ALARMED at reports that Thailand’s tik tok star Rachnok ‘Janey’ Suwannaket held two concerts over the long weekend with no social distancing in place nor the majority of the people wearing face masks Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered that the fact be checked while police are moving to file charges against the organizers, Naewna newspaper reported this afternoon (July 29, 2020).
Pol. Maj, Gen, Sakchai Limcharoen, head of Krabi police, and Pol. Maj. Gen. Sanchai Awattanakulthep, head of Nakhon Si Thammarat police, the provinces where the two concerts were held, ordered district teams to gather evidence.
The organizers and others involved with staging the concerts will be called in for questioning and face charges under the emergency decree and Communicable Disease Act.
Meanwhile Pol. Col. Krishna Pattanacharoen, deputy police spokesman, said both Gen. Prayut and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have ordered all units to take proactive measures in screening and monitoring people traveling back from abroad.
Those within the country still have to adhere to the rules on social distancing and wearing face masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Chakthip Chaijinda requested the cooperation of concert organizers, the general public and shop keepers to comply with the guidelines on prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection.
Police were ordered to strictly enforce the rules to prevent Covid-19 spreading in Thailand.
Top: Janey singing at the jam-packed concert. Photo: Naewna