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Covid-19 declared a dangerous contagious disease

The National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) has declared Covid-19 a dangerous contagious disease, but added that Thailand has not yet reached the third phase of the epidemic.Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said after a meeting of the National Communicable Disease Committee ...

The Nation Reporter

Crushing plants that cause forest fires will lose licences

The Royal Forest Department plans to revoke the land use licences of stone-crushing plants that have caused forest fires.Cheewapap Cheewatham, director of the Forest Protection and Fire Control Bureau, said on Monday the move followed a fire at a crushing plant that spread and destroyed ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Most people under economic pressure: Poll

A majority of people say they are now under economic pressure, particularly from the high cost of living, high prices of goods and an inability to meet daily expenses, according to the result of a survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Majority view Thai media as ethical: Poll

A recent survey by National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll, reveals that a majority of people believe Thai media have strong journalistic ethics but still require urgent reform.The poll was conducted on Feb 19-20 on 1,259 people aged 18 and over of various ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Learn from Phu Kradueng fire

A recent bushfire that destroyed vast forest area in Phu Kradueng National Park in the northeastern province of Loei is a wake-up call for better forest management in the park, one of the country’s best known destinations.Park officials and firefighters deserve praise for putting out ...

The Nation Reporter

High-tech provides vital help in virus control

AI technology, big data and 5G are playing bigger roles in the nationwide novel coronavirus control to help identify cases and also develop vaccines and treatment. The examples of how high-tech is changing the development of the battle with the virus are fascinating.Keep reading ...

Economist warns of adverse impact on economy from political conflict

An economist on Saturday warned that dissolving the Future Forward Party could aggravate political conflicts and take a toll on the economy.Anusorn Tamajai, the director of the Economic and Business Research Centre for Reform at Rangsit University’s Institute of Economics, on Saturday (February 22) commented ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand’s New Land and Building Tax Act

In March 2019, the Thai government introduced the new Land and Building Tax Act B.E. 2562, which has been in effect since January 1, 2020.The Act obligates individuals, corporate entities, or any beneficiaries of land or buildings, to pay land and building tax. The new ...

Ayman Falak Medina

Thailand expands virus detection

The Public Health Ministry is expanding its search for people possibly infected with the coronavirus, resulting in a growing number of patients under investigation (PuI), while the number of local Covid-19 cases remains unchanged at 35.Surveillance is being “proactively” expanded to people developing pneumonia with ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Line shares stats on user behaviour

Line Thailand shared insights into user behaviour at an event in Bangkok called “Line Nexplosion” on Wednesday (February 19), aiming “to help build a new era of business”.Its figures from 2019 indicated that 59 per cent of users were women and 41 per cent were ...

The Nation Reporter

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