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Surat Thani extends lockdown to April 30
10/04-2020, Klokken: 18:23:00 BST
Surat Thani province on Friday (April 10) extended the lockdown of certain venues to April 30 in line with efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19. Initially, business was set to open as normal from April 15.

Fewer new infections, economic stimuli boost most regional indices
10/04-2020, Klokken: 17:25:00 BST
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,228.03 on Friday (April 10), up 17.55 points or 1.45 per cent. Total trade worth Bt53.795. billion saw an index high of 1,228.07 and a low of 1,205.15.

Clip urging Muslims to march to virus hotspots goes viral
10/04-2020, Klokken: 16:52:00 BST
A video purporting to show Muslim pilgrims in Indonesia being urged to gather at Covid-19 hotspots has received lots of attention in the deep South of Thailand.

Pattalung eyes lockdown extension to April 30
10/04-2020, Klokken: 16:49:00 BST
The southern province of Pattalung might have to extend its lockdown period from the original end date of April 16 to April 30 if the rate of Covid-19 infections does not slow down, said governor Kukiat Wongkrapan on Friday (April 10).

‘Lotus Rangers’ out to deliver beds to medics on the frontline
10/04-2020, Klokken: 16:25:00 BST

Dengue fever an added threat to lives
10/04-2020, Klokken: 16:15:00 BST
The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is warning people to beware of dengue fever, after rains in several regions of Thailand has resulted in an abundance of mosquitos.

US celebrates 200 years of friendship with Thailand in Songkran message
10/04-2020, Klokken: 16:07:00 BST
With the entire nation under partial lockdown and night-time curfew, Songkran this year is bound to be a very muted affair.

Compensation sought for employees of Covid-hit firms
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:59:00 BST
Labour Minister Chatu Mongkol Sonakul will ask the Cabinet to grant compensation to employees under the social security scheme whose businesses were not ordered to shut by the government but are still affected by Covid-19 crisis.

Langurs relax during lockdown
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:24:00 BST
National Parks of Thailand has proof that Thai wildlife is revelling in the peace and quiet now that humans have been locked away during the virus pandemic.

Healthy vigilance at gateway to deep South
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:15:00 BST

Asean foreign ministers agree to set up ‘response fund’ to tackle pandemic
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:11:00 BST
Asean foreign ministers have agreed to establish a “Covid-19 Asean Response Fund”, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said after attending the 25th Asean Coordinating Council meeting via teleconferencing on Friday (April 10).

Duty exemption for Covid-19 treatment, prevention items
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:03:00 BST
The Finance Ministry is set to waive custom duty for medical supplies that can be used to treat and prevent Covid-19 in line with the Cabinet’s resolution to allocate supplies for hospitals across the nation, Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat said on Friday (April 10).

Makro gets fruity to help Thai farmers
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:00:00 BST
The Siam Makro cash-and carry chain has boosted its purchases of domestic agricultural products in a bid to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on Thai farmers.

Korat shuts beauty spots, bans booze sales for Songkran
10/04-2020, Klokken: 15:00:00 BST
Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantharanothai announced on Friday (April 10) that the province will temporarily close its 29 reservoirs to stop people gathering there for the now cancelled Songkran Festival, in a move to curb the Covid-19 contagion.

Phuket orders all districts to shut borders
10/04-2020, Klokken: 14:58:00 BST
Phuket province has ordered the closure of all boundaries between districts from 00.01am on April 13 until 11.59pm on April 26, as it steps up efforts to stem the escalating Covid-19.

Customs denies reports of curbs on import of medical essentials
10/04-2020, Klokken: 14:29:00 BST

Expert offers roadmap to reopen Thai cities
10/04-2020, Klokken: 14:28:00 BST
Gradually reopening cities may be the best option to contain the spread of Covid-19 while allowing some businesses to restart, an economist at the Thailand Development Research Institute TDRI said.

