Thailand morning news for March 26

Thailand morning news for March 26

Prayut wants Thais to prepare for the worst, asks for trust in his leadership Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the Thai people on Wednesday to expect the worst in the next several weeks or months as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country and as more stringent measures being imposed are going to affect their […]

Thailand morning news for March 25

Thailand morning news for March 25

Prayut Declares State of Emergency Amid Virus Outbreak Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said an emergency decree, along with a raft of new restrictive measures, will come into effect on Thursday. — Khaosod English Thai Airways suspends its flights Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) will suspend several international flights in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. […]

Thailand morning news for March 24

Thailand morning news for March 24

February exports fall 4.47%, better than forecast Thailand’s customs-cleared exports in February declined 4.47% from a year earlier, dragged down by lower shipments of cars and computers, the commerce ministry said on Monday. — Bangkok Post February tourist arrivals slump 42.8% y-o-y Tourist arrivals in Thailand sank 42.78% in February from a year earlier after […]

Thailand morning news for March 23

Thailand morning news for March 23

Tens of thousands of people leave Bangkok after millions temporarily laid off due to Covid19 Earlier this month Thai authorities made the difficult and historic decision to postpone Songkran due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus threat and fear of it spreading if hundreds of thousands of people went home to the rural Northern provinces. — The […]

Thailand morning news for March 20

Thailand morning news for March 20

COVID-19: Thailand to require all travellers to obtain health certificate for entry from Mar 22 From Sunday (Mar 22), all travellers – both Thai and foreign – will need to acquire a health certificate before entering Thailand as the country stepped up its efforts to control the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. — CNA Thailand reports 60 […]

Thailand morning news for March 19

Thailand morning news for March 19

Thailand confirms 35 new coronavirus cases, total surpasses 200 Thirty-five new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Thailand today, a new daily record, taking the total to 212 since the virus struck in January. — The Thaiger The fight to save Bangkok from sinking into watery depths A green basin, an urban […]

Thailand morning news for March 18

Thailand morning news for March 18

The nation’s schools close today Thailand’s education minister today ordered all schools nationwide to close from today as a measure to to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. — The Thaiger HealthMin Says Quarantine is Now in Effect for Travelers from 4 Nations Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday again revived the possibility of […]

Thailand morning news for March 17

Thailand morning news for March 17

PM calls on everyone to help confront COVID-19 pandemic Thailand can survive the COVID-19 pandemic, but only with the cooperation of all Thai people, by delaying all foreign travel, strictly observing the 14-day self-quarantine upon their return and heeding the advice of health officials on what to do during a health crisis, said Prime Minister […]

Thailand morning news for March 16

Thailand morning news for March 16

COVID-19: Into the abyss as global recession looms (video) The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) represents nothing short of a total failure by the top global body that nations rely on to formulate public health policies and protect citizens to do its job. — AEC News Today BREAKING […]

COVID-19: Into the abyss as global recession looms (video)

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COVID-19: Into the abyss as global recession looms (video)

The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) represents nothing short of a total failure by the top global body that nations rely on to formulate public health policies and protect citizens to do its job. The tardiness of Chinese officials in notifying the WHO of the Wuhan novel coronavirus […]

Thailand morning news for March 13

Thailand morning news for March 13

Hundreds of Thai workers miss flights due to lack of health insurance Hundreds of Thais, working illegally in South Korea, have missed their flights to Thailand after they were prevented from boarding by airline officials at the airport in Seoul, because they could not produce insurance cover to the equivalent of about US$100,000. — Thai […]

Cambodia confirms two more COVID-19 cases among Viking boat passengers

Cambodia confirms two more COVID-19 cases among Viking boat passengers

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) this morning (March 12) announced two more confirmed cases of COVID-19. The two new cases, comprising a British man aged 73 and his British wife aged 69, are related to a positive case announced earlier in the week. The two were travelling companions of a 65-year-old British woman who tested […]