Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has suggested “four changes” involving vaccine procurement and distribution, relief measures and bureaucratic attitudes to contain the third wave of Covid-19.
At least one person was killed and tens of thousands fled their homes as Super Typhoon Surigae made a close approach to the Philippines’ eastern provinces.
The Bank of Thailand said on Monday the current Covid-19 outbreak was highly uncertain and it was ready to introduce necessary assistance measures in addition to recent support schemes.
AYUTTHAYA: Police have arrested two suspects and recovered 24 water pumps they had allegedly stolen from rice fields in Ayutthaya and Saraburi provinces, Provincial Police Region 1 commissioner Pol Lt Gen Ampol Buarapporn said at a press conference on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Microsoft Corporation will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies, the neighbouring nation's prime minister said on Monday.
PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial on the grounds he acted in delirium due to drug-taking, in an interview published Monday.
MANILA: The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, health officials said on Monday, ending a temporary suspension over reports of rare blood clots in younger recipients overseas.
Gulf Energy Development, led by billionaire Sarath Ratanavadi, launches a 169 billion baht bid for Intouch Holdings, which controls the country's largest mobile phone operator, AIS.
Three Covid-19 fatalities Monday raises Thailand toll to 104, but new cases drop to 1,394 for accumulated total of 43,742; government stresses 'stay home' policy.
BRUSSELS: EU foreign ministers are set to meet virtually Monday for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United States warned Moscow of "consequences" if the Kremlin critic dies in prison and tensions soared over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine's border.
WASHINGTON: The hard-hit United States has passed a hopeful milestone as half its adults have had at least one Covid vaccine dose and from Monday all its over 18s will be eligible to get their shot.
LAHORE, Pakistan: Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical Islamist group as part of their campaign to get the French ambassador expelled have been released, officials said Monday.