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New Covid wave, shortage of containers, strong baht all hitting export sector: TNSC

Thai National Shippers Council (TNSC) expects exports this month to only grow by 3 to 4 per cent, as the new wave of Covid-19 infections is expected to further affect the export sector.TNSC president Kanyapak Tantipipattanapong, however, admitted that the new normal and the work-from-home ...

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Cabinet okays Bt10bn to expropriate land for Khon Kaen-Nakhon Phanom railway

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft law for expropriation of land to build the 336-kilometre Northeast railway between Khon Kaen and Nakhon Phanom. The plan hands the State Railway of Thailand a budget of Bt10 billion to requisition land along the route linking Ban ...

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Thailand to purchase 2m doses of Chinese vaccine

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of Bt1.3 billion to procure 2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine made by China’s Sinovac.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the first 200,000 doses should arrive in Thailand in February, followed by another 800,000 in late March and ...

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Finance Ministry focuses on three areas to revive Thai economy

The Finance Ministry this year will have three areas of focus to revive Thailand’s economy from the Covid-19 pandemic fallout, ministry spokesperson Kulaya Tantitemit said.First, the ministry will urgently push for economic revival through speeding up budget disbursement and state spending. The ministry also would ...

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SSO to pay Covid-hit employees 50% of wages for 3 months

The Social Security Office will compensate employees who are forced to stop working due to the fresh Covid-19 outbreak at 50 per cent of their daily wages for a maximum 90 days.The compensation is available to employees under the social security scheme who cannot work, ...

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Public gatherings banned in controlled zones

The government on Wednesday banned all gatherings in Covid-hit areas, except for household parties and government activities.The ban covers the controlled zone (more than 10 cases) and maximum controlled zone (more than 50), said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).Keep reading ...

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NHSO more than doubles dialysis allowance for HIV patients

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to increase the dialysis allowance for HIV patients who are under the national health security scheme, also known as the gold card scheme, from Bt1,500 to Bt4,000 per time.NHSO secretary-general Dr Sakchai Kanjanawatana said on Monday: “The ...

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Effective measures to control infections key in battle against Covid-19, says virologist

Implementing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is far more important than worrying about the number of patients, Dr Yong Poovorawan, a virologist at Chulalongkorn University, said on Tuesday.In a Facebook post, he said people were concerned after Thailand saw the highest spike in ...

The Nation Reporter

With 576 new Covid-19 cases, Thailand sees highest single-day spike

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday reported 576 new cases over a 24-hour period.Most cases are migrant workers in Samut Sakhon province (516), Thais and foreigners who have come from abroad (41), and domestic cases in Samut Sakhon and Bangkok (19)Keep reading ...

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Thai Red Cross steps up humanitarian aid to affected community, health workers

The Thai Red Cross Society has shifted in full swing, taking up direct actions in providing relief packages and humanitarian assistance to victims, medical personnel, hospital staff, administrative officials and volunteers who are on the front line in containing the spread of Covid-19 after more ...

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