Disasters

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CAAT lifts entry ban on select foreigners

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has lifted an entry ban on four groups of foreign nationals, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions.CAAT director Chula Sukmanop said the agency’s easing of travel restrictions for non-Thai ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Thailand tops global ranking for handling of Covid-19 crisis

Thailand ranked highest in a global survey for its effective handling of Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis. The Global Covid-19 Index (GCI), published yesterday (July 28), gave Thailand an index score of 82.06, putting it on top of the global chart as an example ...

The Nation Reporter

Hourly wages back on table amid concerns

Authorities have pushed the adoption of hourly wages while labour activists remain wary that employees in some industries would be further exploited.As unemployment soars in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak — 9 million Thais are forecast to lose jobs as a result of the ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Interior Ministry scheme to employ more than 30,000 in rural areas

The Interior Ministry will offer over 30,000 positions to help people in rural areas who have become unemployed due to the Covid-19 situation, Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda said on Saturday (July 25).“Two projects that the ministry had proposed to the Cabinet were approved on ...

The Nation Reporter

FTI says contagion an opportunity to push EEC

The government should take advantage of the coronavirus crisis to attract investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and make Thailand a standout among neighbouring countries as the most preferable investment destination, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).“Thailand needs to start stimulating investment now, ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

NSTDA and Mahidol join hands to research ways to fight COVID-19

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), led by Dr. Narong Sirilertworakun, NSTDA President, joins hands with the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, led by Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D., President of Mahidol University, to develop a method to extract the RNA of a ...

Thailand tightens borders over fears of second wave of coronavirus

Thailand ordered security stepped up at its land borders on Monday after concerns surged over a possible second wave of coronavirus infections, following the arrests of thousands of illegal migrants in the past month.Since the start of June, authorities have arrested 3,000 migrant workers for ...

Covid-19 pandemic showcases Thailand as a Medical & Wellness Hub

Thailand’s internationally admired performance in the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus has showcased the exceptional strengths of the country’s health care system and medical industry to further justify its drive towards becoming one of the world’s top medical hubs.A sophisticated healthcare system, universal healthcare coverage and ...

Govt plans B100bn soft loans to help tourism, services

The government plans 100 billion baht of new soft loans to help small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourist and services sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on Monday.The loans will offer more relaxed conditions than the central bank’s 500-billion baht ...

Thailand – Cambodia border reopening proposed to resume bilateral trade

A vice chairman of the Sa Kaeo provincial council has proposed the reopening of the Aranyaprathet border crossing to resume border trade.Thongwara Maksakhon, the vice chairman of the provincial council, said that he would like to ask relevant authorities to make it clear if or ...

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