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News for Thursday, 9 July 2020

HealthMin Sorry for Flouting His Virus Mask Rule at Party

9 July 2020 - 04:17 am

BANGKOK — Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul apologized Wednesday for a photo in which he is seen ignoring his own advice on wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The photo posted and later deleted by Anutin on Saturday shows him and other diplomats during the Fourth of July party held by the U.S. embassy in Bangkok without their face masks.

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State agencies seek shore erosion fix

9 July 2020 - 04:16 am

Environment experts surveying shoreline erosion near the Mrigadayavan Palace in Phetchaburi have attributed the problem to the construction of shoreline stabilisation structures built in the area years ago. A team led by Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, visited the area in Cha-am district on Tuesday to see firsthand the coastal erosion problem there.

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Bubble Bursts: Aviation Chief Balks at Virus Travel Zones

9 July 2020 - 04:15 am

BANGKOK — The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Wednesday postponed the much publicized proposal to allow foreign tourists to visit the country during the pandemic without having to go through quarantine. Agency director Chula Sukmanop said the government is concerned about the possible “second wave” of coronavirus if the border is open.

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News for Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Weather forecast for 9 July 2020

8 July 2020 - 12:36 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 9 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Man charged with raping stepdaughter

8 July 2020 - 05:52 am

A 38-year-old man has been detained and charged with the repeated rape of his young stepdaughter, and illegal use of drugs. Pol Col Apisan Chaiyarat, commander of the 5th Sub-Division of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, said ATPD and local police arrested the man, whose name was withheld, at his house in Tha Sala district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, on Tuesday.

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B200m drugs, assets seized from 11 suspects

8 July 2020 - 05:51 am

Police arrested 11 suspects and seized 1.5m meth pills, 2.4 tonnes of cannabis, six kilogrammes of ketamine and assets worth altogether 200 million baht in three drug trafficking cases during the long weekend.

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Pig on the loose soon caught in Bang Phli

8 July 2020 - 05:50 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: A large pig wandered into a garden in front of a department store in Bang Phli district on Monday afternoon, and was quickly caught by police and rescuers from the Por Teck Tung Foundation. The 100-kilogramme pig's presence was reported by a motorcycle taxi driver.

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Pickup hits motorbike, both go up in flames

8 July 2020 - 05:49 am

SONGKHLA: Three people, including a little boy, were injured when the motorcycle they were travelling on was hit from behind by a pickup and the two vehicles were engulfed in flames, in Bang Klam district on Monday night. The accident occurred about 7.20pm on the out-bound side of Lopburi Rames road in front of a furniture shop in Moo 7 village of tambon Tha Chang, Bang Klam district, police said.

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New drainage plan mulled

8 July 2020 - 05:48 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he will look into a water-management proposal focusing on efforts to prevent flooding in Bangkok and five surrounding provinces, said government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat.

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GDP Expected to Shrink by 10% in Virus-Stricken 2020

8 July 2020 - 05:47 am

BANGKOK — A major bank said the Thai GDP may shrink by as much as 10.3 percent this year due to economic woes caused by the coronavirus. According to a report released by the Bank of Ayudhya, as many as 80 percent of the labor force is affected by the virus, a rise from its earlier forecast of 50 percent. The bank, also known as Krungsri, also warns that the impact from the collapse of the tourism industry in Thailand could prove severe.

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