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Thailand starts rollout of Covid booster shots
Bangkok, Sep 25 (IANS) Thailand has started administering Covid-19 booster shots to people who have been fully vaccinated, according to a statement by the Ministry of Public Health.
2021-09-25
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand likely to delay reopening of key tourist destinations
Bangkok, Sep 23 (IANS) Thailand plans to postpone the reopening of the capital Bangkok and other major tourist destinations to foreign visitors until November, citing that the Covid-19 vaccination rate in these regions were still behind the targets.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand daily Covid deaths hit 7-week low
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Thailand reported 122 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily rise of fatalities in seven weeks, according to the figures released by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand reports 13,798 new Covid-19 cases, 144 more deaths
Bangkok, Sep 15 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday recorded 13,798 new Covid-19 cases and 144 more deaths, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-09-15
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand mulls new tourism incentives to revive Covid-hit economy
Bangkok, Sep 11 (IANS) Thailand is mulling on new tourism incentives to revive its Covid-19 pandemic-battered economy, betting on higher vaccination rates that allow quarantine-free travels.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand sees slight rise in new Covid cases
Bangkok, Sep 8 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported 14,176 new Covid-19 cases and 228 additional fatalities, according to the country's Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-09-08
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand working to help small businesses survive pandemic
Bangkok, Sep 2 (IANS) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been tough to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand, many of which have shutdown, and the country's Ministry of Commerce is working to help them get through the crisis.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Daily Covid cases in Thailand drop below 15K for 2 consecutive days
Bangkok, Sep 1 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported 14,802 new Covid-19 cases and 252 additional fatalities, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-09-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand mulls easing curbs
Bangkok, Aug 27 (IANS) As the Covid-19 situation is gradually improving in Thailand, authorities were considering easing some restrictions in Bangkok and some provinces.
2021-08-27
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand welcomes more int'l tourists after travel program expansion
Bangkok, Aug 26 (IANS) Over 3,000 international tourists have visited other designated tourist areas beyond Phuket in Thailand since a new program took effect on August 16, the country's Centre for Economic Situation Administration said.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand strives to elevate Covid-hit tourism industry
Bangkok, Aug 23 (IANS) More than a year and a half since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Thailand's tourism industry is now struggling to survive and trying to shift from mass tourism to attracting more quality visitors.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand, Indonesia launch cross-border QR payment linkage
Bangkok, Aug 19 (IANS) The central banks of Thailand and Indonesia on Thursday launched a cross-border QR payment linkage between the two countries.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand extends semi-lockdown till Aug end
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Thailand extended the ongoing semi-lockdown imposed in the 29 most affected provinces till the end of August, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to evaluate lockdown rules
Bangkok, Aug 15 (IANS) Health authorities in Thailand are expected to make a decision on whether to extend the current lockdown measures on Monday, as the country's average daily Covid-19 cases reached 20,000 over the past seven days with no signs of decline.
2021-08-15
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand reports 21,038 new Covid infections
Bangkok, Aug 11 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported 21,038 new Covid-19 cases and 207 more fatalities, both the third-highest daily tally since the pandemic began, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-08-11
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand's Covid-19 tally tops 600,000, tighter curbs extended
Bangkok, Aug 2 (IANS) Thailand announced on Sunday to extend tighter pandemic control measures in the capital Bangkok and other worst-hit regions possibly till the end of August to contain the worst-ever wave of the outbreak, which has brought its total case tally to top 600,000.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand records all-time high daily Covid-19 cases
Bangkok, Aug 1 (IANS) Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand's reopening plan to go ahead amid surge: Deputy PM
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Thailand's plan to reopen the country in mid October is going ahead despite a surge in Covid-19 infections, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Covid continues to weigh on Thailand's economic growth
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Thailand's central bank said the country's economy in June continued to be impacted by the latest Covid-19 outbreak, deemed the most deadliest since the onset of the pandemic early last year.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand mulls new incentive to woo int'l visitors
Bangkok, July 23 (IANS) Thailand is considering to unveil an "island hopping" tourism program, allowing quarantine-free foreign travellers arriving in the resort island of Phuket to "hop" to other seaside destinations, in the latest step to boost the country's tourism sector.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to further restrict public transportation
Bangkok, July 20 (IANS) Public transportation in Thailand will be further restricted from Wednesday under stepped-up measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, a top official said here
2021-07-20
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to put more areas under partial lockdown
Bangkok, July 19 (IANS) Starting from Tuesday, Thailand will expand restrictive measures, including travel curbs, a night-time curfew and shopping mall closures to cover three more provinces as the daily Covid-19 caseloads have surged to a record high.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand bans public gatherings
Bangkok, July 17 (IANS) Thailand on Saturday extended a ban on public gatherings nationwide and might further tighten restrictions as the numbers of daily Covid-19 cases and fatalities surged to new records.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand plans to further tighten curbs
Bangkok, July 17 (IANS) Thailand plans to further tighten social distancing rules as the current measures have failed to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus, with the daily cases hitting a new high.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Toofaan: Far from the storm the hype promised (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
Toofaan (film on Amazon Prime Video); Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Vijay Raaz, Mohan Agashe, Hussain Dalal, Darshan Kumaar, Supriya Pathak; Direction: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-07-16
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Thailand's locally produced AstraZeneca vax fails to meet target
