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Austrian Man, 58, Plunges To His Death In Pattaya After Row With His Lover

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Austrian Plunges To His Death In Pattaya After Row With His Lover

Pattaya police are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Austrian man who plunged to his death after a row with his lover.

Johann Benz Wein allegedly jumped over the eighth-floor balcony of a condominium on the evening of Jan 8 – a day after a Swedish man fell to his death in questionable circumstances the day before.

His boyfriend, Somphoth Chanthavong, 34, from Laos, claimed he and his partner had been drinking at a bar before returning home drunk.

When the couple arrived at their unit, they allegedly started fighting which made Johann upset. Somphoth claimed he then threatened to jump from the balcony.

Somphoth said: ‘He became suicidal while we were fighting and ran up to the balcony. He told me he would jump.’

He added that he tried to pull him away from the balcony but he couldn’t as his boyfriend was too strong.

Somphoth said: ‘He had suicidal thoughts and has told me three times that he wanted to kill himself but I never thought he would really do it.’

Police officers arrived at the scene to investigate and took Somphoth in for questioning.

Meanwhile, the body was sent to the hospital for a post-mortem examination while investigations are ongoing.

An incident report from Pattaya Police station said that both men had been drinking all afternoon and that ‘the victim was heavily intoxicated’. The two had in an argument which allegedly became ‘heated’.

Lieutenant Colonel Sombat Kaew said: ‘There are no cameras that show exactly what happened, so the account from the boyfriend is all the evidence we have at the moment. That will form the case.’



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Two Weeks Of New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

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Two Weeks New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration announced a new round of control measures this afternoon to curb the latest outbreak of the virus but there will be NO curfew and NO lockdown.

18 provinces have been recategorised as Red – Highly Controlled Area – Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket, Rayong, Songkhla, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Sa Kaeo, Suphan Buri and Udon Thani.

All other provinces are now Orange – Controlled Area.

Two Weeks New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

New measures for ALL provinces:
– closure of nightlife & entertainment venues
– closure of schools
– no events of more than 50 people without prior permission
– shopping malls and department stores to close at 9pm
– fitness centres, gyms, sports arenas to close 9pm and limit numbers

New measures in 18 Red provinces
– restaurants to close at 9pm, takeaway until 11pm
– no alcohol to be served
– supermarkets, convenience stores can open 4am – 11pm

New measures in 59 Orange provinces
– restaurants to close at 11pm
– no alcohol to be served

The CCSA also advised where possible for people to work from home, and refrain from unnecessary travel.

All new measures take effect from Sunday 18th April 2021 for at least two weeks.

If the situation improves, measures may be relaxed. However, if the situation worsens provincial governors may impose harsher measures.

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BMA Issues Advisory On Self-Quarantine While Waiting To Be Admitted To Hospital

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BMA Issues Advisory On Self-Quarantine While Waiting To Be Admitted To Hospital

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has issued an advisory for those having tested positive for COVID-19 but have yet to find a hospital where they can be admitted to.

The advisory includes a 10-day home quarantine.

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said infected people living at home with other family members should take the following four steps:

1) Isolate themselves in a room/bedroom,
2) Avoid eating with other members of the household,
3) Separate garbage
4) Use a separate toilet.

Infected patients can get more advice on self-isolation at the Medical Department Hotline 1668, the National Institute of Emergency Medicine Hotline 1669, and the NHSO Hotline 1330, 24 hours a day.

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The Curtain Comes Down On Hua Hin

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The Curtain Comes Down On Hua Hin

The hammer has fallen on Hua Hin after the governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan signed an order on Tuesday night shutting down high-risk businesses and banning the sale of booze in restaurants following a rise in the number of Covid cases in the province.

Along with shutting down pubs and clubs, the order lists water parks, children’s playgrounds, gyms, cinemas, internet cafes, gaming shops for closure too.

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The sudden jump in cases has been linked to a concert by Joey Boy at the Maya Exclusive Pub in Hua Hin on March 30.

Hua Hin deputy district chief Montri Manichpong and assistant public health officer Janewit Plisak on Tuesday filed a complaint with Hua Hin police, urging them to take action against the owner of Maya Exclusive Pub for violating the Communicable Disease Act, the Entertainment Venue Act and the emergency decree.

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