Thailand News Update | Will Thailand scrap 2nd check for the Test and Go?

A assembly at present with the CCSA where they will formerly talk about proposals relating to attainable updates to Test and Go, the most popular option for the Thailand Pass online utility system for international travellers. Although there’s been Cancel anytime that the controversial Day 5 PCR take a look at may be dropped, we won’t know until alter right now.
The Thaiger will deliver you updated with the decisions as they occur at

Prosecutors have indicted a junior police officer whose motorbike struck and killed a lady on a zebra crossing in Ratchathewi, Bangkok final month. He was using a Ducati big bike when he struck the feminine doctor at an alleged pace of over 100 kilometres per hour.
The Office of the Attorney-General has announced that Leiutenent Colonel Norawich Buadok will stand trial on nine costs eventuating from the deadly incident. The young officer was working for the Protection and Crowd Control Division’s sub-division 1.
He’s been indicted on expenses relating to the demise of opthalmologist Waraluck Supawatjariyakul on January 21. The 9 costs include driving a automobile with no licence plate, utilizing a automobile without paying the registration payment, having no third-party insurance, driving a car with no aspect mirrors, failing to maintain to the left lane, rushing, failure to adjust to visitors signs and driving a vehicle recklessly.
Prosecutors have additionally requested the court docket to suspend or revoke the policeman’s driver’s licence.The prosecutor in command of the case says that the Supawatjariyakul family are entitled to file for damages with the Office of the Attorney General although they’ve already filed for seventy two million baht in damages within the Civil Court.
The household has also filed a case in opposition to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Traffic and Transportation Office and the Road Safety Centre, for alleged “negligence in safety management at pedestrian crossings”.
Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has assured Thai citizens that their Covid-related costs will proceed to be lined after planned adjustments to the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients scheme takes impact in March.
He also dispelled rumours that the present scheme can be abandoned altogether, reaffirming that citizens infected with Covid-19 can still be treated beneath the program. The changes had been permitted on February 18 and can start on March 1.The minister says the adjustments are supposed to enhance budget management, whereas maintaining a certain degree of Covid-19 therapy.
Under the current universal health scheme, patients can seek therapy at any medical facility for 3 days, including non-public hospitals, before being transferred to another hospital registered by their medical health insurance or state welfare scheme — doubtless a lesser high quality authorities establishment.
But starting from March 1, those that check constructive for Covid-19, and don’t require important care, must foot the cost of their own medical bill, in the event that they determine to receive therapy at private hospitals, which would presumably provide better care at a higher price.
The revamped scheme is being rebranded as Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients PLUS and can continue to cowl Covid-19 patients with average to severe symptoms, requiring emergency treatment.
Finally, beneath the heading of maximum inflation…. A Thai TikToker has shared a video of a avenue vendor in Phuket selling mangosteens at the rather steep value of 500 baht per kilogram, thought of too costly for Thai individuals …. Well anybody for that matter.
The Tiktoker said she didn’t imply to offend the seller by claiming that the worth was ridiculously excessive, however merely sought other people’s opinions about the extravagant worth for the common-or-garden mangosteen.
Not surprisingly she found that her viewers also thought the mangosteens had been overpriced.The video features a local fruit vendor spruiking varied kinds of fruits, however the footage focuses on the pile of mangosteens with a stunning signal advertising the value at 500 baht per kilo.
In the video, a women’s voice asks the seller… “how much is the original price?” The reply… “the value worth is already 300 baht per kilogram as a end result of it is not the season for mangosteens”.The girl who recorded the video mentioned that the ‘street’ style shop was at Surin Beach in Phuket, usually a popular location for foreigners once they go to the island.
At first she thought the worth was only a joke, but the seller confirmed that it was actual.Bottomline… she didn’t purchase any mangosteens.
MPs from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party have been ordered by the deputy PM and leader of Palang Pracharat to front up in any respect Parliamentary conferences this week or endure inside celebration self-discipline.
Yet another House assembly failed last week as a outcome of lack of a quorum.It was the seventh time parliamentary conferences needed to be cancelled as a result of lack on quantity. This week Parliament is poised to vote on crucial amendments to organic legal guidelines with affect general elections and eligibility of political parties.
Only eight of Palang Pracharat’s ninety four MPs have attended all 159 House conferences over the previous 3 months. Members have variously used both actual infections of Covid 19 or fears of catching the virus as excesses to not attend.
But there’s also been plenty of inside faction fighting with some MPs leaving the celebration and aligning themselves with different coalition events or beginning new conservative events to run towards Palang Pracaharat at the next basic election… which is scheduled to be held subsequent 12 months.
Officers from Huay Yai Provincial Police Station were notified of a road incident on the Sattahip – Korat road in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri.
At the scene, one foreigner, who was believed to be an area expat, was found dead in a watercourse adjoining to the highway. Thai media reported that the overseas victim was about 60 – 70 years old, but the police haven’t confirmed his id or nationality at this stage.
The police and rescue group investigated and located a broken bicycle, a black pickup truck, and the corpse of a overseas man in a cycling outfit on the scene. The man was reported to have died from a broken neck. His heavily broken bicycle was laying close by and was taken as proof by the Bang Lamung police. Police discovered ID indicating the title ‘Win Scherrenberg’. No nationality, age, and different particulars were given.
The pick-up truck driver, Samreang Unan, was ready at the scene when police arrived and confessed to hitting the man on his bike. He claimed that he was in the best lane driving in direction of Bang Saen. He observed a truck on the left lane and then abruptly saw the bike owner changing his path to the left lane. The driver advised police that he’d seen the person but couldn’t stop in time.
The man’s lifeless physique was despatched to a hospital, and the authorities will conduct further investigations and have contacted numerous consulates in the province to assist discover out more in regards to the id of the victim. There was no CCTV obtainable to help police of their investigation.
Monks at a temple within the central Thai province of Suphan Buri have hosted the funeral for a scarecrow, which was named “Mr. Covid Omicron”. Thai locals believed this ceremony may assist ward off evil spirits…. Covid-19 on this case.
Residents were scared and apprehensive about the spread of Covid in their neighborhood, and have been keen to attempt every method to chase the disease away. Aside from carrying a face mask and getting vaccinated, these monks and locals in Suphan Buri province determined to host a funeral for the Covid scarecrow.
At Uthum Phararam Temple or Pai Kaek Temple, monks and locals crafted a straw scarecrow, dressed it up and renamed ‘it’ as a 2 years old named Covid Omicron. The age was the interval since the pandemic began, and the ‘birth date’ was December 2019, when the pandemic started. The straw scarecrow’s funeral was held in accordance with Thai rituals..

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