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During this year's Songkran holiday season, scheduled for April 13-15, all temples will refrain from holding Songkran religious ceremonies, due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Temples are called susceptible COVID-19 transmitting sites since large numbers of worshippers can be present at the same time.
The abbot of the Chak Daeng temple, Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro, has made face masks from recycled plastic and set up hygienic measures in the region to shield temple leaders from the virus infection during this challenging period.
This video describes how plastic at Chak Daeng temple can be turned into clothes and face masks.
Plastic can be transformed to clothes and face masks
During the Songkran holiday period this year, scheduled for 13-15 April, all temples must refrain from organizing Songkran religious ceremonies, because of the COVID-19 crisis.Temples are considered vulnerable sites for COVID-19 transmission because there may be large gatherings of worshipers. To protect members of the temple from the virus infection during this difficult time, the abbot of Chak Daeng temple, Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro, has produced face masks from recycled plastic and set up hygienic measures in the area. This video explains how plastic can be transformed into clothes and face masks at Chak Daeng temple.
Posted by PR Thai Government on Tuesday, 7 April 2020