PM warns of health risks at rallies

PM warns of health risks at rallies

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about the people's health amid a cold spell and would like people to avoid political gatherings as the Covid-19 outbreak continues, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said yesterday.

Mr Anucha said it is still necessary for the government to exercise its powers under the emergency decree and the Communicable Disease Act to contain the pandemic.

The government wants people to avoid crowds -- particularly political rallies -- during this time, and thanked the majority who have cooperated.

The government is introducing more measures to help people affected by the latest Covid-19 outbreak and is preparing new economic stimulus programmes, he said.

Mr Anucha said Gen Prayut is also concerned about people's health as another high pressure area from China is expected to cover the upper part of Thailand until tomorrow.

This would see temperatures drop by 2º to 3ºC in the North, East and Central regions, including Bangkok and surrounding provinces.

As for the Northeast, the temperature is expected to by 4ºC to 6ºC during the period, he said. The spokesman said Gen Prayut has also asked people to be careful when lighting fires to keep themselves warm.

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