Business

Thailand plans to reopen borders to foreign workers amid shortage

  By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia THAILAND plans to reopen its borders to workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, a government official said today (Nov 9), in a bid to ease a labour shortage that is hurting its export and tourism-dependent economy. Pairote Chotikasathien, from the Ministry of Labour, said the rules

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Business

Association slams camp closure,10 billion baht loss estimated

THE Thai Contractors Association under His Majesty the King’s patronage criticised the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) decision to close construction workers camps in Bangkok for a month pointing out that there are some key issues not addressed while industry-wide damage during this period is estimated to reach 10 billion baht, Siam Rath newspaper

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Coronavirus

15 workers infected with Indian Covid variant, emergency extended

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said this afternoon (May 21) that many workers at a camp in Laksi district of Bangkok have contracted coronavirus with 15 of them infected with the Indian strain, Thai Rath newspaper said. He also stated that CCSA’s Management Committee agreed to extend the

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Coronavirus

Covid kills a dentist while 512 health workers are infected

THE current wave coronavirus outbreak has led 512 medical personnel becoming infected in 57 provinces with one dentist who was suffering from an underlying disease succumbing to the disease, TV Channel 7 said this afternoon. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said the majority of the 512 medical workers infected

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Coronavirus

Video clip of illegal aliens crossing into Thailand sparks fear online

ALTHOUGH governors of provinces bordering Myanmar have been told to step up control of natural crossings to prevent Myanmar job-seekers from slipping through, with the neighbouring country now hit by a second wave of Covid-19 outbreak, many of them continue trying to illegally get across, Sanook.com reported today (Sept. 6, 2020). The well-known Mor Lab

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