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Man Arrested for Beating, Robbing Russian Tourist in Pattaya

PATTAYA — Police said they arrested a 42-year-old man who assaulted a Russian woman in the resort town of Pattaya and stole from her back in May.

Omicron Fears: Reopening, Lockdown to be Evaluated by PM

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will decide whether a lockdown will be introduced if the mutant variant of the coronavirus is detected in Thailand, the Ministry of Public Health said.

MFA to Evac Thais in Africa as ‘Omicron’ Concern Grows

BANGKOK — The government moved to ban travel from 8 African nations where a new variant of the coronavirus was reported. Flights will also be arranged to bring back Thai nationals living in those countries.

UN Decries Thailand’s Deportation of Cambodian Activists

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has condemned Thailand's deportation of three Cambodian political activists back to their home country, describing it as part of a “trend” of returning Cambodian refugees across the border where they face the risk of persecution.

Gov’t Threatens to Fine Foreigners Who Don’t Wear Facemask

BANGKOK — The government’s pandemic response center said the country is at the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because some foreign visitors are failing to follow disease control measures, like wearing facemasks in public.

Gov’t: 50,000 Travelers Entered Thailand Since Reopening

BANGKOK — More than 50,000 international arrivals have been logged since the country formally reopened to tourists on Nov. 1 -- making up half of all reported arrivals throughout the year 2021.

Thailand to Secure 65 Million COVID Shots Next Year

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced that Thailand is setting its goal of obtaining up to 65 million vaccines for next year as part of the government’s long term effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Many Provinces Not Seeing Surge in Foreign Tourists

BANGKOK — Two weeks after the reopening, business operators in major tourist destinations outside Bangkok say they still have to rely more on domestic travelers than foreign tourists.

Migrant Workers to Enter Thailand, Get Vaxxed Under New MOU

BANGKOK — Facing labor shortage, the labor ministry said it will soon sign new agreements to allow job seekers from neighboring countries to enter Thailand again and get vaccinated upon their arrival.

US to Donate More COVID Vaccine to Thailand, MFA Says

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the U.S. government is willing to donate up to a million of COVID vaccine doses to Thailand, on top of 2.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine already donated by the Americans earlier this year. 

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