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 2020-04-02 13:20 

Bangkok Post

Chinese cops intercept shipment of drug precursor...

Chinese police have intercepted a shipment of hydrochloric acid bound for the Golden Triangle region, which will likely affect the production of 3.9 billion methamphetamine pills....

 2020-04-02 13:06 

Bangkok Post

US weekly jobless claims hit record once again...

WASHINGTON: The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week shot to a record high for a second week in a row — topping 6 million — as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic,...

 2020-04-02 11:57 

Bangkok Post

Nationwide night curfew starts Friday...

All people in Thailand are banned from leaving home from 10pm to 4am starting Friday in the government's latest moves to contain the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 11:45 

Bangkok Post

Global virus cases near a million as Spain sees record deaths...

MADRID: Confirmed coronavirus cases approached 1 million around the world on Thursday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the US prepared for what President Donald Trump warned would be "horrific" days ahead....

 2020-04-02 11:11 

Bangkok Post

DSI orders 100 staff to self-isolate...

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has ordered more than 100 officials to self-quarantine and work from home as they are at risk of having caught Covid-19....

 2020-04-02 10:10 

Bangkok Post

Koh Chang braces for flood of tourists from shut down Pattaya...

TRAT: About 10,000 tourists remain on Koh Chang as authorities there prepare for a flood of arrivals from the shut down beaches and bars around Pattaya, after their call for the province to be locked down against Covid-19 was rejected....

 2020-04-02 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Govt temporarily blocks all travel...

The government will block all travel to Thailand, including by Thais, for half a month to prepare "state quarantine" facilities after more local patients have been linked to imported cases....

 2020-04-02 08:11 

Bangkok Post

Failed election candidate held over huge face-masks scandal...

A former election candidate of the Paradonraphab Party has been arrested for alleged involvement in the hoarding of face masks by "Sia Boy", who claimed to be a close aide to a member of a deputy cabinet minister's team....

 2020-04-02 06:32 

Bangkok Post

Virus update: Tokyo record jump, Duterte tough call...

Tokyo confirmed 97 new cases, marking the biggest single-day increase. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave authorities a shoot-to-kill green light when dealing with protesters who attempt to riot or disrupt the food distribution during lockdown....

 2020-04-02 06:19 

Bangkok Post

104 more Covid patients, three new deaths...

The government on Thursday reported 104 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, bringing the total to 1,875, with three new deaths raising the toll to 15....

 2020-04-02 06:05 

Bangkok Post

Phuket has 12 more Covid infections...

PHUKET: Twelve more coronavirus infections have been confirmed in this island resort province, nine Thais and three foreigners, raising the total to 87....

 2020-04-02 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Global virus cases near million as US baby dies...

NEW YORK: Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million on Thursday as the pandemic spread at a "near-exponential" rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims....

 2020-04-02 05:00 

Bangkok Post

Shenzhen bans eating of cats and dogs after coronavirus...

SHENZHEN, China: The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 04:45 

Bangkok Post

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?...

TOKYO: The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?...

 2020-04-02 04:36 

Bangkok Post

Rooftop party busted in Phuket...

PHUKET: Police arrested nine foreigners and five Thai women for partying in violation of the order against gathering in crowds, to control the spread of coronavirus disease....

 2020-04-02 04:00 

Bangkok Post

CSD vows crackdown on spreaders...

A "lying" taxi driver who forced a dentist into a self-quarantine is among people being targeted by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) which is getting tough on those who deliberately conceal they are Covid-19 risks....

 2020-04-02 03:00 

Bangkok Post

Hailstorm warning...

The Meteorological Department on Thursday forecast scattered summer storms and hailstorms in the North, the Northeast, the East and the Central Plains from Thursday to Sunday....

 2020-04-02 02:39 

Bangkok Post

Land grab 'factor' in forest reserve blaze...

MAE HONG SON: A forest reserve in the northern province of Mae Hong Son was destroyed in a bushfire believed to have been started as part of a land encroachment ploy, the local forest protection authorities said on Wednesday....

 2020-04-02 01:26 

Bangkok Post

Tycoon gets appeal in panther case...

Judges with dissenting opinions in a high-profile poaching case have approved requests by key accused, construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta and two others to lodge an appeal on factual issues in the case with the Supreme Court, a source in the Courts of...

 2020-04-02 00:45 

Bangkok Post

US Navy evacuates virus-struck aircraft carrier Roosevelt...

WASHINGTOn: The US Navy is evacuating thousands of sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam after its captain warned a coronavirus outbreak was threatening the lives of the crew....

 2020-04-01 23:50 

Bangkok Post

BoT: Banks can handle virus impact...

Thailand's banking sector is strong enough to cushion against a potential upsurge in bad debt and debt restructuring cases stemming from the coronavirus outbreak and official measures to contain the spread, says a senior official at the Bank of Thaila...

 2020-04-01 23:43 

Bangkok Post

CP assures executives safe after UK Covid-19 scare...

Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group has given its assurances that all of its executives who returned from the UK after negotiating the Tesco deal are Covid-19 free after a financial adviser reportedly infected with the virus passed away....

 2020-04-01 23:30 

Bangkok Post

70% Thais stick to social distancing...

Some 70% of Thais understand and are engaging in the "social distancing" campaign -- a major strategy to curb the transmission of Covid-19-- according to the latest survey conducted by the Department of Mental Health....

 2020-04-01 22:00 

Bangkok Post

AFS students trickle home...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured parents of Thai exchange students stranded in the United States that they will return to Thailand this month, as the US notches up the most confirmed cases globally at 189,000-plus....

