4,488 new Covid cases, 38 more deaths

The number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases continues its steady decline, but the daily coronavirus-related death toll rises from 29 on Friday to 38 on Saturday.

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Oil Fuel Fund asks for liquidity boost

The Oil Fuel Fund Office is asking the government to inject money into the fund from its central budget to increase its liquidity as it continues to subsidise the price of diesel.

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Liquidity boost needed

Old frozen vax to be tested on monkeypox

Officials plan to test a freeze-dried version of a live attenuated smallpox vaccine that has been stored for some 40 years, to see if it can effectively combat monkeypox.

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Vaccine test

Prayut eyes rice hike plan with Vietnam

Thailand and Vietnam are looking into the possibility of working together to raise rice prices to increase their bargaining power in the global market.

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Rice cooperation
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Army: Smugglers, drug gangs behind Tak Bai attack

Army blames Wednesday’s attack on a marine police station in Narathiwat on smugglers, drug gangs and human traffickers affected by recent crackdowns.

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Tak Bai blame
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4,837 new Covid cases, 29 more deaths

Covid-19 figures continue to fall, with 29 coronavirus-related deaths and 4,837 confirmed new cases on Thursday.

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Case numbers down
27 May 2022

Nightlife venues warned to stay safe

The government has urged operators of nightlife outlets to follow precautions against Covid-19 strictly after they reopen for business next month.

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Nightlife venues warned to stay safe
27 May 2022

Users face mega-hit in mega-merger

Mobile users may face higher charges based on combined additional expenses of 1.7-13.6 billion baht per month, depending on the degree of market dominance once the merger of True and DTAC takes place.

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Users face mega-hit
27 May 2022

Unease as PDPA comes into force

The Personal Data Protection Act is set to come into force on June 1, with the authorities hoping the law sets a clear standard for personal data protection and raises international confidence in local businesses.

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Concerns mount
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Board allays unease over sugar supply

Thai officials are working to ensure adequate sugar supply in the country amid concern over huge projected exports as global prices surge.

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Sugar shortage looms
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Governor vows to fix Green Line mess

Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt vowed to find a solution to problems surrounding the long-lasting dispute over the city's Green Line electric rail system.

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Fixing Green Line mess
27 May 2022

Govt seeks monkeypox vaccine

The government is seeking to secure a supply of smallpox vaccine from the World Health Organization to bolster the public's immunity in the event of a viral outbreak.

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Govt seeks monkeypox vaccine
27 May 2022

Niwat award a call to act

After two decades of campaigning to protect the Mekong River, Niwat Roykaew, a local teacher, finally received the accolade he deserved.

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A call to act
26 May 2022

Pheu Thai, Move Forward up against bill policing NGO activities

Two main opposition parties have joined activists in blocking a bill aimed at policing activities of non-governmental organisations.

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NPO bill protest
26 May 2022

Prayut touts Thailand as major global EV hub with Japanese support

PM Prayut calls for Japanese support in making Thailand the world's major electric vehicle production hub, at the Nikkei Forum in Tokyo.

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PM woos investors
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Active Covid caseload continues slow decine with 4,924 more infections

Thursday Covid bulletin: 37 more fatalities but the number of active infections continues a slow decline with 4,924 new cases and zero imports for the second day.

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Active cases inch lower
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Govt ups monkeypox alert level

Monkeypox is now classified as a communicable disease that requires close surveillance.

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Alert level raised
26 May 2022

Forced haircuts 'belittle kids' self-esteem'

Seminar pushes social change on hairstyle regulations in schools.

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Forced haircuts 'belittle kids' self-esteem'
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Airlines strive to restore their prospects

Carriers hope recovery efforts save them from NokScoot's fate.

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Flight to gain altitude
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Thamanat says he's ready to lead

Capt Thamanat Prompow announced on Wednesday he is ready to lead the Setthakij Thai Party which is expected to select a new executive committee on June 7.

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Thamanat says he's ready to lead