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News for Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Doctor seeks plasma from ex-patients

8 July 2020 - 05:46 am

Only 250 bags in stock for treatment

One of Thailand's top virologist, Dr Yong Poovarawan, is asking recovered Covid-19 patients to donate more plasma in anticipation of a feared second wave of novel coronavirus infections. "Currently, we have over 250 bags of plasma, and we need more of it," said Dr Yong, virologist and paediatric hepatology professor at Chulalongkorn University.

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Complaint Filed Over US Army Chief’s Quarantine Exemption

8 July 2020 - 05:45 am

BANGKOK — A transparency activist on Tuesday accused the government of negligence for allowing the U.S. army chief to visit the country without having to go through a quarantine as mandated by health regulations. Campaigner Srisuwan Janya said he feared that the visit of a delegation from the country with the most COVID-19 cases would transmit the virus to Thai population.

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Taweesilp frets as survey shows Thais relaxed about virus risk

8 July 2020 - 05:43 am

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday warned there was still a risk of new Covid-19 infections, citing the fact that more than 3,000 illegal migrant workers have been caught trying to sneak into Thailand.

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Trash Dumped by Bangkokians Washes Up on Bang Sean Beach

8 July 2020 - 05:42 am

CHONBURI — The mayor of a tourist seaside town on Tuesday said city officials are cleaning up litter at Bang Saen beach after a British blogger posted photos of beach trash there, which soon went viral on social media.

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Jurin denies 'industrial' monkey use

8 July 2020 - 05:41 am

Minister will show envoys animals not mistreated

Thailand does not use monkeys to harvest coconuts on an industrial scale for its export industry, insisted Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit on Monday. Mr Jurin was denying accusations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), an activist group, which claimed the monkeys trained by Thai farmers to harvest coconuts are often abused. Peta has called for a boycott of Thai coconut products.

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Couple Says Sorry to Goddess for Racy Photoshoot

8 July 2020 - 05:40 am

NAKHON SAWAN — A couple were fined Monday for taking photos showing a woman’s tattooed buttocks near a shrine dedicated to the goddess Guan Yin. Anan Yodbua, 26, and his unnamed 18-year-old girlfriend were charged with public obscenity and fined 1,000 baht for taking and posting the photos. The pair was also taken to the shrine where they apologized to the goddess, who is widely revered by Thai Buddhists with Chinese roots.

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News for Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Weather forecast for 8 July 2020

7 July 2020 - 12:13 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 8 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Man arrested for attempted rape of nurse at hospital

7 July 2020 - 05:23 am

KHON KAEN: A man arrested on Monday and has confessed to intruding and trying to rape a nurse at Phu Pha Man Hospital on Sunday morning, police said. The nurse posted an account of the attack on Facebook. Pol Col Rathapol Lamprom, the Phu Pha Man police chief, said Somchat Bootchan, 20, was taken into custody about 1.30pm at a house about 10 kilometres from the hospital in Phu Pha Man district.

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Pattaya museum blames filthy discharge on faulty pump

7 July 2020 - 05:22 am

PATTAYA: A tourist attraction that highlights spirituality, piety and the beauty of Thai architecture has blamed a faulty pump for the discharge of dirty wastewater that polluted a Pattaya beach. The Sanctuary of Truth Museum on Monday denied it intentionally released the filthy water seen despoiling the beach in a video posted on Facebook.

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Another 5 Covid quarantine cases Monday

7 July 2020 - 05:21 am

The government on Monday reported five new imported coronavirus cases, taking the total in Thailand to 3,195. The new infections were in Thai nationals who recently returned from Kuwait and were in state quarantine, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced on its Facebook page.

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