Bangkok, July 16 (IANS) Thailand's Public Health Ministry and local manufacturer of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine have agreed to extend the delivery of 61 million doses from December to May 2022, Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha said.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand to limit locally-manufactured AstraZeneca vax exports
Bangkok, July 15 (IANS) Thailand plans to set a limit on its exports of locally-manufactured AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to meet domestic demand as the country is struggling to contain a months-long resurgence, a senior official said,
2021-07-15
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thai Army helps enforce night curfew
Bangkok, July 12 (IANS) The Thai Army will join the police and other government personnel in enforcing a 14-day curfew in Bangkok and nine other provinces from Monday imposed in the wake of the rising Covid-19 cases, Supreme Commander Chalermpol Srisawat said.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand reports record daily Covid deaths
Bangkok, July 11 (IANS) As Thailand is battling its worst-ever wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country reported the highest single-day coronavirus deaths since the onset of the health crisis early last year.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thai Minister quarantined after Covid contact
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS) Thailand's Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa was put under quarantine after he shared a flight with a Covid-19 infected passenger, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to secure more Covid vaccines
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS) Thailand has approved plans to purchase more Covid-19 vaccines, including Pfizer, Sinovac and Moderna, as the country is battling to contain a months-long resurgence.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai factory explodes, firefighter injured: Police
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS) Two explosions rocked a cosmetic and medical equipment factory in Thailand's capital Bangkok on Tuesday, with one firefighter being injured, local police said.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1 dead, 30 injured in Thai chemical factory blast
Bangkok, July 6 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 30 others were injured during an explosion and subsequent fire at a chemical factory close to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, according to authorities.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai PM quarantined after Covid contact
Bangkok, July 5 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been quarantined after coming in contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Monday.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
20 injured in Thai chemical factory blast
Bangkok, July 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured on Monday during an explosion and subsequent fire at a chemical factory close to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, according to authorities.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thailand reports record Covid deaths for 3 days
Bangkok, July 2 (IANS) Thailand on Friday reported record-high daily Covid-19 deaths for the third day in a row, 61 new fatalities, as the Southeast Asian country struggled to contain its worst wave of the pandemic so far.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
'Phuket Sandbox program 1st step toward planned reopening of Thailand'
Phuket, July 2 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the Phuket Sandbox program is the first step towards the planned reopening of the country in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand readies to reopen Phuket on Thursday
Bangkok, June 29 (IANS) Thailand is readying to kick off the 'Phuket Sandbox' campaign on Thursday to reopen the country's largest resort island to vaccinated international tourists, a top official said here.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand imposes new restrictions
Bangkok, June 27 (IANS) Thailand has announced stricter restrictions in the capital Bangkok and nine provinces, as the current measures have failed to contain a fresh Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-06-27
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai PM orders one month closure of worker camps in Bangkok
Bangkok, June 26 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday that temporary closure will be applied to specific clusters to stem domestic spreads of Covid-19.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
AFC Champions League: Cerezo Osaka beats Guangzhou FC 2-0
Buriram (Thailand), June 24 (IANS) Japan's Cerezo Osaka eased past two-time champions Guangzhou FC here on Thursday to make a strong start in Group J of the AFC Champions League.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Football
Thailand reports highest daily Covid deaths
Bangkok, June 24 (IANS) Thailand has reported the highest single-day spike in the number of coronavirus deaths since May, according to the country's Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-06-24
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand's central bank cuts nation's 2021 GDP projection
Bangkok, June 23 (IANS) Thailand's central bank on Wednesday cut the nation's 2021 GDP forecast to 1.8 per cent, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) said in a statement.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Politics
Bangkok to lift more restrictions
Bangkok, June 21 (IANS) From Monday onwards, more Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in Bangkok, according to Thai authorities.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to issue e-voucher to stimulate domestic consumption
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Thai citizens can apply as recipients to the government's Ying Chai Ying Dai (the more use, the more benefit) e-voucher campaign from Monday, a top official said here.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand targets full reopening in 120 days to reboot economy
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Thailand is aiming to fully reopen to foreign visitors in 120 days and provide at least one shot of vaccine to about 50 million people by October to revive the economy, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said .
2021-06-20
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to further ease restaurant dine-in curbs
Bangkok, June 19 (IANS) Thai authorities have announced the further easing of restrictions on restaurant dine-in services in Bangkok and three other provinces as the government is struggling to strike a balance between Covid-19 containment and to recover the economy amidst the third wave.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
63% of Phuket residents vaccinated as island readies to reopen
Phuket, June 17 (IANS) About 63 per cent of residents in Phuket have received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine as the largest resort island of Thailand readies to reopen to inoculated foreign visitors from July 1, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to roll out new phase of co-payment Covid relief prog
Bangkok, June 16 (IANS) Thailand will launch the third phase of a co-payment programme from July as part of the government's relief measures to help those affected by the pandemic, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bangkok to ease some distancing rules
Bangkok, June 14 (IANS) Thailand's capital Bangkok is going to ease some distancing rules imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic as the national vaccination program is accelerating.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Thailand,Politics