Covid-19

Thailand boosts unemployment benefits and cuts taxes to help citizens faced with Covid costs

Thai social security contributions are to be lowered from 5 to 3 per cent for three months from January following approval by the cabinet Tuesday.The unemployment benefit for those let go due to...

Thai government lowers consumer bills to help face Covid-19 crisis

The cabinet on Tuesday approved measures to lower utility bills, give cash handouts and provide more soft loans to mitigate the economic impacts of the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak."They might not...

Thailand finds 287 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had found 287 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of those, 278 were local infections while nine were found in quarantine facilities, according to the...

[Update-1] Thailand’s tourism sector seeks government support to face Covid-19 slump

Thailand’s tourism sector is asking the government for more soft loans, a repayment holiday on other credit, and a relief fund, to help stay afloat as business is devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a minister said Monday.

Covid tests to stay free, minister assures public

Tests for the Covid-19 virus will remain free for anyone in Thailand who needs them, the public health minister said on Monday, in a bid for more people to come forward for screening."Everyone...

Thailand finds 249 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand's government said on Monday that it had found 249 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.The government said that 224 of those cases were local infection while 25 were found...

[Update-2] Thailand discovers 245 new coronavirus cases, 224 local infections on Sunday

Thailand discovered 245 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Sunday.The new discovery brings the total to 10,298 since the start of the pandemic...

[Update-2] Thailand discovers 212 new coronavirus cases, 193 local infections on Saturday

Thailand discovered 212 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday.The new discovery brings the total to 10,053 since the start of the pandemic...

Fishery products not a Covid-19 risk, officials say

Fishery products are not linked to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 across Thailand, officials said Friday, addressing concerns after a cluster was found around seafood processing centres."I would like to confirm that...

[Update-1] Thailand discovers 205 new coronavirus cases, 131 local infections on Friday

Thailand discovered 205 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Friday.The new discovery brings the total to 9,841 since the start of the pandemic...

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Two arrested after weekend Bangkok protests

Two people were arrested Saturday for protesting against the government’s use of the lese-majeste law, at the Victory Monument intersection in downtown...

Thailand finds 230 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Saturday that it had found 230 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of...

Growth forecast overly optimistic, Bank of Thailand warns

The latest outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand could pull economic growth lower than the 3.2 per cent estimated by the government for...

PM: Legalized gambling could be on the cards to curb Covid-19 spread

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Friday that he is open to the idea of legal gambling venues in Thailand, to help...

BTS extension fee could soar to 158 baht over talks delay, governor warns

The fare to ride the Green Line extension of Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain could more than double to 158 baht, the city governor...