Hurry up with aid for poor, TDRI urgesThe Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has called on the government to speed up the creation of a comprehensive package for low-income people who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The aid should be calculated in relation to the number of members in a subscriber's family. The TDRI team has also called on the Finance Ministry to run a thorough census check and compare this data with the one used for determining those eligible for welfare cards. Meanwhile, those not qualifying for the aid include individuals who own a house or land worth more than 3 million baht, have savings of more than 100,000 baht or earn more than 15,000 baht a month. So far, some 6 million to 7 million families fall below the poverty line and need assistance.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 21:56 UTC