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Thai PM pledges financial assistance for workers affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Maya Taylor



PHOTO: Thai PBS World

“We’ll find the money.” This is the promise from PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, who’s instructing the Ministry of Finance and other relevant agencies to come up with measures to help workers who have been affected by the Covid-19 resurgence. The PM has pledged economic assistance for those who have lost their jobs, are currently being furloughed, or whose businesses have had to close.

According to a report in The Pattaya News, the PM says there are sufficient funds to help approximately 40 million people, as he ordered his economic teams to come up with ways of getting the aid out there.

The latest measures are on top of social security assistance available to those within that safety net. However, social security payments may not apply to many affected by the latest round of closures in the worst-affected provinces. Many workers in entertainment venues are informal and therefore fall outside the social security net. It has not been confirmed if they will benefit from the PM’s latest pledge.

SOURCE: TPN National


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    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    how do i in on this? Damn I don’t own a hotel or hospital… uuugh.

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    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    What social security payments??

    My Wife is Thai never heard of any social security payments

    Mean tea money for police and Ministers?

    Around my wife, in the Bangkok area, many are begging on the streets for food lost income

    The rich stay rich the poor stay poor in Thailand
    Social security payments total ..Bull……t

    Good luck Thailand

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    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    One thought about money
    If all the ministers and your great King Tut
    Gave half their money
    Thailand economy would be saved
    could even get speed camera all over Thailand to make a fortune and deter speeding and breaking road rules
    caught 3 times take your car 4 times go prison
    That a good thing to waste money on forget the subs and space program think of the people
    hahahaha think of the people…dream on mate
    Good Luck Thailand

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    preesy chepuce

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 12:29 am

    The baht is strong, due to it being used to store value… consequences of a low tax regime perhaps?

    Countries have to actually tax people to bcome modern… GCSE economics…

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    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:46 am

    we,ll find the money ? if not, it wont be just the students out on the street, the people are desperate and need money now

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