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Phuket News
China and UK clash over fate of Hong Kongers
WORLD: China promised today (July 2) to take countermeasures against Britain if it presses ahead with plans to extend citizenship rights to Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub.
Health checks hit Bangla on first night of reopening 
PHUKET: Public health officials led by Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong inspected bars and other nightlife venues along Bangla Rd in Patong last night as the popular street enjoyed its first night reopening since the island went under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort awarded ‘SHA’ certification
PHUKET: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort has been awarded the Amazing Thailand ‘Safety and Health Administration - SHA’ Certificate. The SHA certificate ensures travelers that the hotel is ready for domestic and international guests return post-COVID-19. 
Phuket police investigated over illegal gambling dens
PHUKET: The top five ranking police officers stationed with the Phuket City Police and the Thalang Police are under investigation for the lack of action taken after receiving reports of two illegal gamblings dens, which were later raided by provincial officials.
US sees record 52,000 new virus cases in 24 hours
The US notched more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours yesterday (July 1), a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country.
COVID crisis compounds new school-term woes
THAILAND: The first day of school yesterday (June 1) was not a happy time for every child and parent, some of whom had to borrow, beg or even steal so they could send their offspring to class in a uniform like everyone else.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Schools are now open as Thailand travel ban lifted! July 27 now a holiday? || July 1
PHUKET XTRA - July 1 || Brought to you by PVCPhuket.com School reopen around Thailand |:| International travel ban lifted |:| 87 arrested in Phuket gambling dens |:| July 27 now a holiday! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket tourism industry told to ‘ready for beach holiday tourists’
PHUKET: Operators in Phuket’s tourism industry have been urged to prepare to receive the first international tourists in months in August as the Ministry of Tourism & Sports pursues its strategy of restarting the country’s economy, Phuket Chamber of Commerce President Thanusak Phungdet told The Phuket News today (July 1).
Patong motorbike thieves arrested
PHUKET: Police have arrested two men wanted for stealing six motorbikes in Patong and other areas of Phuket.
Water supply outage to affect large areas of Thalang, Koh Kaew
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the mains water supply will be shut off in large areas of Thalang District as well as Koh Kaew on Friday (July 3).
 
The Thaiger
Bangkok’s Ying Charoen wet market reopens after fire

Most of the Ying Charoen market in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district reopened after fire destroyed about 160 stalls. Earlier estimates put the number at around 50 stalls. No injuries were reported. The blaze in the 30 rai compound reportedly began at a bakery at about 3am and quickly spread to nearby stalls. It took firefighters […]

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HK man arrested for allegedly stabbing officer in security law protests

Police in Hong Kong arrested a man aboard a flight to London this morning on suspicion of stabbing a police officer during protests of the Chinese territory’s new security law. About 370 people were arrested during and after yesterday’s protests against the new laws, imposed by China to curb activities surrounding the anti-government protests that […]

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Uruguay’s Covid-19 Policy of “freedom with responsibility” shows success

To the Government of Uruguay’s relief, their policy of “independence with responsibility” in the containment of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have been successful… so far. Yesterday, when Europe opened its borders to 15 countries, Uruguay became the only Latin American country to be included. With less than 1,000 registered Covid-19 cases and just 27 deaths, […]

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Pattaya’s Sukhawadee House burns… AGAIN – VIDEO

Pattaya’s venerable tourist attraction Sukhawadee House, a repository of Buddhist relics and artifacts, caught fire late last night, AGAIN. The second time in a day. A fire raged through the complex yesterday morning on the first day it was to reopen after closing for nearly 4 months due to the Covid-19 response. Firefighters were again […]

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New Zealand’s health minister resigns over Covid-19 ‘mistakes’

New Zealand’s health minister has handed in his resignation after receiving a backlash over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and allegedly committing a series of “personal mistakes”. Personal mistakes, as in he allegedly broke the law twice – once by riding a mountain bike outside his home in Dunedin and then another time by […]

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Australia and UK may offer a safe haven to Hong Kong citizens

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia is “actively considering” providing a safe haven for Hong Kong citizens to migrate to the country after controversial national security laws enforced by China have come into effect. Yesterday, hundreds of people were arrested after protesters took to the streets to protest the new laws introduced by China […]

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Kanchanaburi park officials remove entry ban for foreigners

A ban on foreigners visiting the Srinakarin Dam National Park in the western province of Kanchanaburi has been rescinded. Park officials say both foreigners and Thais are now welcome to enjoy the park as it re-opens to visitors. A report in Khaosod English says the ban on foreigners was originally announced on the park’s official […]

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Thai nightlife grapples with “new normal”

