Immigration forms at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

Thailand’s delicate balancing act of combating COVID-19 and reviving economy

Thais are deeply worried about the government’s plan to reopen the country and resume normal business operations by October, as daily infections and deaths rise again amid a bumpy vaccine rollout.

Recent opinion polls suggest most Thais disagree with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s vow to lift all travel restrictions in 120 days, fearing this will fuel new COVID-19 outbreaks.

On Saturday (June 26), the government announced a partial lockdown in Bangkok and nine other provinces from June 28.

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By Thai PBS World


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