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Thailand Reimposes Quarantine as Concerns Grow Over Omicron

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Tuesday decided to immediately reimpose a mandatory quarantine for visitors and suspend a “test-and-go” scheme for fully vaccinated arrivals as concerns grow over the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the government said.

First Local Transmission of Omicron Reported in Thailand

BANGKOK — Public Health Ministry confirms on Monday the first case of locally transmitted infection from omicron variant.

Limited Reopening Approved for Iconic Maya Bay

KRABI — National park officials have agreed to the return of tourists to the scenic Maya Bay after more than three years of closure for the sake of ecological rehabilitation, media reports say.

Premchai Found Guilty in ‘Black Panther’ Ruling, Sent to Jail

BANGKOK — Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was sentenced by the Supreme Court to more than three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally poaching wild animals inside a protected forest, among other charges.

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.

Thai Companies Accused of Fraud in Sales of Medical Gloves

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand announced Wednesday the arrest of the head of a company suspected of cheating overseas buyers of millions of dollars they paid for undelivered medical rubber gloves during the coronavirus pandemic.

Police Colonel, 6 Others Charged With Killing Suspect

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai police colonel, dubbed “Jo Ferrari” for his extravagant collection of cars, and six other officers were charged Wednesday with murder for allegedly killing a suspected drug dealer while trying to extort him for money, authorities said.

Woman in Bangkok High-rise Cuts Rope Holding Painters

BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday.

Thailand to Reopen to Vaccinated Tourists From 10 Countries

BANGKOK — Vaccinated travelers from countries declared to be at a low risk of coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to visit Thailand without having to undergo any quarantine, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday night. 

Thailand Eyes Developing Storms as Flooding Continues

BANGKOK (AP) — As floodwaters persisted in areas of northern and central Thailand and have started to hit low-lying areas in the capital, officials were looking warily ahead Tuesday to developing storms later this month, but were optimistic the devastation of a decade ago would not be repeated.

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