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Mor Prom app confirmed as Digital Health Pass for Thai air travel

The government’s Mor Prom app will be used as the Digital Health Pass for air passengers in Thailand, under an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Public Health Ministry, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Thai Airlines Association.The app will be used during the ...

The Nation Reporter

Industries mood at 16-month low in August over virus restrictions

Industries sentiment declined for a fifth straight month in August to 16-month low, hurt by tougher restrictions to contain the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak and infections at factories, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Wednesday.The measures were imposed in July in 13 provinces ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet approves B36 bn additional Covid relief measures

Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday approved an additional 16 billion baht of financial support for those affected by tougher restrictions to contain the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, a government spokesman said.The restrictions were imposed in July in 13 provinces, including Bangkok, before being extended into August ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Economy at risk of contraction in Q3: Krungsri Research

Thailand’s overall economy is at risk of contraction in the third quarter due to restrictions on economic activities to curb Covid-19 from spreading further, Krungsri Research revealed on Wednesday.In its monthly economic report, Krungsri Research said the private sector’s consumption index in July contracted -5.3 ...

The Nation Reporter

Hotel operators consider closing amid weak demand

Amid tepid tourist demand, 52% of hotel operators are considering closing temporarily, while 9% want to shut down permanently if the Covid-19 pandemic lasts longer than expected.A joint survey by the Bank of Thailand and Thai Hotels Association (THA) found that 62% of hotel operators ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

OIC acts to ensure timely Covid payment

The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) has issued measures to speed up the claims process for Covid-19 insurance after payment delays were reported.The OIC met on Aug 31 to discuss implementing measures and taking legal action against insurers that intentionally delayed payments for Covid-19 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Coexisting with disease

Over the past 18 months, the global spread of the pandemic has taken its toll on the economies of many countries. In Thailand, some believe a relief budget of 3 trillion baht may be inadequate.Assuming the country can achieve herd immunity by the end of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Alarm sounded over Covid waste at home

The government’s home isolation measures for Covid-19 patients are causing concern over the growing amount of infectious waste they are generating, including discarded face masks and used antigen test kits, as the waste threatens the environment, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).Serious action to ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Time for tourism policy rethink

Last Wednesday, residents of dark-red zone provinces made a dash to restaurants and shopping malls after lockdown restrictions were eased. For businesses like hair salons and massage shops, reopening has restored a vital lifeline after they were forced shut for nearly three months.But not everyone ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Calls for a post-virus blueprint

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has asked the government to come up with a long-term plan for reopening the economy to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.At the half-way point towards a 120-day deadline set by the government, which falls in mid-October, TCC ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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