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Police remove Covid-19 checkpoints for travellers from other provinces

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has removed from 4pm on Friday 14 checkpoints that had been set up for visitors from other provinces entering Bangkok, as the Covid-19 situation in the province is improving.

The checkpoints had been set up on January 2 on the routes that connected Bangkok to other provinces in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. Travellers passing through the checkpoints were screened for Covid-19.

“Although the checkpoints have been removed, district officials must continue to monitor venues that have high risk of virus spreading in their responsible areas,” BMA deputy governor Pol Lt-General Sophon Phisutthiwong said.

“If any businesses fail to comply with the authority’s measures, the district office must work with police to pursue legal action immediately.”

BMA also has urged all districts to enforce preventive measures during Chinese New Year festival that will start on February 12.

“All districts must actively advise people to maintain social distancing practices, wear face masks in public places, wash their hands regularly, and check-in and check-out using the Thai Chana platform when shopping for spirit offerings or paying respect at shrines during the festival,” added Sophon.

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