Cross-border activity slips to start year

Thailand’s cross-border trade fell by 6.5% year-on-year in the first two months of 2020 as the spreading coronavirus snarled the global economy and logistics systems, particularly in southern China.The Foreign Trade Department on Tuesday said the country’s overall cross-border trade, including transit trade, totalled 171.31 ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Govt plans more stimulus, monetary policy flexibility

The government on Friday unveiled plans for fresh government stimulus as well as rule changes to improve monetary policy flexibility, stepping up efforts to cushion the blow from the novel coronavirus outbreak.The latest stimulus would be funded by new borrowing and reallocation of the existing ...

Covid-19 alert: If you were at any of these places, contact officials

The Department of Disease Control has released a list of 23 places it deems high-risk for Covid-19 in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Surin and Songkhla provinces. It wants people who had visited these places on the mentioned dates and times to ...

The Nation Reporter

Doctors and scientists invent protections against Coronavirus

The Covid-19 outbreak is now a medical emergency in many countries across the world. Medical and Science teams are working around the clock to help cure patients. At the same time, protecting medical officers and preventing new infections are no less important. This report tells ...

Emergency decree bans entry to foreigners

All foreigners will be banned from entering the country under the emergency decree being invoked to combat at the coronavirus pandemic.The emergency decree comes into effect at midnight on Wednesday, and remains in force through April 30.The decree bans all foreigners from entry at all ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Lockdown leaves migrant workers exposed

A partial lockdown in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus exempts construction, exposing thousands of migrant workers to the deadly disease, human rights groups warned on Monday.Thailand has more than 700 coronavirus cases, a health ministry spokesman said on Monday, the majority in Bangkok.Keep ...

February tourist arrivals slump 42.8% y-o-y

Tourist arrivals in Thailand sank 42.78% in February from a year earlier after a 2.46% rise in the previous month, due to the coronavirus outbreak, tourism ministry data showed on Monday.A total of 2.06 million tourists in February spent about 103.7 billion baht, down 43.9% ...

COVID-19: ASEAN is preparing for the worst

The COVID-19 pandemic started in the city of Wuhan in China. However, the once epicentre of the virus has closed all of its public facility-turned temporary hospitals on 10 March as the number of infected patients continues to decrease. According to local media in the ...

Athira Nortajuddin

Asean summit in Vietnam postponed until end-June

A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has informed leaders of other Southeast Asian ...

Thai economic outlook among Asia’s weakest

Thailand is preparing to restrict some aspects of daily life after the country’s biggest spike in coronavirus cases, further damaging one of Asia’s weakest economic outlooks.The steps to be considered Monday include placing more curbs on foreign arrivals, cancelling events with big crowds and closing ...

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