A 1,000-bed field hospital being set up in Samut Sakhon for migrant laborers is not much more than a collection of isolation tents.

1,300 Coronavirus Field Hospital Beds Readied in Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani

Ye Yan Aung, labor attaché for the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, on Monday visited a field hospital under construction at the Wattana Factory Project...
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Samut Sakhon Canneries Comprise Third of Thailand’s 305 New Coronavirus Cases

Migrant workers in Samut Sakhon’s canneries continue to fuel Thailand’s daily increases in coronavirus cases with the country reporting 305 confirmed infections on Thursday,...
Workers process skipjack tuna at a Thai Union Frozen Products packaging plant in Samut Sakhon

914 or 69? Tuna Giant Thai Union Distorts Massive Coronavirus Outbreak...

UPDATE: Provincial health officials contradict world's largest tuna canner, which claimed only 69 workers contracted coronavirus
A view of Pattaya from the city's Pratamnak Hill viewpoint. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Prayut Puts Kibosh on Hard Lockdown for 5 Provinces After Blowhard...

PM, CCSA, NNT all deny travel restrictions for Pattaya, Chonburi, Rayong and other provinces approved
Samut Sakhon Seafood Market Reopens Thailand Coronavirus Covid

Samut Sakhon Seafood Market at Epicenter of Coronavirus Outbreak Reopens

Talay Thai, the Samut Sakhon market that sparked Thailand’s second-wave of coronavirus cases, reopened Monday. The country’s largest market of aquatic products, the market on...
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2 New Coronavirus Clusters Erupt in Rayong, Krabi

At least 46 infected among big bikers meetup, gamblers group
field hospital for migrant workers from Samut Sakhon’s central seafood market is now ready for service.

Over Locals’ Protests, Samut Sakhon Opens Covid-19 Field Hospital

A Covid-19 field hospital for migrant workers from Samut Sakhon’s central seafood market is now ready for service. The field hospital was set up in...
Myanmar Ambassador Myo Myint Than visited Burmese workers restricted to Samut Sakhon Province to boost their morale as they await Covid-19 tests.

Myanmar Ambassador Visits Confined Burmese Workers in Samut Sakhon

Myanmar Ambassador Myo Myint Than visited Burmese workers restricted to Samut Sakhon Province to boost their morale as they await Covid-19 tests. The ambassador and...
Burmese migrant workers are confined to dormitories in Samut Sakhon now protected with razor-wire fencing.

Prayut Orders Plans for New Thailand Lockdown as Covid-19 Cases Jump...

Coronavirus cases linked to a Samut Sakhon shrimp market soared beyond 800 Monday as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Public Health Ministry draw...
Long lines formed Sunday for free coronavirus tests in Samut Sakhon.

Bangkok Cancels New Year’s as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 688 in...

Thailand’s public-health leaders are downplaying the risk of a coronavirus second wave, but Bangkok officials apparently don’t believe it, canceling all official New Year’s...
Mahachai Central Fresh Shrimp Seafood Market Samut Sakhon Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19-3

Thailand Stares Down 2nd Wave, Hoping Coronavirus Can Be Contained to...

From 1 to 13 to 548 cases, Covid-19 is back in Thailand. Will it be a Singapore-style outbreak or mass spread and lockdowns?
Mahachai Central Fresh Shrimp Seafood Market Samut Sakhon Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19-3

Thailand Again Scapegoats Burmese, with Razor Wire, Calls for Reporting of...

It's not the first, nor will be the last, time Thais blame Myanmar neighbors for own failings
Thailand’s DDPM carry out flood rescue and relief operations in Chumphon, January 2017. (Photo: DDPM)

Year-End Floods to Hit South, Drought in Far North

Thailand’s South is bracing for severe flooding predicted to hit the region next month even as the North faces drought. Office of National Water Resources...
Officials from Phangnga's Takua Pa District dig up a leatherback turtle egg hole and move fertile eggs to a more-optimal location.

Endangered Leatherback Turtles Return to Phangnga Beach for 1st Time in...

Absent for 20 years, leatherback sea turtles have returned to Bang Sak Beach in Phangnga to lay eggs, another sign of nature’s resurgence during...
Tak provincial officials stepped up security at three camps for Burmese refugees after a coronavirus-infected Myanmar man was found living at the Umpiem complex this week.

50,000 Burmese Refugees Now Subject to Tighter Security after Tak Covid-19...

Tak provincial officials stepped up security at three camps for Burmese refugees after a coronavirus-infected Myanmar man was found living at the Umpiem complex...
Maj. Gen. Boonsin Phadklang, commander of the Surasakmontree Task Force, announced Monday that the joint operation acted on a tip about smuggling of illegal drugs at the border with Laos.

8.2 Million Meth Pills Seized in Nong Khai

More than 8 million methamphetamine tablets were seized in a failed drug bust on the Mekong River Nong Khai. Maj. Gen. Boonsin Phadklang, commander of...
Krabi Hospital Thailand

Indian Tests Positive for Covid-19 in Krabi… Maybe

Conflicting test results come day after 1st coronavirus death in 7 weeks
Identified only as “Amarnath”, the Indian was picked up as Immigration Bureau officers followed up on foreigners remaining the country following the end of Thailand’s visa amnesty Nov. 4.

Twice Deported, Blacklisted Indian Caught Again in Chumphon with Fake Passport

An Indian man twice deported and blacklisted from Thailand has been arrested a third time, using his third different passport. Amarnath Jaiswal the Indian was...
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Auntie’s Slap of Teen Girl for Not Standing During Anthem Widens...

Whether it was blatant disrespect or just a teenager being a teenager isn’t known, but a withering slap a middle-age woman delivered to the...
'Smile of Hat Yai' Street-Art Project Songkhla's New Selfie Destination

‘Smile of Hat Yai’ Street-Art Project Songkhla’s New Selfie Destination

There’s a new landmark for photo taking in Hat Yai. It is street art that is currently receiving attention from people looking for a...

Yala Kids Delight as ‘Dinosaurs’ Walk Earth Again

The dinosaurs are marching in Yala, much to the delight of young children in the southern province. Jurassic on Tour at Sanam Rong Phithee Changphueak...
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Thailand to Speed Issan Road, Rail, Air Projects

The government is pinning hopes for economic revival in the Northeast on transportation infrastructure, expediting programs to build roads, rail lines and airports. Such infrastructure...
Thailand Migrant Workers Tested Coronavirus Covid-19

Mae Sot Declared ‘Safe’ After 5 Local Coronavirus Cases

Thai health officials declared an end to the coronavirus crisis that erupted in Tak Province this month after two infected truck drivers touched off...
Severe Flooding Continues in Nakhon Ratchasima-1

Severe Flooding Continues in Nakhon Ratchasima

Flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima remained severe Monday as the Mun River continued overflowing, inundating hundreds of homes across numerous subdistricts in Non Sung District. Hard-hit...
Flower gardens of Ban Pa Koi Tai in San Phee Suea Subdistrict of Chiang Mai

Tourist Numbers Rise as Temperatures Fall in Thailand’s North

Tourist numbers are rising as temperatures fall in the North and Northeast. Nong Khai, Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok all have been experiencing sharp drops in...