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News by Country: Thailand

23 October 2020


·      Thai protests build as pandemic fuels unrest across Southeast Asia (Nikkei Asia, 21 October 2020)

·      3M Thailand joins ASEAN CARES: COVID-19 Relief Programme for the Most Vulnerable (Bangkok Post, 19 October 2020)

·      Stories of the Phuket tourism workers hit hard by plunge in travel to Thailand amid the Covid-19 crisis (SCMP, 18 October 2020)

·      Amid Covid-19, Thailand takes a bold move to make tourism industry more sustainable and curb environmental damage (Hindustan Times, 15 October 2020)

·      Thailand to focus on boosting consumption, liquidity post-coronavirus, says finance minister (CNBC, 12 October 2020)

·      Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19 (Eturbo News, 10 October 2020)

·      Migrant workers to be granted grace period in Thailand amid COVID-19 pandemic (Xinhua Net, 7 October 2020)

·      Around 200 Thai workers leave for Israel as coronavirus 'eases' (The Jerusalem Post, 4 October 2020)

·      Mitsubishi Elevator sacks hundreds of workers as virus hits sales (Bangkok Post, 2 October 2020)

·      Thailand extends state of emergency, allows some foreign tourists (Kyodo News, 29 September 2020)

·      Protecting sex workers in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic: opportunities to build back better (Doc Wire News, 26 September 2020)

·      Returning to normal by 2021: a dream (Bangkok Post, 24 September 2020)

·      Hunger rife among Thai poor as Covid-19 batters economy (UCA News, 24 September 2020)

·      Out of work and out of options (Bangkok Post, 22 September 2020)

·      Govt aid for Thai Airways International's layoffs? (Bangkok Post, 18 September 2020)

·      Thailand's closed borders spread misery among neighbours (UCA News, 17 September 2020)

·      Govt urged to help laid-off Wingspan workers (Bangkok Post, 17 September 2020)

·      Understanding wages and allowances when calculating severance and other payments  (Bangkok Post, 16 September 2020)

·      Post Covid-19: Thailand proposes setting up Asean SMEs Recovery Facility (The Edge Markets, 10 September 2020)

·      Coronavirus: Thailand tourism body pushes for open borders with some nations (Straits Times, 10 September 2020)

·      Thai airport staff sue over pay dispute as virus hammers travel sector (Reuters, 9 September 2020)

·      Thailand puts border areas with Cambodia and Myanmar on high alert after Covid cases surge in Myanmar, 3 Cambodians arrested for illegal entry (Khmer Times, 8 September 2020)

·      Special visa eyed to serve long-staying travellers (Bangkok Post, 4 September 2020)

·      Thailand reports first domestic COVID-19 case in 100 days (CNA, 3 September 2020)

·      Thailand Steps Up Moei River Patrols Against Illegal Migrants From Myanmar (The Irrawaddy, 31 August 2020)

·      Ministry of Public Health requests to delay importing migrant workers from areas with Covid-19 infections (Pattaya News, 30 August 2020)

·      Tighter Covid-19 precautions for provinces bordering Myanmar (Bangkok Post, 28 August 2020)

·      Travel bug: Why tourism in Asia will never be the same (Nikkei Asian Review, 26 August 2020)

·      Exports drop, but show signs of recovery (Bangkok Post, 24 August 2020)

·      Covid-19 crisis hits hard for the elderly (Bangkok Post, 23 August 2020)

·      Thai Youth Want Power Returned To The People (The ASEAN Post, 22 August 2020)

·      Asia-Pacific: The coronavirus increases unemployment among young people (Asia News, 19 August 2020)

·      Tourism, trade badly hit; biggest drop in GDP since 1998 crisis (Straits Times, 18 August 2020)

·      Up to 1.76m face possible job loss (Bangkok Post, 18 August 2020)

·      Thailand ranked world's safest tourist destination amid COVID-19 (The Jakarta Post, 17 August 2020)

·      94 Thai workers in Uzbekistan happy to return home thanks to government assistance (Bangkok Post, 14 August 2020)

·      Special flight for 94 stranded workers (Bangkok Post, 11 August 2020)

·      Repatriation of Thai citizens from Bahrain suspended as embassy worker tests positive for virus (The Thaiger, 10 August 2020)

·      Thailand ready to open border for Cambodian migrant workers (Khmer Times, 6 August 2020)

·      Sex workers from Singapore to Bangkok feel COVID chill (Nikkei Asian Review, 5 August 2020)

·      Exporters cautioned as headwinds mount (Bangkok Post, 3 August 2020)

·      Thai lingerie maker lays off 753 workers over coronavirus downturn (Reuters, 31 July 2020)


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