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Government confirms social security net for workers laid off due to virus restrictions

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The Thai government has confirmed it will compensate employees forced out of work by Covid-19 restrictions, by paying 50% of their salary for up to 90 days. The country has found itself in the grip of a sudden resurgence in cases, with many provinces under strict restrictions in an attempt to control the spread. Read the latest on closures HERE.

The country’s Social Security Office says people who find themselves out of work as a result of disease prevention measures, restrictions and closure orders will be eligible to receive 50% of their daily salary for a period of up to 90 days. The government’s Covid-19 task force has also confirmed that foreign nationals with a work permit or otherwise covered by the country’s social security program, including migrant workers, are also entitled to the payments.

Thossaphol Kritwongwiman from the Social Security Office says employees are eligible for the subsidy if they find themselves having to self-isolate as part of the government’s contact-tracing process, or if operations at their place of work are suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. Employees can apply online or get more information at their local social security office.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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    Issan John

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    A welcome move, albeit a very limited one.

    Those working in a bar or restaurant, for example, that’s closed due to direct Covid restrictions will be eligible but those working in a hotel that’s closed because the owner doesn’t want to pay their meagre salary while he isn’t making a profit won’t be.

    Owners and employers have a responsibility to their staff, and one thing the Covid crisis has done is expose those who are slimeballs and don’t care who knows it and those who care about their employees and take some responsibility for them.

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    ipfunnyjohns

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Looks like ubi is here globally. The stimulus bill in ussa gets passed and a day later this is announced here in Thailand, including the lockdowns… as was leaked in memo months ago on the conspiracy sites.

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    John I am surprised. Before Thais could do no wrong!

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      Ceedric

      Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 7:23 am

      John’s an absolute idiot. There’s nothing worse than a low IQ buffoon who takes himself far too seriously.

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    Thomas

    Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 7:33 am

    A hotel that isnt getting customers in, whether restricted to close by the government or not, simply isnt making money to be able to keep paying their staff for months on end. So where do they get money from to keep paying staff while they either remain open without getting customers in or close? From a bank loan, savings, sell the family home, sell land? A global pandemic where governments have chosen to close borders and impose so many restrictions, ultimately the government is responsible for paying the wages of everyone who is affected.

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Government in control of Mor Chana app, says user data will be kept private

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The Thai government is taking full control of the Mor Chana application, which is used to trace Covid-19 infections and alert users if they are in a high risk area. The Digital Economy and Society Minister says the government will still be working closely with the app developers, adding that users can be assured that their data will be kept private.

The Mor Chana Volunteer Team, the app developer, made a post on their Facebook page saying the Mor Chana contact tracing application will be 100% under government management and control from now. The team will be responsible only for the open source programme development. The post has prompted public comments about the reason behind the application handover to the government.

Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta says the government will take full responsibility for the application management and control measures, but the collaboration with the app developers will continue. The developer team’s announcement is just to inform the public about the app.

He also says some app functions will be redesigned and adjusted to be more friendly to use and won’t violate users’ data privacy. Personal information such as users’ names and mobile numbers for registration won’t be required anymore.

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Visitors to Phuket from “highest risk” areas must show Covid-19 test results

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People arriving Phuket from the “highest risk” areas are required to take a swab test by the staff at emergency operation centres (EOC) or show the test result document endorsed by the EOC staff made within 72 hours of their arrival. The revised order is effective from now until January 31, according to the Phuket Governor.

Those people who are on a brief business trip to Phuket need to show certificates from their employers describing the reason and necessity of their trips. If they want to leave their accommodations, they have to make a request to the EOC and clearly explain the reason as well as the time and destination. Visitors are also asked to avoid going to the community areas to avoid crowded gatherings.

It is noted that the revised order by the governor has not been officially promoted by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department. However, all visitors are still asked to register online via the Mor Chana contact tracing application and via www.gophuget.com according to the order re-issued on Friday.

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High demand for health insurance due to Covid-19 worries, premiums expected to rise

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With the increasing demands for health insurance due to people’s worries over Covid-19, health insurance premiums are expected to grow 1.59% this year, according to the Insurance Commission.

Commission secretary-general Suthipol Taweechaikarn says total premiums will see 101 billion baht revenues this year, an increase from 99 billion baht last year. He adds that the Covid-19 situation is a major factor in higher demand for health insurance policies as medical expenses are likely to increase every year.

Some insurance companies in Thailand have also found an increasing demand for health coverage policies among their customers, especially those with high purchasing power.

Deputy CEO of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Thailand says the company will offer annual premiums starting at 15,000 baht.

“The company aims to increase health insurance premiums to 50% this year from 40% last year.”

Cigna Insurance CEO says the company will use digital technology for product and service development to meet customers’ demands in the new normal lifestyle.

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