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News for Sunday, 18 April 2021

Weather forecast for 19 April 2021

18 April 2021 - 12:05 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 April 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Songkran road death toll at 277

18 April 2021 - 04:56 am

Drink-driving, speeding remain major causes

A total of 277 people were killed and 2,357 injured in more than 2,300 road accidents during the Songkran holiday this year, according to official data. The figures for both accidents and deaths were down nearly 30% from the levels seen in 2019, reflecting reduced travel this year because of concerns about the new wave of Covid-19 infections. There was no Songkran travel last year because the country was in a lockdown.

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Two Covid deaths, 1,547 new cases

18 April 2021 - 04:55 am

Bangkok leads with 279 new patients, followed by Chiang Mai

Two more deaths and 1,547 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the totals to 99 fatalities and 40,585 cases. The daily increase of new cases fell slightly short of the record set on Friday, at 1,582.

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Officials eye US scholar's permit case

18 April 2021 - 04:54 am

Immigration authorities are examining a work permit application submitted by David Streckfuss, an American academic working in the Northeast for over 27 years, after he lost his job at Khon Kaen University and overstayed his visa.

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Kingdom 'on track' for June inoculation initiative

18 April 2021 - 04:53 am

The Department of Disease Control has stressed that the kingdom will carry out the national Covid-19 inoculation drive in June as planned, starting with six million locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccines. AstraZeneca has partnered with Siam Bioscience to manufacture a total of 61 million jabs by the end of this year.

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100+ medical staff infected by patients

18 April 2021 - 04:52 am

More than 100 medical staff at many state hospitals have been forced into self-quarantine after patients failed to disclose they had been in contact with infected people. Khon Kaen Hospital on Friday ordered 105 medical staff to quarantine immediately.

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Govt shelves harsh action

18 April 2021 - 04:51 am

Shops shut overnight for the next 2 weeks

The government on Friday strengthened Covid-19 control measures with a special focus on 18 "highest risk" provinces -- but decided against drastic measures like lockdowns and curfews. All shops, including 24-hour convenience stores, will have to close between 11pm and 4am every day for the next two weeks.

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Provinces step up curbs to slow Covid

18 April 2021 - 04:50 am

Chiang Mai, Phuket and Pattaya intensified their Covid-19 control measures to slow the spread of the virus. The Chiang Mai provincial communicable disease control committee has advised people to avoid travelling to five districts considered as the Covid-19 hotspots. The five districts are Muang, San Sai, Hang Dong, Saraphi and San Kamphaeng where the caseload exceeds 50.

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Travellers take to cars, avoid public transport

18 April 2021 - 04:49 am

About 95% of Songkran travellers used their own cars to get to their destinations and back, the Transport Ministry announced on Friday. From April 10-16, about 6.33 million trips were made via public transport -- 39.3% lower than expected but still 51.6% higher than last year when the government cancelled the Songkran holiday and urged people to avoid travelling at all.

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Traffic check boost as break ends

18 April 2021 - 04:48 am

Authorities are ramping up measures to prevent road accidents this weekend as the Songkran holiday draws to an end and holidaymakers return home, says Boontham Lertsukekasem, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) director-general.

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