Student leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak was released on bail after he had been arrested yesterday on multiple charges including sedition.
Thailand reported zero new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Saturday.
Thai authorities have tightened up disease control measures at border crossing in the southern province of Yala after Malaysia has recorded higher COVID-19 cases
Thailand on Friday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, the highest in 70 days, but all are imported infections found in quarantine centres.
About 69,000 Thai people who had been stranded in other countries already arrived in their homeland, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Three agencies have projected that Thai food exports to contract two per cent in the first half of this year but to recover 3.6 per cent in the second half of this year to reach one trillion baht in value for the whole year.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha convened the first meeting of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration while the private sector urged for immediate help for SMEs.
The Livestock Development Department is working seriously to ensure the safety of Thai meat amid reports of COVID-19-contaminated meat in other countries, according to the department chief.
The Thai government through the Foreign Ministry will donate US$50,000 or about 1.5 million baht to help victims of the huge blast in Beirut.
The Thai economic outlook may be the worst in the region thanks to heavy foreign dependency, said outgoing Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said his new cabinet would do its best to protect Thai citizens from the national economic crisis.
Phuket has been free of the coronavirus disease 2019 but still needs frequent tourism promotional campaigns because its tourism has not picked up, according to the mayor of Patong district.