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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Nightly nationwide curfew in Thailand! Patong pool party bust as cases rise! || April 2
PHUKET XTRA - April 2 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Nationwide nightly curfew begins Friday |:| All travel to Thailand blocked |:| Nightly closures of 24-hour shops in Phuket |:| Patong pool party busted |:| Premchai seeks appeal |:| Thailand cases rise to 1,875; Phuket 12 new cases Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PM to order national nightly curfew: reports
PHUKET: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha tonight will address the nation to announce a nightly curfew throughout the country from 10pm to 4am to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Masquerade or needed aid? China virus help proves contentious
WORLD: China has stepped in to help the West tackle the coronavirus crisis after managing to quell its own outbreak. But critics view the aid, though indispensible, as part of a cynical ploy to project Chinese influence.
Message for British nationals in Phuket: Spaces available on Swiss flight to Zurich
PHUKET The Phuket News has been asked to share this message with our readers: The Swiss government have organised a charter flight tonight – Flight WK 2051 departing 23:35 on April 2 arriving Zurich April 3 at 7:40am.
Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?
WORLD: The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?
Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures
WORLD: President Donald Trump yesterday (April 1) cast doubt on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover up.
12 new Phuket COVID cases announced, all related to Patong
PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee today (Apr 2) confirmed 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, all from Patong.
All 24-hour stores in Phuket ordered to close overnight
PHUKET: All motorbike rental shops must close immediately and all 24-hour convenience stores must close from 8pm to 5am* from today through April 30, the Communicable Disease Committee of Phuket has announced.
Germans lift off from Phuket ahead of airport shutdown
PHUKET: About 250 people departed Phuket this morning on a special flight organised to take German nationals home on board Condor Airlines flight DE8759, which lifted off at 10:10am.
Patong pool drugs party bust nets Brits, Aussie
PHUKET: A pool party raid by Patong Police last night (Apr 1) netted 14 people, including Brits, Ukrainians and an Aussie, along with cocaine and marijuana.
 
The Thaiger
Thailand News Today – Thursday, April 2

Hosted by Tim Newton Thailand confirms 104 new coronavirus cases (Thursday) Thailand now has at total of 1,875 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, another drop in newly announced cases. 104 new cases were confirmed over the last 24 hours and 3 more patients died. Total deaths now stand at 15. This continues a hopeful trend of new […]

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All new arrivals to Thailand banned, effective immediately

Effective today, and until at least April 15, Thailand will bar all arrivals due to the increasing number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases. Thaveesilp Wissanuyothin, spokesman of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, says that PM Prayut Chan-ocha has ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue a new directive prohibiting any new arrivals. “The spread […]

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New Covid-19 test kits produced in Thailand

Today the first batch of 20,000 new Covid-19 test kits, developed by a joint effort of the Siam Bioscience and The Department of Medical Science, has been delivered to Government House. Each locally produced test kit costs around 1,500 baht each, while imported ones will cost about 4,500 baht each. The association of Siam Bioscience and […]

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National curfew announced. Takes effect tomorrow.

Thailand will announce a nationwide curfew between 10pm – 4am starting tomorrow (Friday) to try to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The government made the announcement in a statement today. There will be some exceptions to the new measure, including the transport of medical supplies, movement of people into quarantine, patients and travel […]

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250 Germans fly out of Phuket before airport closes on April 10

Some 250 German nationals flew out of the southern island of Phuket this morning on a special flight chartered to take them home before the airport closes on April 10. Condor Airlines flight DE8759 took off at 10:10am. Phuket has closed all its land and sea borders already, and Thailand is under a state of […]

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‘Pheu Thai’ pledges to work with the ruling party to fight Covid-19

Thailand’s main opposition party ‘Pheu Thai’ has pledged to work with the government in the battle against the Covid-19 outbreak. Party leader Sompon Amornvivat acknowledged that… “Thailand is now facing a crisis of immense proportions, which is affecting everyone’s daily life, with impacts on our health, income and the economy, all of which challenges our […]

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Bangkok, Phuket order convenience stores closed overnight to battle virus

To fight the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Bangkok’s convenience stores, food shops and stalls are to be closed from midnight to 5am, effective from now until end of April, by order of City Hall (the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, or BMA). A BMA spokesman says that all public and private parks in communities, housing estates […]

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Malaysia’s coronavirus cases will peak in mid-April: WHO

Today, The World Health Organisation has announced that the number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia is expected to peak in mid-April as there appears there are signs of a flattening of the infection curve. Malaysia is now ranked the highest number of known infections in Southeast Asia with a total of 2,908 confirmed cases with 102 […]

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Thai Airways goes into hibernation until end of May, others ground fleets too

