Terrified of life without alcohol? Just make a run to the Bangkok border.

Take off that mask and put down the machete. Before the imminent ban hammer on alcohol sales prompts a panic run on every shop in town, everyone from cocktail connoisseurs to straight-up alcoholics can consider a short run to the border to buy their alcohol. While Bangkok has banned its sale, it’s still business as ...

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42 Thais return from Indonesia mosque with COVID-19

42 Thais return from Indonesia mosque with COVID-19

More than half of the nearly 80 Thai Muslims who returned from a religious gathering in Indonesia were found infected with COVID-19, health officials said Wednesday. The 42, part...

‘Dissatisfied’ officials admit Thailand needs more COVID-19 testing

‘Dissatisfied’ officials admit Thailand needs more COVID-19 testing

Thailand needs more testing for COVID-19, health officials said today, as the confirmed number of infections rose to 2,258. Twenty-seven have died. Addressing the nation’s...

Thailand under curfew starting Friday night: Prayuth

Thailand under curfew starting Friday night: Prayuth

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha this evening announced that an overnight curfew would be imposed starting tomorrow. Saying it was necessary to combat spread of the coronavirus,...

Prayuth expected to announce nationwide curfew

Prayuth expected to announce nationwide curfew

Speculations is mounting that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha this afternoon will address the nation to announce a curfew for all of Thailand to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

100+ DSI officers quarantined after 1 tests positive for COVID-19 at HQ

100+ DSI officers quarantined after 1 tests positive for COVID-19 at HQ

Thailand’s premier investigative agency ordered more than 100 of its officers into isolation for two weeks after an officer working at its headquarters was confirmed to be sick...

Wear a face mask in Samut Sakhon or pay a hefty fine

Wear a face mask in Samut Sakhon or pay a hefty fine

Sakon Nakhon has banned booze sales, Nonthaburi imposed a curfew and Bangkok ordered stores closed after midnight.  Now the coastal province of Samut Sakhon has become the first...

Body of man found dead on Thai train tests positive for COVID-19

Body of man found dead on Thai train tests positive for COVID-19

A 57-year-old Thai man found dead on a train that left Bangkok bound for the Deep South posthumously tested positive today for COVID-19. Forensic results on Wednesday found that...

Bangkok imposes curfew for stores, says it’s not a curfew

Bangkok imposes curfew for stores, says it’s not a curfew

All stores in Bangkok must shut at midnight starting tonight, City Hall ordered Wednesday afternoon, while insisting that it was “not a curfew.” Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang...

10GB of free mobile data available starting next week

10GB of free mobile data available starting next week

The national broadcasting regulator announced today that it will give away mobile broadband access to encourage people to stay home. Starting April 10, those with Thai ID cards...


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