Prevention with positivity

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The Bangkok Post

A rapid increase in Covid-19 infections across continents — triggered by the highly contagious variant Omicron — looks certain to mar the festive mood during the year-end holidays, but has yet to grip the whole business sector. Businesses want economic activities to continue along with sufficiently strict preventive measures, rather than draconian lockdowns. The government is preparing itself financially to cope with the possible impact of Omicron. CONFIDENCE BOOST? Chamnan Srisawat, president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, said studies of Omicron have shown the variant is less likely to … Read more about Prevention with positivity

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Spare ‘Toon’ from carping over his run

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The Bangkok Post

With the dark shadow of the Omicron variant looming, the year 2022, which is just a week away, was never going to be a year of untold happiness to begin with for most people in the world, including Thailand. The coronavirus variant has now spread to more than 100 countries and is the dominant variant among new infections in the United States and several other countries. In Thailand, more than 200 cases had been confirmed as of Friday. The figures will pick up soon, but the pace will not, hopefully, be as fast as that witnessed in several Western countries because most Thais wear their face mas… Read more about Spare ‘Toon’ from carping over his run

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Dr Dolittle Prayut does little but talk

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made ludicrous headlines again when he broached the subject of animals during his official visit to southern border provinces. It is not surprising that the macho general again doted on creatures. A few years ago, he shared a photo of him in casual clothes and a cuddly dog on his lap. However, his interaction with animals in provincial trips often lands him in hot water. On Dec 15, he told locals in Yala that the government is working hard to alleviate poverty and then passed on his latest advice: “How can we reduce your spending? If every household raises two … Read more about Dr Dolittle Prayut does little but talk

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How a proposed tax on share trading will affect investors

The Finance Ministry is considering levying a financial transaction tax (FTT) on stock trading next year, but a decision will depend on economic conditions, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith revealed recently.What is FTT?The ministry is consid…

Thailand book place in AFF Suzuki Cup final

Thailand booked their place in the AFF Suzuki Cup final for a ninth time in 13 attempts after they held defending champions Vietnam to a goalless draw on Sunday in the second leg of the semi-finals to complete a 2-0 aggregate victory. The Vietnamese do…