What The Media Are Saying – 30th April

Join us as we share the latest from local Asian news outlets.

The Bangkok Post write…

The number of Covid-19 tests on at-risk groups, such as healthcare workers, migrants and new prisoners, is expected to double next month, in line with the government’s efforts to contain the virus, according to the Department of Disease Control.

Tests on at-risk groups to double in next month

At least 5,000 will be conducted in select areas Medical staff take a swab sample from a monk before he goes into a state quarantine facility in Samut Prakan province. The special facility has been set aside as more than 200 monks and nuns have returned from a pilgrimage in India and New Zealand this week.

Coconuts Bangkok take you to Khlong Toei Market

Life goes on at Bangkok’s largest fresh market despite shutdown (Video)

Bangkok is in the sixth week of a virtual shutdown that has stripped the capital of the very things which define it, for better or worse Gone is its nauseating traffic, and empty are its malls Rows of fashionable bars lie shuttered, there’s a…

The folks at Khaosod English are pushing the alcohol ban petition by the seven trade guilds.

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2020/04/29/petition-asks-govt-to-relax-ban-on-booze-sales-in-pandemic/

Thai BPS report no one donated any cash, to our lovely friend General Prayut to help him fund his plans when he asked the top 20 richest families for advice and help.

Thai PM says no billionaires offered financial help to Government

None of the Thailand’s 20 billionaires, who responded to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s call for help in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, have offered the Government any financial help.