Informations - Coronavirus - COVID-19

In the uncertain situation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the FTCC would like to share some useful information with precautions and guidelines to follow to ensure the prevention and avoid unnecessary panic.

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Public /venue closure

  • Bangkok and its five adjacent provinces Samut Prakarn, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi and Pathumthani announced temporary closure of some venues, from 22 March to 12 April 2020.(Bangkok Post , 21/03/2020) More
  • Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) announced temporary shutdown of shopping malls and some venues from from 22 March to 12 April 2020. (Bangkok Post, 21/03/2020) More
  • Chiang Mai closed department stores, marketplaces and public service spots from 23 March to 12 April 2020. (ThaiPBS World, 22/02/2020) More
  • Chonburi (include Pattaya) closed public swimming pools, water parks, playgrounds, amusement parks and some venues across the provinces from 23 March to 12 April 2020, (Pattaya Mail, 23/03/2020) More
  • Asset World Corp Plc (AWC) announced the temporary closure of five hotels in Bangkok: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, Le Meridien Bangkok Hotel, The Okura Prestige Hotel Bangkok and the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, from 26 March to 15 April 2020. (Bangkok Post, 24/03/2020) More


  • Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) temporarily suspended all international flights (all Europe routes start from 1 April 2020) and shut down its overseas offices. (Bangkok Post, 25/03/2020) More

Employment, financial and tax support

  • Thai Cabinet approves the second-phase relief meausres (ThaiEnquirer, 24/03/2020) More
  • The Social Security Board (SSB) offered financial help to workers registered under its social security system who have either lost their jobs or have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Bangkok Post, 22/03/2020) More
  • Thai government introduced several tax relief measures including reduced withholding tax rates, an enhanced rate of deduction for interest payments made by certain taxpayers, and tax return filing extensions. (KPMG, 17/03/2020) More
  • Thai Cabinet approved the first-phase measures to help companies, especially SMEs (TAT, 11/03/2020) More

Updates will be provided on regular basis, please feel free to contact us: Phone: 02 650 9817 (direct line), 098 747 4342
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Bangkok Post: Phuket lockdown until April 30

The Phuket governor has issued an order barring people and vehicles from leaving and entering the southern island province as it confirms six more Covid-19 infections, bringing the total to 53.

With the approval of the provincial communicable diseases committee, Phuket governor Pakkapong Taweepat, who is in charge of emergency situations in the province, ordered the closure of all entry and exit points in the province, except for air travel, effective from midnight on Monday until April 30 or further notice.

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The Updated Number of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases as of March 30, 2020

'Krabi' and 'Ubon Ratchathani' are now included in the list of high risk areas. Official is emphasising on 'Social Distance' practice especially in the upcountry areas.

Phuket is also now lock-downed as the provincial communicable diseases committee ordered the closure of all entry and exit points in the province, except for air travel, effective from midnight on Monday until April 30 or further notice

#COVID19 #Update #FTCC



The Updated Number of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases as of March 29, 2020

1 additional death reported, resulted in 7 deaths in total.

Bangkok and vicinity, Chonburi, Phuket, Sa kaeo and 4 southern border provinces are declared as the high risk areas, according to the Ministry of Public Health today.

#COVID19 #Update #FTCC


The Updated Number of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases as of March 28, 2020

The number of confirmed case exceeds 100 and 1 additional death is reported according to the official report just now. The numbers remain stable but still Social distance practicing is recommended, said Ministry of Public Health.

#FTCC #COVID19 #Update


The Updated Number of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases as of March 27, 2020

Thailand reported 91 new infections as of today, bringing the total to 1136. 

#BreakingNews #Update #COVID19

The Updated Number of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases as of March 26, 2020

Thailand reported 111 new infections as of today, bringing the total to 1045. 

