BANGKOK: Thailand Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha was fined 6,000 baht (Rs 14,270) on Monday for not sporting a masks, as his authorities struggled to fight a brand new wave of coronavirus circumstances within the nation.
Thailand, which has barred the entry of travellers from India, except Thai residents, from May 1, on Monday introduced 2,zero48 new infections and eight new deaths, the fourth consecutive day with over 2,000 new Covid-19 circumstances.
Gen. Prayut was fined as he didn’t put on a masks throughout a gathering together with his vaccine procurement advisers on Monday, the Bangkok Post reported.
The Thai capital Bangkok has made mask-wearing obligatory from Monday.
Thai officers are imposing fines of as much as 20,000 baht (Rs 47,610) on individuals who fail to put on face masks in public in 48 provinces, as the federal government in struggled to deal with a brand new wave of coronavirus circumstances that’s straining the nation’s medical system.
Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang posted on Facebook on Monday that he had filed a criticism in opposition to the prime minister with the police.
City officers swing into motion after social media criticised the Prime Minister. His Facebook web page confirmed him sitting together with his face unprotected on the head of a gathering desk whereas everybody else was sporting a masks.
In his Facebook publish within the afternoon, Police General Aswin wrote Gen Prayut had requested him to verify whether or not he had achieved mistaken.
“I told him he had violated a Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announcement, which requires everyone in the capital to wear a mask at all times while outside his or her home or residence. Violation results in a fine up to 20,000 baht under Section 51 of the 2015 Disease Control Act,” he wrote.
Since investigators might decide the positive for the offence based mostly on a fining regulation, Gen Prayut was requested to pay 6,000 baht, the Bangkok Post reported.
Meanwhile, Thailand will shut its border to travellers from India, except Thai residents, from Saturday, the Thai embassy in New Delhi introduced on Sunday.
The embassy stated it won’t concern certificates of entry for non-Thai nationals till additional discover. From May 1, solely Thai nationals will be capable to enter Thailand from India, the mission introduced on Sunday.
“The issuance of Certificate of Entry (COEs) for non-Thai nationals who will be arriving in Thailand from India from 1 May 2021 onwards will be suspended until further notice,” the embassy stated in a press launch.
“Therefore, the Embassy will not accommodate non-Thai nationals on the flights on 1, 15 and 22 May 2021,” it stated.
Thailand has reported a complete of 57,508 Covid-19 circumstances and 148 deaths.