Last post by Johnnie F. - January 20, 2021, 09:34:11 PM
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday reported 59 new cases and one death in the past 24 hours, including eight asymptomatic people who flew in from abroad.
As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 12,653. Of these, 10,343 contracted the virus domestically, including 4,130 who were found via proactive testing, and 2,310 are returnees. So far, 9,621 have recovered and been discharged, 2,961 patients are still in hospital and the death toll has increased to 71.
Last post by Johnnie F. - January 20, 2021, 07:37:29 PM
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The man who robbed a gold shop in the Tesco Lotus shopping mall in Non Thai district on Tuesday night and escaped with 1.9 million baht worth of gold necklaces has been arrested, police said.
He was identified as Khunsob Dokkaewklang, 63, an employee of a massage parlour in Ubon Ratchathani.
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According to police, he stole 119 gold necklaces -- weighing altogether 72.50 baht -- from the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop and then fled on a motorcycle to Non Sung district, about 16 kilometres away.
There, he left the motorcycle at a house and proceeded in a private car to Ubon Ratchathani, preparing to flee to a neighbouring country.
One of the five police teams deployed to hunt for Mr Khunsob followed him along the escape route and arrested him on Wednesday afternoon in Ubon Ratchathani.
In a search of his Toyota car, the police found some of the stolen necklaces and a pistol he used in the robbery.
Mr Khunsob allegedly confessed that he committed the crime after the massage parlour where he worked ran out of customers who feared infection with Covid-19. His job was to help customers select a masseuse for her services.
Police were taking him back to Non Thai district for questioning and further legal action.
Last post by Johnnie F. - January 19, 2021, 07:28:30 AM
Though news from last week, still actual and important:
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Many hospitals in this northeastern province are reporting a dire shortage of blood for transfusions, as the new wave of Covid-19 has scared away donors.
Sirilak Piakkhunthod, chief of the 5th National Blood Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society, said the shortage in the province dates back to mid-December, when the latest Covid-19 outbreak began.
Adding to the problem, all blood donation units at schools, universities and private companies were closed during the long New Year holiday.
Since these units reopened on Jan 4, the Covid-19 pandemic had become more serious and scared away potential donors.
As a result, the Red Cross blood centre was unable to fill requests from some hospitals.
Before the latest Covid-19 outbreak, the centre had been supplying about 500 bags of blood a day to hospitals. Red Cross mobile units accepted donations at universities, schools, factories and government offices and there was a sufficient supply.
Since then, schools and universities had been temporarily closed and the number of donors at blood centres dropped by about 90%.
The shortage had become a big problem for hospitals in need of blood for patients undergoing surgery, Ms Sirilak said.
As news of the shortage spread on Wednesday, people began arriving at the Red Cross blood donation unit at the Terminal 21 shopping centre. Many were young people.
Rattanasuda Santiprasert, 24, was among those who gave blood. She learned of the shortage from social media.
She believed the Covid-19 situation in Nakhon Ratchasima was controllable and had confidence that all blood taking units operated by the Red Cross had reliable hygiene standards and posed no risk of infection.
Ms Sirilak said people could conveniently donate blood at six venues in the province - the 5th National Blood Centre in Muang district, Terminal 21 shopping centre, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, The Mall shopping centre and the provincial office of the Thai Red Cross Society.
Last post by thaiga - January 15, 2021, 04:32:05 PM
Elephant raids Khao Yai camping ground, flings man to his death Campers in Khao Yai were shocked out of their sleep on Friday morning when a wild elephant invaded the camping ground and killed an old man sleeping in his tent.
The elephant ran into the Pha Kluai Mai camping ground at around 2am and entered the tent of Prayod Chitboon, 80. It then grabbed the man with its trunk and flung him against a tree, killing him immediately.
The rest of the campers ran to safety.
Khao Yai officials said later that the dead man's car was filled with pomelos and the animal was possibly lured by the load.
Officials also found Bt103,108 in cash among Prayod's belongings and have called his relatives to take the money.
Last post by thaiga - January 15, 2021, 03:47:57 PM
Every problem has a solution reports nationthailand.com in covid times a new way to send money to relatives and friends, stretching a rope across the river and slipping cash or medicines across in a bottle.