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Bangkok to have 61 Community Care Centers operational

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) aims to have all 61 Community Care Centers for COVID-19 cases operational in coming days across all 50 districts, serving as isolation centers for COVID-19 patients awaiting admission to a treatment facility.The Governor of Bangkok, Aswin Kwanmuang today inspected a ...

NNT Reporter

Homecare cases now eligible for insurance payouts

The Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) on Saturday said Covid-19 patients in home and community isolation programmes are eligible for reimbursements from insurance companies.OIC secretary-general Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn said the Covid-19 crisis shows no signs of abating and hospital beds are beginning to run short.Even though ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Coronavirus outbreaks detected in over 500 factories

Covid-19 outbreaks have sprung up in 518 factories in 49 provinces where 36,861 workers have been infected since April 1, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said on Friday that Phetchaburi province had the highest tally, with 4,464 workers ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid outbreak won't deter latest sandbox

Wooing back tourists to Koh Samui comes attached with the danger of a Covid-19 infection flare-up which could deliver the island’s much-hyped sandbox programme a knock-out blow.The discovery last week of more than 50 Covid-19 cases on the island confirmed the island’s worst fears. However, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s Finance Ministry Slashes 2021 Economic Growth Forecast to 1.3%

Thailand’s Finance Ministry has slashed its 2021 economic growth forecast to 1.3%, from 2.3%, the third such revision this year, as Thailand fights its biggest COVID-19 outbreak to date.Fiscal Policy Office Director-General Kulaya Tantitemit said the current outbreak is impacting economic activity and the expected ...

NNT Reporter

Maximum effort to keep daily Covid deaths under 200

The country can keep new daily Covid-19 fatalities from reaching 200 with accelerated vaccinations and two months of lockdown measures, according to the Ministry of Public Health.The ministry’s latest mathematical model shows that without the tight restrictions now in place, new daily Covid cases would ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

More restrictions will bring Thai tourism sector to its knees, laments TAT

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) believes that an extended lockdown period will be a blow to this year’s revenue target for the tourism sector.More restrictions will bring Thai tourism sector to its knees, laments TATTAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the current Covid-19 situation will ...

The Nation Reporter

New regulation against ‘fake news’ enacted

New restrictions against fake news and misinformation were enacted on Friday after being published in the Royal Gazette.The new regulation was issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations. The emergency decree has been in place since March 26, ...

The Nation Reporter

Vaccination booking fraud details emerge

Corrupt workers who sold Covid vaccination slots at Bang Sue Grand Station slipped up when they registered 2,000 people for inoculation through a gate reserved that day for a few hundred foreigners registered through the Foreign Ministry.The information emerged as police began their investigation into ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok clinics to help with home care

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is enlisting the help of more than 3,000 privately-run clinics in Bangkok to treat the “green” group of mild Covid-19 sufferers.The NHSO has invited the clinics to take part in delivering treatment to infected people in the home isolation ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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