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- June,2021(part6) -
30 Jun, 2021
Akira Nishino, the coach of the Thai national football team, will be canceled the contract
Thai media "Siam Sports" reported on June 28 that the Football Association of Thailand plans to cancel the contract with Akira Nishino,the coach of Thailand national football team.

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Asia 2nd qualifying round, which was held intensively in the UAE this month, the Thai national team was eliminated in the 2nd qualifying round in 4th place of the group G. According to media reports, Nishino will be canceled his contract due to the defeat.

The main cause of the defeat is that the Thai top players participating in the J-League, such as MF Chanathip of Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and DF Thiraton belonging to Yokohama F. Marinos, could not be called to the 2nd qualifying round due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In Thailand, there were also conspicuous voices calling Nishino to account.

the Football Association of Thailand is planning that Nishino will be replaced with a Thai coach who has a proven track record in the Thai League.
30 Jun, 2021
1 Day Countdonw to Phuket Reopening!!
The Tourism Authority of Thailand posted on its official Twitter account that "1 day countdown to Phuket reopening day July 1" to welcome foreign tourists to Phuket with full of joy. Sandbox scheme will start tomorrow on July 1 which is the program that allow vaccinated foreign tourists to enter Phuket without quarantine. About 530 foreign tourists will enter the Kingdom on July 1, and it is expected that about 12,000 will enter Phuket by the end of July.
On the first day, July 1, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will visit the Phuket airport and celebrate its reopening ceremony.
30 Jun, 2021
Special holiday on July 27 had been canceled
In Thailand, July 27 was designated as a special holiday to boost the damaged domestic tourism industry, but due to concerns about Covid-19 infection control, this special holiday had been cancelled. The Thai Cabinet officially approved the cancellation of this holiday on Tuesday, June 29th.

Though the special holiday on July 27th has been cancelled, July 24th, 25th, 26th and 28th remain official holidays and weekend.

The Thai Cabinet has instructed government agencies to help travelers cancel pre-purchased travel tickets and hotel reservations.

If you are planning a trip, please confirm early cancellation.
29 Jun, 2021
Thai Private Hospital Offers Modana Vaccine for 3,400 Baht in October
According to the Private Hospital Association, Thai residents can book two doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine provided by a member hospital of the Private Hospital Association for THB 3,400. The member hospitals have agreed on a price of THB 3,400, which covers two doses of vaccine, service and insurance premiums.

Pre-booking will begin on Thursday, July 1st, but the vaccine is expected to arrive in Thailand in October. The purpose of the pre-booking is to know how many vaccine dose is required in advance. If you make a pre-booking, you need to pay whole amount by the end of July.

Details on how to pre-book have not been disclosed at this time, but we will keep an eye on the press release and we try to post it on our news page of 101 Premier Massage website as soon as information is available.
29 Jun, 2021
Japan donates 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Thailand. The vaccine will arrive on July 9th.
On June 29, the Japanese government officially exchanged letters with the Thai government for the donation of 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine will be airlifted from Japan to Thailand on July 9. Currently, in Thailand, vaccination is not proceeding as planned due to lack of vaccine, and vaccine procurement is the biggest issue. Many Japanese residents in Thailand have no prospect of vaccination, and many Japanese people feel uneasy. This gift is not large in quantity, at 1 million times, but it is planned that the Japanese government will continue to give vaccines to Thailand and other countries where vaccine shortages are an issue. It seems.

It is reported that the vaccination of 1 million times a day has achieved in Japan. The vaccination system has already been ready in Thailand, so if Thailand could procure enough vaccine, they could proceed vaccination furthermore.

We hope this vaccination donation from Japan to Thailand help to solve the problem of vaccine shortage in Thailand.

This is The press release of the Embassy of Japan in Thailand on this matter is reprinted. (Written in Japanese.)
29 Jun, 2021
Sandbox start in 2 days on July 1st. Hotels in Phuket are ready to welcome tourists!
This Thursday, July 1st, Phuket will finally reopen the island under the Sandbox scheme!

Hotels in Phuket have been preparing for this day. According to hotel operators, they are completely ready to accept foreign visitors.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-cha confirmed that the government approved the Sandbox program on June 28, and he stated that Phuket had adequate health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

According to the hotel owner(s) in Phuket, all employees have already been vaccinated against Covid-19, and rooms, restaurants and other facilities are ready to serve foreign tourists. They also said that all employees are well trained to strictly follow the Covid-19 health measures specified by the Sandbox scheme.

