PHUKET: About 100 people gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall this afternoon (aug 6) to file a petition calling for debt relief for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group, calling themselves the COVID-19 affected people club, carried placards urging the Prime Minister and other leading officials to help.
The petition submitted today featured about 4,600 signatures, said Thipsukhon Thongtan, president of the club.
The petition requested the government take action in three specific areas to help support businesses suffering during the current economic crisis
The first action requested was to provide more support through soft loans.
We want relevant officers to change the criteria for soft loans, as at this stage a lot of aff…