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BMA urged to take action against COVID-19 patients who hide from authorities

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Royal Thai Police pick up in Bangkok

Royal Thai Police pick up in Bangkok. Photo: Ian Fuller / flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.

The director-general of the Disease Control Department, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong announced yesterday that they have sent an urgent letter to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s health office, asking it to investigate and take action against those who attempt to conceal their location timelines, as there are more infections emerging, apparently linked to DJ Matoom’s party.

The department says such people could face charges under Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act, where people who refuse or conceal personal information can be subject to 20,000 baht fine on conviction.

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By Thai PBS World

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