'Moderate' virus impact on Thai GDP

The novel coronavirus could lower Thailand’s nominal GDP by 0.09-0.13% if the outbreak lasts longer than three months but less than six months, says Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research).“For Thailand, the impact is moderate,” the research house under Kasikornbank said in a note. Economic damage could ...

Virus imperils Thai economy

We now see downside risks to Thailand’s growth outlook in 2020, given the impact from the coronavirus outbreak on the tourism industry and broader economic sentiment.Our core view is Thai economic growth would rebound to 3.0% this year, following an estimated 2.5% expansion in 2019. ...

Coronavirus deals severe blow to tourism industry

Thai tour operators are weathering the storm after China imposed travel restrictions on group tours until late next month in a move to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai doctors say two drug groups effective on patient

Thai doctors have declared the use of anti-flu and AIDS drugs a success in reducing symptoms of coronavirus patients after using them on a Chinese woman.Two doctors from Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok — Dr Kriangsak Atipornwanich, an expert physician, and Assoc Prof Dr Subsai Kongsangdao, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Virus side-effects on tourism

Fewer tourists were seen on Saturday (February 1) at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram and the adjacent Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok.One of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok has been visited only by ...

The Nation Reporter

Human transmission of coronavirus confirmed in Thailand

Thailand has seen its first case of human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus inside the country, a senior Public Health official said on Friday.The patient is a Thai taxi driver, Tanarak Pipat, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said on Friday. “The Thai ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Coronavirus epdiemic seen impacting Thai economy

The coronavirus epidemic in China and other Asian countries will be a key factor in affecting the Chinese economy and also Thailand this week and maybe the next, experts said.The Chinese yuan weakened this week (January 20 to 24) as the coronavirus continued to spread ...

The Nation Reporter

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