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  • 374 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Sunday with Phatthalung’s first infections

    Thailand’s southern province of Phatthalung has become the country’s 61st and latest province to record COVID-19 cases, as 374 new infections are recorded nationwide today (Sunday). 321 of the new...

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    Thailand’s southern province of Phatthalung has become the country’s 61st and latest province to record COVID-19 cases, as 374 new infections are recorded nationwide today (Sunday).

    321 of the new cases were found through pro-active screenings, 43 are locally acquired cases and ten are imported cases in state quarantine, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin.

    Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 12,054, with 9,015 recoveries and 2,969 others are still being treated in hospitals, including ten in a critical condition and on respirators. The death toll stands at 70.

    Since December 15th, which marks the start of the second outbreak, 7,817 infections have been recorded in 61 out of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

    Dr. Taweesin said that the first three cases in Phatthalung province were found during pro-active screening.

    There are now 10 provinces with more than 50 infections each, 14 provinces have between 11 and 50 cases each and 37 provinces have 10 or fewer cases. 16 provinces are still free of infections.

    He stressed the need for pro-active screening and public cooperation in Red Zone provinces, especially in Samut Sakhon where there are hundreds of thousands of Myanmar migrant workers, thousands of whom are asymptomatic cases, adding that the more screenings are done, the more cases are found.

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    17 January 2021
    Coronavirus Outbreak Update
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  • 59 areas in Bangkok and suburbs polluted with excessive PM2.5 on Sunday

    Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs has slightly improved today, with 59 areas being affected by excessive PM2.5 dust, including Din Daeng Road which was identified as the most...

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    Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs has slightly improved today, with 59 areas being affected by excessive PM2.5 dust, including Din Daeng Road which was identified as the most polluted, with 113 microns of PM2.5, according to the air4thai website of the Pollution Control Department.

    The air quality has been described as moderate up to poor, with the amount of PM2.5 dust being measured at between 39 and 113 microns.

    PM10 dust in the atmosphere has also been measured at between 54 and 155 microns, with excessive amounts in Din Daeng district, on Bang Na-Trat highway in Bang Na district, Sukhapibaan 5 Road in Sai Mai and Lat Phrao districts.

    The 59 polluted areas today are:

    Hirunrujee sub-district, Thon Buri district, 56 microns

    Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district, 61 microns

    Bang Na sub-district, 55 microns

    Song Khanong sub-district in Phra Pradaeng district, 59 microns

    Din Daeng sub-district, Din Daeng district, 51 microns

    Talat Kwan sub-district in Muang district of Nonthaburi, 60 microns

    Omnoi sub-district in Krathumban district of Samut Sakhon, 55 microns

    Paknam sub-district in Muang district of Samut Prakan, 79 microns

    Bang Sao Thong sub-district, 56 microns

    Khlong 1 sub-district in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani, 64 microns

