The government's ban on moving construction workers during the latest Covid-19 uptick has adversely impacted the progress of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) said on Tuesday.
Cabinet approves additional B46bn in virus relief measures
The cabinet approved an additional 46 billion baht of support measures on Tuesday for education and Covid-19-related assistance as the country tackles its biggest wave of coronavirus infections to date.
A ministry has planned to apply for a new Guinness World Record for the longest petrified log after realising the piece found in Tak province 18 years ago was longer than the current record holder in China.
The Public Health Ministry insists the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, which was donated by the United States and expected to arrive on Wednesday, will be given to all frontline health workers across the country.
Cabinet approves green chiretta for Covid patients
The cabinet on Tuesday approved the use of green chiretta (in Thai, Fah Talai Jone) to treat asymptomatic Covid patients after the Corrections Department reported success giving it to infected prison inmates.
Flooding in Myanmar has displaced hundreds of people, residents said on Tuesday, adding to the misery of a nation struggling against a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak while living through the chaos created by a military coup in February.
Phuket tourism experiment risks suspension as Covid cases surge
A flareup in coronavirus cases in Phuket, the country’s first tourism hotspot to waive quarantine for vaccinated foreign visitors, is threatening to scuttle the experiment seen as a model for other tourism-reliant nations to reopen borders.