Thai Court Sentence Restaurant Owners To 1,446 Years In Prison
Two owners of a seafood restaurant in Bangkok have been sentenced to 1,446 years in prison each by a court in Thailand for defrauding the public. Last year, Apichart (Jome) Paronjullaka and Prapassorn Bovornbancha, co-owners of Laemgate seafood restaurant launched an online food promotion that required customers to pay in advance. Up to 20,000 people…
COVID-19: ‘Southeast not benefitting from federal government’s palliatives’
Founder of Igbo Youth Movement, Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, spoke with select journalists on the Federal Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, where he alleged that the distribution of palliatives was skewed
Thailand Zoo Makes Chimpanzee Spray Coronavirus Disinfectant
A controversial zoo in Thailand has caused outrage after a chimpanzee was seen riding a bike while spraying coronavirus sanitizer. Footage from the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, on the outskirts of Bangkok, shows the chimp wearing a surgical face mask, denim shorts, and an orange Hawaiian shirt as it pedals a children's bicycle with…
Gold glitters as cash-strapped Thais sell jewellery
Thais are flocking to Bangkok's Chinatown to sell their gold jewellery as the price of the precious metal spikes and the economy tanks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Thai hospitals protect babies born in a pandemic with face shields
Fast asleep, swaddled in a towel and snug in a pink beanie, a baby born during a pandemic in a Thai hospital needs one last item to ensure its health -- a face shield.
Man found dead on Thai train tests positive for COVID-19
A man found dead on a passenger train in Thailand has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday, as the country's death toll from the contagion more than triples from a week ago.
Thailand To Give Free Mobile Data For Those Home bound By Coronavirus
Thailand will give the public free mobile data as companies initiate work-from-home policies and schools use remote learning amid the coronavirus outbreak, am official said on Tuesday as operators considered an investment to expand capacity.
King Of Thailand Self-isolates From Coronavirus With 20 Women
The king of Thailand has gone into self-isolation during the coronavirus outbreak with 20 women at a grand hotel in southern Germany, according to media reports. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, is reported to have booked out all of the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Bavaria to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. According to…
Coronavirus: Monks In Thailand Make Masks From Recycled Plastic
A Buddhist monk scrawls a prayer on an orange face mask beseeching "an end to the suffering" caused by the deadly coronavirus -- a finishing touch to the facial covering weaved out of recycled plastic at one Thai temple. The country has one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases in Southeast Asia, and over…
Thailand virus cases rocket to 600 as crisis fears grow
Thailand's confirmed coronavirus cases rose by a third to nearly 600, the kingdom announced Sunday, as fears of a full-blown crisis take hold in a country largely spared until now.