    Rama 4 Road in Pathumwan district, 51 microns

    Intharapitak Road in Thon Buri district, 53 microns

    Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district, 68 microns

    Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district, 113 microns

    Khlong Goom sub-district, 76 microns

    Khlong Sam Wa district, 63 microns

    Chom Thong district, 58 microns

    Charunsanitwong Road in Bang Phlad district, 65 microns

    Rama 2 Road in Bang Khun Thian district, 55 microns

    Vibhavadi Rangsit highway in Din Daeng district, 62 microns

    Sukhumvit Road in Phra Khanong district, 67 microns

    Ratburana Road in Ratburana district, 54 microns

    Rama 5 Road in Dusit district, 63 microns

    Trimitr Road at Wongwian Odeon, Samphanthawong district, 63 microns

    Rama 6 Road in Phya Thai district, 68 microns

    Lat Phrao Road at Soi Lat Phrao 95 in Wang Thong Lang district 71 microns

    Rama 4 Road in front of Sam Yan Mitrtown, Pathumwan district, 61 microns

    Narathiwat Road in Bang Rak district, 57 microns

    Thung Wat Don sub-district, 62 microns

    Rama 3-Charoen Krung Road in Bang Khor Laem district, 56 microns

    Sukhumvit Road Soi 63 in Wattana district, 64 microns

    Pattanakarn Road in Suan Luang district, 65 microns

    Bang Na-Trat highway in Bang Na district, 66 microns

    Pahonyothin Road at Kasetsart intersection, Chatuchak district, 67 microns

    Don Mueang district, 69 microns

    Sukhapibaan 5 Road in Sai Mai district, 76 microns

    Nawamin Road in Bang Kapi district, 67 microns

    Suan Sayam-Raminthra intersection in Kanna Yao district, 62 microns

    Lat Krabang Road in Lat Krabang district, 62 microns

    Seehaburanakit Road in Min Buri district, 65 microns

    Liab Waree Road in Nong Chok district, 69 microns

    Srinakharin Road in Prawet district, 71 microns

    Ratchadapisek-Tha Phra Road in Thon Buri district, 54 microns

    Charoen Nakhon Road in Khlong San district, 68 microns

    Tha Phra intersection, Bangkok Yai district, 64 microns

    Soi Nikhom Rodfai Thon Buri in Bangkok Noi district, 69 microns

    Buddha Monthon 1 Road in Taling Chan district, 53 microns

    Thawee Wattana Road in Thawee Wattana district, 57 microns

    Aekkachai Road in Bang Bon district, 53 microns

    Pracha-uthit Road in Thung Khru district, 57microns

    Samsen Road in Phra Nakhon district, 66 microns

    Huay Khwang district, 61 microns

    Khlong Toey sub-district, 75 microns

    Ban Sue sub-district, 70 microns

    Lat Phrao district, 63 microns

    Thung Song Hong sub-district, 71 microns

    Pahonyothin Road in Bang Khen district, 74 microns

    Saphan Soong district, 57 microns.

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    17 January 2021
    General
    https://www.thaipbsworld.com/?p=259724
  • 335 more COVID-19 cases recorded this afternoon in Samut Sakhon province

    Late Saturday afternoon, the Samut Sakhon provincial health office reported 335 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total in this coastal province to 4,359 since mid-December. The new cases include 311...

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    Late Saturday afternoon, the Samut Sakhon provincial health office reported 335 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total in this coastal province to 4,359 since mid-December.

    The new cases include 311 detected by pro-active testing and 24 cases among those in hospital, including 13 Thais and 11 Myanmar migrant workers.

    Of the 311 cases, 118 are Thais and the rest are migrant workers.  No fatalities were reported.

    The provincial health office today conducted 5,395 pro-active tests in the community and 3,616 laboratory analyses.  Since December 17th, 41,472 pro-active tests have been undertaken.

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    16 January 2021
    Coronavirus Outbreak Update
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  • Four injured by explosion in confrontation between police and protesters in Sam Yan area

    Three anti-riot police officers and a reporter were slightly injured this afternoon (Saturday) when a missile, thought to be some type of explosive device, was thrown at a group of...

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    Three anti-riot police officers and a reporter were slightly injured this afternoon (Saturday) when a missile, thought to be some type of explosive device, was thrown at a group of officers in front of Chamchuri Square on Rama 4 Road, in the Sam Yan area of Bangkok.

    At the time, about 10 anti-establishment protesters were rallying on the ground floor of Sam Yan Mitrtown, opposite Chamchuri Square, to demand the release of their colleagues, being held at the Region 1 Border Patrol Police Bureau in Pathum Thani for various offences related to protests against Thailand’s draconian lèse-majesté law.

    Four protesters, including two women, were arrested by the police after the incident.

     

     

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    16 January 2021
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  • Two arrested at Bangkok’s Victory Monument for trying to display an anti-lèse-majesté law banner

    Two anti-establishment protesters were arrested by Thai police, on Saturday afternoon, after they and their colleagues defied police orders to disperse and to refrain from putting up a banner calling...

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    Two anti-establishment protesters were arrested by Thai police, on Saturday afternoon, after they and their colleagues defied police orders to disperse and to refrain from putting up a banner calling for the repeal of the country’s lèse-majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code).

    The protesters gathered at the Victory Monument at about noon, with several of them writing messages protesting against the lawon the 110 metre long banner.

    Phya Thai police, led by Pol Col Bovornphob Sunthornraekha, arrived at the scene used a megaphone to tell the protesters to disperse, claiming that they were assembling illegally, in violation of the Emergency Decree.

