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Phuket Governor enforces wearing of face masks

Anukul

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Yesterday, Phuket Governor ordered that all residents and travellers in the province (he means ‘everyone’) must wear sanitary face masks in public spaces, at all times. Violators will face up to 20,000 baht fine, the order takes effect from today until further notice.

Phuket Governor enforces wearing of face masks | News by Thaiger

Governor Phakkhaphong Thawiphat says that the Phuket Committee for Communicable Disease has agreed to enforce the order as the Covid-19 situation in the province is escalating, with the number of infected people rising.

“Under this order, every person must wear a sanitary or cloth face mask when leaving their residences, and they must not do anything that could jeopardise public safety or spread of the virus.”

“Those who disobey the order will be in violation of Section 51 of the Communicable Disease Act 2558.”

Phuket Governor enforces wearing of face masks | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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    Reto Torriani

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I thank the Governor of Phuket to enforce mask wearing. As a “Farang” who is retire here it is EMBARASSING that so many foreigner do not wear masks and do not protect themselves and others. I have been wearing masks since January. What is so difficult about it? It is good it is enforced. Humans seem to only respond to orders. Thank you.

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