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“Red zone” restrictions tighten, legal action for concealing travel information




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People who travel from any of the 28 “red zone” provinces and conceal their travel timeline can face up to 2 years in prison and a fine of 40,000 baht, according to yesterday’s announcement in the Royal Gazette. The tightened measures are aimed to slow people’s travel from the affected area to other parts of the country and to prevent the spread of the virus.

Key measures for all 28 “red zone” provinces announced in the Royal Gazette:

  • People must download the Mor Chana mobile app when travelling.
  • People who intentionally conceal their travelling timeline or give false information about travelling will face a legal penalty.
  • Full gambling suppression and legal action for government officials who are proved for relating to gambling.

The Royal Gazette also announced more stringent measures for travellers going to and from the 5 coastal provinces at the highest risk. Only essential travel is allowed to and from Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanataburi and Trat. To enter or leave the provinces, travellers must have a permission document issued by local authorities.

More checkpoints are also being set up throughout the 5 provinces. People passing through the checkpoints are required to have their temperature checked and download the Mor Chana tracing app.

Download on Google Play HERE.

Download on Apple Store HERE.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | CCSA | Nation TV

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    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    The “ Mor Chana ” app is a serious big-brother attempt, have you read the fineprint what you allow this app to accessing on your phone before installing?

    Why do the Thai government need access to my pictures and videos on MY phone? Location and phone number is the only thing they need since all phone numbers must be registered with id/passport.

    I better stay home, I’m not installing this app.

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    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:56 am

    It seems this info is not correct. PM Prayut overturned the mandatorty use of the Mor Chana app. But he said all travellers must inform the governement about their inter provincial travelplans.

    Ref: Bangkokpost

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