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Covid-19 drives Thailand deeper into poverty

The World Bank forecasts it will take Thailand at least two years to resume its pre-Covid real growth level – already one of the lowest in the region at 2.8% in 2019 – while the pandemic promises to swell the growing ranks of the country’s ...

Tourism in Thailand to lose up to $47bn from Covid-19: UN study

Global tourism revenues are expected to fall by up to US$3.3 trillion due to Covid-19 restrictions, with Thailand standing to lose $47 billion, according to a UN study published on Wednesday.The ‘Covid-19 and Tourism’ report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ...

List of ‘travel bubble’ countries finalised today ahead of Aug reopening

Foreign tourists will be allowed back into the country in August under “travel bubble” arrangements, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed on Thursday, (July 2).The “travel bubbles” will cover countries at low-risk of Covid-19 contagion, while the tourists would be allowed to travel on ...

The Nation Reporter

Public Health Ministry prepares for the worst once state of emergency lifted

The Public Health Ministry is preparing more than 20,000 hospital beds and 1.3 million doses of medicine to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 infections that may hit the country once the state of emergency has been lifted.Dr Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, ...

The Nation Reporter

State of emergency extended until end of July

The state of emergency was extended for another month, until July 31, at Monday (June 29)’s meeting of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).The meeting, which was headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, considered the fifth phase of lockdown easing, the state of ...

The Nation Reporter

B100bn of recovery projects screened by economic agency

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has screened the first round of 213 projects worth 101.48 billion baht out of a 400 billion baht budget earmarked to help those suffering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.Thosaporn Sirisumphand, secretary-general of the NESDC, said ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Natural Resources Ministry hires locals to protect forests [Video]

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has launched an initiative to hire people from local communities to help protect forests, in a bid to help unemployed people earn income in the COVID-19 ravaged economy.Keep watching ...

Thai exports in May hit lowest level in years

Thailand’s exports in May amounted to $16.278 billion, the lowest in the past four years, the Trade Policy and Strategy Office said on Wednesday (June 24).Exports were hit due to the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis, its impact on consumers’ purchasing power, as well as the ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand pledges Bt3.3m for UN Covid-19 fund

The Cabinet on Tuesday (June 23) agreed to sign a pact on donating funds to the United Nations Covid-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund to help countries affected by the pandemic.Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said the fund aims to raise US$2 billion and ...

The Nation Reporter

mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 shows initial success on monkeys

Thailand seems to be moving closer to finding a Covid-19 vaccine after the first trial on monkeys proved to be successful, leaving them strong and immune to the virus. Scientists were scheduled to launch a second round of testing the mRNA vaccine on the animals ...

The Nation Reporter

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