PUBLIC-SPRITED philanthropists be warned that just helping the less fortunate among us without proper supervision during the current coronavirus pandemic can land one in deep trouble to go by the case of a young woman who is facing charges for doing just that recently, Sanook.com reported today (21.4.2020).
Plubplachai 2 police said they had taken the young girl to the public prosecutor to file charges for giving away goods to the homeless on Krung Kasem road near Hua Lamphong station on April 12 without arranging proper social distance leading to a risk of infection spreading.
Police urged charitable persons who want to donate items to those who are struggling during the current Covid-19 outbreak to first notify the district office or related departments to arrange the giveaway in an orderly manner.
According to the Bangkok Post the government today reported 19 new coronavirus patients, raising the total to 2,811, and one more death, a 50-year-old taxi driver whose passengers included boxing stadium spectators.
The tally of new cases is significantly lower than the 27 recorded on Monday. It is the lowest since March 14, and marks the third consecutive day of declines. Because of limited testing, however, the actual number of infections may be higher.
People standing in a line to receive handouts as pandemic triggers financial woes. Photo: Sanook.com