 2020-04-01 21:43 

Bangkok Post

Covid-19 impact on airlines 'severe': IATA...

Thai Airways International (THAI) operated its last international service out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport Wednesday, before the flag carrier goes into an "operational hibernation" because of the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-01 21:09 

Bangkok Post

Global-focused NokScoot faces long climb...

NokScoot is trying to get a grip on its battle with the coronavirus pandemic, while acknowledging that its healing period may take longer in comparison with other airlines because of its dependence on international routes....

 2020-04-01 21:07 

Bangkok Post

Dean & DeLuca: Bankruptcy exclusive to US operations...

American gourmet grocer Dean & DeLuca's operations in Thailand and Asia will be unaffected by the US operation's bankruptcy filing because the local unit has separate accounting, says SET-listed Pace Development Corporation, the company's Bang...

 2020-04-01 21:02 

Bangkok Post

Help for handout hopefuls...

The Finance Ministry will let registrants for the 5,000-baht cash handout either rectify their information or cancel requests for the subsidy to help them avoid breaching the law on providing false information, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO)....

 2020-04-01 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Virus crisis fuels food delivery bonanza...

With more and more Thais practising social distancing and staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, food delivery companies are seeing their business surge....

 2020-04-01 13:32 

Bangkok Post

Passenger with Covid-19 dies on train...

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The body of a 57-year-old passenger who collapsed and died on a south-bound special express train in Thap Sakae district on Monday night tested positive for Covid-19, an official said on Wednesday....

 2020-04-01 13:31 

Bangkok Post

Spain's fatalities climb; Putin remote meetings: Virus update...

Spain reported another increase in fatalities, while Italy and Germany moved to extend lockdown measures. US President Donald Trump warned of a "painful" two weeks ahead after projections showed that as many as 240,000 Americans could die....

 2020-04-01 12:42 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia makes massive seizure of pangolin scales...

Malaysian authorities seized about six tonnes of pangolin scales and smashed a smuggling syndicate, officials said Wednesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking....

 2020-04-01 11:34 

Bangkok Post

Grab reduces commission...

Grab Thailand has reduced the commission fee collected from food merchants from 35% to 30% to accommodate rising demand for food delivery in amid the pandemic....

 2020-04-01 11:05 

Bangkok Post

Yala struggles to enforce ban on Friday prayer at mosques...

Yala authorities are hard-put trying to convince local Muslim leaders of the need to obey the Chularatchamontri9;s order suspending Friday prayers at all mosques, amid worries that mass gatherings spread the coronavirus disease....

 2020-04-01 11:03 

Bangkok Post

Digital payments nearly double in March amid virus outbreak...

Thailand's digital payments jumped 93% in March from a year earlier, the central bank said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus outbreak pushes up demand for online services....

 2020-04-01 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII...

LONDON: Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar....

 2020-04-01 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII...

LONDON: Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar....

 2020-04-01 10:39 

Bangkok Post

Rule relaxed for legal migrant workers...

The Labour Ministry is to allow Cambodian, Lao and Myanmar workers stranded due to border closure to continue working beyond the expiration of their work permits....

 2020-04-01 10:00 

Bangkok Post

Isan roads eerily quiet during crisis...

Major roads normally bustling with motorists rushing to and from Surin and other lower northeastern provinces were eerily quiet on the way to Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon and into the night....

 2020-04-01 09:54 

Bangkok Post

Veteran politician Prachuab dies at 76...

Seasoned politician Prachuab Chaiyasan, a former MP for Udon Thani province, died of lung cancer at Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital in Bangkok on Wednesday morning. He was 76....

 2020-04-01 09:41 

Bangkok Post

Subaru launches GT Edition pack for Forester...

Style-led parts are aimed at lifting exterior appeal; 360deg vision also offered....

 2020-04-01 09:11 

Bangkok Post

Rice exports seen rising as virus outbreak troubles competitors...

Thai rice exporters expect to increase sales as the spread of coronavirus sparks global food security concerns and major competitors face export bans or go into lockdown to battle the outbreak....

 2020-04-01 08:46 

Bangkok Post

British man dies in paramotor crash...

CHON BURI: A British man, 60, was killed when the paramotor he was flying developed engine trouble and plunged the ground in tambon Bang Saray in Sattahip district on Wednesday, police said....

 2020-04-01 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day...

TAIPEI: It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were warning against virus-themed April Fools' jokes -- some even threatening jail....

 2020-04-01 08:14 

Bangkok Post

All shops in Bangkok must close at midnight...

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has ordered all shops and street venders to close for at least five hours from midnight, as it steps up restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 08:06 

Bangkok Post

Stranded fishing boat towed to shore...

PHUKET: A small fishing boat and its crew of four was towed safely to shore on Wednesday after the engine broke down and they spent the night adrift in the sea off Phuket....

 2020-04-01 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Asia virus latest: Japan business outlook sour, Aussie papers stop printing...

SINGAPORE: Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:...

 2020-04-01 07:45 

Bangkok Post

China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern...

BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms....

 2020-04-01 06:58 

Bangkok Post

Heavy smog in the North...

Very unsafe smog levels were reported in nine northern provinces on Wednesday - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, Phrae and Sukhothai - and worst was in Nan....

 2020-04-01 06:45 

Bangkok Post

Coronavirus transforms New York as US deaths top 4,000...

NEW YORK: Emergency field hospitals were readied in New York's Central Park and at the home of the US Open tennis tournament as the number of American deaths from the coronavirus pandemic surged past 4,000 -- higher than the toll in China....

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