(Source : thethaiger.com)
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.
Bung Kan (11pm-4am)
Pathum Thani (9pm-4am)
Samut Prakan (9pm-4am)
Samut Sakhon (11pm-4am)
Surat Thani (10pm-4am).