Friday crowds lead to closures, people forced to use online channels to register for benefitsPeople queue to open accounts at a Government Savings Bank branch on Friday. Commercial banks that made the announcements as of Saturday morning are Bangkok Bank, Kasikornbank, Siam Commercial Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, TMB Bank, Thanachart Bank, UOB, Kiatnakin, LH Bank and CIMB Thai. They were the Government Savings Bank (GSB), Krungthai Bank and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives. The banks decided to close their branches after long queues formed at some state banks on Friday. People with no bank accounts are advised to open one online with most banks and then use the bank account numbers to register.
Source: Bangkok Post March 28, 2020 05:56 UTC