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News for Saturday, 23 October 2021

Curfew to end in 17 tourist provinces

23 October 2021 - 05:13 am

The prime minister has ordered an end to the curfew in 17 provinces, including Bangkok, from Oct 31 to support the reopening of the country to fully vaccinated foreign tourists on Nov 1. The order, signed by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, was published in the Royal Gazette late on Thursday night.

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DDC to approve boosters for Sinopharm recipients

23 October 2021 - 05:12 am

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) plans to offer the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine as a booster shot for those who received two inactivated Sinopharm vaccine doses, according to its spokesman. Opas Karnkawinpong said the DDC's sub-committee on promoting disease immunity advised on Wednesday that recipients of Sinopharm should receive a third dose of one of the other two vaccines under the government's guidance.

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Many roads 'unsafe' for motorcycles

23 October 2021 - 05:11 am

B15bn needed for better infrastructure

Thailand has the highest rate of deaths due to motorcycle accidents in the world and bad roads are part of the problem, the road safety group ThaiRAP has said. ThaiRAP director Kasem Choo­charukul on Thursday said that three out of four roads -- at a length of more than 1,000km -- were found unsafe for motorcyclists.

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Ex-monk causes stir on return

23 October 2021 - 05:09 am

Former monk Phra Yantra Ammaro Bhikkhu is courting more controversy after he returned from the United States to his hometown in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Pak Phanang district to celebrate his 70th birthday. Sporting long grey hair and a beard, Winai La-ongsuwan, who as a monk attracted a large following in the 1980s, returned home to Ban Bang Bo. He was welcomed by several of his former disciples.

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Police nab wanted US national

23 October 2021 - 05:08 am

Bank fraud suspect caught in Hua Hin a day before 15-year statute of limitations expired

A 63-year-old US national accused of defrauding bank customers has been arrested in Hua Hin one day before the statute of limitations expired, police said on Friday. Thomas Michael Grimm was tracked down in the resort town in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Thursday by Economic Crime Division (ECD) police after almost 15 years on the run, according to the ECD.

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Nakhon Si Thammarat expands curfew as cases spike

23 October 2021 - 05:07 am

Two hours added across province after new infections top 600 on Friday

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: The curfew in this southern province will be extended by two more hours from Friday night in an attempt to contain a spike of new Covid-19 infections. Provincial governor Kraisorn Wisitwong said the expanded curfew would cover the entire province until the coronavirus spread is under control. The new curfew hours are 10pm to 4am, instead of 11pm to 3am.

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Chiang Mai field hospital ready for tougher cases

23 October 2021 - 05:06 am

CHIANG MAI: The field hospital in this northern province is adjusting to admit more Covid-19 patients with moderate symptoms instead of only people with no or mild symptoms as local case numbers are on the rise again.

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Phuket officials confirm island’s recovery plan following sandbox “success”

23 October 2021 - 05:05 am

The southern island of Phuket is looking to the future, with ambitious plans to evolve into a tourism, education, and service innovation hub between 2023 and 2027. The Bangkok Post reports that officials are preparing to launch the “Together Phuket Stepping Forward” campaign, in line with the country’s imminent re-opening.

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9,810 new Covid cases, 66 more deaths

23 October 2021 - 05:04 am

There were 9,810 new Covid-19 cases and 66 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Friday morning. There were 9,690 cases in the general population and 120 among prison inmates. The number of new cases rose from the 9,727 announced on Thursday, when there were 73 deaths reported.

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“Together Phuket Stepping Forward”: tourism plan after Sandbox

23 October 2021 - 05:03 am

follow us in feedly “Together Phuket Stepping Forward” is the new tourism campaign designed to be the successor to the Phuket Sandbox now that the government is firming their plans to open without quarantine to a newly-expanded list of 46 countries. The plan grew out of a town hall meeting yesterday with private and public agencies along with the Phuket Tourist Association.

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