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Thailand Plans $12 Billion Boost for Local Economy, Premier Says

Healthcare workers direct people through waiting lines at a temporary Covid-19 testing site set up on Khaosan Road in Bangkok on April 19.

Healthcare workers direct people through waiting lines at a temporary Covid-19 testing site set up on Khaosan Road in Bangkok on April 19.

Photographer: Andre Malerba/Bloomberg

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The Thai government plans to inject 380 billion baht ($12 billion) into the economy, as the country faces its biggest outbreak so far of the coronavirus, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.