Archive for May 1st, 2021

Thailand to speed up vaccine rollout to achieve target of 50 million people by year’s end

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Pattayamail | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to closely collaborate with the private sector to speed up the vaccine rollout and achieve the target of inoculating 50 million [...] » More

Island banking on Samui Sealed Route

01-May-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The Samui Sealed Route model is committed to the same schedule to bring back vaccinated travellers from July 1 despite hurdles from the fresh round of infections. Ratchaporn [...] » More

TAA chief expecting measured progress

01-May-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Thai AirAsia (TAA) sees the resumption of international flights as a key for airlines to make a profit, but this may not happen for two years as the country’s reopening [...] » More

Thai students in deteriorating health after hunger strike, say lawyers

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Theguardian | 5:02 AM

Two Thai students imprisoned for leading mass protests that called for reform of the monarchy are in deteriorating health after spending up to six weeks on hunger strike, [...] » More

Thailand NGOs: Transparency bill could ‘shut down’ civil society

01-May-2021 Intellasia | DW | 5:02 AM

The Thai government is seeking to pass legislation targeting non-profits in the name of transparency. Activists, however, have slammed the proposal, saying it is designed to [...] » More

SCG set to finish IPO plan study

01-May-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

SET-listed Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest cement maker, expects to complete its feasibility study on an initial public offering plan for its SCG Chemicals [...] » More

CPN offers support for rollout

01-May-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) is offering its shopping centres as locations for public vaccination sites in partnership with local governments, hospitals and [...] » More

Restrictions tighten nationwide, Bangkok and 5 other provinces now ‘dark red’ zones

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Thethaiger | 5:02 AM

Disease control restrictions are tightening nationwide. Bangkok and 5 other provinces with a high number of Covid-19 infections are now classified as “dark red” [...] » More

Thailand faces ‘tight situation’ for hospital beds, those with many COVID-19 symptoms to get priority

01-May-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

A shortage of hospital beds in Thailand has put a strain on its public health system as a new wave of COVID-19 infected more than 34,000 patients this month. On Thursday [...] » More

Thailand to lengthen quarantine period for visitors as Covid-19 rages

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 5:02 AM

Thailand on Thursday (April 29) reimposed a 14-day quarantine on visitors and banned dining in restaurants in Bangkok and five other provinces to battle a deadly Covid-19 [...] » More

Rapidly-spreading UK variant proving more deadly in Thailand

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Thethaiger | 5:02 AM

Thailand’s Covid-19 death toll has risen dramatically in the third wave of the virus, with an additional 15 deaths reported today. The surging death toll is being [...] » More

Former Norwegian minister warns against travel to Thailand due to fugitive murder suspect

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Thethaiger | 5:02 AM

A former Norweigan justice minister is calling on the country to boycott holiday trips to Thailand due to reports that a man wanted for allegedly killing a Norwegian woman in [...] » More

PromptPay linked to Singapore’s PayNow

01-May-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have embarked on a digital payment linkage between the two countries via the PromptPay and PayNow [...] » More

Thailand accelerates production of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Biospectrumasia | 5:02 AM

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Siam Bioscience as a manufacturing facility for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. The first batch of the vaccine [...] » More

Thai court denies bail for activists on hunger strike over royal insults

Thai court denies bail for activists on hunger strike over royal insults

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A court in Thailand on Thursday denied bail for seven detained activists accused of insulting the king, two of whom have deteriorating health from more than a month of hunger [...] » More