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  • Two Covid deaths, 1,547 new cases 17 abril, 2021
    Two more deaths and 1,547 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the totals to 99 fatalities and 40,585 cases.
  • Myanmar junta to release 23,000 prisoners 17 abril, 2021
    YANGON: The junta in Myanmar is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said on Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents.
  • 155 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri 17 abril, 2021
    CHON BURI: A total of 155 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Chon Buri province on Saturday, many of which were linked to entertainment places, bringing the total in the new round of the outbreak this month to 1,065 cases.
  • Fresh wave threatens media spending 17 abril, 2021
    Thailand's media spending is expected to grow less than 5% in 2021, down from a previous estimate of 8-10% following a fresh wave of the pandemic, says Media Intelligence (MI), a media planning and creative agency.
  • NHA urged to speed up low-rent housing 17 abril, 2021
    The National Housing Authority (NHA) has been urged to speed up the development of a rental housing scheme for low-income earners, says the State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) has urged the.
  • Kingdom 'on track' for June inoculation initiative 17 abril, 2021
    The Department of Disease Control has stressed that the kingdom will carry out the national Covid-19 inoculation drive in June as planned, starting with six million locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccines.
  • Council hints at layoffs 17 abril, 2021
    The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) estimates the industry's unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.
  • 100+ medical staff infected by patients 17 abril, 2021
    More than 100 medical staff at many state hospitals have been forced into self-quarantine after patients failed to disclose they had been in contact with infected people.
  • Gold, crypto prices surge despite virus 17 abril, 2021
    The third coronavirus wave in Thailand is pushing investors towards safe assets like gold, with online gold transactions doubling between April 15-16 as the global price reached a seven-week high, according to Hua Seng Heng Group, one of the country's large gold traders.
  • Oscar-nominated songs to be performed from LA museum roof -- and Iceland 17 abril, 2021
    LOS ANGELES: The five songs nominated at this year's Oscars will be performed from the top of the Academy's gleaming new film museum -- and a tiny fishing town in Iceland -- as producers aim to shake up the format of the pandemic-hit ceremony.