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225 billion baht Covid-19 stimulus package gets initial approval

Thailand’s government is mulling more relief packages to help counteract the country’s third wave of Covid-19. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has told all economic agencies to fast-track their assessments of how the third wave has impacted the economy, a requirement that must be completed before new relief packages can be detailed. Once the packages have been created, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration will make the final decision.

As Bangkok, along with 5 other provinces were recently upgraded to a dark red zone provincial status, the capital has shuttered 31 types of businesses. Those businesses include entertainment venues, which have badly been hit financially by the provincial restrictions. Other provinces deemed dark red include: Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Prakan. The dark red zone status is given to those provinces which have reported…

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