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Low-income earners and others in need receive food and other items donated by fellow citizens at public pantries across the country. (Photo by Akira Kodaka) 
Society

In pictures: Thais pitch in to help others in need

The kingdom's charitable side shines as the coronavirus ravages the economy

AKIRA KODAKA, Nikkei staff photographer | Thailand

BANGKOK -- Thailand is gradually emerging from a government lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The strict emergency measures have undoubtedly helped, but not without a cost. Many people have seen their livelihoods shrink or evaporate entirely, forcing them to struggle to make ends meet.

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