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Fake News! No, we're not fining people 200 baht for not wearing masks, says RTP spokesman

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

A spokesman for the Royal Thai Police said that police at checkpoints set up in the wake of the imposition of a State of Emergency in Thailand were not fining people for failing to wear face masks. 

 

Reports had circulated on social media that people had to fork out 200 baht to the constabulary. 

 

This was nonsense said Pol Lt-Col Piya Uthayo at RTP HQ yesterday.

 

"It's fake news," he said. "We are not fining people. We are just encouraging mask use for health reasons". 

 

He said that 357 checkpoints had been set up nationwide and seven of those were on routes in and out of Bangkok. 

 

Five more were going to be added to the Bangkok checkpoints.These are the following:

 

1. On Petchkasem Road out to Nakhon Pathom.

2. Bang Na - Trad Road.

3. Buraphawithee elevated road (the road above Bang Na -Trad out to Chonburi)

4. Viphavadee Rangsit Road

5. The Don Muang tollway. 

 

Lt-Col Piya said people were being reminded to carry their ID, wear masks and sit one meter apart where possible. If people were unwell or fell into risk categories they would be asked to leave vehicles for further questions and checks about their health and movements. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 
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By the looks of the photo, the police are not keeping the recommended social distance of 1 metre (Thailand) 2 metres (Rest of the world) apart either!

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Typical pigs !  Once they have been caught out they will deny everything !  Definitely NOT fake news.

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Village announcement this morning said B300 fine foe no mask

At least they DID hand out fabric masks here 2 days ago

It should be manditory to at least to slow the spread

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Well even if you tell the POLICE, illegal market and people not wsearing masks and no social distancing they do NOTHING here in Udon Thani , so the rise in numbers is down to POLICE INACTIVITY or as no money to be made, do NOTHING 

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Well, yesterday our Pu Yai was on the blower, and told everyone that if they did not wear a mask in public they would be fined 200 baht and if caught again, possible jail time!!!

I am in the CM area 😎

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12 hours ago, webfact said:

We are just encouraging mask use for health reasons

I'll wear a mask if it becomes mandatory but until then I'll take the advice of the doctors in the US, UK, Germany etc etc.  Plus the advice of the WHO.

There is zero evidence that a surgical mask is any protection at all unless it's you with the virus and that will protect others.  There is evidence that these paper masks can actually help in spreading the virus.

Thai attitude, and I heard this during a TV interview, "Just because there's no evidence is not an excuse not to wear one".

Plenty of evidence suggesting not to wear one and zero evidence for wearing one.

 

Before pointing out that everyone had to wear one in China, that was because of the intensity of the epicentre (market) it was unknown who had it and who didn't.

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Plenty of copy facemasks for sale in pattaya jomtien, but hey Thailand just like the old days....

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1 hour ago, HHTel said:

I'll wear a mask if it becomes mandatory but until then I'll take the advice of the doctors in the US, UK, Germany etc etc.  Plus the advice of the WHO.

There is zero evidence that a surgical mask is any protection at all unless it's you with the virus and that will protect others.  There is evidence that these paper masks can actually help in spreading the virus.

Thai attitude, and I heard this during a TV interview, "Just because there's no evidence is not an excuse not to wear one".

Plenty of evidence suggesting not to wear one and zero evidence for wearing one.

 

Before pointing out that everyone had to wear one in China, that was because of the intensity of the epicentre (market) it was unknown who had it and who didn't.

 

 

[There is zero evidence that a surgical mask is any protection at all unless it's you with the virus and that will protect others.]...

 

So you know you don’t have the virus? you are giving yourself a Covid-19 test on a daily basis? you have some ‘special sense’ so you’d know if you had Covid-19 right ?????.... so you don’t need to wear a mask, cos there’s no way you’d unwittingly spread it to someone else.... Right ??????

 

 

Anyone taking the advice of the WHO and other medical professionals have sadly misunderstood and have only half the story - Masks don’t protect the wearer with any degree of certainty, they may do something and be better than nothing but thats about it, however, they do help reduce transmission when worn by an unwitting carrier - thus they are helpful in transmission mitigation - they won’t stop the spread 100% but in conjunction with other methods they help. 

Those not wishing to wear masks are selfish.

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Good! I hope every country in the world adopts this.

 

We should all be wearing face masks whenever we step out of the house, the easiest and least painful way for us to hammer covid-19 together.

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