Covid bites

Covid bites

The plan to allow vaccinated tourists in Phuket to also visit Koh Samui is in danger of being dropped, due to the recent surge in infections on the island in Surat Thani.

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Record highs

The daily toll rises to 165 Covid-19 fatalities and 17,669 new cases, with Greater Bangkok reporting more than half of the deaths.

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Record highs

'Situation will improve'

The prime minister hopes the Covid-19 situation in the country will ease in the next four to six weeks, a source said, amid public concerns over a rise in daily coronavirus cases.

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'Situation will improve'

Supply side disruption

Soaring Covid-19 infections spreading into the industrial sector could lead to scarcity of domestic goods, hurting consumers already smarting from weaker purchasing power.

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Supply side disruption

Marginal impact

Inflation rates in developed countries, particularly in the US and among nations in the European Union, have been rising since the beginning of the year, in part because of large stimulus schemes designed to rehabilitate their economies battered by the pandemic.

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Marginal impact

Sandbox gets dirty

Even with the pandemic in Thailand surging, including new infections in the Phuket sandbox scheme, the country is unlikely to turn its back on reopening to tourists.

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Sandbox gets dirty

16,533 new cases

The coronavirus disease infection rate sets yet another daily record, along with 133 fatalities.

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16,533 new cases

Last updated: Jul 29, 2021 at 18:20 hrs.

Thailand situation

  • Total cases:561,030
  • Recovered:370,492
  • Daily New Cases:17,669
  • Deaths:4,562
  • Rank:44
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First 'Covid Express' departs

First 'Covid Express' departs

Special train No.971 to Ubon Ratchathani departed from Rangsit railway station on Tuesday morning, taking 135 Covid-19 patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms back to their homes in the lower Northeast.

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  • SET
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EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
38.4247
39.1944
GBP
45.0057
45.9162
HDK
4.1852
4.2766
Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
JPY
29.4858
30.2322
USD
32.7195
33.0652
CNY
5.0112
5.1502
Source: Bank of thailand (29 Jul 2021)
  • Bangkok Rainy
    25° /33°
  • Phuket Cloudy
    27° /33°
  • Surat Thani Cloudy
    24° /34°
  • Pattaya Rainy
    27° /32°
  • Chiang Mai Rainy
    25° /32°
  • Kanchanaburi Rainy
    25° /33°
SET
1,537.94
+0.31
SET50
918.26
+0.54
SET100
2,098.27
+0.54
sSET
1,011.35
+5.39
SETCLMV
1,007.87
-0.08
SETHD
1,049.33
+0.28
SETTHSI
952.24
+1.67
Source: settrade.com (29 Jul 2021)
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL 91
29.28
GASOHOL 95
29.55
GASOHOL E20
28.04
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL E85
22.74
DIESEL
29.09
NGV
14.31
Source : PTT (29 Jul 2021)
BUY ฿
SELL ฿
BAR (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
28,200.00
28,300.00
ORNAMENT (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
27,697.32
28,800.00
Source: GoldTraders (29 Jul 2021)

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