Rajavithi offers telemedicine service through app
10/04-2020, Klokken: 13:29:00 BST
Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok has launched a telemedicine service through an application Me-More, for the convenience of people who have passed the hospital’s risk test, to be screened online by doctors.

Opec failure to reach deal on output reins in stock market buoyed by Fed stimulus
10/04-2020, Klokken: 13:21:00 BST
Krungsri Securities predicted that the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index on Friday (April 10) would swing between 1,200 to 1,230 points, although the stock market has been buoyed by the US Fed’s economic stimulus policies and a fall in the number of Covid-19 patients in Thailand and other countries.

Man attempts suicide after not receiving Bt5,000 payment
10/04-2020, Klokken: 13:07:00 BST
A Buriram man attempted to commit suicide by walking into traffic on Thursday (April 9), after his application for the government’s Bt5,000 Covid-19 welfare payment was not granted.

Man charged with burning forest in Chiang Mai
10/04-2020, Klokken: 12:44:00 BST
Police arrested a suspected arsonist in Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai province on Thursday (April 9), as part of a clampdown on forest-burning that has seen air pollution spike in the northern region.

Gold gains on weakening dollar, high US unemployment
10/04-2020, Klokken: 12:42:00 BST
The price of gold increased by Bt150 on Friday (April 10) morning, the Gold Traders Association reported.

Hundreds of houses in Chonburi, Rayong damaged by storm
10/04-2020, Klokken: 12:08:00 BST
A storm hit Chonburi and Rayong provinces on April 8-9 resulting in the destruction of 338 houses in two districts.

Thailand reports 50 new Covid-19 cases
10/04-2020, Klokken: 11:57:00 BST

Investors urged to watch capital inflows as baht rises
10/04-2020, Klokken: 11:42:00 BST
The baht on Friday (April 10) opened at Bt32.71 to the US dollar, strengthening from Thursday’s close of Bt32.82.

Chiang Mai sets up checkpoints to screen visitors for Covid-19 threat
10/04-2020, Klokken: 09:53:00 BST
Chiang Mai province has tightened up screening for visitors by setting up checkpoints till the end of the month.

How to get your free 10GB mobile data
10/04-2020, Klokken: 09:37:00 BST
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications (NBTC) has announced criteria to register for 10 gigabyte (GB) of mobile broadband data per person to promote working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hot conditions with some thundershowers forecast for upper Thailand
10/04-2020, Klokken: 09:04:00 BST
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Friday (April 10) that a thermal low covers upper Thailand while the confluence of southerly and southeasterly winds will bring humidity from the South China Sea to the lower North, the Northeast, the Central and the East regions.

Transport frequency to be increased to ensure curfew is complied with
10/04-2020, Klokken: 08:57:00 BST
Public transport operators have been told to increase frequencies of their trips before 10pm to make sure no passengers are left behind when the nationwide curfew begins at 10pm.

IMF sees world in worst recession since Great Depression
10/04-2020, Klokken: 08:22:00 BST
The International Monetary Fund sees the world economy suffering its worst recession since the Great Depression this year, with emerging markets and low-income nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia at particularly high risk.

CP ready to start producing masks now that materials have arrived
10/04-2020, Klokken: 00:15:00 BST
Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) said on Thursday (April 9) that the chartered flight from China carrying a mask-manufacturing machine and meltblown non-woven fibre has arrived in Thailand.

Satun prepares quarantine for surge of returnees from Malaysia
09/04-2020, Klokken: 17:53:00 BST

Phi Phi residents talked into letting tourists stay
09/04-2020, Klokken: 17:17:00 BST
The deputy governor of Krabi province has called on residents of Phi Phi Island to allow the 300 or so foreign tourists to continue staying on the island so the spread of Covid-19 can be contained.

Roaring silence the only arrival at Suvarnabhumi
09/04-2020, Klokken: 16:31:00 BST
Staff wave in an otherwise empty Suvarnabhumi Airport after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) barred planes from landing between April 7 and 18.

