Asia Pacific countries ease lockdowns with caution

For the most part, COVID-19 cases in eastern Asia have been on the decline. And on Monday, several countries relaxed their lockdowns – with some allowing health clubs and zoos to reopen, while others are letting people go to work for the first time in months. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok. – Subscribe … Read more Asia Pacific countries ease lockdowns with caution

No more touching: Thai mall installs foot pedals in elevators amid COVID-19

No more touching in the elevators as a Thai shopping mall in Bangkok installed foot pedals for customers to step on instead of pressing the buttons, lowering the risk of having to be exposed to germs. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more No more touching: Thai mall installs foot pedals in elevators amid COVID-19

Thailand restaurant uses panda toys to help customers practice social distancing

A restaurant in Bangkok is using panda toys to help customers practice social distancing and provide companionship for those who eat alone. Under Thailand’s new social distancing rules, diners can only sit diagonally. The restaurant also uses transparent partitions to further ensure safety during the meal. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Thailand restaurant uses panda toys to help customers practice social distancing

Free food pantries help residents in Thailand during coronavirus crisis | The World

Communities across Thailand have turned to helping neighbours left jobless during the coronavirus lockdown by creating local food banks. As Kirsty Johansen reports, the initiative that began in Bangkok has since spread across the country. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to … Read more Free food pantries help residents in Thailand during coronavirus crisis | The World

The Global Guardians: Volunteers fight COVID-19 battle in Thailand

Bancha Panniwat, 51, is the chief and founder of the volunteer group Thais for Thais, which played a major role in preventing the COVID-19 crisis in Khlong San District in Bangkok, Thailand. Pannitwat and his group of boys took the initiative of buying chemical and spray machine out of Pannitwat’s own savings and focus on … Read more The Global Guardians: Volunteers fight COVID-19 battle in Thailand

Thailand eases COVID-19 lockdown but diners divided by partitions

Partitions made from plastic sheets were erected for diners at a Bangkok restaurant which reopened for the first time on Tuesday after Thailand lifted certain restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, weeks after they were introduced. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Thailand eases COVID-19 lockdown but diners divided by partitions

Most businesses resume operations in Thailand

Thailand has begun lifting restrictions after a steady decline in the number of coronavirus infections. But many people still need help putting food on the table and some businesses are expected to struggle. The government will evaluate the situation every two weeks – either determining to further ease the restrictions – or if there is … Read more Most businesses resume operations in Thailand

Vietnam School Reopens After Weeks of Coronavirus Lockdown

Bangkok (AP) — Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. “I am so excited to go back to school, to be with my teachers and my classmates after three months,” said Chu Quang Anh, a sixth-grade student at Dinh Cong secondary school in Hanoi. Students … Read more Vietnam School Reopens After Weeks of Coronavirus Lockdown

Thailand expects sudden rise in unemployment

Like many countries, Thailand is expecting to report a sudden jump in unemployment numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the nickname Teflon Thailand, which it earned after brushing off political and economic hardship in the past, may not apply on this occasion, as a quarter of the Thai workforce could lose their jobs. CGTN’s … Read more Thailand expects sudden rise in unemployment

‘Another Wuhan in the making?’: Undercover in a Thailand market selling live animals

Wet markets selling live animals have been branded dangerous by the World Health Organization. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But across Asia – crowded wet markets are very much open for business. Yesterday, the conservationist Jane Goodall told Channel 4 News about her fears about human interference with animals. Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller has been secretly … Read more ‘Another Wuhan in the making?’: Undercover in a Thailand market selling live animals

Coronavirus: Thailand’ Phuket Island Now Its Covid-19 Hotspot

Phuket, normally one of the world’s most-visited resort islands, is now Thailand’s novel coronavirus hotspot with the highest density of cases among the country’s 77 provinces. There are nearly 34 infections for every 100,000 people in Phuket, compared to Bangkok’s rate of 21.6, according to the nation’s Health Ministry. The island province has confirmed 140 … Read more Coronavirus: Thailand’ Phuket Island Now Its Covid-19 Hotspot

Berlin authorities accuse U.S. of ‘piracy’, saying mask shipment was diverted at Bangkok airport

It’s being called “the war of the masks.” French and German officials are the latest to accuse the U.S. of hijacking orders of medical supplies. Here’s CGTN’s Nicole Ng with a look at how the battle has intensified. #Mask #EU #US #COVID-19 Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Berlin authorities accuse U.S. of ‘piracy’, saying mask shipment was diverted at Bangkok airport

German official: U.S. hijacked supply of masks in Bangkok

A German official has accused Washington of “modern-day piracy,” after 200,000 masks bound for Germany were confiscated by the U.S. at a Bangkok airport. Berlin’s state minister of the interior, Andreas Geisel, said in a statement on Friday that the highly sought-after masks were made by an American firm in China and destined for use … Read more German official: U.S. hijacked supply of masks in Bangkok

Thailand imposes night curfew from Friday

Tony Cheng in Bangkok, and Rian Maelzer in Kuala Lumpur report on lockdown measures in Thailand and Malaysia. And Jack Barton in Seoul told how the coronavirus will affect South Korea’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): … Read more Thailand imposes night curfew from Friday

Coronavirus may change city designs

The coronavirus pandemic has already changed many aspects of life. How we travel, how we work and how we live. Experts warn it may even change how some of our cities will look and operate in the future. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok, Thailand. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Coronavirus may change city designs