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Police gear up for Loy Krathong celebrations in Bangkok

Oct 31. 2020
Pol Maj-General Piya Tawichai (Left) and Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsangek (Right)
Pol Maj-General Piya Tawichai (Left) and Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsangek (Right)
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By The Nation

More than 3,000 police officers have been deployed for the Loy Krathong and Halloween celebrations in Bangkok, the Metropolitan Police Bureau said on Saturday.

Deputy Metropolitan Police chief Pol Maj-General Piya Tawichai said National Police chief Pol General Suwat Jangyodsuk had instructed police officers to strictly inspect areas, especially event areas, fireworks factories and entertainment venues to prevent crimes and accidents, as well as set up body temperature screening checkpoints to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Deputy Metropolitan Police chief Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsangek said they had also organised rapid deployment forces with equipments to facilitate traffic movement for ambulances.

He asked people to travel by mass transit systems to reduce traffic congestion and follow Covid-19 prevention measures.

"To prevent accidents, motorists should study about parking lots around the event area before travelling and obey traffic rules, such as giving way to ambulances, wearing helmet and avoiding alcohol when driving," he added.

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