UKRAINE UPDATES: Civilians unable to evacuate; UN calls for safe passages; new ceasefire proposed; Moscow threatens to cut off natural gasoline to Europe

Here’s the newest from Ukraine, because the Russian invasion enters its 13th day… • Russian shelling continues to forestall the evacuation of civilians from besieged cities together with Kyiv, Mariupol, Volnovakha, Sumy and Kharkiv. Fears are mounting for civilians trapped in Ukrainian cities because the Russian onslaught continues.• Meanwhile, the UN humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, … Read more

Omicron unlikely to be more severe or to fully evade vaccines: WHO

It’s early days, but the World Health Organisation has sounded a note of very cautious optimism concerning the Omicron Covid-19 variant. According to an AFP report, the WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan says early data reveals the mutation is no more extreme than earlier variants and unlikely to fully dodge vaccine safety. However, Ryan cautions … Read more

First victim of illegal sidewalk parking crackdown: Chiang Mai police

After slacking on enforcement while attention has been targeted on Covid-19, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has informed officers to take motion on illegal driving and parking on sidewalks. They are partnering with the Royal Thai Police who’re encouraging a nationwide crackdown on illegal sidewalk parking. But one of many first victims busted for it ended … Read more

Rights teams urge United States to ban fishing nets made by Thai prisoners

A December investigation by the the Thomson Reuters foundation discovered that jails throughout Thailand are illegally forcing prisoners to make fishing nets for personal companies, together with people who export to the United States. Former prisoners Reuters interviewed said guards beat them, disallowed them to shower, and pushed back their release dates if they didn’t … Read more

Nightlife operators hope to be given green mild at CCSA assembly tomorrow

The owners of entertainment venues across Thailand have reacted with cautious optimism to reports they could quickly be allowed to re-open. According to a Bangkok Post report, the resumption of the country’s nightlife is regarded as on the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the government’s Covid-19 task drive.Wirawit Kruasombat from the Patong Entertainment Business Owners … Read more

Thailand’s State of Emergency prolonged, Covid-19 is still a pandemic – PM Prayut

Elementary into the pandemic, Thailand’s State of Emergency remains to be in effect and has been extended for another two months, giving the government sweeping powers to sort out the outbreak through its institution of a Covid-19 activity force. The decree was extended from April 1 to May 31.In a press conference today, PM Prayut … Read more

Wednesday Covid Update: 144 deaths and 13,798 new circumstances

Private -related deaths and thirteen,798 new Covid-19 cases had been reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, in the latest and most severe wave of the virus in Thailand, the CCSA has recorded 1,391,477 confirmed Covid-19 circumstances. In the 24-hour period since the last depend, the CCSA recorded 14,133 recoveries. … Read more