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Government Gazette publishes order banning rallies, public gatherings

Mar 06. 2021
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By The Nation

The Ratchakitcha, or Government Gazette website, on Saturday published an order prohibiting rallies or public gatherings that could risk spreading Covid-19 in provinces at high risk.

The Chief of Defence Forces, General Chalermpol Srisawat, signed the order on Friday prohibiting people from holding rallies or public gatherings in Bangkok, Samut Prakarn, Samut Songkhram, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathum, and Pathum Thani provinces without approval from officials.

People who violate the order will face two years' imprisonment, or fine up to Bt40,000, or both.

Four pro-democracy groups and one pro-monarchy group have scheduled rallies in Bangkok on Saturday.

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