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Thai economy hit by China’s zero-Covid policy, import restrictions: NESDC

China’s zero-Covid policy, agricultural import restrictions, and shift away from global dependence will hit Thailand’s economy, warned a government agency on Sunday.The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said it was monitoring China closely after the country imposed Covid-19 lockdown measures on Shanghai and ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry confirms revising criteria for administering Covid booster dose

The Ministry of Public Health recently confirmed it had changed the formula for administering booster doses of the Covid-19 booster vaccines.There have been discussions on social media on whether the ministry had actually changed the formula. The Anti-Fake News Centre Thailand investigated this issue on ...

The Nation Reporter

No shortage of Favipiravir pills

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) on Saturday said the country is not facing shortages of anti-viral Favipiravir pills for Covid-19 patients.Sirikul Methivirangsan, deputy director of the GPO, was reacting to a message posted on the Rural Doctor Society (RDS) Facebook page earlier saying several hospitals ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ministry aims to declare Covid-19 an endemic in four months

The Public Health Ministry aims to relegate the Covid-19 from a pandemic to an endemic in four months, it announced Thursday.Dr Kiartiphum Wongrachit, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said the goal is to make the change in four months.Kiartiphum said he had learned from epidemiologists that ...

The Nation Reporter

B101bn spent on Covid-19 treatments

More than 101 billion baht of the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (Ucep) scheme has been spent treating Covid-19 sufferers, mostly with mild symptoms, over the past two years, says the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said Ucep will carry on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Economic recovery to be slow amid Covid crisis, global energy prices, rise in product costs: BOT

Thailand’s economy is expected to recover gradually but still faces difficulties due to the Covid-19 crisis, global energy prices and the increasing cost of products and services, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) reported on Wednesday.It said recovery in each economic sector is different, and it ...

The Nation Reporter

Parents worry about Covid-19 vaccine side effects

Most parents are concerned about the possible side effects of Covid-19 vaccination in their young children, a survey by the Education Ministry found.The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said a nationwide online survey by the Education Ministry of 26,793 parents of children aged five to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

NHSO backs B51bn loan to cover coronavirus costs

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) Board has agreed to a proposal to secure a 51-billion-baht loan by executive decree. The loan will fund reimbursement claims for Covid-related services for 10 months.Acquiring the loan began in earnest after a meeting on Feb 7, presided over ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai tourism sector calls for easing of COVID-19 requirements to boost arrivals

Tourism organisations in Thailand have called on the government to ease the COVID-19 requirements for international visitors to boost arrivals in time for the Easter holidays in April.Presidents of 20 tourism associations and councils submitted a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and related officials, ...

SCB preps with long-term debt rejig

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has prepared long-term debt restructuring for customers to help them survive the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, in line with the central bank’s requirement.SCB expects applicants for debt relief measures in 2022 to have 500 billion baht in debt outstanding, up from the ...

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