Daily Covid cases surge in Bangkok

The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Bangkok has surged from 400 to 700, nearly twice the number of cases reported before the Songkran festival.Wantanee Watana, deputy City Clerk at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), says the situation could worsen as some cases in the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand sees slight uptick in CO2 emissions following end of pandemic restrictions

Thailand emitted 247.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) last year, up 1.5% year on year as the country’s economy recovered from the pandemic, the Energy Policy and Planning Office said on Sunday.The slight increase in carbon dioxide emissions was caused by increased demand for ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand spent B444bn in 3 years to fight pandemic

Thailand spent a total of 444 billion baht ($2.8 billion) on public health during the three years of the pandemic to contain the spread of Covid-19 and vaccinate its population, according to the Ministry of Public Health. The cost of testing and treating people for Covid ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Household debt continues to increase, nears 15 trillion baht

Thailand’s household debt reached 14.9 trillion baht in the fourth quarter of last year, as bad debts doubled due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).Household debt increased by 3.9% in the fourth quarter, compared to 3.5% in ...

The Nation Reporter

Long Covid clinics launch at nine Bangkok hospitals

People with symptoms of long Covid can now seek treatment at special clinics set up by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) at nine hospitals in the city.Dr Suksan Kittisupakorn, director of the BMA’s Medical Service Department, said on Friday that the Long Covid Clinics would ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand's tourism industry rebounds as it heads into high season

Tourist arrivals in Thailand have been promising – with 3.12 million international travellers turning up in the first seven months of the year.The authorities and industry players are optimistic but the nation, which before the Covid-19 pandemic relied heavily on tourism, is not out of ...

Jabs 'saved half a million people'

A research team from Mahidol University has estimated that the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign over the past two years prevented nearly 490,000 deaths.The team based their work on a mathematic modelling carried out by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis in 185 countries ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Omicron BA.5 the most infectious of all variants, respiratory expert warns

The Omicron BA.5 subvariant can spread faster than any other subvariants before it and can cause reinfections, Vichaiyut Hospital respiratory specialist Dr Manoon Leechawengongs warned on Wednesday.In a Facebook post, Manoon posted a screenshot of an article headline from the Fortune website titled “Move over, ...

The Nation Reporter

NHSO to cut back on Covid test support starting July 1

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) will not cover the public costs of coronavirus tests performed by medical service centres uninsured by universal health coverage (UHC), starting July 1 when Covid-19 is declared endemic.This was agreed upon during a meeting of the NHSO board of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai economy hit by China’s zero-Covid policy, import restrictions: NESDC

China’s zero-Covid policy, agricultural import restrictions, and shift away from global dependence will hit Thailand’s economy, warned a government agency on Sunday.The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said it was monitoring China closely after the country imposed Covid-19 lockdown measures on Shanghai and ...

The Nation Reporter

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