Bangkok Post

Homecare cases now eligible for insurance payouts

The Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) on Saturday said Covid-19 patients in home and community isolation programmes are eligible for reimbursements from insurance companies.OIC secretary-general Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn said the Covid-19 crisis shows no signs of abating and hospital beds are beginning to run short.Even though ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Coronavirus outbreaks detected in over 500 factories

Covid-19 outbreaks have sprung up in 518 factories in 49 provinces where 36,861 workers have been infected since April 1, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said on Friday that Phetchaburi province had the highest tally, with 4,464 workers ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid outbreak won't deter latest sandbox

Wooing back tourists to Koh Samui comes attached with the danger of a Covid-19 infection flare-up which could deliver the island’s much-hyped sandbox programme a knock-out blow.The discovery last week of more than 50 Covid-19 cases on the island confirmed the island’s worst fears. However, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Maximum effort to keep daily Covid deaths under 200

The country can keep new daily Covid-19 fatalities from reaching 200 with accelerated vaccinations and two months of lockdown measures, according to the Ministry of Public Health.The ministry’s latest mathematical model shows that without the tight restrictions now in place, new daily Covid cases would ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Vaccination booking fraud details emerge

Corrupt workers who sold Covid vaccination slots at Bang Sue Grand Station slipped up when they registered 2,000 people for inoculation through a gate reserved that day for a few hundred foreigners registered through the Foreign Ministry.The information emerged as police began their investigation into ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok clinics to help with home care

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is enlisting the help of more than 3,000 privately-run clinics in Bangkok to treat the “green” group of mild Covid-19 sufferers.The NHSO has invited the clinics to take part in delivering treatment to infected people in the home isolation ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

FTI warns of supply side disruption

Soaring Covid-19 infections spreading into the industrial sector could lead to scarcity of domestic goods, hurting consumers already smarting from weaker purchasing power, warns the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).The FTI raised the alarm after earlier warning about the impact on the export sector if ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Parliament set to debate budget bill

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai says parliament will convene on Aug 18-20 to deliberate the budget bill for the 2022 fiscal year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.He and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichitcholchai agreed that parliament would postpone its meetings scheduled for this week and Aug 4-5 due ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Prolonged lockdowns to cause GDP drop

The economic impact from lockdowns may cause Thai GDP to drop by 300 billion baht or 1.7 percentage points, while listed companies’ earnings price per share are expected to decline by 4% this year, as reflected in recent decreases in share prices, according to Kasikorn ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet approves additional B46bn in virus relief measures

The cabinet approved an additional 46 billion baht of support measures on Tuesday for education and Covid-19-related assistance as the country tackles its biggest wave of coronavirus infections to date.Of the total budget, 33 billion baht will be offered directly to students, including 2,000 baht ...

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