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News for Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Weather forecast for 21 October 2021

20 October 2021 - 12:36 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 October 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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9,122 new Covid cases, 71 more deaths

20 October 2021 - 03:54 am

There were 9,122 new Covid-19 cases and 71 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning. There were 9,006 cases in the general population and 116 among prison inmates. The number of new cases dropped from the 10,111 announced on Monday, when the country recorded 63 more deaths.

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Four arrested in B17m Chanthaburi Buddha Monthon fund fraud

20 October 2021 - 03:53 am

The president of the Chanthaburi provincial administration organisation, a temple abbot and two other people have been arrested for alleged theft of 17 million baht earmarked for the Chanthaburi Buddha Monthon Foundation. Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) commissioner Pol Lt Gen Jirapop Puridet announced the arrests on Tuesday as part of operation "Chanthaboon".

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Northeast train services halted, track flooded

20 October 2021 - 03:52 am

Twelve northeastern train services have been suspended after the tracks between Bamnet Narong and Chatturat stations in Chaiyaphum and Kud Chik and Khok Kruad stations in Nakhon Ratchasima were flooded. State Railway of Thailand governor Nirut Maneephan said the suspensions were effective from Oct 18 until further notice.

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Fugitive arrested for pregnant girl's murder 14 years ago

20 October 2021 - 03:50 am

Crime Suppression Division police on Monday arrested a fugitive in Loei's Phu Kradung district for the murder of a 14-year-old girl 14 years ago, Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Pol Lt Gen Jirapop Puridet said. The arrest of Surachart Khonkhaeng, 65, was made with a warrant issued by the Talingchan Court in Bangkok on June 21, 2007.

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Local chief faces 50 years in jail for rape of minors

20 October 2021 - 03:49 am

The Court of Appeal has sentenced the former chairman of Thung Maphrao tambon administrative organisation in Phangnga to 50 years in prison and ordered him to pay 2.5 million baht for the rape of two minors. The head of Children, Youth and Family Foundation's legal department, Athiwat Niammeesri said on Monday that on Thursday, Suppasak Pokbut was sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexual assaults.

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Nod sought for Suvarnabhumi extensions

20 October 2021 - 03:48 am

The Transport Ministry is seeking the National Economic and Social Development Council's nod to proceed with the northern expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport, which the council had previously said should take place after the western and eastern expansion projects have been completed.

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'No need to halt' boosters for Sinovac

20 October 2021 - 03:47 am

Anutin insists there are enough vaccines

There currently is no reason for not giving a booster dose to someone already fully inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has said. Mr Anutin was reacting to a complaint that the booster dose isn't necessary because many people have yet to even receive the first dose.

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'Control, capacity and jabs' key to success

20 October 2021 - 03:46 am

The Nov 1 reopening of the country to fully vaccinated tourists without quarantine next month is being guided by three key factors, according to a senior public health official. They are the Covid-19 situation, the capacity of the public health system to control the pandemic and treat patients, and the vaccination rate in the 17 provinces set for reopening.

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Molnupiravir gets thumbs up

20 October 2021 - 03:45 am

Yong Poovorawan, chief of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University, has said that Molnupiravir can help reduce the risk of hospitalisation or death among people suffering from Covid-19. Dr Yong said the medicine, developed by Merck, is highly effective if patients take it within five days of first experiencing symptoms.

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