10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 29, 2020
Highlights
  • Government needs alternatives if state of emergency is lifted – DPM Wissanu

    An alternative legal mechanism must be put in place, in parallel with the Communicable Disease Act, if the current state of emergency is to be lifted, otherwise there will be no legal instrument available to cope with a possible second wave of COVID-19 infections. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm said...
  • Thailand reports a single new COVID-19 case and no fatalities today

    After recording 11 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday and Friday, Thailand reported just one new infection and no fatalities today (Saturday). CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul said that the new patient is a Thai student, who was in a group of 39 people, mostly students, who arrived from Saudi...
  • Thailand’s curfew shortened to 11pm till 3am from Monday

    The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to shorten the night curfew by one hour, to 11pm until 3am effective June 1st. General Somsak Rungsita, secretary-general of the National Security Council, said today that the CCSA found it necessary to retain a curfew to prevent people from social...
  • Premier League return: the issues to resolve

    Premier League football is set to return on June 17 after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence.   Nothing realistically will stop Liverpool from being crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years. But there are a whole host of other issues to sort out, including relegation and next year's...
  • Thailand warned to brace for the second wave of COVID-19 infections

    The Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science at Siriraj Hospital has warned Thailand to prepare for the second outbreak of COVID-19, which he said is a certainty and, when it happens, the number of fatalities is expected to increase exponentially.   Speaking on the Mahidol TV Channel today, Professor...
Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

Phuket to reopen conditionally to visitors on Monday

Phuket to reopen conditionally to visitors on Monday

Two British scientific advisers warn it’s too soon to lift lockdown

Two British scientific advisers warn it’s too soon to lift lockdown

Creditor co-ops join financial firms to negotiate debt settlements with THAI

Creditor co-ops join financial firms to negotiate debt settlements with THAI

Trillion baht loan not needed had there not been a COVID-19 pandemic – PM

Trillion baht loan not needed had there not been a COVID-19 pandemic – PM

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 29, 2020
Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

Opposition wants special House panel to monitor spending of huge loan

Opposition wants special House panel to monitor spending of huge loan

Phuket to reopen conditionally to visitors on Monday

Phuket to reopen conditionally to visitors on Monday

Creditor co-ops join financial firms to negotiate debt settlements with THAI

Creditor co-ops join financial firms to negotiate debt settlements with THAI

Trillion baht loan not needed had there not been a COVID-19 pandemic – PM

Trillion baht loan not needed had there not been a COVID-19 pandemic – PM

Environment

Typhoon forces risky evacuations in virus-hit Philippines

A powerful typhoon hit the central Philippines Thursday, forcing a complicated and risky evacuation for tens of thousands already hunkered...

Student Movements

Popular party’s disbandment sparks information war

In the third of the series on the rising campus activism, ThaiPBS World’s Political Desk examines how students are using...

Coronavirus Outbreak

Profiles

From beauty queen to new face in Thailand’s COVID-19 battle

Crowned Miss Thailand 2008, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul returned to the spotlight last week as assistant spokeswoman of the Centre for...
I chose to study medicine because I want to serve society … I am interested in being a spokesperson too, because I want to express myself and believe communication is important, even for doctors

Around Thailand

Can COVID-19 kick-start long-distance learning?

The debate over when Thailand’s schools should reopen has become highly politicized, but it has also led to an intriguing...

Asean

Myanmar editor jailed for 2 years over coronavirus error

A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out...

Politics

Trillion baht loan not needed had there not been a COVID-19 pandemic – PM

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, responded to Opposition claims today that his government has mismanaged the country’s economy, to the...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Juggling WFH and childcare amid the COVID-19 crisis – how mothers stay positive

The coronavirus has upended all our lives one way or another. The Government has imposed strict social distancing measures, one...

Highlights of the week

How future of Thai politics will be like

Political analysts must primarily take stock of two things, which include a recent opinion poll predicting that “post-COVID-19 politics” will...
A key question is this: If Thaksin’s top lieutenants do form a new party, will it seek to prolong the delicate balance?

Political Pulse

Trump can’t do anything right with Twitter now

Saturday, May 30, 2020: Maybe every political rookie wouldn't do what Donald Trump did amid America's latest extreme racial tension,...
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