(Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)Nine new coronavirus infections were reported on Friday, quarantined arrivals from seven countries, raising the total number of cases to 3,861. There were three cases from Switzerland - a 76-year-old Swiss man and his Thai wife, 52, and a 74-year-old Swiss man. From Kuwait, a 43-year-old Kuwaiti arrived on Nov 7 and his infection was detected on Nov 10. The eighth and ninth cases arrived from France and the UK, and had both earlier been detected with the coronavirus disease and treated. A retired 66-year-old British man who arrived from the UK on Nov 6 had been previously diagnosed infected on Oct 16 and treated.
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The angry protest prompted Mr Thanathorn to cancel the meeting. Protest leaders, however, insisted they did not plan to attack Mr Thanathorn, had they met him. The Wednesday commotion caused Mr Thanathorn to cancel his plan to visit Surat Thani yesterday for fear of similar confrontations. Worse, the Progressive Movement has complained that the chaos in Nakhon Si Thammarat was not the first time that group members had been intimidated. As of press time yesterday, Nakhon Si Thammarat police were not certain whether the yellow-shirt mob would be prosecuted.
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A Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTAF) spokesman said the South Korean tested negative for the virus and showed no symptoms before departing Thailand. However, he tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving at Incheon Airport on Nov 8. A South Korean soldier has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning home from Thailand. Soldiers shake hands at the end of a Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand in March 2020Click "play" to listen to South Korean soldier causes Covid scare and "Download" to keep this file for educational purpose. - ตรวจพบว่าไม่ติดเชื้อtest positive : to show in a medical test that a particular virus, bacteria, disease or drug is present in the body - ตรวจพบว่าติดเชื้อ
November 12, 2020 23:26 UTC
Journalists at Government House record the 23rd Asean-China Summit attended by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha via teleconference on Thursday. The RCEP signing is expected in a virtual session on Sunday, the last day of the 37th Asean Summit and related meetings chaired by Vietnam. Malaysia's Trade Minister Azmin Ali told reporters the deal would be signed on Sunday, calling it the culmination of "eight years of negotiating with blood, sweat and tears". Still, many countries participating in the trade deal are also wary of becoming too economically dependent on China. Meanwhile, several sticking points remained among RCEP nations just days before the signing.
November 12, 2020 23:15 UTC
S.African song 'Jerusalema' is global lockdown hitMaster KG , the South African DJ behind the global pop hit "Jerusalema", performs at the Sand Festival on the beaches of Lake Malawi on November 1. "The feedback was crazy," says 24-year-old South African artist Master KG, who co-wrote and performs the disco-house track with Nomcebo Zikode. Lucius Banda, organiser of the annual Sand Music Festival on the shore of Lake Malawi, says "Jerusalema" became a "Covid anthem" -- a source of joy at grim times. - Live performance -Master KG, whose real name is Kgaogelo Moagi, told AFP that he was continuing with life as normal despite the song's huge success. "But he didn't even know that the song was on number one in Germany," Loopro said, adding that the last time an African song had topped the charts in his country was three decades ago.
November 12, 2020 08:37 UTC
"When I asked my son about the purpose of the young protesters, he couldn't answer. Reportedly, there is an increasing number of cases of students being kicked out of the house by their parents over their political views. "I am a university student who got kicked out of my house by my parents due to our different views in politics. COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWNAside from the Mirror Foundation, Childline Thailand Foundation's hotline 1387 is also ready to help young protesters. "Our campaign says that we are available to help young people anytime.
November 12, 2020 08:26 UTC
Thai Airways International planes sit idle at Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)Thai Airways International has posted a huge loss for the third quarter after the coronavirus pandemic shut down global tourism. Mr Chansin said the Covid-19 pandemic was still having a major impact on business, limiting air travel worldwide and keeping foreign tourists away. Tourism is a key driver of the Thai economy, accounting for around 20% of gross domestic product. Thailand had 6.7 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of the year, down about 77% from almost 30 million last year, according to figures from the Tourism and Sports Ministry.
