Thai food delivery drivers adopt social distancing | AFP

As food delivery services thrive in Bangkok during the partial lockdown of the city, one mall has set aside a special area for food delivery workers, adapting its space so that they can sit 1 metre apart as they wait for orders. Big-name restaurants are also turned into a row of small table booths, with staff donning masks and gloves, awaiting orders from equally-protected customers. Besides the row stands the announcer, calling the queue numbers for the takeaways of various menus.

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Thai monks make talisman face masks from recycled plastic | AFP

A Buddhist monk scrawls a prayer on an orange face mask beseeching “an end to the suffering” caused by the deadly coronavirus — a finishing touch to the facial covering weaved out of recycled plastic at one Thai temple.

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Thai ‘ninja robots’ ready to aid virus battle in hospitals | AFP

A Thai university’s “ninja robots” are ready to be deployed in hospitals to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Thai ‘ninja robots’ ready to aid virus battle in hospitals | AFP

A Thai university’s “ninja robots” are ready to be deployed in hospitals to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Bangkok’s train service releases coronavirus safety dance video | AFP

In a Thai antidote to the grim warnings over the deadly new coronavirus, Bangkok’s overground train service (BTS) on Friday released a jaunty track named ‘COVID-19: Dance Against The Virus’, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times online.

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US soldiers drink cobra blood during jungle survival training in Thailand | AFP

US and Thai marines drink snake blood and eat lizards in jungle survival training, it’s part of the two nations’ annual Cobra Gold war games.

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Tearful Thai general says ‘don’t blame army’ for soldier’s rampage | AFP

An emotional Thai army chief urges a nation in mourning over a mass shooting “not to blame the army” after a soldier gunned down at least 29 people in a rampage linked to a debt dispute with a senior officer.

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Thai shooting survivor recalls her brush with death | AFP

Partiya Aree hid in a shop just meters from a Thai soldier on a shooting spree, watching CCTV with bated breath as the gunman paused on his rampage that would leave 29 people dead. She and 21 others took shelter when they heard rapid gunfire ring through the Terminal 21 shopping mall in the northeastern city of Korat on the weekend.

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Thais pay tribute to victims of shopping mall mass shooting | AFP

Thai citizens leave messages of condolence for the victims of a mass shooting at a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima. Flowers are laid outside the Terminal 21 shopping mall after a Thai soldier killed at least 29 people in a near-17-hour ordeal. IMAGES

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Thai city holds vigil for 30 victims of ‘unprecedented’ mass shooting | AFP

Holding candles and writing condolences as monks chanted prayers, hundreds of Thais held an evening vigil Sunday for the 30 victims of an “unprecedented” mass shooting carried out by a soldier.

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Thai gunman among 27 dead in ‘unprecedented’ mass shooting | AFP

A Thai soldier who killed at least 26 people before being shot dead in a mall by commandos went on the rampage because of a debt dispute, the kingdom’s premier said Sunday, offering the first official motive for the “unprecedented” shooting spree.

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Gunshots heard from Thai mall as gunman still inside | AFP

Gunshots are heard coming from the Terminal 21 mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, where a thai solider who killed 20 people in a shooting spree remains holed up with an unknown number of people feared trapped inside, despite repeated attempts by armed police to flush the gunman out. IMAGES

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Heavy gunfire heard at Thai mall siege: AFP | AFP

Several volleys of gunfire ring out from inside a besieged Thai mall where a gunman was holed up after killing at least 20 people, with unknown number of shoppers still feared trapped. IMAGES

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Thai soldier kills at least 20, holes up in mall

A soldier who holed up in a popular shopping mall in northeastern Thailand shot multiple people on Saturday, killing at least 20 and injuring 31 others, officials said. (feb. 8)

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Images of a fire burning outside a car park after Thai mass shooting | AFP

Images show a fire burning outside the car park of a Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima after a Thai soldier killed more than 10 people in a livestreamed mass shooting across several locations in the northeastern city. IMAGES

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Thai lab rushes tests of suspected coronavirus samples | AFP

A laboratory at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn university is racing against time to test samples of suspected coronavirus patients as the virus originating from China has already infected 25 people in Thailand so far.

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Coronaviruses | AFP

Videographic on coronaviruses. A new virus from the same family as the deadly SARS disease has spread beyond China’s borders for the first time with a case emerging in Thailand, UN and Thai officials said on Monday.

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The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong | AFP

Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and complete control of the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea.

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Thai retailers ban single-use plastic bags | AFP

Thai retailers kick off 2020 with a ban on single-use plastic bags, joining the battle against throwaway carriers in the Southeast Asian nation where citizens go through an average of eight every day.

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