    A scuffle broke out when police moved in to seize the banner, followed by another one when a traffic police officer tried to grab the ignition key of a motorcycle being ridden by one of the onlookers.

    Two unidentified protesters were arrested and reportedly taken to the barracks of the Region 1 Border Patrol Police Bureau in Pathum Thani province.

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    16 January 2021
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  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 16, 2021
    16 January 2021
    Coronavirus Outbreak Update
    https://www.thaipbsworld.com/?p=259695
  • One death and 230 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday in Thailand

    Another COVID-19 patient has died as 230 new infections are recorded today in Thailand. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the victim, the country’s 70th so far, was a...

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    Another COVID-19 patient has died as 230 new infections are recorded today in Thailand.

    CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the victim, the country’s 70th so far, was a 67-year old Bangkokresident who had visited entertainment venues on December 21stand 23rd.

    The victim developed a cough, fever and runny nose on December 24th and went for a test on December 30th, which confirmed his infection, and he was admitted for treatment. He subsequently developed a lung inflammation and his condition worsened, with complications followed by acute kidney failure.

    Of the 230 new cases, 209 were locally-acquired, including 126 found during pro-active screening, 83 among those under observation and 21 imported cases in state quarantine.

    The imported cases include seven from the United Kingdom, six from Turkey, three from Germany and one each from Qatar, Ethiopia, Russia, the US and Malaysia.

    Total cases since early last year are 11,680, including 7,443 cases since mid-December, when the second outbreak began. Recoveries, to date, number 8,906, with 2,704 others still being treated in hospitals.

    Dr. Taweesin pointed out that infections during the first two weeks of January totalled 1,627, down from the 2,674 cases reported during the previous two weeks, as he thanked the public for their cooperation in efforts to limit the spread of the virus.

    Among the 126 from pro-active screening, 110 are in Samut Sakhon, mostly migrant workers from Myanmar, five cases in Chon Buri, four in Rayong, two in  Samut Prakan, three in Pathum Thani and one each in Chachoengsao and Chanthaburi.

    Cluster infections were the subject of discussions on Saturday morning among senior health officials, said Taweesin.

    The illegal gambling cluster, originating in Rayong province, has now led to 702 infections and two fatalities, whereas the entertainment cluster in Bangkok has produced 197 infections and one death.  The cock-fighting cluster, which started in Ang Thong province, has produced 129 infections in central provinces and in Khon Kaen in the Northeast, while the shrimp market cluster in Samut Sakhon province has spread to 43 provinces, resulting in 564 infections, excluding infections among Myanmar migrant workers in Samut Sakhon.

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    16 January 2021
    Coronavirus Outbreak Update
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  • Reconciliation committee ‘doomed to fail’ without participation from protesters

    Though a reconciliation committee has now been established, critics say it has little chance of resolving Thailand’s ongoing political conflict when one side is absent from the panel.  Proposed by...

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    Though a reconciliation committee has now been established, critics say it has little chance of resolving Thailand’s ongoing political conflict when one side is absent from the panel. 

    Proposed by Parliament President Chuan Leekpai to address demands issued by youth-led anti-establishment protesters, the 11-member panel features ruling-coalition politicians and military-appointed senators. 

    Though it also includes several academics, there are no representatives from opposition parties or pro- and anti-government groups that rejected the committee when it was first floated last year. 

    The committee was supposed to feature 21 representatives from seven groups. 

    The 11 appointed so far are General Chaichan Changmongkol, Tirdpong Jayanandana, Soraat Klinpratoom, Nirot Suntornleka, Wanlop Tangkananurak, Chaweerat Kasetsunthorn, Prof Surichai Wungaeo, Prof Wanchai Watthanasap, Somsak Rungroong, Assoc Prof Nirut Thungnark and Prof Virot Limkaisang. 

    Representing the government are Deputy Defence Minister Chaichan and senior Democrat Party MP Tirdpong, while Bhumjaithai MP Soraat and Palang Pracharath MP Nirot come from ruling coalition parties. The Senate is represented by Wanlop and Chaweerat. 

    The five other members are experts from the academic world. Chulalongkorn University political science lecturer Surichai, Khon Kaen University’s former president Wanchai and Southeast Bangkok College president Somsak were nominated by the Conference of University Presidents of Thailand. 

