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End of mandatory face mask use

BANGKOK: Mandatory mask-wearing will be limited to people with underlying illnesses, the elderly and pregnant women. The easing of pandemic restrictions will come into effect in mid-June, according to the permanent secretary for public health.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 09:54AM


People wear face masks while visiting Khao San Rd in Bangkok during Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year, in mid-April. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool / Bangkok Post

People wear face masks while visiting Khao San Rd in Bangkok during Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year, in mid-April. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool / Bangkok Post

The compulsory wearing of face masks will still apply to people in poorly ventilated places and crowded areas, Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit said in Surat Thani province on Tuesday (May 24), reports the Bangkok Post.

The COVID-19 situation was improving faster than expected and the disease would become endemic in the country as planned, Dr Kiattiphum said, referring to the Public Health Ministry’s plan to declare COVID-19 an endemic disease on July 1.

Local health officials will offer advice to people on how to safely live with COVID-19, he said.

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The government made wearing a face mask in public mandatory early last year and also set a fine for violations, to help limit the spread of COVID, he added.

A recent survey found people had become more lenient with mask-wearing.

Thailand registered 36 more Covid-19 fatalities and 4,144 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Tuesday.

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christysweet | 26 May 2022 - 17:53:48

Is not the pox of monkeys more likely to be sexually transmitted than respirated? Welcome to the extinction of mammalian life. All hail the rise of ...insects?

maverick | 26 May 2022 - 15:38:27

With monkey pox arriving soon stay home if not masked 

christysweet | 26 May 2022 - 10:38:48

With more and more not wearing masks, it's important to wear eye coverings, too. 

JohnC | 26 May 2022 - 08:37:36

Should be kept compulsory for all indoor places, public transport, etc. I choose to continue to wear one because of the sheer ignorance and arrogance of most tourists who have been allowed to visit here and choose to ignore the rules. (Incidently, which were NEVER policed by Thai authorities).

DeKaaskopp | 25 May 2022 - 17:04:06

About time to stop mandatory face mask use. Those who don't want to live without wearing a face mask anymore can still do so.

christysweet | 25 May 2022 - 10:36:29

Please  keep them in the big grocery stores, pharmacies clinics  and banks, all places that are necessary to visit. 

 

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