Thailand’s nightlife scene is grappling with a ‘new normal’ as changes upon its recent reopening see facemasks joining the normal bikini wear in red-light districts across the Kingdom. After being forced to close for more than 3 months in order to stop the spread of Covid-19, bars, karaoke venues and massage parlours are in the latest […]

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Tesla becomes the world’s most valuable car maker

Tesla has become the world’s most valuable carmaker, surpassing Japan’s Toyota after its stock rose to a record high. Shares in Tesla hit US$1,134 on Wednesday before dropping before the close, leaving it with a market cap of $209.47 billion (£ 165 billion), around $4 billion higher than Toyota’s existing market value. Shares in the […]

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Old Bangkok market damaged by large fire

An old Bangkok market was reportedly damaged by a large fire early this morning, taking over 20 fire trucks and at least two hours to put out the blaze. Ying Charoen Market, in Bangkok’s northern Bang Khen district, saw vendors fleeing the flames and taking their merchandise with them after firefighters were called to the […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
2 arrested, 1,420kg crystal meth seized in Narathiwat
NARATHIWAT: Two men have been arrested and 1,420kg of crystal methamphetamine found hidden in a trailer truck in Tak Bai district of Narathiwat in the early hours of Thursday.
6 new Covid quarantine cases Thursday
The government on Thursday reported six new coronavirus cases detected in quarantine, taking the country to 38 days without a local transmission, while global Covid-19 cases rose at a record pace.
Tourism in Thailand to lose up to $47bn from Covid-19: UN study
GENEVA: Global tourism revenues are expected to fall by up to US$3.3 trillion due to Covid-19 restrictions, with Thailand standing to lose $47 billion, according to a UN study published on Wednesday.
Travel bubble scheme drawn up in 3 phases
A travel bubble plan for leisure travellers has been drafted with three phases for opening, starting with a mere 1,000 tourists per day across five provinces.
Prawit quashes reports of PPRP rift
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has dismissed reports of a rift in the government after an executive of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) reportedly asked Somkid Jatusripitak to step down as economic team leader.
Pupils delight at reopening of schools
After months of being unable to open, all primary and secondary schools in Thailand on Wednesday resumed academic sessions following a directive by the Ministry of Education.
PM defends weapons budget
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is defending the decision to include the procurement of weapons for the armed forces in the budget bill for 2021, after opposition criticism during Wednesday's first reading in parliament.
EU reopens borders as virus surges in US: World update
CORFU, Greece: The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where deaths are spiking once again and a top health official warned the country was heading in the "wrong direction".
Schools reopen across Thailand with temperature checks, masks
PATHUM THANI: The country's schools reopened on Wednesday for the first time since mid-March, with precautions in place to guard against the coronavirus, ranging from temperature checks to installing makeshift cubicles for social distancing in classrooms.
NACC wants Yingluck put on trial for 'unfair' Thawil transfer
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) wants to bring another case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions, after deciding she abused her power by unfairly ordering the transfer of Thawil Pliansri, then secretary-general of the National Security Council, to an inactive post in 2011.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Planks seized from temple, abbot disappears
KANCHANABURI: More than 500 illegally processed wood planks were seized from a temple in Sai Yok district while the abbot disappeared during a search on Thursday.
Widened spur for domestic tourism ahead: Somkid
The government is considering introducing new economic measures to boost consumption and help businesses and debtors cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Thursday.
China and UK clash over fate of Hong Kongers
HONG KONG: China promised Thursday to take countermeasures against Britain if it presses ahead with plans to extend citizenship rights to Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub.
China tech giant Tencent duped by saucy scammers
BEIJING: Chinese tech giant Tencent has been fooled by impostors posing as representatives of the country's most famous chilli sauce brand, police said, in a saga that nearly pitched the two famous brands against each other in court.
Bangkok wet market reopens after fire
Most of the Ying Charoen market in Bangkok's Bang Khen district has been reopened after fire destroyed about 160 stalls. No-one was injured.
UK to ditch travel quarantine for Thailand, 75 countries: report
The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people can go on holiday, The Daily Telegraph reported.
At least 113 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
The death toll from a mud slide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar surged to over 100 Thursday, authorities said, in one of the worst accidents ever to hit the perilous industry.
2 arrested, 1,420kg crystal meth seized in Narathiwat
NARATHIWAT: Two men have been arrested and 1,420kg of crystal methamphetamine found hidden in a trailer truck in Tak Bai district of Narathiwat in the early hours of Thursday.
Developer suspected of Phetchabun forest encroachment
PHETCHABUN: The Department of Special Investigation suspects a property developer of encroaching on about 400 rai of Thung Salaeng Luang forest in this upper central plains province.
Judge lifts ban on 'tell-all' book by Trump's niece
WASHINGTON: An appeals court judge in New York has lifted a temporary ban on the publication of a potentially explosive "tell-all" book by President Donald Trump's niece, court documents showed.
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