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Mor Prom app confirmed as Digital Health Pass for Thai air travel

The government’s Mor Prom app will be used as the Digital Health Pass for air passengers in Thailand, under an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Public Health Ministry, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Thai Airlines Association.The app will be used during the ...

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Economy at risk of contraction in Q3: Krungsri Research

Thailand’s overall economy is at risk of contraction in the third quarter due to restrictions on economic activities to curb Covid-19 from spreading further, Krungsri Research revealed on Wednesday.In its monthly economic report, Krungsri Research said the private sector’s consumption index in July contracted -5.3 ...

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Investments in EEC expected to help economy grow 5 per cent

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is estimated to attract investment of Bt300 to Bt400 billion per year, which would help the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) reach the goal of 5 per cent growth, Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee, said ...

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Unvaccinated Covid patients must take at least one dose within three months

Covid patients who have never been vaccinated must receive one dose within three months of getting infected, deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said.She said there were doubts about the guidelines for vaccinating people who had been infected with Covid-19. There is a risk of being ...

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Floods damage over 20,000 rai of farmlands this year

The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday that flooding has damaged more than 20,000 rai of agricultural land and that 7 million baht has been spent compensating more than 1,000 farmers.Peeraphan Kothong, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, said according to the report covering damages incurred ...

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THB110 million paid out in vaccination compensation

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has so far received 3,888 applications for its vaccination compensation programme, with 99 requests still pending further information.NHSO committees have considered 2,875 complaints of adverse effects from vaccination and agreed to pay initial compensation totalling 110.29 million baht. However, ...

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BoI’s Asean investment framework gets Cabinet okay

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the Asean Investment Facilitation Framework (AIFF) proposed by the Board of Investment (BoI).It also appointed Deputy PM Supattanapong Punmeechaow, who oversees issues related to the economy and investment, as the Thai representative at the Asean Economics Ministers’ ...

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Private sector ups 2021 GDP forecast as Thailand’s Covid-19 situation improves

A joint private sector committee has adjusted Thailand’s estimated gross domestic product (GDP) growth for this year to between -0.05 and 1 per cent, higher than the previous estimate of -1.5 to 0 per cent.The committee is comprised of three private sector organisations, namely the ...

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Survey finds system of hospital patients collecting medicines from pharmacies a success

A recent survey has revealed that the system of hospital patients picking their medicines up from pharmacies was efficient.The Ministry of Public Health had approved the policy, starting October 1, 2019, for hospital patients to receive their medicines at pharmacies.From January 1, 29,299 patients had ...

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Labour Ministry moves to create more jobs in EEC

The Labour Ministry is speeding up efforts to create almost 400,000 jobs in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.This move came after the National Economic and Social Development Council indicated that unemployment in the country has risen due ...

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