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New Covid-19 clusters, with a total of 160 cases, were found in Bang Kae district of Bangkok, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported on Thursday.

The government on Thursday reported 18 new Covid-19 deaths over the past 24 hours, for a toll of 336, and 1,911 new cases, raising the total to 76,811.

The hotel sector is urging the government to extend domestic stimulus programmes to cover the high season in the final quarter, after those projects were interrupted by the third outbreak.

The Chiang Mai sandbox model will go ahead as planned on Oct 1 and target tourists from Asia as operators expect to receive a windfall from the Phuket sandbox.

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) slashed Thailand's economic growth forecast for 2021 on Wednesday for the second time this year to 1-2%, largely depending on the procurement and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has urged agencies to expedite the southern land bridge megaproject, which will connect the Gulf of Thailand with the Andaman Sea.

The SET Index fell by 33.91 points, or 2.1% to close on Wednesday at 1,549.22 points, dragged lower by US tech share and local share selloffs as local concerns also grow over the government's debt moratorium.

The government will hand out 7,000 baht each for four million people with high purchasing power and launch a new phase of "Khon La Khrueng" co-payment scheme as part of a new relief package worth 225 billion baht.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has dismissed a claim made online by ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in which he said the Pfizer vaccine was already in Thailand for emergency and exclusive use among a certain group of people.

The cabinet has approved the deferral of the full enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) slated for this June by another year, with the explanation the country is facing a difficult time with the pandemic and the legislation’s related processes have yet to be settled.

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