7 Thai cabinet members are ‘high risk’ personnel and should be isolated

PHOTO: Thai PBS World

One of the directives under the state of emergency decree is a measure for certain types of people who are asked to stay home due to being in a high risk category if they contract the virus.

The 3 groups are…

  • Seniors aged 70 years and above
  • People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cerebrovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and allergies
  • Children aged 5 years or below

If these directives under the state of emergency decree are to be taken seriously, at least 7 of the members of the Prayut cabinet will need to confine themselves at home.

Among them are two of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s most trusted comrades-in-arms. The Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan, who is 74, and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, 71.

Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngarm suggests that in the initial stage people will be asked for cooperation to comply with the directives. Other Cabinet members who are ‘at risk’ include the Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, 70, Labour Minister Chatumongol Sonakul, 76, Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam, 72, Deputy Agriculture Minister Prapat Pothasuthon, 70, and Deputy Education Minister Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, 78.

Our favourite Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan will at least have the opportunity to enjoy his luxury watch collection which will help him pass the time.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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