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Pattaya Announces Coronavirus Lockdown, Keeps Out All Visitors

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's eastern seaside tourist city Pattaya is imposing a temporary lockdown to keep out all visitors in sustained effort to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

Horse Movement Banned for 90 Days to Contain AHS Outbreak

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday issued an order to ban the movement of all horses for 90 days in a bid to contain the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak.

WHO, UN Hit Back at Trump’s Threat of Defunding

GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS, April 9 (Xinhua) — "Please quarantine politicizing COVID. If we want to win, we shouldn't waste time pointing fingers...Unity is...

U.S. Says Federal Stocks of Protective Equipment Nearly Depleted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients.
People with protective masks cross a pedestrian walkway Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency last Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / AP

As Outbreaks Flatten in Places, Japan, India See More Cases

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus infections are spiking in Japan and creating hot spots in India’s congested cities just as the U.S. and some of the hardest-hit European countries are considering when to start easing restrictions that have helped curb their outbreaks of the disease.

Biden vs. Trump: General Election Battle Is Now Set

The stage is set for November.

TMRW Offers Enhanced Deals on Food Delivery and Online Shopping to Encourage Customers to...

Bangkok, 2 April 2020 – TMRW by UOB, the first mobile-only bank for ASEAN’s digital generation, is helping its customers practice social...

Surge in COVID-19 Infections Linked to Southern Muslim Pilgrimage

BANGKOK — A recent religious pilgrimage to Indonesia emerges as a new cluster of coronavirus infections after a group of southern Muslims defied health advisories and took part in the trip amid the outbreak.
People queue up at a immigration office in Udon Thani province on April 7, 2020.

Prayut Extends Foreigners Stay to April 30 Due to Coronavirus

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday signed the plan to grant automatic visa extensions for foreigners residing in Thailand to April 30.
People queue up at a temporary immigration office on Koh Phangan on April 8, 2020. Photo: Richard Barrow / Twitter

Overstay Amnesty Cleared by Cabinet, Awaiting PM’s Final Approval

BANGKOK — The Immigration Bureau on Wednesday said the government has approved the plan to offer automatic visa extensions for foreigners, though it will not come into effect until it has been signed by the Prime Minister.

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