Covid-19

Thailand announces 35 new coronavirus cases; fourth straight day of increase of 30 or more patients

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health said on Wednesday that it has confirmed 35 new cases of covid-19 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 212.It is the fourth straight day where cases have risen by...

Bangkok wakes to partial shutdown as businesses and families learn how to cope

On Tuesday, Thailand's cabinet approved the shutdown of entertainment venues across Bangkok until the end of March.Clubs, bars, sporting events, were shuttered to help fight against the outbreak of covid-19 starting Wednesday.The government said that it would...

Coronavirus spells doom for the world’s aviation industry

On Monday, state-owned Thai Airways (THAI) announced that the company was grounding 12 planes to cope with less demand due to the outbreak of coronavirus.The number of THAI’s flights has decreased by 20-30 per cent since the outbreak which led to...

ASEAN countries are responding to the coronavirus

When the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that travel restrictions were not needed to beat the coronavirus outbreak as that would “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” on February 3, 2020, most...

The BIG Interview: Palang Pracharath’s Paibul Nititawan joins us to talk Covid, Thamanat and more

For this week's Big Interview, we caught up with Palang Pracharath Deputy Leader Paibul Nititawan. We asked the former Constitutional Drafting Committee member for his thoughts on the Covid-19 outbreak, on Thamanat Prompao, and the possibility of the Democrat...

#ThailandMustWin trends on twitter after Prayut’s viral moment; restrictions incoming

The hashtag #ประเทศไทยต้องชนะ (#ThailandMustWin) trended on Thai twitter late Monday night and early on Tuesday morning after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha used the phrase in his nationally-televised address on Monday evening.Thai internet users used the phrase to mock...

E-sports, OTT platforms are the winners of the coronavirus shutdown

2020 was tipped to be the year that E-sports went mainstream. With national teams competing in 2019's Southeast Asian Games, revenues from streaming services at an all-time high and celebrity status afforded to elite gamers, E-sports was supposed to...

10 Netflix series to binge while hiding from the plague

Homebodies, introverts, socially and morally responsible citizens of society, unite!The upsurge of coronavirus cases in Thailand has resulted in health authorities urging all citizens to practice social distancing and start staying at, and working from, home for the foreseeable...

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 in the number of cases in...

[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, the government will move the April...

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