Hi-speed rail work delayed over curbs

The government's ban on moving construction workers during the latest Covid-19 uptick has adversely impacted the progress of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project.

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Rail work delayed

High infection rate in Samut Sakhon.

The governor of Samut Sakhon orders the immediate isolation of people with Covid-19 symptoms whose antigen kit tests are positive, without waiting for a hospital test for confirmation.

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Rapid response

Daughter dumps Covid dad, 80, at temple

A woman dumps her covid-infected old father at a temple in Nakhon Ratchasima and drives off with her husband.

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Infected, abandoned

118 new Covid deaths, 14,150 cases announced Tuesday

The government on Tuesday announces 118 new Covid-19 fatalities and 14,150 new cases over the previous 24 hours as total vaccine jabs pass 14 million.

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118 Covid deaths

Funds still sought to cover Thai Pavilion's extra expenses

Thailand is at risk of being fined by the organiser of the World Expo if it fails to pay an additional expense of 12.4 million baht incurred from a one-year delay.

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Extra expenses

Heavy rain forecast for 22 provinces

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered all relevant state agencies to prepare for major downpours across 22 provinces which may trigger flash floods and landslides.

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Heavy rain  forecast

Food prospects still positive

Japanese food and raw material suppliers remain keen on exploring opportunities to expand their products in the Thai market even though Thailand's domestic restaurant business is reeling from the pandemic.

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Food prospects still positive

Tourism to hit all-time low in 2021

Thai tourism this year is likely to be at an all-time low as international arrivals may reach just 1 million.

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All-time low

PCR result not needed for treatment: CCSA

Covid-19 patients who have undergone antigen tests while in community isolation venues can seek medical treatment under the kingdom's healthcare system.

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PCR result not needed

Low fruit and veg intake a concern

Policymakers are urging the government to promote vegetable consumption as a way of curbing deaths from non-communicable diseases and childhood obesity.

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Low fruit and veg intake

Malls plead to deliver food

A proposal to allow eateries and restaurants in department stores and shopping malls to sell food via online delivery platforms will be presented for approval.

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Food delivery plea
26 Jul 2021

Kaeng Krachan added to world heritage list

Unesco adds the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex in Western Thailand to the World Heritage List hours after a protest against it in Bangkok.

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Kaeng Krachan listed
26 Jul 2021

Taekwondo gold medallist returns home

Taekwondo star Panipak Wongpattanakit arrives in Phuket with her Tokyo Olympics gold medal and immediately sets her eyes on the 2024 Paris Games.

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Champ back home
26 Jul 2021

Record 15,376 new Covid cases take total past 500,000

The record 15,376 new Covid cases announced Monday take the total past half a million as the virus spreads nationwide, but the death toll dips to 87.

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Record cases again
26 Jul 2021

The power of social learning in reskilling at scale

Leaders need to empower their people and set them free to learn what they need.

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The power of social learning
26 Jul 2021

Thais abroad share Covid tales

The Thai government should learn a few things from overseas countries as it strives to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Thais living abroad say.

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Covid tales
26 Jul 2021

Foreign websites to pay VAT

Around 20 large overseas online platform operators plan to register as value-added tax (VAT) payers in Thailand.

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Foreign websites to pay VAT
26 Jul 2021

CRA keen to work with China on variant busters

The Chulabhorn Royal Academy has expressed an intent to cooperate with Sinopharm in developing second and third generation vaccines against Covid-19.

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Variant busters
26 Jul 2021

Firms continue to fret

While the economic impact of the pandemic creates havoc among the country's smaller businesses, there are mixed opinions on how larger firms and corporations are managing to cope.

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Firms continue  to fret
26 Jul 2021

Donated jabs 'for workers'

The Public Health Ministry said no less than 500,000 doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States will be allocated to frontline health workers.

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Jabs 'for workers'