Thailand morning news for February 19

Thailand morning news for February 19

Nine day holiday for Songkran ditched by PM The idea of a nine day holiday over the Songkran festival this year, to promote domestic tourism following a sharp decline in tourist arrivals, especially from China, appears to have been nipped in the bud by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. — Thai PBS News 1 dead, 1 […]

Thailand morning news for February 18

Thailand morning news for February 18

Thai government considering officially extending Songkran Holiday this year to boost tourism The economic sector is discussing an extension of holidays during the Songkran festival – from April 11-19 – before it proposes the measure to the government on February 18, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said. — The Pattaya News Gov’t Eyes Plan for […]

Thailand morning news for February 17

Thailand morning news for February 17

Thailand welcomes cruise ship shunned in Vietnam over virus fears German cruise ship AIDAvita has been welcomed in Thailand, days after it was blocked from docking in Vietnam due to fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus spreading across the region. — The Thaiger Fires continue devouring Thailand’s North Despite prohibitions on agricultural burning, wildfires continued ravaging […]

Thailand morning news for February 14

Thailand morning news for February 14

Growth may be less than 2%, says central banker The economy may grow by less than 2% this year while exports are likely to contract, mainly from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a senior central bank official said on Thursday. — Bangkok Post Thai Embassy in Beijing ordered to care for 3 locals stranded […]

Thailand morning news for February 13

Thailand morning news for February 13

Thailand risks slipping to 3rd place in rice exports Thailand risks losing its place as the world’s second biggest rice exporter this year thanks to weaker competitiveness and a lack of rice varieties to cater to changing market demand. — Bangkok Post Growth may be less than 1% in Q1: Somkid A key government official […]

Thailand morning news for February 12

Thailand morning news for February 12

Thailand refuses entry to cruise ship amid coronavirus concerns Thailand has barred passengers from Holland America’s cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, its health minister said on Tuesday (Feb 11), the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections on board. — CNA Chinese tourist from Wuhan confirmed […]

Thailand morning news for February 11

Thailand morning news for February 11

Coronavirus in Thailand: 32 confirmed cases The Ministry of Public Health reported that Thailand has 32 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, 10 of whom have recovered and have been discharged from hospital. — NNT Cabinet ministers and Government House officials to wear black on Tuesday All cabinet ministers and officials at Government House are […]

Thailand morning news for February 10

Thailand morning news for February 10

Soldier kills 29 people in Thailand before being shot A soldier angry over a property deal gone sour killed at least 29 people and wounded 57 in a rampage that spanned four locations in and around the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima before he was shot dead early Sunday. — Reuters “Kick them out”: […]

Thailand morning news for February 7

Thailand morning news for February 7

DPM Somkid asks GSB to help indebted govt employees The government is pursuing its goal to assist indebted government employees whose debts now amount to 1 trillion baht in total. — NNT PM urges public to use water sparingly during current drought Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has beseeched the Thai people not to waste water, […]

Thailand morning news for February 6

Thailand morning news for February 6

First locally infected virus patient cured, discharged Thailand’s first locally infected victim of the Novel Coronavirus has been given a clean bill of health and discharged from hospital. — The Thaiger BoT cuts key rate to record-low 1% The Bank of Thailand (BoT) slashed its policy rate by 25 basis points to a fresh record […]

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