Covid-19

Opinion: The government’s messaging during the outbreak has been contradicting and confusing

There are illegal gambling dens in Bangkok, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Wednesday, contradicting statements he made last week.It is not the first time that the government has made an...

[Update-2] Thai government introduces new restrictions as coronavirus infections rise by 305

Thailand's government introduced tighter restrictions Thursday as the latest outbreaks of coronavirus spread further. Failure to keep social distance, wear a mask or use the tracing app will be punishable by fines or prison time. New checkpoints...

Covid Situation Report – January 7

Thailand announced on Wednesday that it had discovered 365 new coronavirus cases. Of the 365 new cases, 250 were local infections while 99 were found in migrant worker dormitories and via pro-active screening. The remaining 16 were...

[Update-1] Thailand discovers 365 new coronavirus cases, 250 local infections

Thailand discovered 365 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Wednesday.The new discovery brings the total to 9,331 since the start of the pandemic...

Thailand to administer Chinese-made vaccine to frontline workers

Medical workers and frontline health workers will be the first group of people to be vaccinated, the health minister said on Wednesday.The Thai government said it has ordered 2 million doses of the...

Covid Situation Report – January 6

Thailand's government said on Tuesday that it had discovered 527 new coronavirus cases with 82 local infections and 439 in migrant worker dormitories.The virus has now spread to two new provinces, Singburi...

Prime minister says government ready to offer financial assistance to 40 million

The government will compensate 40 million people for income loss due to coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday.Using the power from the state of emergency decree, the government has now...

Prayut will have more power over COVID-19 prevention measures in Stage Two, says Wissanu

The central government and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha will have more control over coronavirus prevention measures in Stage Two, his deputy said on Tuesday.Wissanu Krea-ngam, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of legal...

[Update-1] Thailand sees 527 new coronavirus cases; government implores public to stop congregating

Thailand's coronavirus cases jumped 527 in the past 24 hours, the government said Tuesday, bringing the total to 8,966 since the start of the pandemic. Five provinces are now under the strictest level of lockdown, according to...

Covid Situation Report – January 5

Thailand's government announced on Monday that it had discovered 745 new Covid-19 cases with the majority of cases being in migrant dormitories.Of the new cases 152 were locally transmitted cases.

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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...