Disasters

Pandemics

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth

Since Thailand kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination program for middle and high school students, the country has seen a rise in anti-vax sentiments among its youth. On October 4, Thailand started giving students aged 12 to 17 the mRNA vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Approximately 3.6 million out ...

Wichuta Teeratanabodee

Govt targets B882bn in local tourism revenue next year

The government aims to generate at least 882 billion baht in domestic tourism revenue next year from government measures to revive the struggling sector after a major slump in foreign arrivals.The economy suffered its deepest fall in more than two decades last year, with the ...

Economy to improve in fourth quarter on eased curbs

The economy should improve further in the final quarter of this year thanks to government support measures and September’s relaxation of coronavirus curbs to spur activity, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday.The government will ensure the supply of Covid-19 vaccines is boosted to support ...

Pandemic dampens fuel consumption

The Covid-19 outbreak caused fuel consumption in Thailand to decline by 4.4% during the first eight months of 2021 to a daily average of 131 million litres, down from a daily average of 137 million litres during the corresponding period last year, says the Department ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT chief forecasts unequal recovery

Economic inequality is expected to widen after the outbreak is controlled because lower-income earners will likely continue to suffer from the impact of the pandemic during an uneven recovery, says Bank of Thailand governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput.Thailand grappled with economic inequality and social injustice before the ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Sandbox now open to everyone

Fully vaccinated travellers from “any country in the world” can now book holidays in Phuket and other provinces taking part in the sandbox scheme, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says.The change will allow previously excluded Indonesians and Malaysians, among many others, to travel to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BOT maintains 2021 economic forecast, expects only 200,000 visitors this year

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced on Wednesday that it had maintained its estimation of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 at 0.7 per cent expansion, but increased its forecast of 2022 GDP to 3.9 per cent from its August estimation of 3.7 per cent.“The ...

The Nation Reporter

Confidence index in Thai tourism sector drops to lowest point in Q3

The confidence index of tourism businesses hit the lowest point in the third quarter of this year, with more than 3 million people in the industry reportedly unemployed, the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) said.Astudy conducted by the TCT, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet approves immediate registration of illegal migrant workers to combat outbreaks

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved immediate registration of undocumented migrant workers in a bid to curb further outbreaks of Covid-19.The move means foreign workers who do not have work permits can be registered quickly so they are covered by disease controls.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin explained ...

The Nation Reporter

Manufacturing sustains growth amid pandemic

The Covid-19 outbreak caused the manufacturing production index (MPI) to dip by 4.15% year-on-year to 87.71 points in August, but the index kept growing during the first eight months of this year, the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) reported on Wednesday.Despite the pandemic’s impact on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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