Thailand requires the public to wear face masks

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Thailand is now requiring the public to wear face masks while outside at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Police say the fine for mask violations is set at up to 20,000 baht, but for first-time offenders it would start at 6,000 baht and gradually increase on subsequent offences.

Recently, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha was apparently a first time offender as he was fined 6,000 baht by the Bangkok Governor for not wearing a mask during a cabinet meeting.

In addition, curfews are now in force in 8 provinces, up from 6 previously.

They are:

Trang (10pm-3am)

Nonthaburi (9pm-4am)

Bung Kan (11pm-4am)

Pathum Thani (9pm-4am)

Songkhla (10pm-4am)

Samut Prakan (9pm-4am)

Samut Sakhon (11pm-4am)

Surat Thani (10pm-4am).