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3 New Virus Deaths Reported, Infections Dip to 56

BANGKOK — Three more people died of coronavirus infections in Thailand, health officials said on Monday, though new confirmed cases of infection dropped to 56.

Thailand, Malaysia Weightlifters Barred From Tokyo 2020

PARIS (Xinhua) — Thailand and Malaysia have been banned from sending weightlifters to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of multiple doping offences, the Independent Member Federations Sanctions Panel announced on Saturday.

No Job, No Compensation: Sex Workers Suffer Under Virus Shutdown

BANGKOK — Anna, a 33-year-old sex worker, said she had no income for the past two weeks since Pattaya’s Walking Street was told to shut down per a government’s order to contain the coronavirus outbreak. She has about 11,000 baht left.

Coronavirus: All Hotels in Pattaya Ordered to Close

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — All hotels in Pattaya and elsewhere throughout Chonburi province in eastern Thailand have been ordered to temporarily close in a sustained effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
A jail inside Bang Khen Police Station being disinfected on March 30, 2020.

Police Will Seek Max Punishment for Decree Violators

BANGKOK — Police on Friday said they will seek maximum jail term from the court for those caught defying emergency decree measures, which includes a nighttime curfew set to come into effect tonight.

Tourist-Fed Elephants Low on Food As Pandemic Closes Site

BANGKOK — Over 70 elephants at a tourist attraction in Ayutthaya province are at the risk of starvation after the venue is forced to close down during the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Thursday.
Thai workers returning from Malaysia stand by a tent at a quarantine facility in Trang’s Kantang district on April 2, 2020.

Thai Workers are Forced to Quarantine in Roadside Tents

TRANG — Thai fishery workers who returned from Malaysia were surprised to find that the coronavirus “quarantine facility” they had to stay in the next 14 days turned out to be nothing more than tents pitched on the side of a road.

Train Passengers, Employees Quarantined After Man Aboard Dies of COVID-19

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Dozens of train passengers and employees are currently being quarantined for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic after an elderly male was found dead due to the highly infectious disease on board a train, Thai railway officials said.

Don’t Come Home Right Now, Gov’t Tells Thais Marooned Overseas

BANGKOK — The government will impose further restrictions on inbound flights into the country to limit the number of coronavirus infections, a spokesman said Thursday.
A sign posted at the Immigration Bureau’s main office inside the Government Complex in Chaengwattana telling visitors to be patient. Photo: @CKucway / Twitter

More Papers Required for Visa Extensions Due to ‘National Security’

BANGKOK — Nine separate documents are now required for foreigners stranded in Thailand to extend their stay for up to 30 days, the immigration said Thursday.

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