Volunteers transport packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok to distribute to the poor. Photo: AFP Volunteers transport packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok to distribute to the poor. Photo: AFP
Volunteers transport packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok to distribute to the poor. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus turns Teflon Thailand’s wealth gap into a economic chasm

  • As Covid-19 eats into exports and tourism, the gap between rich and poor in one of the world’s most unequal countries is only getting wider
  • With both the lower and middle classes now facing ruin, ‘Teflon’ Thailand’s reputation for weathering financial crises is feeling the heat like never before

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Volunteers transport packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok to distribute to the poor. Photo: AFP Volunteers transport packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok to distribute to the poor. Photo: AFP
Volunteers transport packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok to distribute to the poor. Photo: AFP
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