Covid-19

Prayut calls for calm in nationwide address; while #PrayutGetOut trends on twitter

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha called for calm in a nationally televised address on Monday evening to address growing concerns about the Covid-19 outbreak."In the past week, there has been a dramatic increase...

[UPDATE-1]Thailand introduces first coronavirus restrictions and postpones Songkran festival; total infected climbs

Thailand will officially postpone April's Songkran festival as the government introduced the first internal restrictions to fight against the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Monday.According to Prime Minister's Office Deputy Spokeswoman Rachada Thanadirek,...

Thailand’s private hospitals are charging a fortune to test for Covid; no it’s not profiteering, it’s much worse

When Florian Witulski returned from South Korea to Thailand, he self-quarantined and tried to get tested for Covid-19 as any responsible person would.To his shock, several private hospitals would not test him at...

Thailand confirms 32 new coronavirus cases; total now at 114 patients

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday that it has discovered 32 new cases of coronavirus infections; the largest single day increase since the outbreak began in January.The total for the...

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Activists start a petition to protest the removal of a portrait of a student protester killed by the military

Students at Chulalongkorn University have started an online petition to protest the removal of a portrait of Somdet Wirunhaphon, a first-year student...

[UPDATE-1] The central bank maintains country’s benchmark lending rate at 0.5 per cent

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the policy interest rate on Wednesday.

SEAOIL shares soar up by 6.9 per cent due to new crude discovery on L53/48

The share price of Sea Oil PCL (SEAOIL) stood at 2.48 baht on the Wednesday morning session closing (12:30 p.m.), rising up...

[UPDATE-1] Representatives from the private sector expect a recession of at least 8 per cent in 2020

The Thai economy is expected to go into a recession of at least 7-9 per cent in 2020, the Joint Standing Committee...

#RIPWanchalerm trends on Twitter as activists allege that Wanchalearm is dead

A new hashtag, #ripwanchalerm, is now the number one trend on Twitter on Wednesday as netizens and the public claim that Wanchalearm...