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More than 19 million registered for 5,000 baht handout

More than 19 million citizens have registered online for the government’s cash handout programme, despite the initial estimation that only 3 million workers within the informal sector would be eligible for the scheme.

[Update-1] Thailand announces 136 additional covid-19 cases; total at 1,524

Thailand's government announced 136 new coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total number of cases to 1,524.The government also announced 2 more deaths bringing the death toll to 9 fatalities.

Marketwatch: SET to suffer from rising concern over the global economy

Investors’ concern over the global economy amid the outbreak of the coronavirus is intensifying as cases in the US, the world’s largest economy, grows exponentiallyThere are now more than 142,000 confirmed cases...

Phuket shuts its doors for a month to fight against the coronavirus outbreak

The resort island of Phuket shut its doors on Monday morning prohibiting entry by land and sea to fight against the outbreak of coronavirus.Phuket's governor ordered all land and sea entry points...

Bangkok pauses to applaud healthcare professionals leading the frontline in the coronavirus fight

Bangkok residents joined together at 8 pm on Sunday to applaud healthcare workers as the country continues its fight against the coronavirus outbreak.Bangkok residents were urged to stand outside their house or...

Anger in Chiang Mai as air quality deteriorates due to forest fires and crop burning

Thai citizens in Chiang Mai have taken to social media to vent their frustrations as air quality in the northern city has hovered above 180 on the air quality index for the past week due to forest...

Thailand confirms 143 new cases of coronavirus; total at 1,388

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed 143 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday; with one additional fatality; bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,388.The new fatality was a 68-year-old man who had gone to...

Thailand confirms one new fatality, 109 new cases of coronavirus

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Saturday, 109 new cases of coronavirus and one new fatality from the disease.The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,245 cases and six...

SADA ask for better compensation for informal workers

The Stainable Alternative Development Association (SADA) urged the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to reconsider the regulations on the 5,000 baht handout measures to part time employees.As part of the government’s second relief package worth 117 billion that...

Two Thais die from coronavirus in New York City

Two Thais have died from coronavirus in New York City, the United States’ epicenter of the outbreak, the Thai consulate in New York confirmed on Friday. The first patient was an auto mechanic who...

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