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18:34

Govt to lower Covid alert, ease curbs as infections slow

Covid restrictions are set to ease, with a lowered alert level, changes to colour-code zones, expansion of sandbox provinces and revival of Test & Go entry all under discussion.

18:34
Come back (soon)
17:29

Cabinet approves visa changes to woo wealthy foreigners

The cabinet approves visa changes to attract affluent foreigners for lengthy stays, targeting the rich, retirees, remote workers and skilled professionals.

17:29
Money, please
13:00

6,397 new Covid cases, 18 more deaths

The daily coronavirus-related death toll is up, to 18 from 13 last reported, and they were all in the senior age group, 70-93 years.

13:00
+6,397 Covid cases
07:11

Thailand 16th among Google removal rank

Thailand has made 1,147 requests for Google to take down content since 2011 with 95.2% related to government criticism -- the highest rate in the world.

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Thailand 16th among Google removal rank
06:31

Property developers want tax reductions to be extended

Real estate developers are calling for an extension of the 90% reduction in the rate of the land and building tax as the impact on the sector remains severe.

06:31 15
'Help them survive'
06:00

Anutin backs restoring Test & Go as Omicron fears ease

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul will propose restoring the Test & Go programme to win back overseas visitors and accelerate the economic recovery.

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Anutin backs restoring Test & Go
05:40

Subsidy slashed amid tepid travel

The Tourism and Sports Ministry will reduce the budget for the "Tour Teaw Thai" tour package subsidy programme, while slashing the scheme's projected tour packages from a million to 200,000 amid weak demand.

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Subsidy slashed
05:00

Booster mix effective against Omicron, study shows

Topping up full doses of old-tech Covid vaccines like Sinovac and AstraZeneca with an mRNA Pfizer booster shot produces high immunity against both Delta and Omicron, says the government.

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Mixed jabs effective
04:43

EEC investment forecast sees dramatic decline ahead

Infrastructure investment in the government's flagship Eastern Economic Corridor during 2022-2026 is estimated at only 398 billion baht.

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Dramatic decline ahead
04:30

Govt to help dropouts return to school

The government has launched a project to encourage children who dropped out of school to return and finish their education.

04:30 15
Govt to help dropouts return to school
04:00

PPRP loses South by-elections

The Palang Pracharath Party's (PPRP) failure to capture two House seats in Sunday's by-elections in Chumphon and Songkhla has prompted questions over whether the ruling party, which only just recently made inroads with voters in the South, is on the way out of government.

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PPRP loses South by-elections
17 Jan 2022

Govt mulls resuming quarantine-free travel programme

The government may revive the quarantine-free visa programme for vaccinated travellers from abroad, as fears of a new wave of Omicron-driven Covid cases recede.

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Test & Go again?
17 Jan 2022

Second Omicron-related death

An 84-year-old unvaccinated woman with terminal lung cancer is Thailand's second Omicron-related death.

17 Jan 2022 40
Elderly victim
17 Jan 2022

6,929 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths

The government on Monday announced 13 more Covid-19 fatalities - all elderly - and 6,929 new cases during the previous 24 hours.

17 Jan 2022
+6,929 Covid cases
17 Jan 2022

New year, new skills

Staying up to date digitally is important, but human skills matter more than ever.

17 Jan 2022
New year, new skills
17 Jan 2022

Balancing act in bid to raise revenue

The government is inching towards imposing taxes on some products and ending tax waivers to ensure fiscal stability and expand the tax base.

17 Jan 2022 20
Balancing act in bid to raise revenue
17 Jan 2022

Thanathorn under fire for jumping vaccine queue

Progressive Movement founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who has found himself in hot water amid allegations he jumped the queue to get his first dose of vaccine, has threatened lawsuits against anyone who tries to run his name through the mud.

17 Jan 2022 89
Thanathorn under fire
17 Jan 2022

Demographic doomsday

A labour shortage is pinching employers in several sectors thanks to the pandemic and falling birth rates.

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Demographic doomsday
17 Jan 2022

A 'welfare city' challenge

Democrat candidate Suchatvee Suwansawat says engineering background will help fix problems.

17 Jan 2022 14
A 'welfare city' challenge
17 Jan 2022

Ministry nixes land and building tax cut

The Finance Ministry will not consider this year extending the period of the land and building tax reduction because of the fiscal burden.

17 Jan 2022
Ministry nixes land and building tax cut