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News for Saturday, 6 March 2021

Foraging elephants poisoned by paraquat

6 March 2021 - 06:43 am

CHIANG MAI: Seven elephants suffered serious burns to their mouths and tongues from eating grass contaminated with the herbicide paraquat at a border village in Omkoi district. Five of them were reported to be in critical condition. The paraquat poisoning occured at Khorphator village late on Thursday night.

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40 riot policemen quarantined after officer infected

6 March 2021 - 06:41 am

Forty policemen have been quarantined after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 infected riot policeman, who caught the virus on a visit to Samut Sakhon and was later deployed at protest rallies in Bangkok. National police chief Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk on Friday outlined efforts to control the spread of the virus at Wang Thonglang police station in Bangkok, where the man works.

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Blue ear disease killing village pigs

6 March 2021 - 06:40 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Movement of pigs has been banned at a village in Muang district where an outbreak of blue ear disease that began in January has killed most of their pigs. Chaikhet Meeprathet, livestock development chief of Nakhon Ratchasima, banned the transport of pigs and pig carcasses to, from and through Ban Hua Thanon in tambon Hua Thalay until March 27.

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79 new Covid-19 cases

6 March 2021 - 06:39 am

The government on Friday reported 79 new Covid-19 cases, 65 local infections and 14 imported, raising the total to 26,241. Panprapa Yongtrakul, assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said 43 local infections were found in communities and 22 at hospitals in four provinces on Thursday.

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Soldiers seize 60kg of heroin as smugglers flee

6 March 2021 - 06:38 am

CHIANG MAI: An army patrol seized 60 kilogrammes of heroin as smugglers dumped their loads and fled when stopped for a search near the border in Chiang Dao district overnight. Soldiers from the Pha Muang task force spotted two men, each carrying a sack, while patrolling the Nong Khieo border area in tambon Muang Na late on Thursday night.

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Economic recovery 'a priority'

6 March 2021 - 06:37 am

As the government nears its half-term mark, it faces an uphill battle to reach its goal of giving the country's ailing economy a shot in the arm, said government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri. That said, Mr Anucha maintained that reviving the economy remains the government's top priority for the rest of its term, before adding it is the government public relations team's duty to keep the public informed of the progress.

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New tourism plan afoot for Bang Kachao

6 March 2021 - 06:36 am

ang Kachao, the green expanse dubbed Bangkok's lungs, is earmarked for development as a special area for sustainable tourism, according to the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta).

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Private firms may get vaccine import nod

6 March 2021 - 06:35 am

A panel of advisers at the Public Health Ministry on Thursday suggested private companies be allowed to import another 15-20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this year. Dr Sopon Mekthon, vice-minister at the ministry, said a panel of advisers to the public health minister had agreed that Thailand still needed more doses of Covid-19 vaccines, in addition to the planned 63 million doses, some of which have already arrived.

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Deceased Phuket expat’s body stuck in hospital due to passport mix-up

6 March 2021 - 06:34 am

In a nightmarish scenario, a deceased Phuket expat’s body is stuck in a Thai hospital as his step‐daughter claims hospital administrators won’t release the body due to a passport mix‐up. Gemma Swift, the step‐daughter of 75 year old David Donoghue, who died 2 weeks ago, says she is pleading with embassy staff in Thailand to resolve, what she says, is purely an administrative issue after Donoghue’s passport number at the hospital was from that of an expired one.

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Sailors win online praise for daring cat rescue

6 March 2021 - 06:33 am

Cat lovers are continuing to follow up the wellbeing of four cats that were rescued from a capsized ship near Ko Adang in Satun earlier this week. Almost 7,000 Facebook users "liked" and about 2,500 gave positive comments on the Facebook page of the Royal Thai Navy which shared pictures of the cats. The post said they were under good care.

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