Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha fined 190$ for not wearing face mask

On Monday, the governor of Bangkok said that Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha was fined 6,000 baht for breaching rules aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus by not wearing a mask.

The move came after a photograph of Prayuth appeared on his Facebook page showing him not wearing a mask in a meeting. The photograph was later removed. Bangkok governor had then written on Ashwin Kwanmuang’s Facebook page that this violated the rules.

The prime minister had made an inquiry city hall about the restrictions. The prime minister had inquired into the city hall about the restrictions, it specified that mask should be worn at all times outside residences.


Thailand has banned the entry of visitors from India, but Thai citizens are an exception. As India sets new records for COVID infections, the ban on the entry of Indian citizens is going to take effect from May 1. The ban was announced by the Thai embassy in New Delhi as India sets new records for global infections. Thailand citizens who want to return home will be allowed on “repatriation flights”.

Thailand is imposing stringent fines on people who fail to wear a mask in public. They are imposing fines of up to 20,000 bahts ($640) for violating the rules in 48 provinces. The capital, Bangkok has the largest number of coronavirus cases, is closing more than 30 types of services. It includes parks, zoos, bars pools and massage parlours. Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned. Shopping malls and departmental stores continue to operate but with shortened hours.

Thai Health authorities on Monday announced 2,048 new infections and eight new deaths, the fourth day in a row with more than 2,000 cases. As of now, there are now 57,508 cases and 148 deaths.