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Thailand urges Foreigners to renew visas before Sept 26

Thailand urges Foreigners to renew visas before Sept 26

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The Immigration Bureau has urged foreigners to renew their visas before the end of an exemption which falls on Sept 26. Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau Sompong Chingduang said foreigners in the kingdom should contact immigration offices early to avoid overcrowding close to the deadline. Thailand earlier announced an exemption for foreigners whose visas expired so they could legally stay in the country until Sept 26, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Short-term and long-term visa holders must contact immigration offices. When the visas are renewed by Sept 26, the validity of the renewed visa would start from Sept 27, he said. Pol Lt Gen Sompong said all short-term visa holders must leave the country by Sept 26. For those who cannot leave, due to flight unavailability or C...

Thailand: protesters demand for dissolution of Parliament

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BANGKOK - Around 2,500 Thai protesters on Saturday evening demanded the resignation of the government and the dissolution of parliament, defying a coronavirus ban on gatherings in one of the largest street demonstrations since a 2014 military coup. People at the student-led rally near Bangkok's Democracy Monument cited a litany of complaints against the year-old civilian government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former army chief who ousted an elected government six years ago. Organisers issued three demands: the dissolution of parliament, an end to harassment of government critics, and amendments to the military-written constitution that critics say virtually guaranteed victory for Prayuth's party in elections last year. "How can we be OK with the lack of democracy li...
CORONAVIRUS: Thailand schools reopen with strict hygiene rules

CORONAVIRUS: Thailand schools reopen with strict hygiene rules

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Mask-wearing pupils catching up with friends at one Bangkok high school were quickly told to spread out as they headed back to lessons on Wednesday after months of distance learning due to coronavirus restrictions.The teenagers, resuming classes along with all other public school students in the kingdom, chatted animatedly before being called to sit in widely spaced rows for the opening session. The school principal, Arwuth Meekhanphet, warned them all to closely follow new hygiene rules, which included the face coverings and social distancing."You never know whether you or your friend has it," he said into an intercom.Thailand has recorded more than 3,100 coronavirus cases and 58 deaths -- a low toll considering it became the first country outside China to detect an infection, in mid-...