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Beware, you will be fined if you don’t wear a mask in any of these 70 provinces


In response to the third Covid-19 wave in Thailand, a majority of provinces have ordered people to wear face masks in public or be fined up to THB20,000 under the Communicable Disease Act.

An Interior Ministry announcement at 7.18am on Thursday said the following provinces have made it mandatory to wear masks in public:

24 provinces in Central region, West and East

Kanchanaburi, Prachinburi, Phetchaburi, Suphan Buri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Samut Sakhon, Lopburi, Samut Prakan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chonburi, Saraburi, Trat, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Chanthaburi, Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, Ang Thong, Sa Kaew, Chainat, Nakhon Nayok, Sing Buri and Ratchaburi.

14 provinces in the South

Surat Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Yala, Krabi, Phatthalung and Chumphon.

12 provinces in the North

Sukhothai, Tak, Phetchabun, Uttaradit, Lampang, Lamphun, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Phrae, Uthai Thani, and Phichit.

20 provinces in the Northeast

Yasothon, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani, Chaiyaphum, Mahasarakham, Mukdahan, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Udon Thani, Loei, Amnat Charoen, Buri Ram, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Bueng Kan, Nong Bua Lamphu, Roi Et and Sakon Nakhon.

> Seven provinces that haven’t made it mandatory to wear masks in public:

North: Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Kamphaeng Phet, Phayao

East: Rayong

Central: Samut Songkhram (asking for cooperation).

Published : April 29, 2021

By : The Nation