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More restrictions to be enforced in Bangkok from April 18

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday announced additional measures in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s decision to place Bangkok and 17 other provinces in red zone, or highest control area.“In the red zone ...

The Nation Reporter

Council hints at layoffs

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) estimates the industry’s unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.Chamnan Srisawat, president of TCT, said staff had been ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Feel the people’s power flow

Amid the jubilation, there was a brief moment of uneasiness. Last September, during a ceremony to award the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Equator Prize held at the Boon Rueang wetland forest in Chiang Rai province, participants noticed the ground was much drier than it ...

No curfew, gatherings banned for 2 weeks

Authorities have decided against a curfew but schools will be closed while large gatherings and other high-risk activities will be suspended for two weeks from Sunday to control the fast-spreading new Covid-19 outbreak.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has also ordered officials to seek more sources of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid-19 situation in Thailand could determine baht's value

The baht opened at 31.17 to the US dollar on Friday, strengthening from its close of 31.49 on Monday.The Thai currency is likely to move between 31.15 and 31.25 during the day, Krungthai Bank market strategist Poon Panichpibool said.He expected the baht to strengthen due ...

The Nation Reporter

New housing policy for Thailand’s low-income sector approved

The state enterprise policy committee on Friday approved the National Housing Authority’s house-rental project for the low-income sector.The committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed that 100,000 homes be provided over the next five years or 20,000 per year. The houses will be in ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand to tighten curbs as virus wave risks tourism plans

Thailand is set to ban sales of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and close schools and amusement parks for two weeks to stem a fresh outbreak of coronavirus, potentially jeopardizing its plans to reopen borders to foreign tourists.The closure of bars, pubs, karaoke and massage parlors ...

Thailand’s vaccination program lags behind ASEAN neighbors

On Saturday, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health announced that since the vaccination program began, the country has inoculated 470,301 persons with at least one dose of a vaccine.When compared to other countries in ASEAN, Thailand’s vaccination program lags woefully behind especially when compared to other ...

As Thailand’s 3rd Covid wave hits the wealthy, spare a thought for the economy

Thailand’s economic recovery could see further delay as the country faces the 3rd wave of Covid-19 outbreak, which could further dent the already fragile consumer and industry confidence.The country was until recently considered as having done an outstanding job in handing its Covid-19 cases. But ...

BoT to Assess Impact of New Round of Covid-19 Infections

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) needs to monitor on the fresh wave of Covid-19 situation, specifically the stringency of the government’s additional measures, as well as people’s consumption behavior in order to assess the impact of the new round of infections.BoT deputy governor Mathee Supapongse ...

NNT Reporter

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