#BreakingNews #Update #COVID19

MAZARS:COVID-19 Business Impact

In mid-January, Thailand was the second country globally to be impacted by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Initially, the number of infected individuals developed at a comparatively low rate. However, in recent days, this has accelerated, and the government is actively implementing “social distancing” policies which are impacting our businesses. To assist you with your business decisions, we have addressed some of the key issues that many businesses are facing at the moment. In this update, we have selected the following topics

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Covid -19 : Votre certificat de demande d’extension de visa à remettre aux autorités thaïlandaises

Votre titre de séjour ou votre visa arrive à terme ? L’ambassade de France en Thaïlande vous délivre à titre exceptionnel un certificat de demande d’extension de visa.

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Thailand Closes Down Border, Tells Elderly Citizens to Stay Home (Credit Khaosod English)

The first raft of measures issued under the emergency decree on Wednesday, 25 to be effective from midnight


The first raft of measures issued under the emergency decree on Wednesday instructed senior citizens and those with vulnerable health conditions to refrain from leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary.

The same order, which will come into effect a minute after midnight, also bars traveling into Thailand through its land, sea, and air border checkpoints, with several exceptions. Facilities like nightclubs, playgrounds, and sports venues in Bangkok metropolis will remain closed down indefinitely.

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Message from the FTCC President

Dear FTCC Members, 

In the situation of Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand, the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC) has implemented precautionary measures to ensure the safety and health of our Members, Partners and all Staff as follows:

  • All FTCC Events from now until mid-April 2020 were all postponed until further notice. 
  • The whole FTCC Team will start “Work From Home” from 24th March 2020 to 12th April 2020. The FTCC Office will be, therefore, temporarily closed during this period.

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Bangkok Hospital: Guidelines for self-quarantine

For people who have been exposed to the new coronavirus and who are at risk for coming down with COVID-19 might practice self-quarantine. Here are what you should do and don't during the two weeks period.

Bangkok Hospital: “Your Safety is Our Priority”

 Your Safety is Our Priority ” Bangkok Hospital has been constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation. 

Since your safety is always our first priority, we have strictly implemented safety policy and pandemic control for our patients, visitors, medical personnel and employees as well as wider community.

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Thailand reports 3 more deaths, 106 new infections Tuesday

Thailand reported three additional deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to four, a heath ministry official said.

The country reported 106 new infections, bringing the total to 827. The number of new confirmed cases was lower than the 122 recorded on Monday.

Source: Bangkok Post (March 24)



Govt Measure to Shut Down Certain Establishments Temporarily

In line with the measure to control the virus outbreak in Bangkok, please find the summary of the policies issued to close down the following establishments temporarily, thanks to Bangkok Post.

#Government #Measure #COVID19


Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Warns of the Need for Strict Social-distancing

On March 23, Prof Dr Prasit Watanapa issued his caution via the university's online television channel saying that the number of people with novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Thailand was soaring, like those of the European countries that were unable to control the disease.

To keep the number of Covid-19 patients within the country's capacity to treat them, the increase in local cases must be limited at 20% daily.

"To achieve this, people must stay at home, do not socialise... If you must go out to buy food, you must wear a mask, go the shortest distance and return home as fast as possible," Dr Prasit said.

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Samitivej Hospital Update: Covid-19

There are 2 main ways of COVID virus transmission. First, there is direct respiratory transmission by droplets (postilions, sneezing, coughing). It is therefore important that potentially sick people wear a mask, sneeze into their elbow and keep at least a meter away from people who cough or sneeze.

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Ambassade de France en Thaïlande: Covid - 19 - La cellule téléphonique d’information de l’ambassade est à votre disposition du lundi au dimanche

- La cellule téléphonique d’information de l’ambassade de France en Thaïlande est à votre disposition du lundi au dimanche de 8h à 22h et 24/24 en cas d’urgence.

- N’hésitez pas à nous contacter en privilégiant les horaires de fin de journée. La cellule a géré plusieurs milliers d’appels depuis le début de la semaine et continue de se mobiliser à votre service.



