The World Health Organization declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19, first detected in southern Africa, to be a variant of concern and renamed it Omicron.
The Royal Thai Police came out to quell media speculation that Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya was in Austria.
Curfew will be lifted on Dec 1, antigen testing will replace RT-PCR on Dec 16 and border entry will be allowed in Nong Khai on Dec 24, but night entertainment venues will remain shut, says CCSA.
Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, wanted for an infamous hit-and-run case from 2012, is believed to be in Austria, though police have no evidence of his residency there.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said his productive video conference with the founder of Huawei Technologies Co will lead to close cooperation in many areas.
Several advocacy groups campaigning for marriage equality on Wednesday petitioned the opposition Pheu Thai Party to support their bid to propose amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code that allows only a man and a woman to register their marriage and enjoy legal benefits of that relationship.