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Thai billionaire urges government to allow tourists to return

"Thailand’s economic losses from the lockdown are estimated to be at 16 billion baht per day or almost 500 billion per month ... A longer lockdown will cost us more and more." — Dhanin Chearavanont, Senior Chairman of Charoen Pokphand group

The senior chairman of Thailand’s largest food and agriculture business, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP All), is appealing to the Thai government to open up the country to overseas visitors once more. The Bangkok Post reports that billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont says Thailand needs to start easing travel restrictions in a bid to restart the tourism industry.

“Thailand’s economic losses from the lockdown are estimated to be around 16 billion baht per day or almost 500 billion per month. A longer lockdown will cost us more and more. We need tourism.”

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