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SSO looks to cut SSF contributions

The Social Security Office (SSO) is to seek the cabinet's approval to cut social security fund (SSF) contributions to support those affected by Covid-19 for three months.

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Social security contributions
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NHSO seeks B9.8bn boost

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) will seek an additional budget of 9.8 billion baht to help those affected by the third wave of Covid-19.

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Covid costs rise
04:19

PM's men go after Suthipong again

Representatives of the prime minister lodged another complaint with police against a singer for criticising the government's vaccine procurement plan.

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For vaccine critic
04:08

Fair auction to determine fate of Thaicom satellites

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry says a fair auction will be held to determine the operator of Thaicom's 4 and 6 satellites.

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Fate of Thaicom satellites
04:06

Markets plunge as inflation prompts interest rate fears

Stock markets plunged in Thailand and around the globe on Thursday as investors panicked over the possibility of interest rates rising.

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Interest rate fears
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EV industry gifted investment privileges

The National New Generation Vehicle Committee has approved investment privileges for electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping businesses.

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Investment privileges
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TAT slashes goal for local tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has downgraded its outlook for domestic trips and tourism receipts this year.

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TAT slashes goal
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Vaccination walk-ins delayed

Walk-in services for Covid-19 vaccination will not be ready until next month, authorities said on Thursday.

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Walk-ins delayed
03:45

Major US pipeline delivering fuel but shortages continue

WASHINGTON - The major US pipeline network shut down by a cyber attack said Thursday it has resumed fuel deliveries, but gas stations up and down the east coast were still facing shortages after a wave of panic buying.

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Major US pipeline delivering fuel but shortages continue
02:45

US lifts indoor mask mandate for vaccinated people

WASHINGTON - The top US health agency on Thursday announced it was lifting mask-wearing requirements for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a watershed moment in the pandemic.

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US lifts indoor mask mandate for vaccinated people
13 May 2021

Myanmar news outlet says its journalist jailed for incitement

A journalist who reported on protests against this year's coup in Myanmar has been jailed for three years for incitement, his news organisation said, among the first guilty verdicts against media workers under the ruling military junta.

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Myanmar news outlet says its journalist jailed for incitement
13 May 2021

Thai FDA approves Moderna vaccine

Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency use authorisation for the Covid-19 vaccine of Moderna, an FDA official said.

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Thai FDA approves Moderna vaccine
13 May 2021

Fight against Covid in jails ramps up

The Corrections Department is ramping up efforts to contain the Covid-19 outbreak at two prisons in Bangkok, where nearly 3,000 inmates have tested positive for the disease.

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Focus on jails
13 May 2021

The world finally accepts much-maligned Covid shot

Indonesia is about to announce a glowing report on Sinovac vaccine based on a study on 128,000 health workers.

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Unsung hero?
13 May 2021

Health official dies after being vaccinated

A public health official has died seven days after being given a Covid-19 vaccine, deputy permanent secretary for health Sura Wisetsak said on Thursday.

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Health official dies after being vaccinated
13 May 2021

New cluster at Chaeng Wattana workers' camp

A total of 196 out of 300 workers tested for Covid-19 at a construction camp on Chaeng Wattana Road were found to be infected, according to a government MP for Bangkok.

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New cluster at Chaeng Wattana workers' camp
13 May 2021

32 Covid deaths, 4,887 new cases

A record surge in reported daily coronavirus cases to 4,887 includes results of mass testing in prisons over a longer period, with only 2,052 in local communities, the government's spokesman says.

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+32 Covid deaths
13 May 2021

Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement

YANGON: Myanmar's Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country's nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new junta.

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Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement
13 May 2021

More than 4,000 Indians die of Covid-19 for second straight day

NEW DELHI: India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, but the virus is rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing.

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More than 4,000 Indians die of Covid-19 for second straight day
13 May 2021

Two foreign climbers die on Everest

KATHMANDU: Two climbers, from the United States and Switzerland, have died on Mount Everest, the first fatalities of this year's season, expedition organisers in Nepal said on Thursday.

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Two foreign climbers die on Everest