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News for Thursday, 4 March 2021

Songkran festivities allowed

4 March 2021 - 03:22 am

The annual Songkran festival will be allowed to go ahead next month, to stimulate tourism and the economy, but celebrations must comply with disease control measures. Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome said on Wednesday that his ministry supported the return of traditional and cultural activities that were part of the festival before the pandemic struck.

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Patient recovers after adverse reaction to Covid vaccine

4 March 2021 - 03:21 am

A doctor who was allergic to penicillin as a child had suffered a strong reaction to Covid-19 vaccine in the first three hours after the injection, but was now out of danger, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the incident occured on Tuesday.

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Jet ski use on Chao Phraya to be regulated

4 March 2021 - 03:20 am

Deputy Transport Minister Athirat Rattanaseth has instructed the Marine Office in Nonthaburi province to regulate the operations of jet skis on the Chao Phraya river, to improve safety. Mr Athirat gave the order during an inspection trip to the Marine Office of Nonthaburi on Wednesday morning.

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35 new Covid-19 cases

4 March 2021 - 03:19 am

The government on Wednesday reported 35 new Covid-19 cases, 25 local infections and 10 imported, raising the total to 26,108. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said 17 local cases were confirmed at hospitals and eight in communities.

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Alleged fraudster arrested on new charge

4 March 2021 - 03:18 am

A woman accused of fraudently luring people to invest in face masks, promising a high return but not paying the promised dividends, was arrested on Wednesday morning, CSD commander Pol Maj Gen Suwat Saengnoom said. He said Sirirat "Tukkie" Chanproong, 39, of Phetchaburi province, was wanted under a warrant, dated Feb 23, approved by the Nakhon Ratchasima Municipal Court.

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Teacher, student die in motorcycle crash

4 March 2021 - 03:17 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: A trainee teacher and a student were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a light pole on a road median strip in Muang district early on Wednesday. Pol Capt Panyapol Boonsri, duty officer at Bang Poo police station, said the accident occurred about 1.30am on Phuttharaksa road in front of the Eua-arthon housing village in tambon Phraeksa.

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Exercising Thailand's 'soft power'

4 March 2021 - 03:16 am

To reach out and communicate to people in the digital age, the government needs to present real and transparent content, according to social media influencers. At a recent seminar titled "New Normal: New Coolture in the Digital Age", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) invited social media influencers to talk about how to promote Thailand's contemporary and conventional cultures as a soft power to the world.

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Prayut orders study into Covid passports

4 March 2021 - 03:15 am

The government will look into the future use of Covid-19 passports, says Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. On Tuesday, the prime minister ordered the Foreign Ministry to conduct a study into the adoption of Covid-19 vaccine passports, potentially the answer to future travel under the so-called "new normal" that is currently being discussed seriously in other countries.

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PM denies 'VIP vaccine' claim

4 March 2021 - 03:14 am

The government insisted Covid-19 vaccines are not being distributed to special privilege groups, following an unsubstantiated report of a VIP group in Chiang Mai province receiving the jabs first. "We have never had a policy to reserve vaccines for VIP groups. The Ministry of Public Health insists there are no inoculations for the privileged," Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the media in response to the latest rumour about a hospital in Chiang Mai province arranging "VIP vaccines".

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Prayut pledges reshuffle by month-end

4 March 2021 - 03:12 am

Coalition quotas to stay intact for now

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured on Tuesday a cabinet reshuffle would be completed by the end of this month, saying the distribution of ministerial quotas among government coalition parties would remain unchanged for the time being.

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