Handout could see 20m applyMore than 17.2 million people have applied for the 5,000-baht financial aid granted by the government to ease the impact of the Covid-19, according to Fiscal Policy Office director Lavaron Saengsanit. That was the figure which stood at 6pm yesterday as people registered on www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com, the only official channel, which began accepting applications at 6pm on Saturday, Mr Lavaron said. It is likely that many people who are not eligible for the aid took a chance and registered anyway, Mr Lavaron said. Including those ineligible registrations, his team may have to process up to 20 million applications, he said. The government has rolled out a series of stimulus packages to ease the impact of Covid-19 on workers.
Source: Bangkok Post March 29, 2020 23:15 UTC