After a decade of financial struggles and corporate upheaval, Thailand’s national flag carrier, Thai Airways, with a previous reputation as one of Asia’s premier airlines, is ceasing all flights for a period of at least two months, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has now allowed the suspension of […]

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DSI Thailand tells 100 officers to self quarantine after an officer contracts Covid-19

100 officers at the Department of Special Investigation have been asked to self-quarantine after one of their officers tested positive for Covid-19. Yesterday DSI deputy director-general, Triyarith Temahivong, said that an investigation officer in the Office of the Secretary of the department had become infected with the disease and around 100 officers who were in […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Nationwide night curfew starts Friday
All people in Thailand are banned from leaving home from 10pm to 4am starting Friday in the government’s latest move to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Govt temporarily blocks all travel
The government will block all travel to Thailand, including by Thais, for half a month to prepare "state quarantine" facilities after more local patients have been linked to imported cases.
104 more Covid patients, three new deaths
The government on Thursday reported 104 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, bringing the total to 1,875, with three new deaths raising the toll to 15.
Virus update: Tokyo record jump, Duterte tough call
Tokyo confirmed 97 new cases, marking the biggest single-day increase. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave authorities a shoot-to-kill green light when dealing with protesters who attempt to riot or disrupt the food distribution during lockdown.
Global virus cases near million as US baby dies
NEW YORK: Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million on Thursday as the pandemic spread at a "near-exponential" rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.
BoT: Banks can handle virus impact
Thailand's banking sector is strong enough to cushion against a potential upsurge in bad debt and debt restructuring cases stemming from the coronavirus outbreak and official measures to contain the spread, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand.
Cops to get tough with rule breakers
The national police chief has instructed police nationwide to step up security patrols and take tough action against those defying measures intended to curb the coronavirus outbreak, including a ban on public gatherings.
AFS students trickle home
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured parents of Thai exchange students stranded in the United States that they will return to Thailand this month, as the US notches up the most confirmed cases globally at 189,000-plus.
Covid-19 impact on airlines 'severe': IATA
Thai Airways International (THAI) operated its last international service out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport Wednesday, before the flag carrier goes into an "operational hibernation" because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Virus crisis fuels food delivery bonanza
With more and more Thais practising social distancing and staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, food delivery companies are seeing their business surge.
 
NationThailand.com - News
109 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Thailand
Thailand's total number of Covid-19 cases on Saturday (March 28) surged to 1,245 with 109 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period while one person died, according to the Covid-19 situation management centre spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin.
Phuket governor orders people to stay inside after dark
Locals and tourists in Phuket have been told to refrain from going out of their residences from 8pm until 3am the following morning.
Six tips to register for the Bt5,000 cash handout scheme
The government's cash handout initiative will open for registration at 6pm on Saturday (March 28). It aims to help those not covered by the social security system, who are affected by the order to close certain business venues to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Commercial banks close all branches over weekend to prevent overcrowding
Kasikornbank, Siam Commercial Bank, Krungthai Bank and TMB-Thanachart Bank announced on Friday (March 27) that they would close all branches nationwide on Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29), while electronic services would remain available.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Nationwide night curfew starts Friday
All people in Thailand are banned from leaving home from 10pm to 4am starting Friday in the government’s latest move to contain the spread of coronavirus.
DSI orders 100 staff to self-isolate
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has ordered more than 100 officials to self-quarantine and work from home as they are at risk of having caught Covid-19.
Koh Chang braces for flood of tourists from shut down Pattaya
TRAT: About 10,000 tourists remain on Koh Chang as authorities there prepare for a flood of arrivals from the shut down beaches and bars around Pattaya, after their call for the province to be locked down against Covid-19 was rejected.
Govt temporarily blocks all travel
The government will block all travel to Thailand, including by Thais, for half a month to prepare "state quarantine" facilities after more local patients have been linked to imported cases.
Failed election candidate held over huge face-masks scandal
A former election candidate of the Paradonraphab Party has been arrested for alleged involvement in the hoarding of face masks by "Sia Boy", who claimed to be a close aide to a member of a deputy cabinet minister’s team.
104 more Covid patients, three new deaths
The government on Thursday reported 104 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, bringing the total to 1,875, with three new deaths raising the toll to 15.
Virus update: Tokyo record jump, Duterte tough call
Tokyo confirmed 97 new cases, marking the biggest single-day increase. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave authorities a shoot-to-kill green light when dealing with protesters who attempt to riot or disrupt the food distribution during lockdown.
Phuket has 12 more Covid infections
PHUKET: Twelve more coronavirus infections have been confirmed in this island resort province, nine Thais and three foreigners, raising the total to 87.
Global virus cases near million as US baby dies
NEW YORK: Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million on Thursday as the pandemic spread at a "near-exponential" rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.
Shenzhen bans eating of cats and dogs after coronavirus
SHENZHEN, China: The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus.
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