Commuters on a boat seen in face masks in Bangkok on April 15, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Thai workers struggle to get handouts, while gold shops see rush for cash

  • The government has announced a US$153 monthly cash handout for some workers, but issues with its database system has seen it disqualifying many applicants
  • Meanwhile, gold shops are running out of cash as people sell off their gold jewellery to raise money amid economic fears
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Commuters on a boat seen in face masks in Bangkok on April 15, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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