NESDC set to table new relief measures

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) plans to table before the cabinet on Tuesday remedy measures for those affected by the strict lockdown measures that took effect on Monday, says a cabinet source who requested anonymity.

The remedy is to be funded by the 500-billion-baht emergency loan, which is expected to be adequate for the situation. The remedy measures will be implemented by the Labour and Finance ministries, the source added.

Patricia Mongkhonvanit, director-general of the Public Debt Management Office, said the government has enough financial resources to handle the impact of the pandemic.

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