Labour rights advocates have called for a debt moratorium at financial institutions as another state measure to relieve the economic impact on informal workers caused by anti-Covid-19 measures. "There should be no principal, interest or fee payments for up to 12 months," Fit chairwoman Suchin Sungsawang said. Last Tuesday the cabinet approved a new package of relief measures, following the partial lockdown in Bangkok, with shopping malls, salons and many restaurants closed until April 12. "Though the workers may be allowed to pay only the interest, the question is where can they can find the money to do so?" Many street food sellers and taxi drivers, categorised as informal workers, told the Bangkok Post they have no idea how to pay their debts when people continue to stay home.
Source: Bangkok Post March 29, 2020 20:26 UTC