Thailand to ease nightlife lockdown, allow some entry to foreigners Jun 30, 2020 0 17 12345 AFPBangkokThailand’s nightlife will restart with some restrictions this week, the kingdom announced Monday, part of a return to normalcy as it prepares to welcome business travellers and medical tourists after a ban on foreign entry.So far Thailand has 3,169 cases and 58 deaths from the coronavirus -- a low toll considering the kingdom in mid-January became was the first country outside China to register a case. But the country’s tourism-reliant economy has been hit hard by the border closures, while a halt to its infamous nightlife has left the kingdom’s informal workers -- in bars, massage parlours, and karaoke lounges -- adrift. Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the “most at-risk businesses” will be allowed to reopen from Wednesday, as there has been no local transmission of the virus for more than a month. Beginning July 1, bars, clubs and karaoke lounges can reopen, though they must adhere to a midnight closing time and have social distancing measures, said Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for COVDI-19 Situation Administration. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Delhi opens huge cardboard-bed hospital to combat coronavirus Jun 30, 2020 0 427 Four killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange Jun 30, 2020 0 274 China forcibly sterilises Uighurs to control population: Report Jun 30, 2020 0 16 Blasts at Afghan market kill 23 civilians AFP Kandahar Multiple explosions tore through a busy market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 23 civilians, officials said, blaming the Taliban for the carnage. The latest bloodshed comes as both the .. Chinese coronavirus vaccine approved for military use AFP Beijing China’s military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks that has been developed by its research unit and a biotech firm, the company said Monday. Organisations around the world are racing .. India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok over ‘security’ AFP New Delhi India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns just weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the .. Singapore’s June dengue deaths top those from COVID-19 DPA Bangkok Four people have died in Singapore this month from the mosquito-borne dengue virus, according to Health Ministry data provided to The Straits Times, a local newspaper. Meanwhile ministry statistics .. China says will restrict visas for some Americans over HK row Beijing China warned Monday that it would impose visa restrictions on US citizens who had “behaved egregiously” over Hong Kong, ahead of expected approval from Beijing lawmakers for a controversial national security .. Kazakh leader says restrictions to return as virus surges Nur-Sultan The president of Kazakhstan criticised top officials on Monday for their coronavirus response and ordered the return of lockdown measures as the Central Asian country struggles to control a surge in .. Filipino journalist Maria Ressa appeals conviction for cyber libel DPA Manila Filipino journalist Maria Ressa on Monday appealed her conviction for cyber libel, citing “substantial errors” made by the judge in her verdict, which was seen as a blow to press freedom in the Philippines. ..