Hospital where Covid cases outnumber doctors pleads for donations
09/04-2020, Klokken: 16:29:00 BST
Kong Ra Hospital in Phatthalung province is asking for donations of money and medical supplies, saying that it currently has five Covid-19 patients but only three doctors.

Fake claims of Bt5,000 aid will land you in trouble: Finance Ministry
09/04-2020, Klokken: 16:22:00 BST
The Finance Ministry has said it will take action against people who have claimed the Bt5,000 aid under false pretences. Lavaron Sangsnit, director of the Fiscal Policy Office, said the ministry is looking into people boasting on social media that they have taken the aid but are not really affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Bangkok bans alcohol sales
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:59:00 BST
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has banned the sale of all alcohol in the capital for 11 days from tomorrow (April 10), in the latest measure aimed at curbing the escalating Covid-19 crisis.

8 medical staff down with virus in Laksi
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:53:00 BST

Roi Et policeman, wife caught for smuggling face masks
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:43:00 BST
A Roi Et police officer and his wife face charges for smuggling face masks after 7,500 pieces of the protective equipment were found in the boot of his car on Wednesday (April 8).

SSO urges businesses to verify number of unemployed workers
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:41:00 BST
The Social Security Office (SSO) is calling on business owners impacted by Covid-19 to confirm that they have had to let go of their staff after being forced to close, so SSO can compensate these workers in line with the law.

Hospital provides free Covid-19 test
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:36:00 BST
Bangkok’s Kasemrad Hospital Pracha Chuen is allowing all holders of the government’s gold card, those who have social security as well as government officials who come under the hospital’s specified conditions to get themselves tested for Covid-19 free of charge.

Chinese pair charged with hoarding face masks 
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:29:00 BST
Two Chinese nationals have been arrested for illegal hoarding of sanitary face masks, Immigration Police said on Thursday (April 9).

Elderly monk caught stealing donated money
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:14:00 BST
A 78-year-old monk in Phayao province has found himself in trouble for stealing money donated for temple repairs.

Eighty medics infected with Covid so far
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:06:00 BST

Labour minister urged to compensate all who are out of a job
09/04-2020, Klokken: 15:03:00 BST
In a Facebook post on Thursday (April 9), Katerut Laothamatas, spokesman for the Action Coalition for Thailand Party, called on Labour Minister Chatu Mongkol Sonakul to urgently consider compensating the employees of businesses that have been ordered to close in line with moves to control the spread of Covid-19.

Only 1.68 million of over 24m applicants qualify for first instalment of handouts
09/04-2020, Klokken: 14:59:00 BST
Only 1.68 million of the more than 24 million who applied for government cash handouts to help people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak were found to be eligible, the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) said.

Provinces urged to boost food production during curfew
09/04-2020, Klokken: 14:48:00 BST
Concerned about the curfew’s impact on food production, the Cooperative Promotion Department (CPD) has urged areas in every province to grow more fruit and vegetables, and create food banks to help maintain food security.

Boy, 8, first Covid-19 case in Phang Nga
09/04-2020, Klokken: 14:46:00 BST
An eight-year-old boy has become the first confirmed Covid-19 patient in Phang Nga province.

No change in curfew hours
09/04-2020, Klokken: 14:39:00 BST
The current curfew hours from 10pm to 4am will be maintained, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Thursday (April 9).

Chiang Mai hotspots ‘down 50%’ but PM2.5 still shrouds North
09/04-2020, Klokken: 14:32:00 BST
Soaring levels of PM2.5 air pollution fell slightly in the North on Thursday (April 9), after hotspots caused by fires in Chiang Mai province decreased by 50 per cent. Efforts to get the fires and pollution came at a tragic cost, however, when four men lost their lives fighting forest blazes.

Dazzle of Super Moon
09/04-2020, Klokken: 13:37:00 BST
On Wednesday (April 8) night, the Super Full Moon phenomenon was witnessed in the Thai sky, and was visible at numerous locations nationwide.

Confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Thailand one of the lowest in weeks
09/04-2020, Klokken: 13:29:00 BST

University keeping virus-hit farmers afloat
09/04-2020, Klokken: 13:23:00 BST
Kasetsart University has stepped in to rescue dairy farmers hit by plummeting demand for their milk after schools across the country closed due to the virus pandemic.

Bt600-billion budget aims to offer lifeline to farmers, others hit by Covid-19
09/04-2020, Klokken: 13:05:00 BST
The government has allocated a Bt600-billion budget to help Thailand’s farmers, as well as other citizens impacted by the Covid-19 situation.

Newborn babies get special protection
09/04-2020, Klokken: 12:59:00 BST

SET rises on hopes of Opec production cut
09/04-2020, Klokken: 12:40:00 BST
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index rose by 27.34 points or 2.27 per cent to 1,233.11 in the morning session on Thursday (April 9).

What employees must watch out for at workplace
09/04-2020, Klokken: 12:30:00 BST
The Yala Provincial Public Health Office on Wednesday (April 8) urged employees to take precautions to avoid getting infected with Covid-19 and highlighted 10 risk areas at the workplace.

Gold slides amid hopes of improvement in Covid-19 situation
09/04-2020, Klokken: 12:28:00 BST
Gold prices dropped by Bt50 per baht weight in morning trade on Thursday (April 9), the Gold Traders Association reported.

GSB unveils details on low-interest loans for those affected by Covid-19
09/04-2020, Klokken: 12:14:00 BST
Government Savings Bank (GSB) has announced details of low interest loans up to Bt50,000 per person to help those who are impacted by Covid-19.

Chaiyaphum woman infected with Covid-19 for second time
09/04-2020, Klokken: 12:03:00 BST
A Chaiyaphum woman has contracted Covid-19 for the second time after having been cured of the virus while she was in Bangkok in the middle of March.

Baht gains but future movement hinges on stock market correction
09/04-2020, Klokken: 11:31:00 BST
The baht on Thursday (April 9) opened at Bt32.72 to the US dollar, strengthening from Wednesday’s close at Bt32.80.

Cabinet okays compensation for employees of suspended hotel, lodging businesses
09/04-2020, Klokken: 09:43:00 BST
The Cabinet has approved compensation for employees of hotel and lodging businesses who are under the social security scheme for their loss of income either due to the government’s shutdown order or their employer’s decision to suspend operations.

Pattaya goes into lockdown from 2pm today
09/04-2020, Klokken: 09:38:00 BST
Pattaya city will shut down from 2pm on Thursday (April 9), Chonburi Governor Pakarathorn Thienchai announced on Wednesday (April 8) following advice from the Chonburi Communicable Disease Control Committee.

Free Covid-19 testing for four groups of people
09/04-2020, Klokken: 09:34:00 BST
Four groups of people will automatically receive free Covid-19 testing as they are considered patients under investigation, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8).

Hot weather with thundershowers forecast for upper Thailand
09/04-2020, Klokken: 09:31:00 BST
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Thursday (April 9) that a thermal low covers upper Thailand. The confluence of southerly and southeasterly winds bring humidity from the South China Sea to the lower North, the Northeast, the Central and the East regions.

S&P 500 rallies to fresh bull territory; oil rises
09/04-2020, Klokken: 07:24:00 BST
U.S. stocks climbed back into bullish territory on optimism for another round of stimulus and an eventual move toward reopening the economy. Oil surged amid expectations for production cuts.

Immigration Bureau grants automatic extension of visas
09/04-2020, Klokken: 07:20:00 BST
The Immigration Bureau has announced that it is granting visa relief for all foreign nationals stranded in Thailand. The announcement, signed on April 7, was published on the bureau’s website on Wednesday (April 8).

