Merchant sets fire to fish baskets after being denied Bt5,000 handout

A merchant burnt all his fish baskets after the www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com website refused to give him Bt5,000 under a government handout scheme due to a technical error.

Another victim of the system, which uses artificial intelligence to evaluate registrants, posted a video on his Facebook account King Pho Dam of him burning his fish baskets.

The government website stated that he did not get the money because he said he was a farmer, when in fact he worked as a fish merchant.

The man urged others facing the same problem to protest as he did, even though the government has said that people who were rejected could still appeal to receive the money.

The merchant also demanded that officials responsible should correct their “errors” and see for themselves the effect these had on rejected registrants.

Chon Buri MP: Covid-19 suspects to get Bt4,200 for quarantine

Chon Buri MP Suchart Chomklin of the Palang Pracharat Party said those suspected of contracting Covid-19 in his area and who undergo quarantine in specified places will be paid Bt4,200 for 14 days of isolation.

Suchart also said China and Korea have changed their medical procedures before allowing recovered Covid-19 patients to return home. The measures are to prevent the patients from getting re-infected.

“Those countries are not allowing home quarantine,” he added.

Chon Buri saw two new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infected people to 77.