Thailand Daily News (Bangkok Post)

  • NSTDA unveils app, virus-killing robot
    The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has ushered in a robot to kill viruses using ultraviolet (UV) light in its fight against Covid-19 as well as an app to track people at risk of contracting the coronavirus, allowing them to self-assess their health condition. ... Read more
  • Curfew starts today
    The government has imposed a curfew, banning all people nationwide from leaving their homes from 10pm to 4am starting tonight, in its latest move to contain the spread of coronavirus. ... Read more
  • Teens jailed for breaching gathering ban, drug use
    Eighteen teenagers were handed jail terms for violating the terms of the Emergency Decree by holding a party and abusing drugs in Ayutthaya amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ... Read more
  • PTT files PTTOR offering
    National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc is pushing ahead with its plan to list its wholly owned subsidiary, PTT Oil and Retail Business Co (PTTOR), on the Stock Exchange of Thailand by floating shares accounting for 25%. ... Read more
  • Hotels eyed as isolation area
    The Ministry of Public Health is eyeing privately-owned hotels suffering financially as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic to join the ministry's scheme to provide isolation space for people at risk of infection. ... Read more
  • Man's death leads to search for new cases
    Authorities are trying to trace people who came in contact with the latest Covid-19 fatality, a 57-year-old man who had returned from Pakistan and died travelling on a southbound train on Monday night. ... Read more
  • Govt seeks Myanmar, Laos talks to deal with haze
    Thailand will seek talks with Myanmar and Laos to lend strength to the fight against haze and smog pollution, according to Jatuporn Buruspat, the natural resources and environment permanent secretary. ... Read more
  • World Bank warns of 5% GDP decline in worst-case forecast
    The Thai economy would shrink by 5% this year in the World Bank's worst-case scenario, with the coronavirus outbreak compounding existing problems like drought, stagnant wage growth, rising unemployment and growing poverty. ... Read more
  • Casting a wary eye towards the future
    Having outlived two economic crises that produced disastrous outcomes for the global economy, stockbroker turned food and drink entrepreneur Sirivat Voravetvuthikun has a warning: the coronavirus pandemic could be the worst economic crisis of his lifetime, posing an explicit danger to Thailand's economic well-being. ... Read more
  • NBTC: Data use up 11.1%
    Data usage among customers of the three major mobile operators surged 11.1% in March from a month earlier as more people work from home during the outbreak, says the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). ... Read more

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