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Tiger Mauls Chief Monk At Controversial Tiger Temple

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Tiger Mauls Chief Monk At Controversial Tiger Temple

In what many will see as karma at play, the head monk at Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple was mauled by a male tiger late Saturday afternoon and is now in intensive care at a local hospital.

The attack happened as Luangta Jan, a director of the Tiger Temple, was walking the 7 year old male tiger called Hern on a leash. Witnesses say the abbot pulled the leash to halt the tiger and at this point it suddenly turned on him, first scratching his face leaving a large gash from his forehead to mouth, before biting his right arm.

The abbot was rushed to Thanakarn Hospital where he underwent a four hour operation and is now in the intensive care unit. There has been no official statement from the hospital or Tiger Temple on the severity of the monks injuries or his condition following surgery.

The Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, in Kanchanaburi province has been in the headlines several times in recent months as campaigners push to have the park shutdown and government officials threatening closure. Despite claims the park is illegal and threats to remove all the animals, it is still operating as normal and continues to attract hundreds of tourists everyday who can pose for photos with the big cats and feed them.

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Phuket Reopens Land And Sea Access

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Phuket Reopens Land And Sea Access

Following two months of lockdown by land and sea, Phuket finally reopened to the rest of the world on Monday.after Covid-19 measures were relaxed.

Governor Pakkapong Taweewat signed an order on Sunday allowing entry and exit from the southern island by 24 seaports and the road bridge between Tha Chat Chai to Phangnga on the mainland.

Phuket airport remains closed to international passenger flights until June 30 under the ban by CAAT with a limited number of domestic flights operating.

People can leave Phuket without restriction with those entering having to undergo temperature checks and log their details via the “Mor Chana” app to allow track and trace should there be any newly reported coronavirus cases.

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All Quiet As Moviegoers Swerve Strict Cinema Reopening Rules

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All Quiet As Movie Goers Swerve Strict Cinema Reopening Rules

Cinemas across the capital were almost empty on Monday on their first day open following the relaxation of rules that shut them down back in March in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Moviegoers obviously didn’t fancy watching old flicks, sitting in the theatre for two hours wearing a mask, and not being able to eat some popcorn while watching the film, so instead, they stayed away.

All Quiet As Movie Goers Swerve Strict Cinema Reopening Rules

Managers tried to talk up some of the new measures put in place such as the screens placed between seats would allow more privacy for customers.

Couples can sit together with at least 3 seats between them and others in the theatre with nobody allowed to sit in front or behind each other.

Other regulations include customers going through screening which includes having their temperature taken and their hands washed; social distancing at all times including when buying tickets with e-payment the favoured option to avoid contact.

Every seat and all the touch points in the theatre must be cleaned after every viewing and the entire place hosed down at the end of the night.

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Pubs And Clubs Closed Until At Least June 30, Booze Remains Banned In Restaurants

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Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang issued an order Monday morning (Jun 1) listing 16 business types that will remain closed until June 30 or until further notice.

Entertainment venues, such as bars and nightclubs, top the list with attention to the clause noting the sale of alcohol in restaurants will also remain prohibited throughout the month of June.

The wording of the order specifying June 30 with the addition of “until further notice” leaves it open to interpretation, however, it is not expected the date of reopening entertainment venues will be brought forward.

Other businesses on the list included:

Water and amusement parks
Snooker halls
Arcades
Gaming and internet cafes
Cockfighting rings
Nurseries and care homes
Boxing stadiums
Martial arts schools
Horse racetracks
Bathing houses
Sexual massage joints
Banquet halls
Bullfighting grounds, fish fighting venues or similar places

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