Bangkok Hospital: Our Health for Your Health - Fighting off COVID-19

“Our Help For Your Health”
In order to fight against COVID-19 disease, we would like to boost up your health with our special offers delivered with world-class medical services and care.
Bangkok Hospital offers a special discount up to 50%on inpatient room rates and more!

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TAT update: Thailand Public Health Ministry updated COVID-19 control measures for travellers

The Ministry of Public Health has provided further details on measures for travellers arriving in Thailand as per their flight’s origins: Disease Infected Zones, countries with ongoing local transmission, and other destinations.



La France confinée face au coronavirus : déplacements réduits dès demain, fermeture des frontières de l’UE, report des municipales

Déplacements réduits dès mardi midi et pour quinze jours, report du second tour des municipales, fermeture des frontières de l’Union européenne, soutien économique aux Français… voici ce qu’il faut retenir.

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COVID-19 testing is available at Bumrungrad International Hospital

COVID-19 testing is available at Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Bumrungrad International’s medical laboratory is certified to undergo COVID-19 testing in Thailand by the Department of Medical Sciences — and was the first private hospital laboratory in Thailand to be certified.



Evaluation of the impact of Covid-19 for French companies in China

Survey carried out in collaboration by the CCEF, the Economic Service of the French Embassy and French Consulates in China, the CCI FRANCE CHINE, Business France and La French Tech to measure the short-term impact of the Covid-19 crisis on French companies established in China.

This survey was conducted on 12th and 13th of February, 2020 via the various channels of communication of institutions partners: WeChat, Linkedin, websites.

The data has been collected anonymously.

Read the report of the survey : CLICK-HERE

Consulter le rapport du sondage : CLIQUER-ICI


Bumrungrad Hospital COVID- 19 Hot line: 1378

Have a doctor’s consultation during high levels of PM 2.5 and the COVID-19 outbreak… Simply dial 1378

Have a doctor's consultation, have medications delivered to your home, or have a blood sample collection at home... Bumrungrad International is here to serve you.



Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Situation, Precautions and Guidelines

Dear FTCC Members,

In the uncertain situation of Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, the FTCC would like to share in the attached file some useful information with precautions and guidelines to follow to ensure the prevention and avoid unnecessary panic.

More updated information is also available at the following websites:

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Samitivej: FAQs on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

1. What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, which cause diseases ranging from a simple cold (some seasonal viruses are coronaviruses) to more severe diseases such as MERS or SARS. The virus identified in China is a new coronavirus. It has been referred to as 2019-nCoV.

2. What are the symptoms of respiratory infection caused by 2019-nCoV?
As things stand, the main symptoms are fever and respiratory signs such as coughing or shortness of breath. In more severe cases, the disease can lead to death.

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B400bn Booster Shot Given Nod (Bangkok Post article)

The cabinet has given the green light to a stimulus package expected to inject 400 billion baht into the economy to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The package was proposed at a meeting of economic ministers.

The controversial 2,000-baht cash handouts to selected groups of people, which sparked intense public criticism after being proposed by the economic ministers on Friday, was not included in the package approved by the cabinet on Tuesday.

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FTCC - Urgent Announcement - Covid 19

Dear Members and Friends,

Due to the public health concern regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, we kindly ask you to refrain from participating in the event even if you do not have symptoms if you arrived in Thailand after a visit to China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Germany, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan within 14 days prior to the event date.

Furthermore, those who have registered to attend our Annual General Meeting on March 12 are advised to give the proxy form attached and assign their seat to another representative.
Proxy form:

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your kind understanding.

WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said: 

"WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.

We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

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Bangkok Post: Visa on Arrival Cancelled for following Countries

Thailand cancelled the grant of visa on arrival (VoA) for 18 countries and visa exemption for three others to contain the spread of the coronavirus from 13 March 2020 to 30 September 2020.

Previously, nationals of 18 countries or territories could use their passports or travel documents to apply for Visa on Arrival (VoA) at Thai immigration checkpoints.

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