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Covid-19 Death Toll Rises To 4

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Thailand today reported three new covid-19 related deaths and confirmed 106 new cases bring the total to 827.

Two of the three new deaths had pre-existing conditions. The first was a 70-year old Thai male with tuberculosis. The second was a 79-year old Thai male with several unspecified conditions and lastly, a 45-year old Thai male with diabetes.

Of the 106 new cases, the majority were from known clusters.

The total now stands at 827 with 57 of those patients already discharged, while 766 are still being treated in hospital with four reported to be in a critical condition.

Later today, Tuesday, it is expected the governement will announce further measures in a bid to stem the spread of the virus including a possible lockdown or curfew across greater Bangkok.



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Sept 4 & 7 Approved As Songkran Substitute Holidays

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Today the cabinet approved September 4 and 7 as substitute Songkran holidays giving us yet another four-day holiday next month.

Friday, Sept 4 and Monday, Sept 7 have now been rubber-stamped as the final two days for the cancelled Thai New Year public holidays.

With the country being shut down for so long due to the Covid-19 situation, many question the government going ahead with yet another 2 days off after months of closures.

And no, there will be no water wars taking place on the streets.



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Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

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A fire gutted 81 houses in a community in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district on Wednesday night leaving hundreds homeless.

Three people were injured and 81 home damaged, but no fatalities were reported.

Flames spread over the community at Soi Taksin 23 at around 8.30pm with firefighters taking over two hours to bring the blaze under control.

Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

Hundreds Left Homeless Following A Fire In Thon Buri

An initial investigation found a total of 81 houses were affected with 72 were badly burned while the rest were partly damaged.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.



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Businesswoman Rams Cops And Cars In Late Night Drunken Fender Bender

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A businesswoman who tried to run over pedestrians, damaged several vehicles and took police for mugs while driving her Mercedes under the influence was arrested and charged on Tuesday night.

37-year-old Wishuda Vittayasinthana unsuccessfully attempted to ram pedestrians with her car near the Khae Rai Intersection in Nonthaburi province before heading south into the capital after attempts to stop her by police and locals failed.

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Attempts by members of the public who gave chase failed until she crashed into another car causing substantial damage to both vehicles and four motorbikes close to Tao Poon MRT station.

Bang Sue police were notified of the incident but by the time they arrived at the scene, the driver had already fled to Or Tor Kor Market in Chatuchak district.

When officers finally caught up with Wishuda she was sent to the hospital as she’d suffered minor injuries when she crashed her car.

Wishuda’s father told police she was stressed due to her business being embezzled out of millions of baht and had been drinking heavily before driving off.





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