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More restrictions to be enforced in Bangkok from April 18

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday announced additional measures in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s decision to place Bangkok and 17 other provinces in red zone, or highest control area.“In the red zone ...

The Nation Reporter

No curfew, gatherings banned for 2 weeks

Authorities have decided against a curfew but schools will be closed while large gatherings and other high-risk activities will be suspended for two weeks from Sunday to control the fast-spreading new Covid-19 outbreak.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has also ordered officials to seek more sources of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid-19 situation in Thailand could determine baht's value

The baht opened at 31.17 to the US dollar on Friday, strengthening from its close of 31.49 on Monday.The Thai currency is likely to move between 31.15 and 31.25 during the day, Krungthai Bank market strategist Poon Panichpibool said.He expected the baht to strengthen due ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand to tighten curbs as virus wave risks tourism plans

Thailand is set to ban sales of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and close schools and amusement parks for two weeks to stem a fresh outbreak of coronavirus, potentially jeopardizing its plans to reopen borders to foreign tourists.The closure of bars, pubs, karaoke and massage parlors ...

Thailand’s vaccination program lags behind ASEAN neighbors

On Saturday, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health announced that since the vaccination program began, the country has inoculated 470,301 persons with at least one dose of a vaccine.When compared to other countries in ASEAN, Thailand’s vaccination program lags woefully behind especially when compared to other ...

As Thailand’s 3rd Covid wave hits the wealthy, spare a thought for the economy

Thailand’s economic recovery could see further delay as the country faces the 3rd wave of Covid-19 outbreak, which could further dent the already fragile consumer and industry confidence.The country was until recently considered as having done an outstanding job in handing its Covid-19 cases. But ...

BoT to Assess Impact of New Round of Covid-19 Infections

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) needs to monitor on the fresh wave of Covid-19 situation, specifically the stringency of the government’s additional measures, as well as people’s consumption behavior in order to assess the impact of the new round of infections.BoT deputy governor Mathee Supapongse ...

NNT Reporter

Thailand's capital plans 10,000 field-hospital beds as COVID-19 spikes

Thailand plans to install 10,000 field-hospital beds in Bangkok, a health official said on Saturday, as the country strains to cope with a third wave of COVID-19 infections.At least a dozen hospitals in the capital said they had stopped testing for the coronavirus as of ...

Authorities defend vaccine policy

Authorities insist they have never stopped the private sector from importing Covid-19 vaccines as criticism persists, even after they confirmed that up to 10 million doses could be ordered.Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Saturday that the government fully supported plans by the private ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT vows study of consumption habits

The Bank of Thailand pledges to keep a close watch on the fresh wave of Covid-19 infections and, in particular, the government’s measures in containing the infections as well as people’s consumption behaviour.Mathee Supapongse, the central bank’s deputy governor for monetary stability, said at an ...

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