Thai Government introduces financial security packages for freelancers

With a mission to improve the livelihoods of some 19.6 million informal workers, Ms. Rachada said the Cabinet has approved in principle the draft informal worker’s welfare and protection bill

Thailand to Freeze Chicken Prices for Six Months

Officials say chicken and egg supplies are still able to meet consumer demand, with pork being the only product with issues due to low supply and high demand.

Wavering Consumers Confidence Due to Omicron Variant

According to TRA Vice President Chatchai Tuongratanaphan, the Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) for December 2021 showed a less-than-optimistic outlook due to new COVID-19 infections from the Omicron strain. The RSI in December was at 68.4, increasing only 6 points compared to 62.1 in November.

Restrictions Lifted for Travelers Arriving from African Nations

Travelers departing from African countries can now register for the Thailand Pass to enter the Kingdom under the Sandbox program from 11 January 2022.

Thailand raises to level 4 alert for COVID-19

Thailand’s COVID-19 alert has been raised from Level 3 to Level 4 today (Thursday), with more restrictive measures to be announced in the near future, according to Public Health Permanent Secretary Kiattibhoom Vongrachit.

Omicron: Thai expert predicts more cases but with possible herd Immunity

Dr Manoon believes the Omicron strain will eventually infect everyone, whether they have been vaccinated or not, causing entire populations to achieve herd immunity. He suggests that the variant will operate as a live attenuated vaccine, delivering stronger immunity stimulation than existing COVID vaccines.

New Year Spending Hits 12-Year-Low Due to Omicron Fears

The UTCC’s Center for Economic and Business Forecasting (UTCC-CEBF) released its economic projections for the 2022 New Year holiday season, anticipating spending to be the lowest in 12 years.

Thailand to Revise “Test & Go” Country List Amid Omicron Spread

According to Dr Supakij Sirilak, director-general of the Department of Medical Sciences (DMS), 25% of arrivals who test positive for COVID-19 are now being found to be infected with the Omicron strain.