By THE NATION
A reporter at the scene said there were no policemen to manage the queue or enforce social distancing.
To be eligible for the three-month handouts, people must be Thai citizens aged over 18 whose livelihoods have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and be self-employed, freelance or a non-permanent employee who is not insured under social security.
Those who receive the first handout this month will be given Bt10,000 – for the months of April and May.
One of the people who queued to get into one of the banks explained that it had to be done because they had no ATM cards and could not use a mobile banking application to check the balance in their accounts.