Thailand officially drops mask mandate in late night Royal Gazette order

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  The Thai Government, in a late-night order released around 10:00 P.M. on June 23rd, 2022, has dropped a divisive mask mandate in all public areas.

The mandate previously required one to wear masks in all public places, even outdoors or alone.

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The wordage of the legally binding Royal Gazette order is as follows, in a summary and not a word-for-word translation:

The Ministry of Public Health has moved to wear a mask or cloth mask as a voluntary practice.

It is recommended, but not mandated, to wear one in crowded areas, in large groups of people, and in poorly ventilated places.

People at high risk of Covid-19, like the elderly, with pre-existing conditions, and at-risk should wear a mask properly at all times. However, this is not “mandated”.

The order is effective immediately and signed by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

TPN media notes that private businesses and events have the ability and right to make mask wearing at their establishments and venues required, however.

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