Thonburi district in Bangkok unveiled its new landmark, an imposing statue of the Buddha that rises 69 meters above the ground — about the height of a 20-story building. The statue, called ‘Dhammakaya Thep Mongkol Buddha’ at Paknam Bhasicharoen Temple, is made of copper and corresponds with the image the former abbot saw in his dream.
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Massage parlours will be allowed to reopen, customers tracked
Post-Covid nightlife in Thailand is likely to be a bit duller than before, but at least “soapie massage” is back on the menu. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced today that massage parlours of every description will be allowed to reopen along with bars, pubs and other venues in the next phase of easing restrictions.
More Thai routes open as airlines ease out of lockdown
The Department of Airports is overseeing a steady increase in the number of routes and flights offered by two airlines, while new routes will open after the fourth phase of lockdown easing. Flights to Surat Thani Airport have been increased to three flights a day, while the service to Ubon Ratchathani is operating daily.
New breathalyser underway to detect Covid-19
BBC Israel has reportedly developed a breathalyzer that may be able to detect the Covid-19 virus in those who don’t even show symptoms, making it a potentially promising way to control the spread of the virus. The new technology is set to be used on airplanes and other methods of travel where it can identify if the virus is present on someone’s breath-at an accuracy rate of 92%.