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Reporter at White House Briefings Tests Positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Xinhua) — A reporter who attended White House briefings this week has tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) said on Thursday.

WHO: Indoor Airborne Spread of Coronavirus Possible

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

Thais Stranded In UK by Virus Missing Medical Appointments, Family Funerals

BICESTER, United Kingdom — A doctor in Britain on Wednesday night urged the government to immediately repatriate stranded Thai citizens, especially those who have serious medical and financial issues.

Health Official Declares End of Virus 1st Wave in Thailand

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — A health expert from Thailand's Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday told the media that the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after Thailand has not seen any new local COVID-19 case for 44 consecutive days.

U.S. Official: Trump Rally ‘Likely’ Source of Virus Surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.

Harley-Davidson in Bangkok Wins Dealer Award, Twice

BANGKOK — The Bangkok branch of Harley-Davidson said it is now the only Thai dealer to win the Asia Emerging Markets Award for two consecutive years.

Bubble Bursts: Aviation Chief Balks at Virus Travel Zones

BANGKOK — The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Wednesday postponed the much publicized proposal to allow foreign tourists to visit the country during the pandemic without having to go through quarantine.

Thai Coconut Farmers Deny PETA Animal Cruelty Charge

BANGKOK— Coconut farmers in southern Thailand on Wednesday denied the allegation by a U.S.-based animal rights group that monkeys are forced to harvest their crops.

Bank of Thailand Open to More Policy Easing in Pandemic

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Bank of Thailand (BoT) on Monday said that it has not shut the door to further monetary policy easing, after cutting the key rate three times this year to a record low of 0.5 percent to help support the Thai economy impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Risky Bid, Trump Stokes Racial Rancor to Motivate Voters

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America’s racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls.

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