Thais and foreigners in Phuket caught not wearing face masks punished by exercising instead of fines – VIDEO

Phuket –

Phuket officials warned foreigners and Thais in Phuket who were found not wearing face masks for their first time by exercise punishment yesterday, as a soft warning versus stiff fines.

A Covid – 19 measurements checkpoint was set up in the Rawai sub-district yesterday (May 14th) and was led by the Chalong Police and local medical staffers.

The measurement checkpoint’s main focus was on 100 percent of wearing face masks properly, including over the nose and not around one’s chin, in public. According to checkpoint officers, the vast majority of foreigners and Thai’s were found wearing masks correctly.

However, there were more than 10 people, both foreigners, and Thais, who were found not wearing face masks either at all or properly.

They had all been warned and punished by doing some exercise as a “first soft warning”. Their names and identification were also recorded, however, in case they are caught violating again in which case authorities would resort to fines. The Pattaya News notes that authorities have the ability to use their discretion on punishment and if they choose to give soft warnings over fines for first-time offenders.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.