Two health checkpoints set up in Pattaya

Two health checkpoints set up in Pattaya

Officials check the body temperature of motorists at a checkpoint in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Officials check the body temperature of motorists at a checkpoint in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

PATTAYA: Two checkpoints to screen travellers have been set up in Pattaya to help stop the Covid-19 pandemic, Bang Lamung district chief Amnaj Charoensri said on Tuesday.

One is located in front of the Bang Lamung district office on the Pattaya-bound side of Sukhumvit road in tambon Na Klua. The other is in front of the Bira Circuit racing track on Krathing Rai-Rayong road.

The two checkpoints will operate daily between 7am-9am and 4.30pm-6.30pm for one month, starting Tuesday.

They are among 47 checkpoints to be set up all over Chon Buri province under an order issued on Monday by governor Pakarathorn Thienchai, chairman of the provincial communicable disease committee, he said.

Mr Amnaj said these checkpoints will strictly screen people travelling in and out of the province to help stop the spread of the virus. 

All travellers will have their temperature taken and identification documents checked. Wearing a face mask is compulsory.

Chon Buri is one of five high-risk provinces the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration will propose be locked down. The others are Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat. 

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