The Thai Tourism Board in Phuket reports that 460 companies and 300 hotels in the prefecture have passed the Amazing Thai Health and Safety Bureau's hygiene standards test.

Thai tourism has suffered serious financial damage since the Covid-19 pandemic. While taking sufficient measures to prevent the spread of the infection again, we must raise the country and share our wisdom so that the whole of Thailand will reopen to foreign tourists as soon as possible. The opening of Phuket on July 1st is the first step for tomorrow of Thailand. Let's pray for the success of the sandbox.
28 Jun, 2021
AstraZeneca vaccine made in Thailand to be provided as planned
According to AstraZeneca, it will receive the agreed 6 million doses of vaccine from its local manufacturer in Thailand during June and will begin providing it to Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries in early July.

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, manufactured by Siam Biosciences of Thailand, was launched in early June, but due to production delays, the scheduled inoculation date was cancelled. It was a cause of delay in vaccination.

According to Siam Biosciences, which manufactures AstraZeneca vaccine in Thailand, 180 million doses will be produced in Thailand by the end of 2021, one-third of which will be deliverd to Thailand and the remaining two-thirds will be delivered to other parts of Southeast Asia.
28 Jun, 2021
Thailand, Covid-19 asymptomatic positive patients can be quarantined at home
In Thailand, the number of infected people has increased since the spread of Covid-19, which started at the end of March. Thai government have set up a field hospital and tried to accommodate positive patients, but now the shortage of beds is a serious problem. According to the 1668 hotline service, approximately 500 COVID-19 patients are currently awaiting hospitalization.

In response to this situation, the Thailand’s Medical Services Department has announced that it is possible to voluntarily quarantine asymptomatic positive patients at home only in the suburbs of Bangkok, where the number of beds is severely insufficient.

Each patient isolated at home is given a thermometer and oximeter to monitor their condition. Also, those who are considered to be at high risk will be given Favipiravir anti-viral medication, and those who are considered to be moderate or low risk will be given the Fah Talai Jone Thai traditional herbal medicine. Doctor follow up via video call and periodical home visits.

If you are asymptomatically positive with Covid-19, or if there is no vacant bed in the hospital, please consult with the 1668 hotline service and check for voluntary isolation at home.
27 Jun, 2021
Thailand launches new restrictions in Bangkok from June 28th
On June 27, Thailand announced new restrictions centered on Bangkok to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection.
The new restrictions will be implemented in the capital Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and the southern border areas of Yarra, Narathiwat, Patani and Songkhla, it and will be implemented for 30 days from June 28th.
The details of the restrictions are as follows.
・ Prohibition of meals in restaurants (takeout only)
・ The shopping mall must be closed by 9 pm
・ Prohibition of parties, celebrations, or activities involving gatherings of 20 or more people
In addition, 37 clusters have been discovered at construction sites in Bangkok since May, and in order to contain the clusters in the worker camp, six regions of the capital Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, and Samut Sakhon The construction site will be closed.
Checkpoints will be set up on the border between Bangkok and the surrounding five provinces to limit the movement of construction workers, and checkpoints will also be set up in four provinces in the southern area of the country near Malaysia.
26 Jun, 2021
The Board of Investment of Thailand promotes SMART Visa
Smart Visa is a new type of visa specially designed to attract highly skilled manpower, investors, executives and startups entrepreneurs wishing to work or invest in the targeted industries in the Kingdom of Thailand.
Smart Visa holders will be granted maximum 4-year permission to stay, exemption from the work permit requirement and entitled to additional privileges.
5 types of SMART Visa for expats:
SMART “T” for Talent
SMART “I” for Investor
SMART “E” for Executive
SMART “S” for Startup
SMART “O” for Spouse and legitimate children of SMART Visa holders
Privileges for SMART Visa holders:
Maximum renewable 4-year visa
No work permit required for working in the endorsed companies
Spouse granted the right to work in Thailand with no work permit required
90-day reporting to Immigration extended to 1 year
No re-entry permit required
Spouse and children granted the right to stay in Thailand as SMART Visa holder
For further information or submit application online at https://smart-visa.boi.go.th/.
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