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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 ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Omicron outbreak key risk to economic recovery

Thailand’s outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant could have a larger and more prolonged impact than expected on an economic recovery, according to minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting released on Wednesday.Although, under the baseline scenario, the Omicron outbreak would not derail the ...

Thailand entering 5th wave of Covid, experts warn

Thailand has officially entered its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections with record daily cases predicted, according to experts. Department of Medical Services chief Dr Somsak Ankasil announced the epidemic’s new phase on Wednesday after talks with the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).The Department of ...

The Nation Reporter

Covid may change aviation industry forever

After 2020 marked the onset and early waves of Covid-19, last year saw the full-scale impact of the pandemic crisis and the aviation industry remained one of its biggest casualties.Although some airlines were more impervious to the crisis than others, most would agree last year ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Omicron cases surge in Thailand during New Year break

The number of Omicron cases in Thailand passed the 1,000 mark on New Year’s Day as expected, the Department of Medical Sciences said on Sunday.The department’s director-general Dr Supakit Sirilak said that from November 1 to January 1, the number of Omicron cases in Thailand ...

The Nation Reporter

Doubts linger over 2022

Tourism in major tourist destinations has clearly been picking up despite the lingering spread of Covid-19, especially since the country’s reopening on Nov 1. But all of a sudden, there came an unexpected turning point – the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.A ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand 2022 Economic Forecast

Thailand’s economy has been struggling for the past two years due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, through the cooperation of various sectors and the highvaccination uptake, Thailand is able to finally reopen borders, allowing the economy to recover.Newsline’s Sandra Hanutsaha talks with Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, ...

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