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Government Unveils ‘Business Class’ Quarantine

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Business Class Quarantine

Thais returning from overseas now have the option of paying for decent digs to do their mandatory quarantine instead of being put up at a government facility.

The government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) revealed on Thursday the alternative for returnees “who need more options”.

CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said the government may not be able to continue providing free quarantine once the state of emergency was lifted and more people began arriving from other countries.

Foreign returnees with work permits and diplomats were mentioned as those who would likely be willing to pay for a quarantine upgrade

Among those who can take advantage of the option are foreign returnees with Thai work permits – mostly businesspeople and diplomats. Many are willing to pay more for the quarantine upgrade.

The government is collaborating with hotel operators and hospitals to provide the ‘Business Class’ alternative.

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Tenant Leaves Pet Crocodile In Former Home

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Tenant Leaves Pet Crocodile In Former Home

A landlord was shocked after he checked his home and found the previous tenant had left behind a pet crocodile.

Niam Ruampol, 70, visited the rental property in Samut Songkhram, central Thailand on Monday night after being told the resident had moved out.

He peered inside a newly built one-meter high concrete pool that was covered with plastic and recoiled with horror when he saw the killer reptile inside.

The frightened landlord called the animal catchers to evacuate the reptile from the property. They first threw a towel on its head to block its vision before wrestling with the beast and carrying it outside.



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Air Pollution Before And After Lockdown

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Air Pollution Before And After Lockdown

Video footage shows how clean the air is after three months of coronavirus lockdown in Bangkok.

The tropical skyline was clouded in a toxic smog made of harmful PM2.5 particles at the start of the year, caused by construction, cars and agricultural fires.

However, with many projects on hold and builders sent back home to neighbouring countries, pollution has dropped.

A blanket ban on tourists since the end of March – which is still active – has also decimated the number of cars, taxis, minivans and coaches on the road.

Astonishing footage taken this morning (June 30) in the Huai Khwang district of the capital shows the striking difference.



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Five Suffer Minor Injuries In Bus Accident

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Five injured in bus accident

Five passengers were treated for minor injuries after the bus they were travelling on ran off the highway and crashed into a ditch in Prachuap Khiri Khan province late on Monday.

The accident happened at around 11.10pm near the Bang Saphan intersection in Bang Saphan district.

Three men and two women were slightly injured. They were admitted to Bang Saphan Hospital.

The bus driver told police he left Bangkok on Monday evening with 27 passengers and two crew heading south for Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Near the Bang Saphan intersection, he said a bicycle cut in front of the bus and he swerved to avoid hitting it and rashed into the ditch which toppled the bus onto its side.

Two power poles were brought down by the bus. Damage was estimated at 200,000 baht.

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