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Coronavirus: New year, old problem for Thai tourism as Omicron punctures hope

With each new coronavirus wave, Naowarat Khakay has been forced to let go more workers from her restaurant, hotel and apartment businesses across the Thai resort island of Pattaya.“I’ve lost over 100 employees now,” said the 65-year-old businesswoman, taking a moment to hold back tears.A short walk down to the beach, Yuttana Leebamrung, 30, looks on at the smattering of Russian tourists taking in the sun on a virtually empty expanse of sand but ignoring the chance to rent his two jet skis.“I…

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