Thai returnees told to report for state quarantine

PM orders 152 Thais who landed at Suvarnabhumi on Friday afternoon and refused to enter state quarantine to report themselves before 6pm Saturday, or face legal action.

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Quarantine or else

One death, total hits 2,000

One man died and 89 more caught the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 2,067 cases and 20 fatalities, according to authorities.

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Total surpasses 2,000

Police, soldiers enforce nationwide coronavirus curfew

Police and soldiers wearing protective masks set up hundreds of checkpoints across the country on Friday night to enforce an indefinite nationwide curfew.

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Night curfew begins

Thailand suspends incoming flights

Thailand temporarily bans all passenger flights from landing until Monday hours after commotion at Suvarnabhumi Friday night.

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Incoming flights banned

Coronavirus curfew term likely to be extended

The six-hour curfew is likely to be extended, even if it succeeds in stopping gatherings and lowering the coronavirus transmission rate, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam says.

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Longer curfew hours?
3 Apr 2020

Pattaya considers lockdown as infections rise

Mayor of resort city expects to decide within three days whether to close it to all outsiders as rise in Covid-19 cases prompts concerns.

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Pattaya lockdown?
3 Apr 2020

VIDEO: Bangkok Empty

The usually busy Bangkok streets around Asoke are empty. Video by Gary Boyle

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VIDEO: Bangkok Empty
3 Apr 2020

Govt plans more stimulus, monetary policy flexibility

Plans unveiled for a fresh government stimulus to bolster the ailing economy, with the package expected to get cabinet approval on Tuesday.

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New stimulus
3 Apr 2020

TEST YOURSELF: Learning goes online

The Covid-19 crisis has students studying in virtual classrooms

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TEST YOURSELF: Learning goes online
3 Apr 2020

Virus update: Infections hit grim level, $4.1tn cost seen

Global coronavirus infections surpassed 1 million, a milestone reached just four months after the first cases surfaced in China. More than 53,000 people have died around the world.

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$4.1-trillion cost seen
3 Apr 2020

103 new Covid cases, 4 new deaths

Infections continue to climb, with 103 new cases and four more deaths from the coronavirus - and a warning to stand well clear of elderly people during Songkran, or you could give them more than your best wishes.

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Elderly at risk
3 Apr 2020

Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world soars past one million and deaths top 50,000 as the US reports the highest daily death toll of any country so far.

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US hotspot
3 Apr 2020

Curfew starts on Friday

The government has imposed a curfew, banning all people nationwide from leaving their homes from 10pm to 4am starting tonight, in its latest move to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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Curfew starts on Friday
3 Apr 2020

Hotels eyed as isolation area

The Public Health Ministry is eyeing privately-owned hotels suffering financially to join its scheme to provide isolation space for people at risk of infection.

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Hotels as isolation area
3 Apr 2020

World Bank warns of 5% GDP decline in worst-case forecast

The Thai economy would shrink by 5% this year in the World Bank's worst-case scenario, with the coronavirus outbreak compounding existing problems.

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Worst-case forecast
3 Apr 2020

Thai Airways to cut salaries of employees

Starting Saturday, employees of Thai Airways International will cease work and take a pay cut, according to the national carrier.

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Ailing airline
2 Apr 2020

Nationwide night curfew starts Friday

All people in Thailand are banned from leaving home from 10pm to 4am starting Friday in the government’s latest move to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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Curfew imposed
2 Apr 2020

Govt temporarily blocks all travel

The government will block all travel to Thailand, including by Thais, for half a month to prepare "state quarantine" facilities after more local patients have been linked to imported cases.

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Two-week ban
2 Apr 2020

104 more Covid patients, three new deaths

There were 104 new local cases of coronavirus disease reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,875, with three new deaths - including a man returning from Pakistan.

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Death toll 15
2 Apr 2020

Virus update: Tokyo record jump, Duterte tough call

Tokyo confirmed 97 new cases, marking the biggest single-day increase. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave authorities shoot-to-kill green light when dealing with protesters attempting to riot or disrupt food distribution.

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Virus update: Tokyo record jump, Duterte tough call