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Northern Thailand air pollution now worst in the world

The PM2.5 measurement of air pollution in Chiang Mai -- one of Thailand’s largest cities -- reached a staggering level of 380 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) over the weekend, making the northern city currently the most polluted...

“Our leader is stupid, we’re all going to die” trends online in Thailand

The hashtag #ผู้นําโง่เราจะตายกันหมด (#OurLeaderIsStupidWereAllGoingtoDie) was trending late Sunday night and early Monday morning on social media as Thai netizens used a politician's faux pas to criticize the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak.The hashtag stemmed from an...

Thailand’s private hospitals are charging a fortune to test for Covid; no it’s not profiteering, it’s much worse

When Florian Witulski returned from South Korea to Thailand, he self-quarantined and tried to get tested for Covid-19 as any responsible person would.To his shock, several private hospitals would not test him at all while the testing kit at...

Thailand confirms 32 new coronavirus cases; total now at 114 patients

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday that it has discovered 32 new cases of coronavirus infections; the largest single day increase since the outbreak began in January.The total for the country now stands at 114.Among...

Thailand confirms 7 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total to 82

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed 7 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday bringing the country’s total to 82 cases.Patient 76 is the mother of one of the infamous party-goers from last week. (Read here)Patient 77 recently...

Video story for Parliament protest; calls to change or amend constitution

Our video story from today's protest is out!The protesters marched on parliament to call on the government to redraft or amend the constitution, calling it undemocratic.https://twitter.com/ThaiEnquirer/status/1238345247857336320

Thais living in Italy reflect on the country’s lockdown

Emergency coronavirus measures, such as travel restrictions and bans on public gatherings, have been extended across the country. The death toll jumped 36% from 168 to 631, the highest one-day toll since the virus caught national attention. Prisoners are...

Thai Airways president resigns

The president of Thai Airways International has resigned, according to an official letter the company sent to the Stock of Exchange of Thailand on Thursday.The letter, seen by Thai Enquirer, said that Company President Sumeth Damrongchaitham would leave...

Thailand confirms 11 new cases of coronavirus; total rises to 70

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health said on Thursday that it had learned of 11 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 70.The 11 new cases were a group of friends who had welcomed another friend...

Recapping Thamanat’s bad week and the whole mask fiasco

It has not been a good couple of weeks for Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompao.First, he was grilled in the censure debate for alleged corruption and a past criminal conviction in Australia. Then he claimed the...

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