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News for Friday, 29 May 2020

Police: Short circuit probable cause of temple fire

29 May 2020 - 08:13 am

UDON THANI: Investigators believed a short circuit was a probable cause of a fire at Wat Pa Ban Tad forest temple that killed revered abbot Phra Ajarn Sudjai Thanthamano. Pol Lt Gen Damrongsak Kittipas, assistant national police chief, on Thursday led senior police officers and deputy Udon Thani governor Wanchai Chanporn to inspect the fire-gutted living quarters of Phra Ajarn Sudjai Thanthamano, the abbot of the temple, who lost his life in the blaze.

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Koh Lan expected to reopen in June

29 May 2020 - 08:12 am

PATTAYA: The popular tourist island of Koh Lan is expected to reopen in June after being closed to the public for two months to help contain the spread of Covid-19. Pattaya City mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem said on Thursday that the Koh Lan community committee and city hall had discussed reopening the island to visitors as part of a third-stage easing of the lockdown.

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Complete end to lockdown on July 1

29 May 2020 - 08:11 am

State of emergency likely to end June 30

The government has set July 1 for the lift of all business and activity lockdowns ordered earlier to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), said the National Security Council chief. These include interprovincial and international travel, as well as the end of emergency decree and curfew.

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11 new Covid-19 cases, all returnees

29 May 2020 - 08:09 am

The government on Thursday reported 11 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), all quarantined returnees from overseas and five of them masseurs, raising the total to 3,065. There were no new deaths.

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'Don't smoke' admonishment sparks shooting

29 May 2020 - 08:08 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: A man who fired several gunshots at a work colleague who told him not to smoke and then wounded his brother-in-law while shooting at police who chased him has been arrested in the eastern province of Rayong.

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Cops catch wife-hurler at hotel

29 May 2020 - 08:07 am

A British tourist who allegedly threw his Thai wife off a balcony in Rayong last month and then fled during the police investigation has been apprehended, said the Immigration Bureau chief. Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang told a press briefing on Wednesday the suspect had been identified as David John Marshall, aged 47.

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Following China’s Pattern, Thailand Sees Rise in Imported Cases

29 May 2020 - 08:06 am

BANGKOK — The number of new coronavirus cases in Thailand rose above 10 after two weeks of waning infections due to infection found among those returning from overseas, the government announced Thursday. Eleven more returnees tested positive at state quarantine facilities following similar cases found this week, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration, said. Today’s report brings the total tally to 3,065.

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Locals urged to store rainwater

29 May 2020 - 08:05 am

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is urging people in the kingdom's northeastern provinces to prepare containers to capture rainwater after a study showed it is safe to drink after being boiled. The department said this method would provide enough clean water during future drought conditions.

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BTS Rules Out Opening Windows on Trains

29 May 2020 - 08:04 am

BANGKOK — The BTS skytrain operators on Thursday said they scrapped a plan to run trains with their windows open in an attempt to promote better ventilation against the coronavirus. The company said leaving windows open did allow greater airflow during a series of trials earlier this week, but the option has proven to be impractical since the country is entering the rainy season, and it would put more stress on air conditioners.

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Songkhla hospital says plasma treatment successful

29 May 2020 - 08:03 am

Songklanagarind Hospital has successfully used plasma from a recovered Covid-19 patient to treat patients with critical symptoms of the disease. The cured patient was sent back home on 19 May, said Sarunyou Chusri, infectious disease specialist at the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University.

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