November 12, 2020 06:22 UTC
Mr Thanathorn was supposed to meet a group of students on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, dozens of yellow-shirted people converged amid tight security to protest against Mr Thanathorn near a hotel where he was to meet the group's election candidates. Mr Thanathorn is accused of being a key supporter of anti-government protesters who have demanded the prime minister's resignation, a charter rewrite and monarchy reforms. Police were deployed to maintain order at the site and keep the crowd from entering the compound of a hotel where Mr Thanathorn had booked to stay. The crowd dispersed when they were sure Mr Thanathorn had left.
November 12, 2020 02:37 UTC
Build affordable options for the country's elderlyAt first glance, I thought the latest elderly care facility, the Senior Complex Project initiated by the Treasury Department and Ramathibodi Hospital, would be an ideal facility for Thailand's ageing society. It will be in line with the government's response to Thailand's ageing society and will have facilities and medical services from a nearby hospital. But the price, at 1.83 million baht plus a monthly 30,000 baht fee, is not so friendly. But, at those prices, it can cater to only a small portion of Thailand's ageing population. The remainder of the elderly population, which accounts for a significant amount of Thailand's overall population -- what will they do?
Ill omens for reconciliationShenanigans involving a group of MPs and senators signing a motion to ask parliament to seek a Constitutional Court ruling on rewriting the charter bode ill for the reconciliation process. What is going on indicates that Gen Prayut and his government do not really care about reconciliation. What he must do now is to make the MPs and senators withdraw their motion. There is still a chance for those MPs and senators to behave with decency and withdraw the motion when it is tabled to parliament. They must know that hypocrisy and political trickery will do no good for the country at a time when all efforts are needed to achieve reconciliation.
New democracy demands unleashedMillions of Myanmar voters went to the polls last Sunday to voice their overwhelming support for democracy and their opposition to the military's involvement in politics. The outcome was predictable: the governing National League for Democracy (NLD) led by their iconic leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was returned to power, but with an even greater majority in parliament than their landslide victory five years ago. And while a handful of ethnic political parties did win seats, it was not as many as was expected. "So we voted NLD because there is currently no other party better than this to ensure human rights and strengthen democracy," she told the Bangkok Post. Ethnic-based political parties did draw votes away in some areas, especially in Karenni, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states.
Govt sets targets to transform learningEducation Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan speaks at the Powering Digital Thailand 2021: Huawei Cloud & Connect event co-hosted by the Bangkok Post and Huawei Technologies Thailand on Wednesday. He was speaking at the Powering Digital Thailand 2021: Huawei Cloud & Connect event co-hosted by the Bangkok Post and Huawei Technologies Thailand. Mr Nataphol said he had visited various schools and institutions across the country to receive feedback about issues concerning the education system. This platform will unlock the potential of the education system by bridging the gap between state agencies involved and private employers. All of them use digital technologies such as Cloud and AI," he said.
(Photo by Chanat Katanyu)Thailand is setting its sights on boosting its digital infrastructure and creating an ecosystem that will position it as the digital hub of Asean, a seminar was told on Wednesday. Thailand, he said, is developing its technological infrastructure to pave the way for becoming a digital hub in the region. The deputy prime minister was presiding over the Powering Digital Thailand 2021: Huawei Cloud & Connect event co-hosted by the Bangkok Post and Huawei Technologies Thailand. Digital technologies like 5G, Cloud and AI technologies are crucial infrastructure that can turn Thailand into the digital hub of the region," Gen Prawit said. This is a good signal to boost Thailand's potential as a digital hub," said Mr Buddhipongse.
The ban was in response to media reports and photos taken of individuals in saffron robes who participated in anti-government rallies. A group of them were pictured holding placards demanding the right to vote, as monks are barred from voting. Others were reportedly questioning why they must obey the rule which requires them to shave their eyebrows. The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) has issued an order barring monks and novices from joining mass protests, its director Narong Songarom said. (Reuters photo)Click "play" to listen to Monks barred from rallies and "Download" to keep this file for educational purpose.
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