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  • Khon Kaen set to become transport hub
    The second phase of the Sino-Thai high-speed railway (HSR) will help Khon Kaen realise its potential as a transport hub in the Northeast, according to provincial governor Somsak Jangtrukul.
    15 July 2020
  • BoT predicts two-year recovery path
    Thailand's economy is expected to take two years to fully recuperate, assuming there is widespread administration of a coronavirus vaccine, says the Bank of Thailand's chief.
    15 July 2020
  • Rayong locals irate over Covid case
    Villagers and businesses in Rayong are enraged by the government's failure to warn them about the movements of a coronavirus-infected soldier from Egypt who broke self-quarantine rules to go to a mall during a stopover in Thailand.
    15 July 2020
  • Prayut lures Chinese back
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday urged Chinese investors to return to the kingdom now the coronavirus situation in both countries has largely subsided, saying the Thai government will fully support them, according to officials.
    15 July 2020
  • Plug virus loopholes, orders PM
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities to review privileges given to foreign diplomats and family members, and military delegations after an Egyptian soldier and the daughter of a Sudanese attache who tested positive were exempted from quarantine.
    15 July 2020
  • Prayut apologises, vows to step up measures
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has apologised to the people for lax Covid-91 measures which failed to effectively put dozens of foreign visitors in quarantine.
    14 July 2020
  • Visits by foreign diplomats, business reps suspended
    The government has temporarily banned the entry of foreign diplomats and special business representatives after the young daughter of the Sudanese attache was found to be infected with the coronavirus after the family arrived from Khartoum.
    14 July 2020
  • Egyptian embassy blamed for quarantine dodgers
    The government said on Tuesday the Egyptian embassy dodged quarantine for its 31-strong military party visiting Rayong province, and 1,889 local people who went to the same malls as the Egyptian who tested positive for Covid-19 now face home quarantine.
    14 July 2020
  • 7 new Covid cases Tuesday
    The government reported that seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, all Thai nationals who recently returned from abroad -- six from Egypt and one from the US. The death toll remained at 58.
    14 July 2020
  • Closed borders pose tourism risk
    If the country does not let foreign tourists in by the end of the year, some 60% of hospitality enterprises are at risk of going out of business, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry.
    14 July 2020