U.S. stocks bounce back as Sanders ends presidential bid
09/04-2020, Klokken: 07:15:00 BST
Wall Street bounced back Wednesday as investors sifted through an array of coronavirus developments and got a sudden reminder that it is an election year.

Army vows to delay military purchases amid contagion crisis
09/04-2020, Klokken: 02:35:00 BST
The Army will delay the purchase of military equipment in order to prioritise national recovery efforts in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday (April 8).

India to buy up Middle Eastern oil for strategic reserves
09/04-2020, Klokken: 00:38:00 BST
India, the world's third biggest oil consumer, is set to snap up millions of barrels of Middle East crude for its strategic reserves, signaling its support for global efforts to rescue the energy market.

German economy seen shrinking 10% this quarter due to virus
08/04-2020, Klokken: 20:12:00 BST
Germany's economy will shrink this quarter at more than twice the pace recorded at the height of the financial crisis, adding to evidence of the heft of the blow to European economies due to the pandemic.

Kalasin hotels ordered to shut
08/04-2020, Klokken: 19:36:00 BST
Kalasin governor Chitavat Niamsiri has ordered all hotels in the northeastern province to close from Wednesday (April 8) until further notice to curb the escalating Covid-19 outbreak.

Yala’s Betong district eyes banning arrivals from April 12
08/04-2020, Klokken: 19:32:00 BST
The authorities of Yala’s Betong district plan to call on the provincial governor to ban all arrivals and outside vehicles to the district from April 12 to 30 or until further notice in a move to curb the transmission of Covid-19, district chief Anant Boonsamran said on Wednesday (April 8).

Kasikornbank’s new team well prepared to tackle crisis: Banthoon
08/04-2020, Klokken: 18:06:00 BST
Despite the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19 crisis, Banthoon Lamsam has chosen to leave the helm of Thailand’s biggest lender, Kasikornbank, to work on his personal social project in Nan province. 

SET pressured down by low forecast on crude oil prices
08/04-2020, Klokken: 17:34:00 BST
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,205.77 on Wednesday (April 8) marking drop of 9.18 points or 0.76 per cent.

Gold price holds steady in Wednesday trading
08/04-2020, Klokken: 17:25:00 BST
The price of gold remained almost unchanged at the close of trade on Wednesday (April 8), the Gold Traders Association reported.

Navigating the financial impact of COVID-19
08/04-2020, Klokken: 17:12:00 BST

Retraining scheme launched for Covid-hit workers
08/04-2020, Klokken: 17:10:00 BST
The Labour Ministry has launched a skills training programme for people who have lost their jobs or businesses to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

7-Elevens battle virus with temperature guns
08/04-2020, Klokken: 16:51:00 BST
The nationwide chain of 7-Eleven stores has launched in-store temperature testing, mask-wearing and a limit on customers in stores at any one time, as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Korat ‘war room’ strikes back at deadly virus
08/04-2020, Klokken: 16:25:00 BST
Former deputy prime minister Suwat Liptapanlop presided over the opening ceremony of a “war room” in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday (April 8) – a joint effort by locals, government and the private sector to combat the spread of coronavirus.

10 items you should carry when stepping out
08/04-2020, Klokken: 16:11:00 BST
Though we are all practising social distancing and trying to stay at home, here are 10 items that should be kept handy:

‘Patient Under Investigation’ criteria stretched to cover more people
08/04-2020, Klokken: 15:55:00 BST
The Public Health Ministry has expanded the definition of “Patient Under Investigation” (PUI) to four cases where free tests will be administered, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8).

32 Thais stranded in Japan finally come home
08/04-2020, Klokken: 15:18:00 BST
Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8) that 32 Thais who were stranded in Japan will arrive in Bangkok at 3.30pm.

Korn urges govt to push for price cuts of necessities
08/04-2020, Klokken: 15:13:00 BST
The government should discuss with retailers, wholesalers, and convenience store entrepreneurs on reducing product prices to raise the buying power of the government's cash handouts, former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij said.

