Thailand detects first Omicron Covid case

Thailand has detected its first case of Omicron.The coronavirus variant was found in an American businessman of Thai descent who arrived in the country from Spain, senior Public Health Ministry officials said on Monday.Department of Medical Sciences director-general Supakit Sirilak said the new variant was ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

More people rely on internet payments since Covid: poll

More people have turned to the internet for financial transactions and making payments for goods and services, according to the result of a survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online on 1,047 people throughout the country from Nov ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Border security boosted as Omicron gets closer

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered border security to be reinforced after the first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected in Malaysia, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana says.A border security alarm was sounded as concerns grew over the cross-border spread of the new ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

CESA approves new economic campaigns

The national reopening campaign is now in full-swing, despite the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. And the Center for Economic Situation Administration(CESA) has approved four new campaigns promoting economic activities and investments.Keep watching ...

Thailand will go well beyond its target of 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by end-2021

By the end of this year, Thailand will have procured 155.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, far exceeding the 100-million doses target the government had set in April.“Of the total 155.6 million doses, 128.6 million doses are Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Pfizer procured by the government, ...

The Nation Reporter

Finance ministry cuts 2021 GDP outlook

The Finance Ministry on Thursday cut its 2021 economic growth forecast to 1.0% from a previously projected 1.3% expansion, the fourth such revision this year, as the country struggles to recover from the pandemic.Thailand suffered a 6.1% economic slump last year, after the collapse of ...

Economy to grow more than 1% this year

The economy is expected to grow by more than 1% this year, helped by improved exports and government measures as well as a gradual recovery in tourism, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Wednesday.The economy suffered a 6.1% economic slump last year, with the vital ...

Thai food exports remain untouched by Covid crisis

Despite the Covid-19 fallout, the food and beverage industry has proved to be a stable income generator for most Thai exporters.Ronnarong Poonphiphat, director of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), said food and beverage exports accounted for 73 per cent of total exports in ...

The Nation Reporter

Jan-Sept exports rise 15.5% y/y

Thailand’s exports rose more than expected in September from a year earlier, helped by trade partners’ economic recovery, a weak baht and government trade promotion, the commerce minister said on Tuesday.Exports, a key driver of growth, increased 17.1% in September from a year earlier, beating ...

94% of Thais still concerned about country reopening: Health Department

Some 94 per cent of Thais are still concerned about the Covid-19 situation once the country reopens from November 1, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Health from October 14 to 20.The survey showed only 28 per cent are confident in disease ...

The Nation Reporter

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