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Thai nationals take last flight from Singapore to avoid being stranded
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:13:00 +0700

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK: As airlines worldwide cut flights due to the coronavirus outbreak, the last service from Singapore to Bangkok departed on Saturday with only a few dozen passengers, mostly Thai citizens desperate to get home to ride out the pandemic.

People step up to lend a helping hand
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:05:00 +0700

With the number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand soaring past the 1,000 mark and deaths rising to six, life seems to have ground to a halt as people are having to stay at home under the Emergency Decree.

Society bands together to alleviate virus burden
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 04:00:00 +0700

'If Wuhan authorities can build field hospitals with 1,000 beds in 10 days, Korat province can develop field hospitals with several hundred beds in two days," Somchai Chatpathanasiri, owner of the Punjadara Hotel located in Nakhon Ratchasima province, says proudly.

58 infected in Japanese care centre
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 21:23:00 +0700

TOKYO: A total of 58 people, including 26 people with disabilities, have been infected with the new coronavirus at a welfare facility in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the local government said on Saturday.

Another death, 109 new cases, 1,245 total
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:03:00 +0700

The Public Health Ministry on Saturday reported 109 new coronavirus cases and one death, bringing the total to 1,245 cases and six fatalities.

Seven Thai airlines to seek B16bn bailout
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:33:00 +0700

Seven Thai airlines are likely to seek a 16-billion-baht bailout from the Finance Ministry so they can keep employees while their services are suspended.

Bank branches shuttered this weekend
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:55:00 +0700

At least 10 banks have announced they will close their branches on Saturday and Sunday to help prevent the spread of coronavirus ahead of the registration for aid for self-employed people.

Hotels seek aid to protect staff
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:30:00 +0700

Hundreds of hotels are seeking emergency assistance from the government to protect employees during legal temporary closure, which will prompt the Social Security Office to compensate workers.

Mass exodus may cause Covid-19 numbers to soar
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0700

A medical expert has predicted that Thailand could have 2,000 new Covid-19 cases in the next couple of weeks as a result of people fleeing Bangkok for their home provinces in the wake of the partial lockdown and invocation of the Emergency Decree.

TEST YOURSELF: Bangkok aglow
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:49:00 +0700

A Japanese photographer makes art in the city

Travel News

A time for solitude
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Starting on Thursday, Thailand is under a state of emergency. Hopefully, this will help the country cope with the Covid-19 pandemic more effectively. At the time of writing, a full lockdown is not yet announced. But in line with the emergency decree, it's likely that social distancing will no longer be urged but enforced. Only with people staying calmly at home will it be possible to keep the...

Fa Chom Kluen
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The accommodation offers 110 rooms including pool access rooms and Family Suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Bangkok Airways halts all international flights
Sat, 21 Mar 2020 20:58:00 +0700

Bangkok Airways says it is temporarily suspending all international flights from Sunday until further notice as the spread of the coronavirus has crippled travel demand worldwide.

Thai Lion Air suspending operations
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 18:42:00 +0700

Thai Lion Air is preparing to suspend operations from March 25, saying it has been battered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel.

Staycation sweepstakes
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Though Corona, the virus aka Covid-19, is forcing jet-setters to stay put, everywhere is not off limits. Of course, medical experts have suggested social distancing but with the lack of tourists coming into the City of Angles, we need to do our part to keep it afloat. If you're getting cabin fever, never fear. Guru has a list of places where you can spend the weekend or a few days to ward off the...

Health certificates required of all visitors
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:46:00 +0700

The government will extend the requirement of medical certificates and health insurance from Sunday to cover all visitors to the country regardless of nationalities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Australian airline Qantas to cut all international flights
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 07:45:00 +0700

SYDNEY: Australia's biggest airline Qantas said Thursday it would halt all international flights and suspend 20,000 staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic, days after the island nation's other main carrier Virgin shut its overseas routes.

Tourism minister to seek reprieve for overstayers
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:20:00 +0700

The Tourism Ministry will seek a reprieve for some 500,000 tourists who will end up overstaying their visa now that countries in Europe have started sealing their borders to deal with Covid-19.

Sleepy community wakes up
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Folding doors of wooden shophouses gradually opened as morning came. Some shop owners arranged their shelves and filled the space with packages of snacks, daily-use products, and even postcards, while some others prepared their cooking tools to make noodles and hot meals. Coffee shops started to turn on soft music.

Taiwan to shut borders to foreigners in bid to combat virus
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:25:00 +0700

Taiwan plans to bar all new arrivals by foreign nationals, adding to the growing ranks of governments shutting their borders in a bid to slow the global spread of the coronavirus.

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