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Thai Health Minister Anutin confirmed there is no legal obligation for people to wear face masks

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Thai Health Minister Anutin confirmed there is no legal obligation for people to wear face masks

Thailand’s health minister confirmed that there are no laws in Thailand forcing people to wear masks, but he sought the cooperation of all parties, including Thai citizens and foreign tourists, to prevent the spread of the Covid19 prevent viruses.

This relates to yesterday’s warning by the Administrative Center for Covid19 Control, the CCSA, that people will be fined for not wearing a face mask, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Anutin Charnvirakul said.

The minister indicated that the CCSA’s suggestion should be seen as the most effective prevention protocol, but must first be evaluated by all parties and emphasized that enforcement is not necessary if everyone cooperates in complying with the prevention measures.

In the meantime, he is concerned about some international tourists who do not wear masks in Thailand and said his ministry will discuss this issue with the CCSA. He understands that the practice may not be used in other countries, but he encourages them to comply with national health regulations.

Asked whether stricter measures would be taken if the number of infections reached 10,000, the Minister of Health replied that the situation is still within the epidemiological scenarios of the Department of Disease Control, that the number of serious cases is not increasing and that more people will be vaccinated, and that no adjustments will be made. made during this time.

Nevertheless, he asked all parties to exercise caution and work together to prevent and contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

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