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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
UN: 100,000 fleeing violence in eastern Myanmar
Bangkok, June 9 (IANS) At least 100,000 people in eastern Myanmar are on the run because of violent "attacks" by the army, the United Nations estimates.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Defence/Security
Malaysian glove maker logs huge pandemic profit despite ban
Bangkok, June 9 (IANS) Malaysian rubber gloves manufacturer Top Glove reported a 490-per-cent net year-on-year profit increase for the March-June quarter, a jump it said was "driven by the ongoing pandemic."
2021-06-09
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand logs 2,680 new Covid cases, 35 deaths
Bangkok, June 9 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday recorded 2,680 new Covid-19 cases and 35 more fatalities, as the country accelerated its nationwide vaccination campaign to combat the recent outbreak of the pandemic.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand starts mass inoculation amid worst outbreak
Bangkok, June 8 (IANS) Thailand has started a mass Covid-19 vaccination program with the aim to administer as many as 6 million shots in June amid efforts to stem its worst coronavirus outbreak since the onset of the pandemic last month.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
58 Covid-19 clusters reported in Bangkok
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) Thailand's capital Bangkok reported a total of 58 Covid-19 clusters, which have been put on maximum surveillance, according to health authorities.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Phuket to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors (Ld)
Bangkok, June 5 (IANS) As Thailand continues to battle its third and worst wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities have said that the country's largest resort island Phuket remained on track to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors from July 1.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand's Phuket to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors
Bangkok, June 5 (IANS) As Thailand continued to battle its worst wave of Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic began, authorities said that the popular resort island Phuket remained on track to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors from July 1.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand steps up Covid-19 vaccine distribution for mass inoculation
Bangkok, June 2 (IANS) Thailand is speeding up Covid-19 vaccine distribution as preparation for a mass inoculation campaign due to start next week amid efforts to contain the country's worst wave of outbreak so far.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thai govt reverses Bangkok city's move to ease curbs
Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) The Thai government announced to reverse a decision made by authorities in the country's capital Bangkok to ease some Covid-19 bans.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
'Total lockdown' in Malaysia to slow pandemic
Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) Malaysia's 32.75 million population woke up to two weeks of "total lockdown" on Tuesday, with only essential businesses allowed to operate and people told to stay within 10 km of their homes.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
22,101 inmates in Thailand infected with Covid
Bangkok, May 29 (IANS) A total of 22,101 lodged in jails across Thailand have been infected with Covid-19, a government official confirmed.
2021-05-29
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thai PM orders allocation of Covid vax as per pandemic situation
Bangkok, May 27 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered for the allocation of Covid-19 vaccines as per actual pandemic situation in different provinces instead of bookings.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand clocks 3,394 new Covid cases, 29 deaths
Bangkok, May 19 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported 3,394 new Covid-19 cases and 29 more deaths as the country continued to grapple with its worst virus outbreak so far.
2021-05-19
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Thailand receives China-donated Covid-19 vaccines
Bangkok, May 18 (IANS) Thailand on Monday received a batch of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines donated by China.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand reports record daily Covid cases due to jail clusters
Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) Thailand on Monday reported nearly 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, a record single-day spike, after massive infection clusters were detected in the country's prison system, according to officials.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand to ease curbs on dine-in services
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Authorities in Thailand have decided to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving capacity and operating hours.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand to ease restrictions on restaurant dine-in services
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thailand decided on Saturday to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving capacity and operating hours.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand reports record Covid cases due to jail clusters
Bangkok, May 13 (IANS) Thailand has reported the highest single-day spike in fresh Covid cases on Thursday after the detection of new prison clusters, according to health authorities.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Thailand reports daily record of 34 Covid-19 deaths, 1,983 new infections
Bangkok, May 12 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported a new daily record of 34 Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country's death toll to 486, with 1,983 new infections, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-05-12
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics