Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has been fined 6,000 baht equivalent of 190 dollars for not wearing a mask in public.
The news follows a picture of the Prime Minister shared on Facebook before it was brought down showing him totally ‘disregarding’ the laid down protocols in the country.
Confirming the fine was Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang who revealed that he had informed him of his wrong doing before imposing the fine. “I informed the prime minister this was a violation of rules.” Said the Bangkok Governor.
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Upon receiving the notice, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha contacted the country’s city hall which confirmed to him that it was wrong of him to walk without a mask and that he had violated the rules.
The news comes hours after the Prime Minister commissioned the center for supporting the transfer of COVID-19 patients at the Support Services Department at the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters.
“Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and the director of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) established a center for supporting the transfer of COVID-19 patients at the Support Services Department, at the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, on 25 April 2021.
The center will assist the Ministry of Public Health and Erawan Center, Medical Service Department, by supporting medical staff and 31 ambulances and other vehicles in their work to pick up infected people. They will support another 20 vehicles, including the medical staff for their operation.” Said PR Thai Government.