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Responsible behaviour will prevent second Covid wave, says poll

A survey conducted by Super Poll shows that taking responsibility for one’s own health is the most effective way to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 infections in Thailand.Noppadon Kannika, Super Poll Research Centre’s director, said the survey was conducted between December 1 and 4 ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry sees four-year test for tourism sector

The tourism industry, which accounts for 12% of Thailand’s GDP, is expected to take at least four years to recover to the pre-pandemic levels, says the Finance Ministry.While several financial authorities and think tanks project Thailand’s economy will fully recover over the next two years, ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

JSCCIB asks for stimulus continuation

Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) is urging the government to extend its economic stimulus campaigns for 3-6 months to continue ongoing efforts to boost spending.The call is being made as the economy has not fully recovered in the wake of the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PM orders natural borders to be strictly monitored to prevent illegal entries

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered related officials to stop people from using natural borders to sneak into the country, Prateep Keeratirekha, the PM’s deputy secretary on political affairs, said on Wednesday.As for the Thai woman who tested positive after crossing over from Myanmar via ...

The Nation Reporter

One domestic case among five new Covid-19 patients

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Saturday reported five new cases, including a domestic patient.The domestic case was reportedly a Thai woman, 29, who had come back from Myanmar. Her case was found in Chiang Mai province, and the infected person is currently being ...

The Nation Reporter

Finance minister lays out plans for 2021

The government will accelerate investment next year in the areas of digital, wellness and the green economy, Finance Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith says.Speaking at the Bangkok Post International Forum 2020 “Beyond the Pandemic: A Decade of Challenges from 2021” at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Mr Arkom ...

Thailand to launch vaccine production ‘in first half of 2021’

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine should be available in Thailand in the first half of 2021, under a technology-transfer deal signed with the Thai government.Siam Bioscience will receive the technology for the vaccine, which was developed by a team at Oxford University.The Thai firm expects to register ...

The Nation Reporter

State of emergency extended to Jan 15

The cabinet has approved a 45-day extension of the state of emergency for the eighth time to mid-January.The approval was a formality after a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, had approved it on Nov 18 and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ministry foresees 4% growth in 2021

The economy is expected to grow 4% in 2021 after a slump this year and fiscal policy will support a tourism-reliant economy struggling from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on Monday.The economy shrank a less than expected 6.4% in the ...

Govt extends emergency to 2021 to curb virus resurgence

The government will extend a nationwide state of emergency through Jan 15 to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus infections during the peak New Year’s travel period, an official said.A meeting of the Covid-19 task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha approved the extension to ...

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