In Southeast Asia, Thailand has begun a ‘step-by-step recovery of daily life’ as Thailand eased its lockdown.
Starting tomorrow (November), those who have been vaccinated from 46 countries, including Korea, will be able to receive an exemption from self-quarantine when entering Thailand.
Citizens are also showing hopes for the economic recovery.
Reporter Ki-Sung Kim delivers.
A street full of cars coming and going.
The crowded shopping mall has been revived.
In the meantime, people who have been unable to engage in ordinary economic activities due to the strict lockdown have taken to the streets.
It is at the level of recovering daily life step by step, but even this is a welcome response from citizens.
[위추다 수디 / 태국 방콕 : 코로나로 인한 봉쇄 때에는 아무것도 할 수 없었어요. 이제 백신을 맞으면서 다시 경제적인 활동을 할 수 있어서 좋습니다. 회사의 수익 상황도 점점 좋아지고 있습니다.]
[최종우 / 한식당 운영 : 록다운 당시에는 테이크 아웃 음식 외에는 거의 매출이 없었습니다. 지금은 봉쇄령이 많이 완화되고 록다운이 풀렸기 때문에 과거에 비하면 2배 이상 매출이 올랐습니다.]
Thailand, where the number of new cases peaked in August due to the serious spread of delta mutations.
The tourism industry has been hit hard as the Thai government implemented intensive quarantine policies such as entry restrictions and inter-regional movement bans to prevent the spread of Corona.
In one year after the outbreak of Corona, tourism revenue in Thailand decreased by 50 billion dollars, or about 58 trillion won, compared to the previous year.
The tourism industry is also in crisis this year as it is predicted that the number of overseas arrivals from 40 million in 2019 will drop to 100,000.
As the economic crisis became so serious, the Thai government decided to exempt from quarantine upon entry for those who have been vaccinated from 46 countries, including South Korea, from November.
It is expected that submitting a vaccination certificate or negative confirmation will be of great help to the influx of overseas travelers by exempting the quarantine.
[파차라 당하엔 / 자영업자 : (봉쇄 기간에) 관광객이 없어서 경제적으로 어려웠습니다. 11월부터 외국인 관광객이 우리 태국에 많이 오면 경제가 살아나고 좋아질 것입니다.]
The Thai government is seeking a breakthrough in the economic hardship caused by the corona virus through an aggressive policy to attract foreign tourists.
However, due to the low vaccination rate and concerns about the re-spreading of the corona virus ahead of winter, concerns about ‘step-by-step recovery of daily life’ are deepening.
This is Kisung Kim from YTN World in Bangkok, Thailand.
YTN Kim Ki-seong ([email protected])
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