Over 1,000 prosecuted for violating curfew order
08/04-2020, Klokken: 15:06:00 BST
More than 1,000 people were found to have violated the night curfew imposed after an emergency decree was issued, Royal Thai Police said on Wednesday (April 8).

Bangkok website for Covid self-assessment goes viral
08/04-2020, Klokken: 15:05:00 BST
A Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) website where users can assess their risk of being infected with Covid-19 virus has become a big hit with city residents.

Bike registrations see a slowdown in 2020
08/04-2020, Klokken: 14:50:00 BST
The total number of registered motorcycles saw a decline year on year in the first two months of 2020.

Virus drains Thailand of 8.5 million visitors
08/04-2020, Klokken: 14:50:00 BST
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has revealed that the number of international visitors arriving in Thailand between January and March fell by 8.54 million, or 35.3 per cent, to 15.67 million, compared to the same period last year.

Famous Chiang Mai beauty spot ravaged by fire
08/04-2020, Klokken: 14:18:00 BST
One of the country’s most popular hiking spots has become the latest victim of wildfires that have sprung up across the North over the past few months.

John Prine, Grammy-winning bard of 'broken hearts and dirty windows,' dies at 73 of coronavirus
08/04-2020, Klokken: 13:34:00 BST
John Prine was a raspy-voiced heartland troubadour who wrote and performed songs about faded hopes, failing marriages, flies in the kitchen and the desperation of people just getting by. He was, as one of his songs put it, the bard of "broken hearts and dirty windows." 

SET down by nearly 1% in morning trade
08/04-2020, Klokken: 13:17:00 BST
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index dropped by 10.70 points or 0.88 per cent to 1,204.25 in the morning session on Wednesday (April 8).

Songkhla locals start to receive Bt5,000 cash assistance from government
08/04-2020, Klokken: 13:07:00 BST
Many people in Songkhla province have started receiving cash handouts under the government scheme to help people whose livelihoods had been hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Koh Lanta shut after 4 infections found
08/04-2020, Klokken: 13:03:00 BST
Koh Lanta in Krabi province is to be closed after four cases of Covid-19 were found on the island, which has now been labelled a hotspot of potential infection.

Railway mechanic infected with Covid-19
08/04-2020, Klokken: 12:59:00 BST
A diesel locomotive mechanic has got infected with Covid-19, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) revealed on Tuesday (April 7) evening.

Gold edges up as investors return to risk assets
08/04-2020, Klokken: 12:39:00 BST
Gold prices rose by Bt100 per baht weight in morning trade on Wednesday (April 8), the Gold Traders Association reported.

Three foreigners succumb to Covid-19 as 111 new cases reported in Thailand
08/04-2020, Klokken: 12:33:00 BST
Thailand’s total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 2,258, with 111 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period while three foreigners died, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8).

Large number of Thai returnees from Indonesia carry Covid-19
08/04-2020, Klokken: 12:23:00 BST
Forty-two of 76 Thais who returned from Indonesia on Monday (April 6) are Covid-19 patients, a report on Tuesday said.

Village headman allegedly fires bullets at another official at checkpoint
08/04-2020, Klokken: 11:25:00 BST
The headman of a village in Phayao province allegedly went on a shooting spree, seriously injuring a local official at a checkpoint.

Baht weakens as buyers stay away from bond market
08/04-2020, Klokken: 11:08:00 BST
The baht on Wednesday (April 8) opened at Bt32.80 to the US dollar, weakening from Monday’s close of Bt32.75, and would move between Bt32.70 to Bt32.90, Jitipol Puksamatanan, head of Markets Strategy at SCB Securities, said.

Chiang Mai halts alcohol sales to fight Covid-19
08/04-2020, Klokken: 11:06:00 BST
Chiang Mai is banning alcohol sales from April 10 to 20 in its battle with Covid-19, according to an order issued on Tuesday by Governor Charoenrit Sanguansat.