(Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)Almost 20 million people registered for Covid-19 financial aid in less than 48 hours, almost seven times the number estimated by authorities. Some 19.8 million have registered as of 2pm on Monday, the Finance Ministry announced on its Facebook. Despite the high number, registration remains open to ensure all affected workers have access to the relief, Mr Uttama said. “The applications will be vetted and screened thoroughly to ensure that they meet the criteria and those in need get it. If all the applications as of Monday are approved, the government will need almost 300 billion baht.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 11:14 UTC