At least three bodies were discovered within a 24-hour period on the streets of Bangkok as Covid-19 takes its toll on thousands. We check in with Coconuts Bangkok’s own Chayanit Itthipongmaetee to learn about the government’s efforts to clamp down on infections in the capital.
Other stories include:
Paramount Pictures to develop Southeast Asia’s biggest theme park in Bali: reports | So long, open space! Closure of Bangkok’s parks, salons and more back on table as COVID closes in | Man who was fully jabbed abroad gets 2 more COVID-19 shots in HK to ‘go to bars’ | Indonesian man with COVID boards flight using wife’s negative test result and burqa disguise | Dozens arrested in Penang over mass Eid al-Adha prayers | Public school teachers in remote areas delivered graduations-to-go, by truck, pickup and carabao (PHOTOS) | Cancel National Day? Some Singaporeans’ say this isn’t time for a party | Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison
The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.