Public assembly in Thailand banned with immediate effect

The announcement on the Royal Gazette website stipulates that public assembly in all provinces in Thailand is banned with immediate effect to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

According to the announcement, public assembly, gathering, or partying that can increase the risk of the virus spreading is prohibited in all provinces of the country.

Additionally, gathering of more than five people in Bangkok and five neighboring provinces: Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon, is prohibited.

Exceptions can be made if the organizer was allowed to hold the gathering by responsible officials, or the gathering is held by officials or is held within the areas that are designated as a quarantine facility, The Nation reported.

Those who violate will be punished with a maximum of two years in prison, or THB40,000 fine, or both, under Section 18 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations.

In provinces designated as controlled zones and maximum control zones, all kinds of social gathering are prohibited, except for cultural gatherings previously planned, but they must still employ appropriate disease control measures, the report added.

Source: The Nation

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