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In Thailand, an army of volunteers fights coronavirus

Aug 17 2021

BANGKOK Monk Phrompong Kaino, 33, works around the clock providing free COVID-19 swab tests for vulnerable people in high-risk Bangkok communities, part of a project by his temple that has reached more than 2,000 people in just over a month. | Video

Thai volunteers provide lifeline to elderly, sick cut off by pandemic

Aug 12 2021

BANGKOK Decked out in personal protective equipment, former pilot Chayaphon Satondee dashes to the Bangkok home of an elderly coronavirus patient in urgent need of hospital care.

Thai anti-govt protesters clash with police in Bangkok

Aug 07 2021

BANGKOK (Reuters) -More than a thousand Thai anti-government protesters clashed with police on Saturday, as they demonstrated against the government's failure to handle coronavirus outbreaks and its impact on the economy. | Video

Thai health workers use canals to get to remote COVID-19 patients

Jul 19 2021

SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand Two Thai health workers zip up their protective suits, put on masks and face shields and slowly climb aboard a small boat waiting in the reeds on the banks of a countryside canal.

As outbreak worsens, Thai temple inundated with coronavirus cremations

Jul 15 2021

PATHUM THANI, Thailand Dressed in a saffron robe, Thai monk Pongpetch Santijittho, climbs into a white protective suit and sprays disinfectant on a pair of rubber boots.

Overseas tourists finally roam free on Thai island of Phuket

Jul 03 2021

PHUKET, Thailand Newly arrived overseas tourists on Thailand's island of Phuket were able to roam free without quarantine on Friday for the first time in more than a year, as Thailand launched a special programme for vaccinated visitors to the island. | Video

In Thailand, hopes for a revival as tourists trickle back

Jul 01 2021

PHUKET, Thailand Restaurant owner and single mother Pimonta Suksaen is pinning her hopes on a revival for Thailand's most visited island, after a turbulent, year-long struggle to manage debts and keep her business afloat during the pandemic. | Video

Thailand's 'paradise island' Phuket reopens to tourists

Jul 01 2021

PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) -Hundreds of vaccinated foreign tourists arrived on the Thai resort island of Phuket on Thursday, the first visitors to its beaches and golf courses under a pilot programme designed to revive a tourism industry devastated by the pandemic.

As Thai tourist island reopens, small businesses say left behind

Jun 30 2021

PHUKET, Thailand, June 30 As Thailand's government prepares to celebrate its reopening to foreign tourists this week, many businesses on the holiday island of Phuket aren't so enthusiastic about the return of visitors.

Thai tiger park hopes to roar back to life as foreign tourists return

Jun 29 2021

PHUKET, Thailand A Thai tiger park in Phuket is gearing up to welcome back overseas visitors this week, as businesses on the resort island hope to benefit from a pilot programme to allow fully vaccinated tourists in the Southeast Asian country.    

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