    Nirut and Virot – rectors of Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University and Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, respectively – were nominated by rectors from other Rajabhat and Rajamangala institutions. 

    The panel, which was endorsed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, is tasked with resolving the stand-off stemming from protesters’ calls for Prayut’s resignation, a democratic Constitution and reform of the monarchy. It will hold its first meeting on Monday (Jan 18)

    Eakpant Pindavanija, a peace studies scholar, questioned how the panel can yield any results when it does not include all the stakeholders. 

    “I don’t see how unity can be restored without conflicting parties taking part. Eventually, it will just become an ‘elite club’ that creates regulations to impose on others,” the scholar said.

    With its current structure, the panel will only create conflicts, while its chances of achieving reconciliation are almost zero, he added.  

    In fact, launching a reconciliation committee was probably unnecessary to begin with, said Eakpant. 

    “It may be enough [to achieve reconciliation] if the government granted amnesty to protesters facing charges stemming from political rallies during a certain period, like from October 14[when the protesters first rallied at Government House] until the end of 2020,” he suggested. 

    “The government can also show it is sincere [in reconciliation efforts] if it stops arresting or intimidating the protesters,” he added. 

    But given the panel has already been set up, Eakpant said its first and most important task is to persuade opposing sides to participate. He admits this will be an uphill task, though. 

    “I can’t anticipate the outcome, but whatever progress is made will be useless if there is no true participation [by all sides],” he said. 

    “If the different sides are represented, the outcome may not be the best but at least it will be mutually acceptable [to the conflicting sides].”

    Chuan has commented previously that the committee was only meant to mitigate the conflict, with no guarantee it could actually end it. 

    Panel member Surichai, who is director of Chulalongkorn University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, agreed the panel’s first key task is to bring all stakeholders together to seek a path out of the deadlock. 

    He added that “government opponents” must be encouraged to join the reconciliation effort to boost its chance of success. 

    “We need to understand that the unity panel is not a magic bullet to end the conflict, but needs a process and direction that all conflicting parties agree upon to spur confidence they can solve the problem together,” the academic said in a recent interview. 

    Meanwhile, the core institutions – Parliament, the government and the judiciary – should accept the fact that they are part of the conflict and not label others as enemies [of the state], he said. 

    He also called on the Parliament president to ensure the panel is able to work independently with no outside interference. 

    Panel member Wanchai, a peace scholar, said: “This ring is for referees. It’s not about winning or losing, as our goal is to find a path towards reconciliation. We have to determine what the different sides really want and try to find common points.” 

    “If each side ceases viewing the other as an enemy and instead stops to listen to their opinions, we will definitely get somewhere,” he added.

    By Thai PBS World’s Political Desk

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    16 January 2021
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  • Bangkok blanketed in excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust pollution

    Almost the entire city of Bangkok is suffering under a blanket of atmospheric dust particles today (Saturday), with 70 locations recording excessive levels of PM2.5, which is especially dangerous for...

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    Almost the entire city of Bangkok is suffering under a blanket of atmospheric dust particles today (Saturday), with 70 locations recording excessive levels of PM2.5, which is especially dangerous for children, the elderly and those suffering from respiratory problems.

    According to the Air and Noise Quality Management Division at the Environment department at City Hall, air quality acrossBangkok has fallen to a level which is affecting health and, in some areas, the amount of PM2.5 continues to increase.

    Those who develop a coughs, breathing difficulties or eye irritation are advised to spend less time outdoors, while the elderly, children and anyone suffering breathing difficulties have been told to avoid outdoor activities and wear protective masks.

