Thailand’s Phuket airport reopens after 2-month shutdown over COVID-19

The international airport of Thailand’s famous resort island of Phuket on Saturday resumed operation after a two-month shutdown over COVID-19 pandemic, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Trend reports citing Xinhua. The airport was initially scheduled to reopen on May 1, but due to concerns over the high number of COVID-19 cases in Phuket, the […]

More heavy rains anticipated in Thailand

Thai people have been warned to brace for more and isolated heavy rain, from tomorrow (Saturday) until next Tuesday, due to the impact of a depression over the upper South China Sea. Thailand’s Meteorological Department said today that, at about 10am today, the depression was moving north at a speed of 25kph, with 55kph wind […]

Phuket airport to reopen to domestic flights on Saturday

Phuket international airport will resume domestic operations tomorrow, after being closed since April 10th, as part of the lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Initially, the airport was to reopen on May 1st, but due to concerns over the further spread of the disease in the province, which recorded he second highest number […]

Cabinet shake-up looms as COVID-19 crisis eases

After three months of almost no political activity due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Thai politicians have wasted no time getting back to “business as usual”. A fierce fight has broken out within the core coalition Palang Pracharath Party as factions vie for coveted posts in the party’s executive leadership and in Cabinet. The main target […]

India Reports 2nd Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases

India reported its largest surge in new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period Saturday.  The 11,458 new infections surpassed the previous record of 10,956 cases reported Friday. The surge comes as India has reopened stores, shopping malls, manufacturing plants and places of worship. The country’s two-month lockdown that began in March has been eased, with […]

Cambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction. Foreign visitors are rare, the elephants are being rehoused and local businesses have gone bankrupt, but for Cambodians it’s a chance to reclaim their heritage. Authorities say the number of paying visitors have been measured by […]