Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered responsible state agencies to re-evaluate existing consumption stimulus packages, particularly the "Ying Chai Ying Dai" (the more you spend, the more you get) e-voucher cashback scheme, which has attracted fewer participants than expected.
The country had 119 new Covid-19 fatalities and 14,269 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Saturday morning.
The Tokyo Olympics were declared open in an eerily empty stadium after defying a year's pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats that will make them perhaps the most unusual Games in history.
A protest erupted at a prison in Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Friday against what activists said was a worsening Covid-19 outbreak at the jail, which is used to hold opponents of February's military takeover.
HONG KONG: K-pop boy band BTS has just received a rare non-musical title - South Korea's special envoy for public diplomacy.
The Protocol Division of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is being probed and criticised for seeking a special allocation of Moderna vaccine for its personnel and their families.
NAKHON SAWAN: With use of herbal extracts to treat Covid-19 symptoms gaining popularity, a rising demand for krachai khao, or fingerroot, is generating a handsome income for growers in this province.
SINGAPORE: Singapore has postponed its National Day parade scheduled for Aug 9 amid mounting public concern over a new wave of Cvoid-19 infections in the city-state.
Exports in June grew at the highest level in 11 years as global demand increased, a trend which is expected to continue, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday.