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23 new cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi, nearly all in Si Racha, proactive testing...

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Chonburi- The Chonburi Public Health Office announced 23 new cases of Covid-19 this morning in the province, with the majority of cases being in Si Racha and directly associated with a growing cluster that stems...

Two Russian nationals arrested in Pattaya for allegedly producing fake documents for retirement visas

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Pattaya- A male and female Russian national have been arrested in Pattaya over the past weekend for allegedly producing fake documents for retirement visas. A team of police led by the director of the Combating Transnational...

Pattaya’s number of tourists plummets 99% since start of January, caused by new wave...

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Chonburi - The Chonburi provincial office and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) revealed today, March 10th, that the number of tourists has significantly dropped from 1.5 million tourists to 26 thousand in the first...

Summer thunderstorms likely to occur in upper Thailand, including Bangkok and Chonburi, until tomorrow

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National - The Thai Meteorological Department announced today, March 3rd, that summer thunderstorms are possible for the upper country with isolated gusty winds and thunderbolts in the area from March 3rd to the 4th. The moderate...

First 1,100 doses of Covid -19 vaccine arrive in Pattaya area, vaccinations begin

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Pattaya, Banglamung, Chonburi- The first 1,100 doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Banglamung (Pattaya area) this morning. The Banglamung District Chief and medical staffers received the first doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine...

Thailand Tourism Authority continues tourism drive for single travelers, coming to Pattaya in March

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The following is a press release from the Thai Tourism Authority, their thoughts and opinions are their own. Bangkok, Thailand– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently organized the second ‘Single Journey’ trip, under the...

Two live grenades safely defused after being found in forest near local residence in...

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Rayong - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) local police had successfully defused two grenades after being discovered by a local near their fruit farm in the Ban Khai District, Rayong province, last Friday, February 12th, in...

Alleged local gambling king “Long Joo” arrested in Rayong following major seizure of hundreds...

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Rayong - Somchai "Long Joo" Jutikitdecha, dubbed by some in Thai media as 'the gambling king of the East', was arrested at his house in the Mueang district of Rayong province today, February 11th, following...

Thai man, 23, arrested in Chonburi for allegedly killing police officer at gas station...

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Chonburi - An alleged shooter, 23, was arrested in Chonburi yesterday, February 8th, after reportedly killing a policeman at a gas station in the Mueang district of Suphan Buri province on Monday night. Sitthipong Chasa-ard was...

Rayong government chooses to keep most Covid-19 related closures in place for now, schools...

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Rayong- The Rayong Communicable Disease Committee gave an update to the press this afternoon led by Lieutenant Phirun Haemarak, Deputy Governor of Rayong, along with Dr. Sunthorn Phumikarnkij and Phra Thep Sittiwet, a prominent Rayong...