People and businesses could face legal consequences if they spread the Covid virus.

7 Jul 2022

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People and entertainment businesses who helped in the spread of the third wave of Covid-19 in Thailand may face legal action, Chraspong Sukree said, the chief of Nakhon Si Thammarat's public health office, has named a 26-year-old woman who allegedly boarded a plane on April 11 in Bangkok's Don Mueang airport after testing positive for the virus. He says that health officials are working with Bangkok authorities to file charges against her. She was on her travels to Nakhon Si Thammarat and created a kerfuffle at the airports, caused havoc at the airports, making passengers nervous. According to Charaspong, she will face charges of withholding information.

“Authorities will determine where the offences were committed, and the patient will be recalled to face charges there.”

He says she did not violate any other laws as she notified authorities when she landed. He says, though, that the private laboratory that tested her would be held responsible if the failure to notify the Department of Communicable Disease Control or the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to initiate the quarantine process. According to the patient's timeline, she took the Covid-19 test on April 9 at a private clinic and obtained a positive result on April 10. The next day, she travelled to Nakhon Si Thammarat in the evening.

After seeing Covid infections linked to the recent spread, three entertainment venues in Phuket are said to be facing legal action. A hotel in Chiang Mai is also facing legal action for allegedly failing to follow disease-prevention measures. The hotel is accused of failing to collect information from a traveller who had arrived from a high-risk area. The guest entered on April 11, one day after taking a Covid test in Bangkok. She received positive test results on April 12th.

There were 1,335 infected people with Covid yesterday, with 36 of them in serious condition. Most of the 1,326 new infections are local, not imported, and occur in Bangkok.