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Thai Prime Minister Fined $190 for Not Wearing Face Masks in a Meeting

THAI PRIME MINISTER FINED – Thailand official faces charges for not wearing face masks during their COVID-19 meeting.

Wearing masks in Thailand is now mandatory in public places where the spread of COVID-19 in the country has once again increased. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang wrote on Facebook, “The prime minister agreed to pay the fine.”

Thai Prime Minister Fined
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According to Kwanmuang, he had gone to Prayuth with a group of senior police officers few hours after photos of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra attending the event without a mask went viral on the internet.

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Prayuth has not made any public statements, but a picture of him wearing no mask at Monday’s government meeting has been removed from his Facebook profile. The prime minister had asked Bangkok officials to look into whether he had violated any local masking laws.

Mask laws have been expanded to almost all locations outside of personal homes, including outside and inside a car with more than one person inside, in forty-eight Thai provinces, including the capital, Bangkok.

Prayuth was possibly one of the first people in the country to be fined under the new law, which went into effect on Monday. He was spared the maximum fine of 20,000 baht ($636), however. The PM was fined 6,000 baht or $ 190, according to the Bangkok governor.

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