Current Affairs

Chinese coronavirus death toll climbs past 250; Thailand braces for impact

China's National Health Commission said on Saturday that the death toll from the coronavirus has climbed to 258 as countries around the world consider travel restrictions on the country.The commission said that as of Saturday morning at least...

First Thai case of human-to-human transmission found as coronavirus toll increases

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Friday that a taxi driver that had come in contact with Chinese tourists tested positive for coronavirus, making him the first case of human-to-human transmission found in the country.The Ministry also said...

Over 227,000 Chinese tourists currently in Thailand; many monitored patients discharged

Thailand's Immigration Bureau told reporters on Thursday that over 227,000 tourists from China are currently in Thailand, of that number 2,730 are from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan.From the period between January 1 to January 28, over 930,000...

[UPDATE] Thai health minister says the country is unable to stop coronavirus outbreak in interview with foreign media

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told UK's Sky News in an interview that Thailand was powerless "to stop the spread" of coronavirus and that he expects the number of infections to rise.Speaking to Sky News, Anutin said that...

The BIG Interview: Why I chose the Pheu Thai Party

She's an Oxford Graduate, a Pheu Thai party-list candidate, and someone shaping the party's education policy. We caught up with Tidarat Yingcharoen to talk about politics, education and why she chose to run under the Pheu Thai banner.Thai...

Thailand quarantines 96 people for signs of coronavirus; WHO admits mistake in response

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health said late Wednesday that it had quarantined 96 people to monitor for signs of coronavirus.According to the Ministry's press office, 29 of those patients were taken from the airports to hospitals around Bangkok....

Constitutional Court accepts petition to rule on validity of 2020 fiscal year budget bill

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday accepted a petition from the lower house to rule on the validity of the 2020 budget bill.Parliament passed its long-delayed budget bill earlier this month, but its validity is in question because of irregularity...

Opinion: Polarity over politics means everybody loses

In the latest case of government corruption involving double standards, an MP from a core-coalition party who is currently under investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for alleged encroachment and illegal building on national park land, managed to get appointed to...

Wuhan mayor says 5 million people left city before quarantine, Bangkok was a primary destination

Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang told reporters on Tuesday that as many as 5 million people left the city before a quarantine came into effect, Bangkok was one of the primary destinations of the tourists.Zhou offered his resignation on...

OPINION: Thailand should get its act together to fight the possible carnage from the Coronavirus

Sitting and watching Carrie Lam, the embattled Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong, go live on television to announce a slew of measures to combat coronavirus made me reflect on Thailand's response to the crisis.To any casual observer,...

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