14,109 new Covid cases, 122 more deaths

New Covid infections outnumber recoveries for a third straight day, reversing recent trend, as the country logs 14,109 new cases and 122 fatalities.

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Temples barred from burning Covid waste

The Public Health Ministry has announced a safety measure allowing only industrial waste and power plants to incinerate Covid-19 infectious waste.

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Temples barred from burning Covid waste

Booster shots to be provided to 3 million

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will roll out Covid-19 vaccine booster jabs to three million people nationwide who have been fully inoculated with Sinovac.

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Booster shots to be provided to 3 million

Bangkok hurries for more jabs

A political tug of war may be the key factor determining when Bangkok is allowed to reopen to fully vaccinated tourists.

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Bangkok hurries for more jabs

Artist returns stolen finger

A finger bone of late national artist Thawan Duchanee, which was stolen seven years ago, has been returned to his son after a superstitious artist claimed that hanging the stolen relic by his easel boosted his painting talent.

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'Let's go home Dad'

Thaksin linked to THAI's losses

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has launched a probe into ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's decision to approve THAI's plan to purchase Airbus aircraft worth more than 53 billion baht years ago.

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Thaksin probe
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Safety first: health measures key to reopening

The Covid-19 task force makes it clear that opening Bangkok and other cities to vaccinated foreign tourists is dependent on satisfactory preparations being in place to deal with any surge in infections.

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Safety first
17 Sep 2021

14,555 new Covid cases, 177 more deaths

The number of new infections is in a downtrend, but health officials are concerned that government officials' retirement parties and the annual vegetarian festival could soon reverse that.

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17 Sep 2021

Chiang Mai mountain reserve-listed

Doi Chiang Dao, Thailand's third-highest peak and part of a karst geological mountain range in Chiang Mai, has been listed as a new biosphere reserve.

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Chiang Mai mountain reserve-listed
17 Sep 2021

SMEs offer timid support of restart

The Federation of Thai SME has voiced cautious support of the government's plan to reopen the tourism industry in October, stressing the need to juggle economic restoration with safeguards against new Covid-19 outbreaks.

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Timid support
17 Sep 2021

Hua Lamphong to get a makeover

The Transport Ministry is conducting a study to develop Hua Lamphong railway station and its adjoining areas for commercial purposes, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said.

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Another idea
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Oct 1 reopening up in air

The Public Health Ministry addressed concerns raised by academics over the government's plan to reopen the country to vaccinated foreign tourists starting next month.

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Reopening up in air
16 Sep 2021

Lawmakers vote on law against torture, disappearances

The House of Representatives on Thursday gave initial approval to a law against torture and forced disappearances, after years of delay and criticism from rights groups.

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Landmark bill
16 Sep 2021

13,897 new Covid cases, 188 more deaths

The government says it will vaccinate at least half the population of every province by the end of next month, and new coronavirus infections and fatalities up slightly, with 188 deaths.

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16 Sep 2021

Blackpink's Lisa turns meatball business around in Buri Ram

Sellers of meatballs at Buri Ram railway station say K-pop singer Lisa's longing for her hometown snack has rejuvenated their business, with orders pouring in from other provinces.

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Her favourite
16 Sep 2021

Govt devises jab plan for students

The Education Ministry has laid out a timeline for vaccinating students amid reluctance by some parents and students to join the nationwide inoculation campaign.

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Jab plan for students
16 Sep 2021

Thailand ordered to prepare for tourists

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered various ministries to speed up preparations for boosting tourism while keeping in mind pandemic restrictions.

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Prepare for tourists
16 Sep 2021

Bangkok's reopening to be postponed

Bangkok's reopening for inoculated tourists postponed until mid-October, with most of the city's residents yet to receive their second Covid-19 vaccination.

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Reopening delayed
16 Sep 2021

Prawit asks MPs to cool it

Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwon has stressed that factions and factionalism among party MPs must end as he has his sights set on securing seats at the next general election.

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Prawit asks MPs to cool it
16 Sep 2021

Deluges hitting Chao Phraya threaten lower areas

The Chao Phraya barrage is accelerating its discharge of water which is building up rapidly from downpours in upstream northern provinces.

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Lower areas threatened