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SSO jabs to resume Monday
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 16:57:00 +0700

The labour minister says Covid-19 vaccinations for company employees under the Social Security Office will likely resume on Monday, a day after the office announced it would delay the jabs until June 28.

SEC bans trade in gimmick tokens and NFTs
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:48:00 +0700

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has banned digital asset exchanges from trading meme- or fan-based tokens, non-fungible tokens and exchange-issued tokens.

All Euro 2020 matches live in Thailand
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:27:00 +0700

Local football fans finally have a chance to watch all Euro 2020 matches live, starting with the first game between Italy and Turkey in the wee hours of Saturday.

Slow path to recovery
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:18:00 +0700

While the hospitality sector in Asia is struggling to survive the pandemic, hotels in Europe are already reporting signs of improvement.

Alpha variant '88% dominant' in kingdom
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0700

Almost 90% of the coronavirus cases found in Thailand are of the Alpha coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom, according to the Department of Medical Sciences.

Jab success supports 5% Q4 growth tally
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:17:00 +0700

The third wave of the pandemic is projected to end in July, which could support Thai economic growth of 5% in the final quarter this year if the government can maintain a vaccination rate of 400,000 doses per day, says Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research).

UN urges clampdown on precursor traffic
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0700

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has urged regional governments to focus on suppressing precursor substance trafficking to end the cross-border trade of drugs.

Crackdown on workers moving between sites
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:12:00 +0700

Soldiers, police and thessakij inspectors will combine forces to keep an eye on construction camp sites in Bangkok after some workers were relocated despite orders for them to stay put, says the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Prawit scoffs at 'early election'
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Thursday brushed aside speculation that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha might call an early general election.

Serbia player Djurdjevic banned for racist gesture
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 06:21:00 +0700

Serbia libero Sanja Djurdjevic has been given a two-game suspension for her racist gesture during the match against Thailand in the 2021 FIVB Women's Nations League last week.

Travel News

Work dries up for Jordan's donkeys as coronavirus cripples tourism
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:45:00 +0700

PETRA, Jordan: Herds of hard-working donkeys once carried hordes of tourists on the rocky paths of Jordan's Petra, but visitor numbers crashed amid the pandemic and the loyal animals are left without a job.

Koh Lan welcomes back tourists
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Koh Lan in Chon Buri will reopen to visitors on June 14.

Glory and distinction
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

During the past two decades of the Unesco Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, 14 places in Thailand have received recognition.

Incentives offered to foreign filmmakers
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The revenue from foreign film production in Thailand has doubled during the first four months of this year.

Avengers to welcome Marvel fans at new campus
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

ANAHEIM, California: Spider-Man will fly high above Disneyland Resort's new Avengers Campus in California when it starts welcoming the public on Friday, tumbling through the air as guests below meet Iron Man, Black Panther and other Marvel superheroes.

Come fly with me
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Among the many things that we've lost during this pandemic, the ability to get on a plane on a whim and fancy has been the biggest. If you've ever been to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in the past months to just walk around with a trolley to remind yourself what it feels like waiting for your flight (no? just me then?), then you'll know that the airport is a shadow of its former self. Even if...

Virtual dose of history and culture
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:10:00 +0700

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we've been secluded at home for a few months and experienced travel restrictions as tourist attractions and entertainment venues remain closed.

Let your tourist photos pay off in travel contest
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is accepting entries for the "Travel Content Contest" for travel enthusiasts of all ages to produce content that promotes tourism within the country.

Explore some great trails in Khao Yai
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

During the rainy season, you may be on the hunt for a great trek and one popular destination is Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Two piers in South get upgrade
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The Marine Department is upgrading two piers in Trang and Krabi.

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