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News for Friday, 10 July 2020

Health Official Declares End of Virus 1st Wave in Thailand

10 July 2020 - 12:21 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — A health expert from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday told the media that the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after Thailand has not seen any new local COVID-19 case for 44 consecutive days.

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No US base in Thailand: Apirat

10 July 2020 - 12:20 am

Army chief Apirat Kongsompong has denied the US is looking to set up a military base on Thai soil. Responding to reporters' questions on the issue, Gen Apirat said Thai and US troops have only carried out joint military drills code-named Cobra Gold, which is a multinational exercise held annually in Thailand.

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Expats Facebook Group Keeps Tabs on ‘Dual Pricing’ Venues

10 July 2020 - 12:19 am

BANGKOK — The days of showing up at a pristine national park only to be told you’d be charged 10 times what a local would pay is over, thanks to a Facebook community naming and shaming venues that continue to apply “farang prices” on foreign visitors. Now you can avoid them like the coronavirus.

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Narongpan tipped to be next army chief

10 July 2020 - 12:18 am

Top brass reshuffle due in September

Gen Narongpan Jitkaewthae is expected to replace Gen Apirat Kongsompong as army chief during a military reshuffle at the end of September, according to a source in the armed forces.

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Opposition Says Cabinet’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill Falls Short

10 July 2020 - 12:17 am

BANGKOK — The bill to allow same-sex marriage was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday, though opposition lawmakers said it would didn’t go far enough to ensure equality for LGBT couples. Deputy government spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said the Cabinet signed off on a draft civil partnership bill and the amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code that would guarantee legal protections for same-sex couples.

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Cut it out, schools told

10 July 2020 - 12:16 am

The Education Ministry has instructed schools not to give students "ugly" haircuts as a punishment for turning up with long hair. Prasert Boonruang, permanent secretary at the Education Ministry, said he had sent an urgent letter to ministry offices responsible for schools to clarify the regulation over pupils' haircuts.

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Prayut on Tour: PM to ‘Gather Opinions’ in Visits to Newspapers

10 July 2020 - 12:15 am

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is meeting three major media groups in an effort to gather public opinion on coronavirus social policies, his aides said. In an itinerary released to the media on Wednesday, Prayut will pay visits to Daily News, Thairath, and the Nation Multimedia Group, and other newspapers as part of his tour throughout the coming days.

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PM accelerates 'New Normal'

10 July 2020 - 12:14 am

Health safety and the poor are priority

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is keeping faith with his "New Normal" to steer Thailand foward, prioritising public health safety and tackling the economic problems of the poor. The prime minister said his government was moving ahead with a package to employ 400,000 people.

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Thais Stranded In UK by Virus Missing Medical Appointments, Family Funerals

10 July 2020 - 12:13 am

BICESTER, United Kingdom — A doctor in Britain on Wednesday night urged the government to immediately repatriate stranded Thai citizens, especially those who have serious medical and financial issues.

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News for Thursday, 9 July 2020

Weather forecast for 10 July 2020

9 July 2020 - 12:22 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 10 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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