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Commercial banks close all branches over weekend to prevent overcrowding

Mar 28. 2020
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By THE NATION

Kasikornbank, Siam Commercial Bank, Krungthai Bank and TMB-Thanachart Bank announced on Friday (March 27) that they would close all branches nationwide on Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29), while electronic services would remain available.

According to Krungthai Bank’s announcement, the closure decision was made to promote social distancing amid the escalating Covid-19 outbreak and to prevent overcrowding at branches. A large turnout of people is expected to register for the government’s cash handout of Bt5,000 per month.

The cash handout campaign will last three months starting April, providing Bt5,000 cash per month to those who are not under social security system (eg temporary employees, freelancers, self-employed persons) and affected by the government’s closure order of business venues.

The bank said in the announcement that people should register online to receive their Bt5,000 at www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com from 8pm March 28 onwards, while the registration result will be sent via SMS or registered mail.

All branches of the abovementioned banks will open again on March 30.

 

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