Wattana workers' camp

A total of 196 out of 300 workers tested for Covid-19 at a construction camp on Chaeng Wattana Road were found to be infected, according to a government MP for Bangkok.

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New cluster at Chaeng Wattana workers' camp
14:01

32 Covid deaths, 4,887 new cases

A record surge in reported daily coronavirus cases to 4,887 includes results of mass testing in prisons over a longer period, with only 2,052 in local communities, the government's spokesman says.

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+32 Covid deaths
13:45

Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement

YANGON: Myanmar's Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country's nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new junta.

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Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement
12:49

More than 4,000 Indians die of Covid-19 for second straight day

NEW DELHI: India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, but the virus is rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing.

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More than 4,000 Indians die of Covid-19 for second straight day
12:45

Two foreign climbers die on Everest

KATHMANDU: Two climbers, from the United States and Switzerland, have died on Mount Everest, the first fatalities of this year's season, expedition organisers in Nepal said on Thursday.

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Two foreign climbers die on Everest
11:43

Another jailed rally leader has Covid

Anti-government rally leader Panupong Jadnok tested positive for Covid-19 in prison, according to his lawyer.

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Another jailed rally leader has Covid
10:57

More illegal border crossers, guide caught

KANCHANABURI: Two more groups of illegal migrants have been caught crossing the border from Myanmar into this province's Muang district in search of jobs. A guide was also arrested.

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More illegal border crossers, guide caught
10:45

Rampant fishing industry abuses dull Taiwan's rights record

TAIPEI: Taiwan's lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labour and other abuses, contrasting with the government's promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon.

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Rampant fishing industry abuses dull Taiwan's rights record
09:45

Bad behaviour on planes drawing bigger fines in US

NEW YORK: As coronavirus restrictions ease and people get back on planes, they are learning of a new travel development -- passengers who behave badly aboard flights are facing US fines many times the price of the airline ticket.

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Bad behaviour on planes drawing bigger fines in US
09:35

Ministry promises 'walk-in' virus shots

Walk-in services for Covid-19 vaccination could be immediately taken to any province that is ready to provide free jabs to any person who has expressed a wish to get the vaccine.

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'Walk-in' virus shots
08:06

No need for jab to be approved by WHO, says FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that each country has the right to register Covid-19 vaccines that will be used by their people without relying on a vaccine list approved by World Health Organisation (WHO).

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07:45

99 of 100 cities most at risk environmentally in Asia

PARIS: Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and four-fifths are in India or China, according to a risk assessment published Friday.

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99 of 100 cities most at risk environmentally in Asia
07:45

Panic buying shuts down US gas stations as pipelines begin to reopen

WASHINGTON: The major US pipeline network forced offline by a cyber attack began to reopen Wednesday, its operator said, after a five-day shutdown prompted motorists to frantically stock up on gasoline and some gas stations on the US east coast to close.

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Panic buying shuts down US gas stations as pipelines begin to reopen
07:08

Airlines seek meeting with Prayut

Seven airlines are seeking to meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to ask about the government's stand on their request for long-awaited soft loans.

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Airlines seek meeting with Prayut
06:33

Opposition makes fresh attempt to oust Thamanat

The opposition has launched a fresh attempt to oust Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow who it believes to be unqualified to hold cabinet and other political positions.

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Opposition makes fresh attempt to oust Thamanat
06:22

Phuket banking on 129,000 arrivals

Phuket is set to welcome 129,000 international tourists in the first three months of the quarantine-free programme, while the government will team up with airlines to subsidise 100,000 one-way domestic air tickets, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

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Banking on arrivals
06:00

State bureaus told to halt requests

State agencies have been instructed to halt development proposals that were to be funded by the 1-trillion-baht emergency loan decree as the government is reserving the remainder to fight Covid-19 infections.

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Halt requests