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Economic recovery could take longer than predicted, central bank says
Thailand’s economy will take longer than expected to bounce back to pre-Covid levels, the Bank of Thailand’s governor, Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, said on Thursday.
Source – The Thai Enquirer
More Omicron detected
Thailand has detected a potential Omicron case in a Thai man arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a test underway to confirm whether he is the fourth COVID 19 Omicron variant infection in the country, as the first three detections have now been confirmed, said Director-General of the Medical Sciences Department Dr. Supakit Sirilak, today (Thursday).
Thai tourists prepare for the weekend
Thai travelers are shrugging off concerns about the Covid 19 Omicron variant, with a recent survey indicating local tourists would generate 5.72 billion baht in the upcoming long-weekend holiday.
Source – The Bangkok Post – Thaiger
Foreign demand is still tepid- The Thai Pass
The country’s reopening on Nov 1 marked the first step towards rebuilding the battered tourism industry, but the process will likely take several years as international demand is still sluggish and a new Covid variant just emerged.
Source – The Bangkok Post
The Thailand Pass Insurance Review
BoT concerned over the use of digital assets to make payments
The Bank of Thailand is concerned about the use of digital assets to pay for goods and services because of their price volatility. Using digital assets as payment for goods and services has become a growing trend.
Source – The Bangkok Post
Two Nigerians caught after illegally entering Thailand from Cambodia
Two Nigerians were arrested by Thai border security forces yesterday after they slipped across the Thai-Cambodian border into Ta Phraya district of the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, reportedly to apply for passports in Thailand.
Source – Thai PBS World
Black panther verdict: Construction tycoon must go to jail, Supreme Court
Thailand’s top court ruled Wednesday that a powerful construction tycoon and his underlying accomplices must go to jail for their roles in poaching protected wild animals nearly four years ago.
Source – Coconuts Bangkok
The Phuket Sandbox News
Phuket to host powerboat, real jet-ski races
The Phuket Thailand Power Boat 2021 competition, with high-speed powerboat and jet-ski races, will be held at Karon Beach on Dec 18-19.
No Omicron in Phuket, assure officials
Phuket Immigration Chief Col Thanet Sukchai and Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong have both assured that the Omicron variant of COVID 19 has not yet been found in Phuket and that all the tourist arrivals from Africa still on the island have tested negative for the virus.
Phuket gets new state drug rehab
A new state-run drug rehabilitation center has opened on the island in the hope of steering more people away from using, and dealing, drugs.
Source – The Phuket News
00:00 – The Daily COVID numbers and Omicron
02:54 – Economic recovery could take longer than predicted
05:18 – Thai tourists prepare for the weekend
07:42 – Foreign demand still tepid – Thailand Pass Insurance review
18:32 – BoT concern over the use of digital assets to make payments
20:53 – Two Nigerians caught after illegally entering Thailand
22:19 – Black panther verdict upheld
24:30 – The Phuket News Report
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