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Virus pushes Britain into record recession as Auckland locks down

Britain’s economy shrank more in the second quarter than any other country in the Group of Seven. Photo: AFPWORLD: The global coronavirus pandemic pushed Britain into its deepest-ever recession, data showed yesterday (Aug 12). ChineseCoronavirusCOVID-19drugshealthBy AFP Thursday 13 August 2020, 08:31AM Britain’s economy shrank more in the second quarter than any other country in the Group of Seven. Photo: AFP   The British economy - the world’s seventh in...
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Patong hotels, beach chair operators move to change Phuket’s reputation as expensive

Preechawut ‘Prab’ Keesin explained the joint move by local hotels and beach chair operators during a mass cleanup of Patong Beach yesterday (Aug 12). Photo: Prab Keesin / Facebook  PHUKET: Hotels in Patong and local beach chair operators have banded together to create deals to offer free inclusive tours and heavily discounted rates to tourists in the hope of creating a new image of Phuket as an inexpensive holiday destination.By The Phuket News Thursday 13 August 2020, 12:53PM Preechawut...
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No end in sight for flights ban

Empty seats at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province last month. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul.By Bangkok Post Thursday 13 August 2020, 08:06AM Empty seats at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province last month. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul.  THAILAND: The ban on international commercial flights will remain in force while the COVID-19 pandemic situation remains critical in many countries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said...
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Official says tourists will have to wait until at least after February 2021 to return to Thailand normally

tourists-have-to wait-after-february-2021-return-to-thailand  On Wednesday, the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand also told the media the ban on incoming flights and access to Thailand was now ‘indefinite’ and that the focus for authorities was on upscaling its alternative quarantine scheme supported by government organised repatriation flights where it is reported...
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MAN DROWNS AFTER TOUR BOAT CAPSIZES OFF SOUTHERN COAST

MAN DROWNS AFTER TOUR BOAT CAPSIZES OFF SOUTHERN COAST Credit to Khao Sod English and  Xinhua News Agency BANGKOK (Xinhua) — An elderly male drowned and another one was missing after a tour boat had capsized due to strong winds and a heavy downpour in the sea off southern Thailand on Monday....
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Thailand's fight against Covid-19 gets $1.5b boost from ADB

Lola Evans04 Aug 2020, 23:02 GMT+10 BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand to assist the Southeast Asian country in it's battle against the coronavirus disease Covid-19. "ADB is committed to providing timely support to Thailand and...
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Should US troops have come to Thailand?

  Senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn proposes an amnesty bill as a way to bring about national reconciliation. Senator Kamnoon Stthisamarn has questioned the necessity of the arrival of US troops in Thailand, for joint exercises with their Thai counterparts, despite objections from the CCSA. Writing in his Facebook post today, the Senator...
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Koh Samui bridge collapse leaves truck stuck under pier

Koh Samui bridge collapse leaves truck stuck under pier | The Thaiger PHOTO: mgronline.com   In the second setback in a week for the beleagured Raja Ferry Co., a steel boarding bridge for vehicles at Raja 1 ferry pier on Koh Samui collapsed yesterday, leaving a truck wedged under the wharf. The incident follows Saturday’s ferry disaster in which 3 people are...
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