June 8, 2020 / 8:37 AM / a month ago

Thailand plans additional stimulus measures to support virus-hit economy

Local tourists visit the Grand Palace as it reopens after months of being closed, as the Thai government eases isolation measures, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand plans to introduce additional stimulus measures from the third quarter to spur domestic consumption and tourism as the coronavirus outbreak hits the Southeast Asian country, the finance minister said on Monday.

The measures will encourage people with purchasing power to spend more in the third and fourth quarter of this year, Uttama Savanayana told a news briefing.

Reporting by Kitphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Toby Chopra

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