In at the moment’s information, yet one more replace on the Check & Go cutoff date, a “ghost ship” was noticed within the Gulf of Thailand, and man drives right into a pond whereas taking a look at his GPS. All that is developing in at the moment’s program. 

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And in case you missed it, our morning exhibits coated yet one more replace on the Check & Go cutoff date. The deputy consultant of the Ministry of International Affairs instructed the Thaiger that travellers who have already got a QR code for the Check & Go program will have the ability to enter the nation, even after January 15. 

However as everyone knows, the Thai authorities loves including extra restrictions on the final minute, so anybody aspiring to journey to Thailand presently ought to at all times verify with their Embassies to remain on high of any future modifications. 

New functions for Check & Go are nonetheless closed indefinitely. For full protection of this replace, make sure you watch Natty’s Thailand Information Replace for at the moment.


Some could have observed that their favourite grilled pork on a stick has both jumped up in value or stopped promoting altogether. It’s because the worth of pork has surged in Thailand and plenty of retailers are actually demanding the federal government to start importing pork rapidly to maintain costs below management. 

A pork service provider in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang market says if the federal government gained’t step in and assist, the worth of pork can be bought at a charge that’s too costly for lots of shoppers to purchase. 

With the steep enhance in value, her gross sales dropped by greater than half of what she normally bought them for. One client mentioned that the state of affairs has her arms tied, and he or she has to purchase lower than earlier than. 

To assist management the worth of pork and sort out the scarcity of, the Thai authorities set an pressing ban on stay pig exports. It’s set to be in place for the subsequent three months. 

In the meantime, the federal government will consider pork provides throughout the nation to evaluate the nation’s stock every week till the disaster is addressed. 

Lastly, the federal government spokesperson mentioned this previous Sunday that this has nothing to do with rumours surrounding the outbreak of African swine fever. 


What many are calling a “ghost ship” was discovered sinking within the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The deserted Chinese language cargo ship was noticed by workers working at an offshore oil rig. Nobody was on board the vessel. 

An investigation was then instantly launched by authorities, sending off a drone to search out out whether or not they might tow the ship to land.

However sturdy winds precipitated the ship to flood, sinking it off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat, the place native fishermen had been urged to avoid the sunken space because of the leaking of oil from it. Officers have instructed locals that the cleansing can be accomplished inside three days earlier than it reaches the waters across the main vacationer points of interest of เกาะมัดสุม and เกาะหมู.


The favored vacationer vacation spot of Mu Koh Chang, on the Gulf of Thailand’s jap seaboard, has been partially-closed, because of….you already know the drill by now. 

Officers have determined to shut campsites and different tourism services within the nationwide park to curb the unfold of Covid-19. Nevertheless, the rest of the island stays open to guests.

In accordance with a Thai PBS World report, there had been some preliminary confusion, after the park chief issued a press release ordering the closure of, “all tourism-related actions”. 

Some media retailers interpreted this as which means all the things on the island, together with lodges, was to shut. Nevertheless, officers have since clarified that the closure order applies solely to camp websites and different tourism services and actions within the nationwide park. 

Mu Koh Chang consists of 52 islands, together with the favored fundamental island of Koh Chang and a few elements of Koh Kood. It covers a complete space of 650 sq. kilometres and was declared a nationwide park in 1982. 70% of the park’s space is the ocean. 


The Public Well being Ministry is working with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to organize remedy and isolation services for younger kids contaminated with Covid-19. 

Officers are anticipating a surge in infections within the younger, and Dr. อดิศัย ภัตตาตั้ง from The Queen Sirikit Nationwide Institute of Baby Well being says the power can accommodate sufferers from the ages of 5 – 11.

The institute has 70 beds obtainable, in addition to 5 isolation rooms. ภัตตาตั้ง says it could possibly additionally present companies for youngsters being handled at residence or in neighborhood isolation services, in addition to kids who must be hospitalised. The ability may also administer vaccines to kids between the ages of 5 and 11, as most of them haven’t been vaccinated in opposition to the virus but.

Thai PBS World stories that the institute lately admitted a 4-month-old child who had examined optimistic for Covid-19. The kid’s signs embrace a runny nostril and productive cough. 

Officers on the Medical Companies Division say that whereas they do count on an increase in infections in younger kids, they are saying kids are unlikely to turn into severely sick with the virus, offered they haven’t any different underlying well being situations.

In the meantime, within the capital, the BMA has arrange 6 triage centres with 50 beds every, the place contaminated kids could be housed. Every room can accommodate as much as 4 kids, with officers saying it will allow them to share actions collectively. 

Officers have additionally created a neighborhood isolation facility for migrant staff, every with the capability to accommodate 100 sufferers.


A brand new Covid-19 testing centre, able to conducting as much as 1,000 assessments a day, will open in Bangkok tomorrow. 

Public Well being Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says it will likely be on the primary ground of Automotive Park Constructing B on the authorities advanced on Chaeng Watthana Street.

The centre can be in operation till January 21 and open on weekdays solely. The centre will use medical-grade antigen check kits, with a end result returned inside half-hour. Individuals who check optimistic will both be entered into the house and neighborhood isolation programme, transferred to a discipline hospital – hopefully one with out cardboard beds, or admitted to a hospital, relying on their signs.

The Nationwide Well being Safety Workplace says sufferers who solely have gentle signs can do residence or neighborhood isolation and can be supplied with remedy and meals, in addition to gadgets for monitoring their signs.

In the meantime, some enterprise operators are asking the federal government for assist to handle the excessive demand for testing. Within the jap province of Chon Buri, Wasan Sanguanthoikham from Pattaya’s enterprise and tourism affiliation says the federal government wants to assist enterprise operators who’re required to check prospects and workers frequently. He’s calling on officers to provide these companies with antigen check kits at price value, to assist them fulfill the federal government’s mandate. 


A person in Northern Thailand was arrested for allegedly transporting illicit medication in his truck from Chiang Rai to Phrae. Police say they seized 5.6 million amphetamine tablets and greater than 20 kilograms of methamphetamine at a checkpoint.

The motive force was passing via the checkpoint and reportedly claimed that he wasn’t carrying any cargo or items within the truck. Officers requested if they may run an x-ray on the automobile. 

Police say the medication had been then discovered packed in tea packages and put collectively in sacks just like the others discovered up to now.

The motive force allegedly claims that he was employed by a person in Chiang Rai and was paid 20,000 baht in money and was promised 50,000 baht extra as soon as he delivered the medication to the vacation spot.


A person specializing in the instructions on his GPS drove right into a pond in Chon Buri. He was in a position to escape via the automotive’s window and swim to shore, however his automotive sank within the 15-metre deep pond.

The person says he was driving from Bangkok to Chon Buri to go to kinfolk over the weekend when he went onto a highway he wasn’t accustomed to. He turned on his GPS to navigate and was so targeted on the GPS that he didn’t discover an upcoming flip. He misplaced management of the automobile and drove into the pond.

A rescue crew arrived on the scene and was in a position to retrieve the sunken automobile. The crew used a rope and crane to drag the automotive up, spending over an hour to take action.

In accordance with Thai media, the driving force mentioned he desires the incident to be a lesson to all drivers to be extra cautious whereas driving with a GPS and to recollect to give attention to the highway. 

Thanks sir, we’ll make sure you retweet your message to all our associates whereas we’re driving.  


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