2,101 new Covid cases, 17 deaths Sunday

Thailand on Sunday reported 2,101 new coronavirus cases and 17 new deaths, as the country struggles with a third wave of infections.

2,101 new Covid cases, 17 deaths Sunday

Aerothai predicts 38% drop in local air travel

Thailand's third outbreak of Covid-19 is predicted to send domestic air travel tumbling by 38% this fiscal year, according to the Aeronautical Radio of Thailand.

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Sharp drop

Restaurants ask premier to ease Covid measures

Restaurant operators ask PM Prayut to lift the Covid-control ban on dine-in services in dark-red zones to help suffering operators and their employees.

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Plea from restaurants
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Bangkok adds more jab stations

City Hall expands to 25 the number of planned vaccination sites outside hospitals, including many at shopping malls, with the first one to open on Wednesday.

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Shop 'n' jab
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Moderna package likely below B3,000

The price for a package of two shots of Moderna Covid vaccine offered by private hospitals will be no more than 3,000 baht, hospital chiefs say.

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Moderna price
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Myanmar military cashes in on Thai pipeline

Myanmar’s military has received hundreds of millions of dollars from gas sales through a financial scheme linked to the Myanmar-Thailand pipeline.

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Pipeline to profits
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Thailand logs 19 Covid deaths, 2,419 new cases Saturday

Thailand logs 2,419 new cases, third-highest ever, for running total of 81,274; 19 more deaths take accumulated toll to 382.

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Covid surge
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Govt eyes defamation case against MFP after Thamanat ruling

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry says it will file a defamation lawsuit against the Move Forward Party (MFP) over its harsh criticism of the prime minister.

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Defamation case
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BMA to expand mass-testing across city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is expanding Covid-19 mass testing across the capital.

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Royal aid being flown to India Saturday

Life-saving oxygen supplies sponsored by Their Majesties the King and Queen for Covid-19 patients will be flown to India on Saturday.

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Aid for India
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Ministry warns delivery on gouging

Controls on delivery services during the pandemic have been tightened to prevent operators from profiteering as online orders have surged following a fresh wave of infections.

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Ministry warns delivery
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PM eyes huge vaccine stockpile

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to procure up to 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to prepare for unforeseeable emergencies.

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Huge vaccine stockpile
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New aid measures to bump spending

The government's new relief packages are expected to generate spending of up to 400 billion baht, which could increase GDP growth by one percentage point.

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New aid measures
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Bangkok extends closure order to May 17

As Bangkok remains a Covid hotbed, City Hall has ordered several types of businesses and public places to stay closed for another week.

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Closure extended
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Bangkok needs more beds for severe Covid patients

With coronavirus infections rising daily in Bangkok, extra hospital beds will be needed for severely ill patients over the next couple of weeks, the government's Covid-19 spokesman says.

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More beds
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27 Covid deaths, 2,044 new cases

The Covid-related death toll climbs to 363 with 2,044 new cases, two-thirds of them in Greater Bangkok.

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+27 deaths
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Chiang Mai wants return of dine-in service

Chiang Mai: The provincial governor has asked the authorities to allow restaurants and food shops to provide dine-in services until 9pm following an easing of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Chiang Mai's demand
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Cases must drop for sandbox scheme

The number of Covid-19 cases in Phuket must reach zero before it reopens to foreign tourists on July 1 as scheduled under the sandbox scheme.

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Phuket reopening
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Wissanu defends court decision on Thamanat

The controversy surrounding key Palang Pracharath Party figure Thamanat Prompow, also deputy minister for agriculture and cooperatives, has been put to rest, said a deputy prime minister.

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No doubts
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Stimulus scheme 'not a free lunch'

People must spend between 46,000 baht and 70,000 baht each before they can get e-vouchers worth 7,000 baht under a fresh economic stimulus scheme.

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'Not a free lunch'