Thailand morning news for June 16

Thailand morning news for June 16

CAAT to discuss possibility of resuming international flights The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will hold a meeting with international airlines on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the partial resumption of international services. — Thai PBS News 75,000 Baht ‘Travel Allowance’ for Thai Airways Execs Slammed Netizens and politicians were shocked to learn that […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 15 — Malaysian active cases drop below 1,000

• Active COVID-19 cases in Asean ease   • Global infections set to breach 8mln today

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 15 — Malaysian active cases drop below 1,000

As of 00:50 GMT June 15 there was 52,668 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 64, or -0.13  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 92, or 0.17 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,819** people were discharged. Indonesia yesterday continued to record […]

Thailand morning news for June 15

Thailand morning news for June 15

Thailand ranks second in the world in recovery from Covid19 Coronavirus crisis according to Global Covid-19 Health Index The Prime Minister has thanked all Thai people for their contribution to the fight against COVID-19, saying that everyone has helped place Thailand second among countries recovering best from the COVID-19 epidemic. — The Pattaya News Survey […]

Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery

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Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery

The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention. Expensive and inconvenient, the ‘Cambodia model’ is unapologetic in being totally about protecting the Khmer people and the national treasury. With no community transmission and the bulk […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 14 — global recoveries top 4mln; global infections approach 8mln

• Asean COVID-19 cases top 115,000   • 2015 new Asean COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 14 — global recoveries top 4mln; global infections approach 8mln

As of 00:36 GMT June 14 there was 52,732 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 220, or 0.42  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 91, or 0.17 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,998** people were discharged. Indonesia yesterday continued to record […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 13 — pace of new infections unabated in Indonesia

• New infections top 140,000 in one day for first time • Brazil becomes #2 globally for deaths • 1.60 per cent DoD increase in active cases

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 13 — pace of new infections unabated in Indonesia

As of 00:34 GMT June 13 there was 52,512 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 435, or 0.84  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 92, or 0.18 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,725** people were discharged. Indonesia yesterday continued to record […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 12 — Indonesia deaths hit 2,000

• Brazil set to become #2 for deaths globally • New infections top 135,000 in 24hrs • Global recoveries top 50% for first time

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 12 — Indonesia deaths hit 2,000

As of 00:34 GMT June 12 there was 52,077 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 248, or 0.48  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 93, or 0.18 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,589** people were discharged. Indonesia yesterday continued to record […]

Thailand morning news for June 12

Thailand morning news for June 12

Economist predicts economy will shrink 8.9% this year, despite easing of restrictions A leading economist is predicting the Thai economy will contract by 8.9% this year despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, far higher than previous estimates from local and international economic pundits. — The Thaiger Baht soars, biggest gain in a year The baht […]

Thailand morning news for June 11

Thailand morning news for June 11

Seafood restaurant execs get 1,446 years for cheating The Criminal Court on Wednesday handed down jail terms of 1,446 years each to two executives of the famous Laemgate Seafood Restaurant on Phahonyothin road in Bangkok, for cheating the public. — Bangkok Post Migrant worker exodus prompts fears of labour shortages The director-general of Thailand’s labour […]

International travel in the age of COVID-19: Cambodia leads the world with user pays system *update 2

Update: All foreigners entering Cambodia are required to make a $3,000 security deposit to cover the cost of COVID-19 testing. Further details below.

International travel in the age of COVID-19: Cambodia leads the world with user pays system *update 2

The tiny southeast Asean country of Cambodia is providing the first glimpse of what the ‘new normal’ for international travel in the age of COVID-19 is likely to look like, particularly for those wishing to enter countries least able to afford the cost of treating a never ending stream of imported cases amongst non-citizens. In […]

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