Govt eyes more cash handouts

The government is considering giving financial assistance to people affected by the latest outbreak of Covid-19, government sources revealed on Monday.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday met for talks with Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow and Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith at Government House.

Also present were Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Budget Bureau director Dechapiwat Na Songkhla, and Kulit Sombatsiri, permanent secretary for energy.

New relief measures to help the business sector and the public were on the agenda in the wake of the latest Covid-19 crisis, sources said.

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