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Covid-19 Thailand – Latest Updates (9th July, 2020)

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Cases – 3,202(+ 5)   Recovered – 3,085(+ 11)   Hospitalized – 59   Died – 58

Thailand expects to receive 8.2 million tourists this year

Tourist arrivals in Thailand are ticking up as the kingdom eases some of its restrictions to welcome foreign travellers starting July 1.

In its latest forecast, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said as international air traffic resumes to about 10 per cent of pre-COVID-19 pandemic level, tourist arrivals this year may drop to 8.2 million and tourism receipts are  projected to plunge to 396 billion baht.

TAT said Thailand welcomed 6.7 million tourists in the first three months this year and zero international tourists from April 3 to June 30  following Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand’s decision to impose an international flight ban.

As Thailand plans to implement travel bubbles with countries that have managed to contain COVID-19, TAT forecasts Thailand will receive between 14 and 16 million tourists this year.

Full Story: Benama

 

First wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand ends

Dr. Anupong Sujariyakul, expert from the Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Preventive Medicine, Department of Disease Control, said on July 8 that the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after the country has not seen any new local COVID-19 case for 44 consecutive days.

Hanoi (VNA) – Dr. Anupong Sujariyakul, expert from the Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Preventive Medicine, Department of Disease Control, said on July 8 that the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after the country has not seen any new local COVID-19 case for 44 consecutive days.

However, he warned the Thais to be prepared for a second wave of infections, as the contagion is still spreading in many parts of the world, with several countries already experiencing a second wave.

Full Story:Vietnamplus

 

Biosphere Reserves respond to Covid-19 pandemic

Biosphere Reserves are places that provide local solutions to global challenges. They seek to better understand and improve the relationship between people and nature.

Around the world, Biosphere Reserve communities are taking creative approaches to address the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Thailand, Biosphere Reserves have been promoting sustainable agricultural practices to improve the livelihoods of the community living within the area.

Full Story: Webwire