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Covid-19: Thailand reports 10 weeks without local transmission

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Thailand has recorded zero new locally-contracted cases for 10 weeks.

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According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Thailand has recorded zero new locally-contracted cases for 70 days, as all new cases were imported from other countries.

All the new cases were recently repatriated Thai nationals who tested positive for Covid-19, including a maid, 26, and a male driver, 43, who returned from the United Arab Emirates and were confined to a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri. 

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Thailand gains 1.2bn baht revenue from international film productions

During the four-month period, 31 production crews came to Thailand to shoot films, generating 1.212 billion baht revenue for Thailand. The number of productions may be lower than 123 the previous year, but the revenue is almost double the 2020 figure of 589 million.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Film productions by international companies in Thailand have gained the country 1.2 billion baht in income despite the pandemic this year.

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Abuse against women still prevalent in Thailand

Like many other Asian countries, Thailand is a patriarchal society in which women are generally tied to the role of family caretaker which usually means raising children and taking care of the elderly, as well as other household chores like cooking and cleaning.

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In December 1999, the United Nations designated Nov 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to commemorate the murder of the Mirabal sisters, the three Dominican political activists who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in 1960.

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