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Some workers in nightlife and entertainment venues may soon receive a taste of Covid-19 financial relief from a government payout. The Social Security Office of Thailand agreed to help people in the entertainment sector who have been without work and any financial assistance for over a year. If the Cabinet approves the new measures, workers in the sector can receive a one-time payout of 5,000 baht. The single payment would go to nightlife entertainment workers like musicians, comedians, and other performers who have been unable to work due to Covid-19. Representatives of nightlife entertainers met with Social Security officials and […]

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5000 baht? when these people's livelihoods have been gutted from them for 2 years running, no sense of repreive (especially the more farang centric musicans), that is a slap in the face. 

Thailand is intentionally starving the populace through these extreme measures. you can see it as "they are trying to uphold the public health". But when central plaza CM is packed to the rafters with people eating in the food court, simultaneously a small bar that holds maybe 30 people is banned for being a threat to the public health. It makes no sense and my heart goes out to my friends in the entertainment/bar community in Northern Thailand who have basically lost everything. 

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