Ministry setting up cash for 2m disabled

The Finance Ministry is seeking a lifeline for the 2 million disabled and underprivileged people who are adversely affected by the coronavirus outbreak, says finance permanent secretary Prasong Poontaneat.

The ministry is working out the details with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, which has a database of the handicapped, he said.

Handicapped lottery vendors and masseuses have been included by the Finance Ministry in the monthly 5,000-baht cash handout, but those in other fields have no such welfare.

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