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By Pitchaya Tarajit, Anna Lawattanatrakul, and Nuttaphol Meksobhon |
During the height of the pandemic, Thailand saw a growing number of reports of university students committing suicide, while others suffer from stress and mental health problems due to sudden changes in their lives as the country went into lockdown. Although mental health issues were on campus before Covid-19 arrived, the pandemic made the problems more visible. Now, students are calling for universities to adopt proactive mental health support measures, but with the shortage of mental health professionals, implementing a long-term solution may not be easy.
By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
During the Covid-19 pandemic, when performance and entertainment venues closed, Thailand's musicians faced unemployment and lack of income. Many were forced to sell their beloved instruments or resort to finding other jobs to make ends meet, while missing out on assistance from the government for being informal workers. Meanwhile, the pandemic brought to the surface issues faced by workers in the Thai music industry, from precarious employment and unfair working conditions to lack of support for the creative economy.
By Prachatai |
<p>The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today (26 November) that it will extend the state of emergency for another 2 months, while also announcing that current Covid-19 restrictions will be eased from 1 December onwards.</p>
By Nuttaphol Meksobhon |
<p>Under the disease control measures announced on 27 June 2021, construction workers are not permitted&nbsp;to leave their camps after several Covid-19 clusters were found in them and are now left with very little assistance from the government.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>As Thai authorities imposed strict virus prevention measures in Bangkok and nine provinces from Monday, Amnesty International calls on authorities to use these restrictions solely to address worsening rates of Covid-19 infection and not to&nbsp;arbitrarily or disproportionately penalise individuals for peacefully exercising their rights.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Thai Film Director Association (TFDA) filed a petition on 7 July calling for the authorities to ease disease control measures and procure effective vaccines in order to allow film crews to work.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>New disease control measures have been announced for Bangkok and the surrounding five provinces, along with four provinces in the Deep South, including&nbsp;including a curfew between 21.00 &ndash; 4.00 and a ban on gatherings of 5 or more people, which will be implemented as of Monday (12 July).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Thailand Nightland and Entertainment Business Association (NEBA), along with a group of musicians, went to parliament on 1 July to submit a letter inquiring about their demands&nbsp;for assistance for workers in the nightlife and entertainment industry who have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, while the Commoner Band performed by the Parliament compound to show support for their colleagues, and to hold a memorial event for a musician who recently committed suicide.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the relaxation of some Covid-19 control measures as the number of new cases per day continues to drop.</p>