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Thailand to resume quarantine-free entry for vaccinated visitors from Feb
Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) Thailand will resume its quarantine-free travel scheme for fully-vaccinated inbound visitors from next month, the country's Covid-19 task force announced.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai startup working on Covid vax using tobacco leaves
Bangkok, Jan 18 (IANS) A startup in Thailand is aiming to develop the country's first Covid vaccine based on tobacco.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Thailand,National,Health/Medicine
Thailand tries to keep costs in check amid food, energy price hike
Bangkok, Jan 15 (IANS) Thai authorities have been trying to contain the price hike of necessities and goods, especially fresh meat and food, amid efforts to alleviate people's cost of living.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to launch new tourism campaign to reboot economy
Bangkok, Jan 13 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the launch of a new tourism campaign under the theme "Amazing Thailand New Chapter", with an aim to revive the hard-hit tourism sector.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand maintains suspension of quarantine-free entry
Bangkok, Jan 8 (IANS) Thailand has announced to maintain the suspension of its quarantine exemption program while upgrading pandemic control measures amid an unprecedented Covid-19 surge.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand raises Covid-19 alert
Bangkok, Jan 6 (IANS) Thailand's Ministry of Public Health on Thursday raised its Covid-19 alert level from three to four in response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the country.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai central bank views Omicron outbreak as key risk to economic recovery
Bangkok, Jan 5 (IANS) The spreading of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Thailand could have a more severe and prolonged impact than expected on the country's economic recovery, according to the minutes the Bank of Thailand released on Wednesday.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Politics
Thailand reports over 700 Omicron variant cases
Bangkok, Dec 30 (IANS) Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has said that the country has detected a total of 739 cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant to date, including 488 overseas arrivals and 251 local infections.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand issues warning amid Omicron spread
Bangkok, Dec 28 (IANS) Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has issued a nationwide level 3 warning after 514 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been detected.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand records 1st cluster of Omicron variant of Covid-19
Bangkok, Dec 25 (IANS) Thailand reported its first cluster of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the northeastern Kalasin province, health officials said on Friday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Bangkok cancels official new year events amid fear of Omicron
Bangkok, Dec 24 (IANS) The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced that it will cancel all of its new year countdown events due to potentially rapid spread of the Omicron strain of Covid-19.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Over 375 mn people went hungry in Asia-Pacific due to Covid: Report
Bangkok, Dec 16 (IANS) With the emergence of Covid an estimated 375.8 million people in the Asia and the Pacific region faced hunger in 2020, which is nearly 54 million more people than in 2019, according to a joint report just published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
2021-12-16
Category: International, Thailand,National,Health/Medicine
Military helicopter crashes in Thailand, 2 killed
Bangkok, Dec 15 (IANS) A Thai helicopter on a military training flight crashed, killing both crew onboard, local media reported.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Military helicopter crashes in Thailand, 2 killed
Bangkok, Dec 14 (IANS) A Thai helicopter on a military training flight crashed on Tuesday, killing both crew onboard, local media reported.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympian Arvind Singh wins gold in Asian Rowing C'ship
Ban Chang (Thailand), Dec 12 (IANS) India's Arvind Singh won the gold in the Lightweight Men's Single Sculls at the Asian Rowing Championship on Sunday, beating his opponents with a time of 7:55.942.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Asian Rowing: India win gold and silver in Thailand
Rayong (Thailand), Dec 11 (IANS) The men's double sculls pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Ravi struck gold and Parminder Singh claimed silver in single sculls as India had another good day at the 2021 Asian Rowing Championships here on Saturday.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Arvind, men's coxless quads make finals on good day for India in Asian rowing C'ship
Ban Chang (Thailand), Dec 10 (IANS) Indian rowers came up with a splendid show in the 2021 Asian Rowing Championships with Indian rowers reaching the finals in men's coxless quadruple sculls (quads) and men's lightweight single scull after finishing first in their respective preliminary round races.
2021-12-10
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Arjun Lal-Ravi reach final of Asian Rowing Championships
Ban Chang (Thailand), Dec 9 (IANS) India's Arjun Lal Jat and his partner Ravi reached the finals of the 2021 Asian Rowing Championships after topping the preliminary round of the men's double sculls event, here on Thursday.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Thailand confirms 1st case of Omicron variant
Bangkok, Dec 6 (IANS) Thai health authorities announced on Monday that a first-ever case of the Omicron Covid variant has been detected in the country.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand unveils APEC 2022 logo
Bangkok, Nov 19 (IANS) Thai Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai has unveiled a new logo for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group in 2022, further emphasising the theme of "Open. Connect. Balance".
2021-11-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand takes over APEC chairmanship from NZ
Bangkok, Nov 13 (IANS) Thailand has taken over the rotating chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from New Zealand, declaring the theme for 2022 as "Open. Connect. Balance".
2021-11-13
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to emphasise sustainable, balanced future in APEC 2022: PM
Bangkok, Nov 12 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday that for the year 2022, his country is committing to make sure that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is open to all opportunities, connected in every dimension and balanced in all aspects.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand aims for low carbon society with pilot hybrid energy project
Bangkok, Nov 8 (IANS) Spanning across an area the size of 160 football fields, one of the world's largest hydro-floating solar hybrid projects has launched its commercial operation at the end of October, marking a major step in Thailand's planned reduction of its carbon footprint.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Thailand completes ratification of RCEP
Bangkok, Nov 2 (IANS) Thailand has completed ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said Monday.
2021-11-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand's reopening plan in Nov triggers mixed reactions
Bangkok, Oct 29 (IANS) Fully vaccinated visitors from 46 low-risk countries and regions will be allowed to enter Thailand quarantine-free from November. But the recent announcement has not only raised hopes for the country's economic recovery, but also mixed reactions.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to allow vaccinated visitors from 46 low-risk countries without quarantine
Bangkok, Oct 22 (IANS) Thailand announced late on Thursday that it will allow vaccinated visitors from 46 low-risk countries and regions to enter the country without quarantine from November.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand further eases Covid curbs
Bangkok, Oct 15 (IANS) Thailand has announced a further easing of Covid-19 restrictions nationwide starting from Saturday onwards, as the country's immunisation rates have witnessed a gradual spike.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to reopen to vaccinated visitors from Nov: PM
Bangkok, Oct 12 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced a plan to allow fully-vaccinated visitors from "low risk" countries and regions to visit the Southeast Asian nation without having to quarantine from next month.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai tourist hotspots to reopen for fully vaccinated visitors from Nov
Bangkok, Oct 2 (IANS) Thailand has announced a plan to waiver mandatory quarantine requirement for fully-vaccinated visitors arriving from November in the capital Bangkok and other tourist hotspots in nine regions, amid efforts to revive the sector battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Bangkok to reopen more businesses
Bangkok, Oct 1 (IANS) The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced a list of businesses and activities that will be allowed to reopen from Friday.
2021-10-01
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
7 dead, 1 missing as typhoon triggered flood hits Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 30 (IANS) Heavy floods caused by tropical storm Dianmu have severely impacted almost half of Thailand's provinces with at least seven people dead and one missing, the country's disaster control authorities said Thursday.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
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
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'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