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Thailand reports new daily record of 31 coronavirus deaths

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Thailand on Monday reported a new daily record of 31 coronavirus deaths, the health ministry said, as the Southeast Asian country grapples with a third wave of infections. After managing to largely control the virus for around a year through shutdowns and strict border controls, Thailand has faced a spike......

Thailand reports 1,940 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths

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People line up to receive their vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Thailand on Sunday reported 1,940 new coronavirus cases amid a deadly third wave of the virus. The Health Ministry recorded a second day of 21 deaths, the......

Thailand reports new daily record of 21 deaths in third virus wave

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People line up to receive their vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Thailand on Saturday reported a new daily record of 21 coronavirus deaths in one day, the health ministry said, as the Southeast Asian country prepared to open......

Here’s a complete list of destinations opening to vaccinated travelers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The list of places that’s welcoming vaccinated people is growing by the week. Proof of vaccines is easing travel restrictions to some places, and is the only way travelers can gain entrance to others. Yet from health forms to testing......

Thailand reports 2,438 coronavirus cases, daily record of 11 deaths

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A closed bar is seen on Friday afternoon as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19, in Sukhumvit road, in Bangkok, Thailand April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo Thailand reported 2,438 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to......

Thailand reports 2,839 new coronavirus cases, 8 new deaths

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A closed backpackers hotel is seen as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sukhumvit road, in Bangkok, Thailand April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Thailand reported 2,839 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a record number of new cases in the country’s third......

International travel is getting easier — except for the unvaccinated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traveling abroad is getting less complicated for vaccinated travelers.   A growing list of countries is reducing or eliminating quarantine and Covid-19 testing requirements for those who have been fully vaccinated, while keeping restrictions in place for those who haven’t.......

Bangkok to close 196 nightlife venues amid new coronavirus cluster

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FILE PHOTO: Night clubs and go-go bars street Soi Cowboy is seen empty after Thai government ordered the closure of cinemas, bars and other entertainment facilities as part of a raft of measures intended to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand March 18, 2020.......

Analysis: Myanmar’s neighbour Thailand unlikely to toughen stance on coup

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By Kay Johnson, Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand has slightly hardened its language on Myanmar by saying it is “gravely concerned” about escalating bloodshed since a Feb. 1 coup, but close military ties and fears of a flood of refugees mean it is unlikely to go further, analysts say.......

Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work......

Thai police vow more protest arrests after nearly 100 detained

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police on Monday vowed to arrest more people participating in anti-government protests after detaining nearly 100 at a demonstration a day earlier, citing a law restricting gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A pro-democracy protester flashes the three-finger salute while she is detained......

Thailand preparing for possible refugee exodus from Myanmar: PM

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FILE PHOTO: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/Pool/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday his government is preparing for a potential flood of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. “We don’t want to have an exodus......

Asia accelerates AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, even as trust plunges in Europe

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By Ben Blanchard, Colin Packham TAIPEI/CANBERRA (Reuters) – Many Asian countries are accelerating the rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after confidence in its safety was hit, following reports that the shot was linked to rare blood clots in Europe earlier this month. A nurse holds a vial of the AstraZeneca......

Thailand braces as refugees from Myanmar coup flee to border regions

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By Panu Wongcha-um, Poppy McPherson MAE SOT, Thai-Myanmar border (Reuters) – Hundreds of people have fled Myanmar’s towns and cities since last month’s military coup and are sheltering in areas controlled by ethnic militias on the Thai border, an official from one of the groups said on Thursday, as Thailand......

Doctors baffled as countries suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 dose at Coria City Hospital, Spain. Gustavo Valiente | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images LONDON — Health experts say they are disappointed and confused by the flurry of......

Have vaccination, will travel — but not with the kids in tow

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As more countries lift travel restrictions for those who have been vaccinated, the world is slowly opening to travelers again. Travelers without kids, that is. To date, no Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in children, said Dr. Sharon......

Ireland, Netherlands become latest countries to suspend AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A medical worker fills a syringe with AstraZeneca vaccine at Santa Caterina da Siena – Amendola secondary School in Salerno on March 13, 2021 in Salerno, Italy. Francesco Pecoraro | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Ireland and......

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