Face masks now compulsory outdoors in Surat Thani including Phangan

7 Jul 2022

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People who do not wear face masks while outside in this southern province face a fine of up to 20,000 baht under a provincial order effective from Tuesday.

Governor Wichawut Jinto signed the "most urgent" order, which was sent to all heads of government offices, district chiefs, and municipal mayors in the province on April 19.

As a precaution against spreading Covid-19, provincial governor Wichawut Jinto has ordered that everyone in the province wear a face mask all the time when out of their homes or living quarters.

Section 51 of the Communicable Disease Act of 2015  liable to a fine of up to 20,000 baht to offenders.

The order remains in effect until further notice.