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Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

July 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Study into side effects ordered by the PM after top doctor already presented his emphatic findings based on a study involving 1,200 patients at King… Read More ›

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

July 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Any growth at all now for 2021 is questionable as the head of the Public Debt Management Office suggests the government may be able to… Read More ›

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

July 12, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two more foreign tourists within the Phuket sandbox test positive while the province has just announced its first Delta virus case as schools close for… Read More ›

Premature 28-week baby is the latest COVID-19 victim after being delivered by caesarean section on Saturday

Premature 28-week baby is the latest COVID-19 victim after being delivered by caesarean section on Saturday

July 11, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A 28-year-old woman, the mother of the infant, who arrived in Phrae from Pathum Thani on Thursday, survived the operation after doctors had to pierce… Read More ›

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

July 7, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

With a surge in infections being reported on Wednesday, driven by the more infectious Delta variant of Covid-19, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the government spokesman has… Read More ›

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

July 2, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Top doctor at Siriraj hospital predicts infections of over 10,000 cases per day as many officials now accept that Thailand finds itself at the mercy… Read More ›

Real estate and property sector in Bangkok left in a state of crisis over suspension of camp site work

Real estate and property sector in Bangkok left in a state of crisis over suspension of camp site work

June 29, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Not only a halt to all work on sites in the capital for 30 days but a credit squeeze by the banks on mid-market borrowers… Read More ›

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

June 28, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

South African variant was confirmed, on Monday, as having been detected already in Bangkok as the country is now at the start of the 4th… Read More ›

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

June 25, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand could be on the brink of a fourth and even more deadly wave of the virus as a top Thai doctor warns that daily… Read More ›

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

June 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One hotelier on the island expects that only 20% of hotels are open and with incoming tourists limited to certified hotels, accommodation rates are reported… Read More ›

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

June 20, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Move towards health insurance for foreigners does not yet cover business, work or marriage visa holders and comes as Thai authorities are looking at health… Read More ›

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

June 19, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Defendant in the case, 56-year-old Suthep Phochanasomboon, lost his ฿874k bail bond when he failed to turn up at the Chonburi Provincial Court on May… Read More ›

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

June 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Reopening of Phuket to turn the island into a holiday Alcatraz with heightened and stringent security measures being imposed by officials. It comes as Minister… Read More ›

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

June 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Survey does show that there is interest in visiting Phuket and that some are already booked to come after July 1st. However, there is frustration… Read More ›

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

June 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rural Doctor Society is blaming the Prime Minister as the Head of the CCSA for this week’s debacle while most anger and frustration has been… Read More ›

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

June 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn visited Phuket on Saturday and assured potential holidaymakers that there will be no change to the promise… Read More ›

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

June 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A massive 79.47% of the Thai public want to see their local authorities handle the distribution of vaccines as significant majorities have no confidence in… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›