The Department of Disease Control has urged organizers to stop holding political rallies and public events because of the threat of the Covid-19 virus.
Department deputy chief Thanarak Phaliphat said these kinds of events will increase the risk of infection and this depends on the organizers and participants whether they are able to deal with this risk.
The Pattaya News notes that this request comes only a few days after the dissolution of the government opposition Future Forward party and several groups have organized rallies and protests due to the decision.
The Department of Disease Control, however, says the request has nothing to do with the dissolution of Future Forward and rejected criticism online claiming so.
Photo and source: NNT/National News Bureau of Thailand