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No rural refuge for Covid-19 unemployed Thais

BANGKOK – In the rubble of the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, as many as 1-2 million Thai laborers lost their jobs as thousands of Bangkok-based factories and service companies went bankrupt, forcing many workers to return to their countryside homes. Then, Thailand’s rural sector provided a much-needed safety net for the unemployed masses, with many […]