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Police turn 191 into secondary COVID-19 hotline

Police turn 191 into secondary COVID-19 hotline

BANGKOK: Royal Thai Police have added 191 to the COVID-19 hotline to support the busy 1668 and 1669, reports state news agency NNT.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Monday 26 April 2021, 06:24PM


Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas. Photo: NNT

Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas. Photo: NNT

Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas chaired a meeting with National Police Region 1-9, and related authorities via a video conference about using the 191 police hotline as a secondary COVID-19 hotline after 1668 and 1669, said the report.

 

Of note, Phuket Provincial Police are overseen by Region 8 Police, whose headquarters are stationed at the northern end of the island.

 

According to the Deputy National Police Chief, there are around 1,200 lines on the 191 hotline available 24 hours a day to facilitate the needs of COVID-19 patients.

 

However, 191 is positioned as a secondary line, and citizens are asked to call 1668 and 1669 before calling 191 as it is still mainly for emergencies and crime, he said.

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