Coronavirus situation improving despite high case figures, government says

The government said on Tuesday that the country’s coronavirus outbreak situation is improving, despite the high number of cases that are being found via pro-active screenings, and as 836 new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours.Increased effortยs in conducting proactive tests are ongoing ...

Thailand ranked 2nd on Global COVID-19 Index [Video]

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha lauded Thailand and its people for their resilience amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, as the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) shows Thailand is the second best nation in coping with the pandemic.Keep watching ...

Thailand tourist arrivals may fall by 65% in 2020 due to virus outbreak

The number of foreign tourists in Thailand may plunge by almost two-thirds to 14 million this year, the lowest level in 14 years, as the coronavirus pandemic hits global travel, estimates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showed on Monday.The TAT now predicts only ...

Human Rights Watch says Thailand should free detained migrants

A significant number of migrants in Thailand’s Songkhla immigration detention centre have the coronavirus and the Human Rights Watch is saying all them should be free due to the dangers of the coronavirus pot the other detainees.In an article urging the release of the migrants, ...

Caitlin Ashworth

Thailand Says Tourism Likely Won’t Improve Until Vaccine Found

A vaccine for the novel coronavirus is needed to help reverse a plunge in Thailand’s critical tourism sector, according to the agency that promotes the industry.Visitor numbers are set to tumble 60% to 16 million this year, almost halving foreign tourism income, but those numbers ...

Natnicha Chuwiruch

Big stimulus borrowing could spur yield-curve control

Thailand’s 1 trillion baht borrowing programme for economic stimulus could spur central bank steps to keep a lid on bond yields.The government is set to start raising money as early as May, stoking questions about the outlook for bonds. A plausible scenario is that the ...

Index at 33-month low point

Business sentiment plunged to a 33-month low in March as the sector worried that the escalating coronavirus outbreak would drag the country’s economy into a deeper contraction than Thailand saw during the 1997 financial crisis.The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) reported today ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thailand Confronts its Triple Disaster in 2020

This year was always going to be a tough one for Thailand, with the government led by Prayut Chan-o-cha trying to manage continuing political and economic challenges following last year’s contentious elections as well as rising domestic discontent that has rocked the country.But 2020 has ...

Erin Cook

Thailand suspends incoming flights

All passenger flights have been banned from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the aviation agency said on Friday.The ban came into effect on Saturday morning and will run until the end of Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of ...

Thailand says new economic measures to ease virus impact worth 10% of GDP

Thailand’s new package of economic measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak will be worth about 10% of its gross domestic product (GDP), Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday.The package will cover all economic sectors for at least the next six ...

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