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Thai government extends contact-tracing app to Bangkok metro, Skytrain services

Maya Taylor

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Thai Chana is coming to an MRT station near you…

As social distancing requirements are eased on public transport, the Thai government says that from today, passengers must check in and out of the capital’s metro and Skytrain services through the Thai Chana platform.

Officials from both the MRT and BTS services say passengers are also asked to refrain from talking during their journey and to adhere to the 1 metre social distancing rule while waiting on platforms. All passengers must also agree to temperature checks on arrival at stations, as well as wearing masks both on the platform and during their journey. The State Railway of Thailand has not yet said if the same measures will be required on the Airport Rail Link service.

The Thai Chana platform has been in use since May, when the government introduced it to help contact-tracing in the event of any resurgence of the Covid-19 virus. It has had a mixed response from the public, and lax enforcement in some places, with the government admitting the technology is unable to issue alerts to users.

SOURCE: Coconuts

 

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    Saiyed Hyder

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Is “Thai Chana” app available in English language? If not, it may be difficult for foreign residents in Bangkok to use this app. Can someone notify the Ministry of Digital Economy of this matter, so they can come up with English version as well.
    Thank you.

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