Sixty-three provinces fining people for not wearing face mask
In response to the third wave of Covid-19 in Thailand, some provinces have ordered people to wear face masks in public. The penalty for violating this order is a fine of up to THB20,000, according to the Communicable Disease Act.
A Ministry of Interior announcement at 8pm on Tuesday said the following provinces have made it mandatory to wear masks in public:
Central, West and East
Kanchanaburi, Prachinburi, Phetchaburi, Suphanburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Samut Sakhon, Lopburi, Samut Prakan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chonburi, Saraburi, Trat, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Chanthaburi, Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Pathum Thani, Sa Kaew, Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok and Sing Buri.
Surat Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Yala, Krabi, Phatthalung and Chumphon.
Sukhothai, Tak, Phetchabun, Uttaradit, Lamphun, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Sawan.
Yasothon, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani, Chaiyaphum, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Udon Thani, Loei, Amnat Charoen, Buri Ram, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Bueng Kan, Nong Bua Lamphu and Roi Et.