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28 million Thais apply for cash handouts

Apr 23. 2020
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By The Nation

More than 28 million Thais have registered to receive the government's Bt5,000 cash handout before the system closed at midnight.

Five million have already been approved.

A total of 28,849,725 people who are affected by the emergency decree to prevent the spread of Covid-19 have requested cash assistance from the government via registration on www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com website.

The Cabinet decided to extend the number of recipients from 9 million to 14 million for the period April to June to help registrants who were categorised as farmers.

This extension will now cover students who work on part-time jobs. The scheme will cost the state approximately Bt210 billion.

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