Rescue mission on hold for Thai students in US

The government wants to help repatriate Thai exchange students caught in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, though some will have to wait until after April 15 to return. The Foreign Ministry is cooperating with AFS International to bring back Thai youngsters taking part in American Field Service (AFS) programmes. However, the government on Thursday […]

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Covid-19 checkpoints to be set up in Phitsanulok villages

Phitsanulok Governor Pipat Ekkaphan has instructed all district chiefs in the province to set up Covid-19 checkpoints in villages in April to control the virus situation. Phitsanulok, which presently has three confirmed Covid-19 cases, is a tourist destination that has attracted people from Bangkok and other provinces. The checkpoints were expected to be set up […]

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Sharp increase in Covid-19 infection rate in provinces

Covid-19 cases in the provinces have seen a steep rise, recording more cases than Bangkok, a graph from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) shows. CCSA spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the graph was based on statistics gathered from March 9-21, which showed that new cases in other provinces exceeded those in Bangkok. On […]

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Transport use slows by only 40% – much lower than govt expectations

Nationwide transport use decreased by only 40 per cent after the emergency decree was announced – far lower than the 90 per cent expected by the government. Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said that after the emergency was clamped on March 28, the transportation rate of public buses decreased by 45.5 per […]

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