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Checkpoints to remain despite lifting of curfew

Jun 16. 2020
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By THE NATION

More than 500 checkpoints that were set up nationwide to catch curfew violators will now focus on criminal activities, accidents and illegal gatherings at night, as per the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) orders.

Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, CCSA’s assistant spokesperson, said on Tuesday (June 16) that even though the curfew was lifted on Monday, efforts must still be made to prevent crime and curb the spread of the virus.

She added that people aged between 20 and 39 need to be particularly careful, as many of them will possibly be asymptomatic and carriers.

“According to the Department of Disease Control, 50 per cent of people in this age range are asymptomatic,” she said.

Meanwhile, police have also been instructed to collect information about suspected criminals, while some officials have been put on standby for emergency calls and operation.

“Under these measures, police are also required to update their database in relation to the outcome of each case, age of the culprits and places where accidents or criminal occur,” she said.

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