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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