By The Nation
Travellers were asked about travel history and checked for fever.
The effort is a collaboration between Highway Police Division, Tourist Police Bureau, Health Department of Bangkok and Municipal Office of Prawet district.
At the checkpoint, police use thermometer guns to check for fever. If a traveller's body temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius, Public Health officials will take them to screen for risk of Covid-19.
Police will take special care of travellers who are older than 70 years and younger than 5 years, the age groups vulnerable to the virus.
Officials have been ordered to be cautious in every procedure to lower the risk of being infected with Covid-19, and also be polite with every traveller.