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63 of 77 Thai provinces require public to wear face masks, curfews in 8 provinces




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63 of 77 provinces in Thailand are now requiring the public to wear face masks while outside to help curb the spread of Covid-19. The rule has been extended from the previous 56 provinces, to now include those provinces of:


Nakhon Ratchasima

Bung Kan

Nong Bua Lam Phu

Roi Et


Sing Buri

Nakhon Sawan



The 56 provinces already requiring face masks at all public places include:

Kanchanaburi (only at markets)
Prachin Buri
Suphan Buri
Samut Sakhon
Lop Buri
Samut Prakan
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Chon Buri
Nakhon Pathom
Pathum Thani
Ang Thong
Sa Kaeo
Nakhon Nayok
Surat Thani
Nakhon Si Thammarat







Chiang Mai



Nong Khai

Ubon Ratchathani


Maha Sarakham


Si Sa Ket


Udon Thani


Amnat Charoen

Buri Ram

Nakhon Phanom

Khon Kaen


In addition, curfews are now in force in 8 provinces, up from 6 previously:

Trang (10pm-3am)

Nonthaburi (9pm-4am)

Bung Kan (11pm-4am)

Pathum Thani (9pm-4am)

Songkhla (10pm-4am)

Samut Prakan (9pm-4am)

Samut Sakhon (11pm-4am)

Surat Thani (10pm-4am)

Police say the fine for mask violations is set at up to 20,000 baht, but for first-time offenders it would start at 6,000 baht and gradually increase on subsequent offences. Recently, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha was apparently a first time offender as he was fined 6,000 baht by the Bangkok Governor for not wearing a mask during a cabinet meeting.

In Phuket, government officials have threatened to strictly enforce the 20,000 baht face mask fine and contact consular officials for foreigners that refuse to mask up. The vice governor of Phuket has issued a stern warning that all people are required to wear face masks in public at all times.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Is it required to wear masks while exercising outdoors, such as cycling or running?

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