National News Bureau of Thailand

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 ...

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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 ...

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National Committee Approves 2020-2022 Fisheries Management Plan

The national committee on fisheries policy has approved the 2020-2022 fisheries management plan, which is designed to ensure the development of a more sustainable and fishery sector, and the second national plan of action on IUU (NPOA-IUU).The committee also endorsed measures that will ensure the ...

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Government Starts Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Today

The Thai government’s nationwide COVID-19 vaccination rollout starts on Monday, beginning with the elderly and those with any of seven underlying diseases.Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said provincial governors and public health chief are to manage distribution in their areas, adding that he has asked ...

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SMEs want more cost-cutting measures from gov’t: FTI

Small and medium businesses are asking the government to help absorb their operational costs and rents as businesses continue to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic.The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has made suggestions on what the government could do to help small and medium enterprises ...

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AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines made by Siam Bioscience pass quality testing in Europe and U.S.

AstraZeneca announced today that the samples from test batches of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Siam Bioscience had passed quality testing at AstraZeneca’s designated laboratories in Europe and in the U.S.Mr. James Teague, Country President, AstraZeneca (Thailand) Ltd., said: “We have seen significant and promising ...

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Government Plans New Measure for Vaccinated Travellers

Thailand plans to waive mandatory quarantine for vaccinated visitors to Bangkok and top tourist destinations from October, to revive a key industry battered by COVID-19 travel curbs.Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said the new measure means easier access to favorite locations in 10 provinces, like ...

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Thailand Has Never Used Exchange Rate to Gain Unfair Trade Advantage

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has asserted that it has stepped into the market only to curb volatility in the baht, and Thailand has never used the exchange rate as a tool to gain an unfair trade advantage.BoT assistant governor Chantavarn Sucharitakul said the central ...

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Government calls on all sectors to use work-from-home schemes

The government is urging all sectors to comply with the new Covid-19 restrictions by supporting work-from-home schemes where possible.The appeal came as Thailand logged another daily record number of Covid-19 cases at 1,767 on Sunday, bringing the accumulated number of confirmed cases since the pandemic ...

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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 ...

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