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News for Friday, 22 October 2021

Weather forecast for 23 October 2021

22 October 2021 - 12:04 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 23 October 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Health cover perks for foreigners

22 October 2021 - 07:05 am

The Public Health Ministry is expanding the health insurance ceiling, covering Covid-19 treatment, to at least US$100,000 (3 million baht) for non-immigrant visa O-A applicants, to bolster their confidence to stay in the kingdom.

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Court clears Paiboon to stay as MP

22 October 2021 - 07:04 am

Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) deputy leader Paiboon Nititawan can remain an MP after the Constitutional Court cleared up questions over his status on Wednesday. Mr Paiboon's future as an MP was in doubt after it was alleged he dissolved the People's Reform Party he founded, and defected to the PPRP illegally.

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Wanted drug network money launderer caught

22 October 2021 - 07:03 am

Police have arrested an alleged money launderer for a major drug network run by the notorious "Nu Chen" and impounded assets worth 70 million baht, at his house in central Bangkok. Samadcha Arkahen, 42, was taken into custody at his house in Suan Luang district of Bangkok on Tuesday, Narcotics Control Board secretary-general Wichai Chaimongkol said on Thursday.

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9,727 new Covid cases, 73 deaths

22 October 2021 - 07:02 am

Thailand logged 9,727 new Covid-19 cases and 73 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning. On Wednesday, 10,075 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus. These figures compare with 8,918 new cases and 79 fatalities announced on Wednesday.

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Russell Crowe tastes Jay Fai's cuisine

22 October 2021 - 07:01 am

Oscar winner Russell Crowe has finally met the Michelin Star winner, in another episode of his visit to Bangkok. Russell Crowe posted photos of himself at the restaurant of Jay Fai on @russellcrowe instragram "Lost in Bangkok #5". Jay Fai countered with a picture of the two on her @jayfaibangkok Instagram with a message: "Found in Bangkok #5."

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Flood-hit residents in Korat evacuated

22 October 2021 - 07:00 am

Road to the largest hospital in the province remains impassable

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Soldiers were despatched to evacuate flood-hit residents in Muang district after Lam Takhong overflowed, flooding communities and Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. Many areas in Muang district were flooded after days of heavy rain.

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Couriers caught with speed, crystal meth

22 October 2021 - 06:59 am

SURAT THANI: Two drug couriers have been arrested in Phunphin district while taking 1.3 million methamphetamine pills and one kilogramme of crystal meth from a central province to the deep South. Rukman Wa-ngor, 24 and Jaemuhamaruchee Binjo-arong, 36, both from Narathiwat, were arrested after 1,399,200 speed pills and a kilo of crystal meth were found hidden in their pickup truck on Wednesday, police told reporters on Thursday,

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Pheu Thai points gold finger at PM

22 October 2021 - 06:58 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should take responsibility for the row that erupted after the government suspended operations at a gold mine four years ago, says the Pheu Thai Party. Its call comes ahead of an expected decision by an international arbitrator on Oct 31, on a legal dispute between an Australian-based company operating the gold mine through a sister company in Thailand, and the government.

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Local researchers develop Covid-19 antigen rapid tests

22 October 2021 - 06:57 am

A local antigen rapid test for both professional use and self-testing has been developed and approved for the detection of Covid-19. The test was developed by the National Nanotechnology Center under the National Science and Technology Development Agency. The professional use and self-test versions of the kits were approved by the Food and Drug Administration on July 21 and Sept 28 respectively.

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