Thailand greenlights quarantine-free travel model for Phuket

Thai authorities on Tuesday (Jun 22) greenlighted a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to ultra-popular beach destination Phuket, a first step towards the tourist-hungry kingdom’s goal of resuscitating its pandemic-battered economy.Thailand has imposed strict restrictions on visitor arrivals in order to stem COVID-19 infections, but ...

Most say online learning will lower education quality: poll

A large majority of people think online learning will worsen the quality of Thai education and the kindergarten level will be most affected, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Japan to donate AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand

Thailand’s health minister said on Monday (Jun 21) that Japan’s government would donate some AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to shore up supplies after some early delays in its vaccinations.An agreement would be signed on Thursday with the vaccines to be ...

More curbs eased in capital

Five types of businesses and public establishments in Bangkok reopened on Monday under strict disease control regulations following a months-long shutdown due to the third wave of Covid-19.The reopening was approved by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) communicable diseases committee, with immediate effect.As a result ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s Vaccine Rollout Gets Chaotic With Cancellations, Dose Shortages

Thailand’s vaccine rollout is trailing its target as a jab shortage and moves to prioritize workers to shield the economy trigger chaos and mass cancellation of appointments.The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and dozens of hospitals across the country have postponed some of the scheduled vaccinations for ...

Govt changes tune as SSO jabs resume

The Labour Ministry made a U-turn yesterday, announcing that vaccinations in Bangkok for people insured under Section 33 of the Social Security Act would resume tomorrow after being suspended last week.On Friday, the Social Security Office (SSO), which is under the ministry’s supervision, abruptly postponed ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Majority doubt govt's Covid vaccination strategy: poll

A majority of people are not confident in the government’s administration of Covid-19 vaccination plans and doubt its goal of inoculating 50 million people with 100 million doses of vaccines by the end of 2021 can be achieved, according to the result of an opinion ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Workers up in arms after jabs halted

The Social Security Office (SSO) has come under heavy criticism after it abruptly postponed vaccinations in Bangkok for people insured under Section 33 of the Social Security Act to June 28.The SSO kicked off its vaccination campaign for some 11 million employees on Monday with ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt: 8.3% of targeted Thais have received initial vaccination

The government said on Friday that 8.3% of the 50 million people targeted for vaccination against Covid-19 had received at least their initial dose, as of Thursday.Apisamai Srirangson, spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said 223,315 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand to stop state-funded quarantine for air arrivals

Thailand will stop providing state-funded quarantine facilities for air travellers from July to ease the cost burden on the government, the National Security Council (NSC) said Friday.“The number of people who need to return to Thailand is very small or could be zero at the ...

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