11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut has urged everyone to join forces “for one more time” to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, by strictly following basic safety measures, as lockdown restrictions came into force in Bangkok and several other high-risk provinces.

Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said today (Saturday) the prime minister had expressed concern that some people are ignoring the preventive measures and would like all sectors of society to be mutually responsible and cooperate fully in the fight against the virus.

The prime minister believes that, with full cooperation from all sectors, the pandemic will be quickly contained, said Anucha, adding that he also expressed concern over the increased number of road accidents during the New Year break. He has urged motorists to exercise greater caution while instructing the police to enforce the laws strictly against speeding, drunk driving and riding without crash helmets.