What The Media Are Saying – May 18

It’s Monday and time to take a look at what the English speaking press are talking about.

Big turnout as malls reopen

Big turnout as malls reopen

Temporary closures as shops hit capacity Shoppers at Central Lat Phrao observe social distancing measures by wearing face masks and keeping distance from strangers. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool) People rushed back to shopping malls across the country on the first day out of lockdown on Sunday as business operators adopted disease prevention and crowd control measures to mitigate the risk of a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

Ready to get wet? Rainy season starts now.

Ready to get wet? Rainy season starts now.

So long, summer heat. Greetings, wet feet! A day after thunderstorms unleashed torrents of rain and explosive lightning over parts of the capital, Monday marks the official beginning of the rainy season, according to state meteorologists.

YASOTHON — Nhoocherd remembers the day her husband died. He was supposed to come back to Yasothon to take the kids to school in the morning.

Wife of Cabbie Killed in 2010 Crackdown: ‘Abhisit Never Apologized’

YASOTHON – Nhoocherd remembers the day her husband died. He was supposed to come back to Yasothon to take the kids to school in the morning. Instead, 44-year-old Pan Kamkong was caught and killed in a crossfire during a military crackdown on Redshirt protests in Bangkok in 2010.

Tourism sector will only start recovering next year, say experts

Tourism sector will only start recovering next year, say experts

Businesses that have been severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, especially those that rely mainly on tourism in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), are in dire need of support. Pratya Samalapa, vice chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), however, said it is still too early to predict when the tourism industry will recover as it relies mainly on arrivals from China.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his heartfelt thanks to the 20 Thai billionaires from whom he sought help during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In his Facebook post today, he said that all of them had responded energetically to his call to help people affected by business closures as a direct result of the contagion.

Thailand’s PM thanks billionaires for their help

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his heartfelt thanks to the 20 Thai billionaires from whom he sought help during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In his Facebook post today, he said that all of them had responded energetically to his call to help people affected by business closures as a direct result of the contagion.

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