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Thailand: Commercial flights face strict disease-control rules

Commercial airlines have been told to adopt strict anti-disease transmission rules when they resume domestic flights on May 1, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). While returning to the skies is the airlines’ right, they must operate flights differently, said Chula Sukmanop, the CAAT director-general. The airlines, mostly low-cost carriers, will meet […]

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Thailand: Mall operators beef up hygiene, safety

Two shopping centre operators, Central Pattana and Rangsit Plaza, are revving up preparations of hygiene and safety measures at complexes to reassure shoppers’ confidence once the malls are allowed to fully reopen. Wallaya Chirathivat, deputy chief executive of Central Pattana Plc, the operator of Central shopping complexes, said the company has put in place a […]

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No negative oil prices in Thailand

Oil prices in Thailand are unlikely to fall below zero in line with what happened in the US on Monday for the first time in history, as other index prices around the world remain intact. Energy expert Manoon Siriwan said local retail oil prices are still in a downward trend and will stay below US$30 […]

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Thailand: FTI calls for power bills to be suspended

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is calling on the government to suspend electricity payments for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and households for four months, charging at cost for power in order to provide relief for businesses suffering from the Covid-19 crisis. FTI chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree said the government should also reduce electricity bills […]

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