Gov’t Floats Cash Relief for Monks in Pandemic

29.05.2020 - 08:02

BANGKOK — The government on Thursday said they are deliberating on an aid package for hundreds of thousands of monks affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister’s Office chief Tewan Liptapanlop said the National Office of Buddhism urged the government to pay a cash of 100 baht per day to approximately 200,000 monks at 40,000 temples nationwide, amounting to around 400-500 million baht of assistance per month.

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