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  • Thai tourist hotspots to reopen for fully vaccinated visitors from Nov

    Thai tourist hotspots to reopen for fully vaccinated visitors from Nov

    The Southeast Asian country has now planned to reopen Bangkok, Krabi, Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Koh Phayam following the reopening of Phuket and Samui islands in pilot schemes since July.

    October 2, 2021
  • Thailand mulls new tourism incentives to revive Covid-hit economy

    Thailand mulls new tourism incentives to revive Covid-hit economy

    Regions including the capital city Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan are set to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors from October 1, while another 21 destinations may reopen from mid-October.

    September 11, 2021
  • Thailand’s reopening plan to go ahead amid surge: Deputy PM

    Thailand’s reopening plan to go ahead amid surge: Deputy PM

    The Phuket Sandbox refers to the campaign to reopen the resort island of Phuket to vaccinated foreign visitors. There have been calls for the suspension of the campaign, although the tourism industry remains a lifeline for many Thais.

    July 31, 2021
  • Thailand to put more areas under partial lockdown

    Thailand to put more areas under partial lockdown

    These measures will last for 14 days, according to a royal gazette announcement

    July 19, 2021
  • Thailand tightens measures as daily cases cross 10,000

    Thailand tightens measures as daily cases cross 10,000

    The vaccine rollout, hindered by supply problems, is slugging with some 5% of the population fully vaccinated and 15% only partially.

    July 17, 2021
  • Thailand to limit locally-manufactured AstraZeneca exports

    Thailand to limit locally-manufactured AstraZeneca exports

    The authority will negotiate with Siam Bioscience Co. and recommend that the manufacturer supply the vaccine to Thailand

    July 15, 2021
  • Amidst new COVID-19 resurgence, Thailand imposes new restrictions

    Amidst new COVID-19 resurgence, Thailand imposes new restrictions

    Thailand reported 3,995 new Covid-19 cases, 42 deaths on Sunday. This is the 11th consecutive day the number of new infections are above 3000.

    June 27, 2021
  • Thailand PM aims to fully reopen country in 120 days to stabalise economy

    Thailand PM aims to fully reopen country in 120 days to stabalise economy

    The country reported more than 80 percent of its caseload during the past 10 weeks. It has been battling a sharp surge in infections since April.

    June 20, 2021
  • Thailand steps up Covid-19 vaccine distribution for mass inoculation

    Thailand steps up Covid-19 vaccine distribution for mass inoculation

    The country also reported 38 additional fatalities Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,107.

    June 2, 2021
  • Thai teen prosecuted for insulting monarchy

    Thai teen prosecuted for insulting monarchy

    The government's actions violate Thailand's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which ensures children's rights to participate in peaceful protests and to express their opinions.

    May 27, 2021
  • Sharper divide

    Sharper divide

    While the protestors ~ mostly youth ~ had been seeking reforms of the monarchy as one of their demands, the other two being resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha and amendments to the Constitution that allowed him to retain power, the role of the King has now emerged as the primary focal point.

    November 26, 2020
  • Battle of wits

    Battle of wits

    The protests would have been especially galling to the monarchy and the government because they were propped up with visual aids guaranteed to catch the camera’s eye ~ among them giant-sized red pillar boxes for those wanting to “post” their grievances to the King and a huge envelope with his name written on it.

    November 10, 2020
  • Thai hot soup

    Thai hot soup

    This week protestors submitted a petition to the German embassy in Bangkok, asking Berlin to investigate the King over tax and visa issues relating to his residence in the southern state of Bavaria.

    October 29, 2020
  • Angry in Thailand

    Angry in Thailand

    The emergency decree promulgated in pre-dawn hours, besides prohibiting gatherings, also gives the government power to censor news, detain suspects and search people without warrants

    October 18, 2020
  • Plaque protest

    Plaque protest

    For the protests in the Southeast Asian kingdom have now gone well beyond opposition to the continuance in power of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha following a military coup in 2014 to anger at Constitutional provisions that protestors say give too much power to the King.

    September 23, 2020
  • Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region sign declaration to fight COVID-19 as ONE

    Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region sign declaration to fight COVID-19 as ONE

    The Declaration was signed at the end of a ministerial round table on the second and last day of the Seventy-third Regional Committee Session, hosted by Thailand, and held virtually for the first time ever due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    September 10, 2020
  • Pandemic, essential health services to predominate discussions as Health Ministers of WHO South-East Asia Region meet this week

    Pandemic, essential health services to predominate discussions as Health Ministers of WHO South-East Asia Region meet this week

    Hosted by Thailand, the Seventy-Third Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia, the annual governing body meeting of WHO in the region, is being held virtually for the first time ever in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    September 7, 2020