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BMTA to push for ThaiChana use by bus commuters from today

Jun 11. 2020
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By THE NATION

Commuters travelling by bus in Bangkok have been urged to scan the QR code of the ThaiChana application to help improve scrutiny of Covid-19 cases.

Surachai Iamwachirasakul, director of Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), said on Wednesday (June 10) that from June 11 onwards, the BMTA would seek the cooperation of passengers to scan the QR code of the ThaiChana mobile app when they get on and off the bus. “The BMTA has installed QR code stickers in several places on the bus, including the front, the windows, the back and behind each seat,” he said.

The government introduced the ThaiChana (Thai Victory) Covid-19 contact-tracing platform on May 17 to allow customers to check in and out of venues by scanning a QR code. The application aims to help in the investigation of Covid-19 cases by tracing where the phone users have been before the symptoms showed up, in case they contract the new coronavirus.

“BMTA has also ordered all staff and visitors to scan the QR code of ThaiChana every time they enter and leave the BMTA premises since the application was launched,” added Surachai.

“We are committed to following the orders and suggestions of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to ensure that all staff and customers are safe and that the crisis be over as soon as possible.”

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