+7,122 Covid cases

+7,122 Covid cases

The local infection rate is slowly rising, in line with the global trend, but daily coronavirus-related deaths remain low, a senior health official says.

13:40

Household cannabis

The Public Health Ministry will on Wednesday propose to totally delist cannabis from the narcotics list, paving the way for households to grow the plant legally.

04:00 40
Household cannabis

Cannabis confusion

Plant remains a tightly controlled substance despite legal amendments.

06:00 11
Cannabis confusion

Test & Go redux

The expected resumption of the Test & Go tourism scheme in February should allow the country to attract at least 8 million tourists this year - Tourism and Sports Ministry.

05:34 27
Test & Go redux

Omicron out-muscles Delta as cases surge

Bangkok has surpassed 10,000 new cases since the beginning of the latest Covid-19 wave as the Omicron variant is now accounting for around 90% of all new infections.

05:00
Omicron out-muscles Delta as cases surge

Extra info on 'Billy' case

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has submitted additional information relating to the disappearance of Karen rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen to the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), which the office needs for further legal action.

04:23 6
Extra info on 'Billy' case

Stalled orbital slots

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn plans to hold discussions with the telecom regulator and security agencies to come up with a resolution that paves the way for some satellite orbital slots being allocated to National Telecom (NT) to be used for security purpose and public interest.

05:44
Stalled orbital slots

Last updated: Jan 19, 2022 at 12:52 hrs.

Thailand situation

  • Total cases:2,344,933
  • Recovered:2,241,363
  • Daily New Cases:7,122
  • Deaths:21,971
  • Rank:26
editor’s pick
The outsider's insider

The outsider's insider

Artist Prach Pimarnman grew up straddling cultures in Bangkok, where he was born, and the Deep South, where he is from. He captures this dichotomy in the exhibition 'Orang Siyae, Oghae Nayu'.

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