Bangkok (VNA) - A panel under Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on August 7 approved proposals for a return to normalcy in the country by allowing schools, sports stadiums, public transport and meals on flights. The proposals include the opening of schools with normal-sized classes. For sports events, people would be permitted to attend them, while public transport vehicles would no longer have to allocate empty spaces for social distancing. However, the extension of entertainment venues’ operating hours until 2am was not discussed at the August 7 meeting. The proposals, approved by a panel led by National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General Gen Somsak Roongsita, will be submitted to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on August 21. The Thai cabinet recently approved the Finance Ministry's proposal to borrow 1.5 billion USD from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to stimulate and rehabilitate the economy. … [Read more...] about Thailand expected to return to normalcy
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Last but not least, he said, the law legalizes all participants to freedom of religion and belief. Religious organizations have their interests and also their obligations. So have leaders of religious organizations and the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the largest socio-economic organization which oversees and facilitates the realization of laws. … [Read more...] about Freedom of belief and religion respected in Vietnam
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