    The PM2.5 safety threshold is 50 microns. These 17 areas were found to have PM2.5 particulate matter ranging from 91 to 320 microns:

     

    Srinakharin Road in Prawet

    Thawee Wattana Road in Wattana  

    Petkasem Road in Nong Khaem

    Sihanuranukit Road in Min Buri

    Bang Na-Trat highway in Bang Na

    Bang Mod sub-district, Chom Thong

    Petkasem Road in Phasi Charoen

    Thawee Wanarom park in Thawee Wattana

    Riab Waree Road in Nong Chok

    Aekkachai Road in Bang Bon

    Kanna Yao sub-district in Kanna Yao

    Khlong Toey sub-district in Khlong Toey

    Phattanakarn Road in Suan Luang

    Sukhapibaan 5 Road in Sai Mai

    Khlong Goom sub-district in Bung Goom

    Petkasem Road at Tha Phra intersection, Bangkok Yai

    Buddha Monthon 1 Road in Taling Chan

     

    The following 52 areas have PM2.5 dust particles, ranging from 64 to 90 microns:

     

    Liab Khlong Song Road in Khlong Sam Wa

    Sukhumvit Road in Phra Khanong

    Bang Khae sub-district, Bang Khae

    Rama 3 Road in Yan Nawa

    Nawamin Road at Bang Kapi intersection, Bang Kapi

    Aekkachai Road in Wattana

    Lat Krabang Road in Lat Krabang

    Rama 2 Road in Bang Khun Thian

    Pracha-uthit Road in Thung Khru

    Ramkhamhaeng Road in Saphan Soong

    Narkniwat Road in Lat Phrao

    Pahonyothin Road in Bang Khen

    Ratchadapisek-Tha Phra Road in Thon Buri

    Thon Buri Rom Park in Thung Khru

    Vibhavadi-Rangsit highway in Don Mueang

    Thung Wat Don sub-district in Sathorn

    Serithai Park in Bung Goom

    Samsen Road in Phra Nakhon

    Lat Phrao Road, Soi Lat Phrao 95 in Wang Thong Lang

    Rama 3-Charoenkrung Road in Bang Khor Laem

    Nikhom Rodfai Thon Buri 5 Road in Bangkok Noi

    Trimit Road and Wongwian Odeon in Samphanthawong

    Charoen Nakhon Road in Khlong San

    Sukhothai Road in Dusit

    Bang Sue sub-district in Bang Sue

    Ratburana Road in Ratburana

    Rama 4 Road in Pathumwan

    Bang Khae Phirom Park in Bang Khae

    Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Park

    Rama 6 Road in Phya Thai

    Thung Song Hong sub-district in Lak Si

    Benjasiri Park in Khlong Toey

    Narathiwat Road in Bang Rak

    Vibhavadi Rangsit highway in Din Daeng

    Pracha-uthit Road in Huay Khwang

    Pahonyothin Road in Chatuchak

    King’s 6th Cycle Anniversary Park

    King Rama 9 Suan Luang Park in Prawet

    Charunsanitwong Road in Bang Phlad

    Santiparb Park in Rajthevi

    Lan Luang Road in Pom Prab

    Ramintra stadium in Bang Khen

    Benjakitti Park in Khlong Toey

    Nong Chok Park in Nong Chon  

    Phra Nakhon Park in Lat Krabang

    Rama 8 Park in Bang Phad

    Rommanee Thung Seekan Park in Don Mueang

    Chatuchak Park in Chatuchak

    Phya Thai Road in Rajthevi

    Queen Sirikit Park in Chatuchak

    Chalerm Phrakiart 80th Anniversary park in Bangkok Noi

    Lumpini Park in Pathumwan

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    16 January 2021
    General
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  • Youths believed to have died of benzodiazepine overdose in ketamine powdered milk

    Excessive levels of a substance in the benzodiazepine family, formerly marketed as “Valium” but now called Diazepam, has been detected in the bodies of some of the young Thais who...

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    Excessive levels of a substance in the benzodiazepine family, formerly marketed as “Valium” but now called Diazepam, has been detected in the bodies of some of the young Thais who died after possibly using the drug cocktail “ketamine powdered milk”, or ketamine cocktail.

    Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said today that lab tests show about 200 milligrams of Diazepam,  equivalent to about 100 sleeping pills, in their bodies, which is believed to have contributed to their deaths.

    He said that 93-99% of the ketamine cocktail was found to be Diazepam and, normally, each sleeping pill contains just 2 milligrams. Consuming more than five pills is considered an overdose and can be fatal.

    Nine youths, suspected of overdosing on ketamine powdered milk, have been found dead in their apartments, in different areas in Bangkok, since last week.

    The minister said that police and officials from the Food and Drugs Administration have been investigating how the victims obtained Diazepam, which is a prescription only medication in Thailand.

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    15 January 2021
    General
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