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A deserted market in Bangkok during the second night of City Hall's shop closure order on April 2, 2020.

Gov’t Bans Media From Field Report During Virus Curfew

BANGKOK — Reporters are asked not to report in the field during the overnight curfew that will come into effect tonight, deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Friday.

Prayut Says 24-Hour Curfew May Follow as 4 New Virus Deaths Reported

BANGKOK — The Prime Minister may impose a total lockdown order if the number of those infected and killed by the coronavirus do not drop within a week, a government spokeswoman said, even as four more people died of the virus.

Chinese Virus Conspiracy Theories Picked Up By Thai Media

BANGKOK — A series of conspiracy theories promoted by the Chinese state media, which accused the United States of engineering the coronavirus as a bioweapon, is finding a large audience in Thailand thanks to uncritical coverage by some news agencies.

Prayut Imposes 10PM Nationwide Curfew in Bid to Stop Virus

BANGKOK — In a televised address, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday evening announces a nationwide curfew for the entire country, effectively from Friday onward.

Pheu Thai Chief Promises Cooperation With Gov’t to Fight Outbreak

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's opposition Pheu Thai Party leader Sompong Amornvivat on Wednesday pledged to work with the government in the fight against COVID-19.
A file photo of MP Veerakorn Kumprakob.

Gov’t MP Blames Amateur Housewives for Egg Shortages

BANGKOK — A pro-government lawmaker blamed young housewives for the ongoing egg shortages, saying they are only capable of making desperate egg dishes during their quarantines.

King and Prayut Praise Bureaucrats on National Civil Servants’ Day

BANGKOK — His Majesty the King and PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday called upon Thai bureaucrats to serve with honesty and uphold their honor on the occasion of Thai Civil Servants’ Day, which falls on April 1.
Grounded planes at Don Mueang International Airport.

Prayut Threatens to Ban All Public Transport to Stop Pandemic

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said he may decide to shut down all public transport if the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in the country.

Prayut Warns Emergency Decree May Extend If Pandemic Doesn’t Ease

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday told the media after the Cabinet meeting that he may extend the state of emergency decree for another month or two should Thailand's COVID-19 situation does not ease.

DefMin Withdraws 6.1 Billion Baht Ship Proposal After Criticism

BANGKOK — The Defense Ministry on Tuesday asked the Cabinet to approve its proposal to buy a 6.1 billion baht landing ship from China, as criticism rises over the government’s underfunded responses to the coronavirus pandemic.





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