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Thailand approves $807 million relief measures, extends travel scheme By Reuters


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Tuk-tuks, which are used for transporting tourists throughout the city, have been left idle because of travel bans. The border closures due to COVID-19 outbreak at a Bangkok parking lot on February 3, 2021 has also led to travel bans. Picture taken Feb

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a further 27 billion baht ($807.17 million) in relief measures and extended a scheme to boost domestic travel to the end of February, as the government deals with the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak to date.

According to government spokespersons, the relief assistance will include a subsidy on utilities for welfare card holders.

($1 = 33.45 baht)

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