Industry Ministry begins face mask deliveries

The first batch of face masks produced by the Industry Ministry for Bangkok and other high-risk provinces has been distributed.

Ministry spokesperson Suchada Thaensap said the masks to protect against Covid-19 already been delivered to people living in the capital’s Samphanthawong district (postcode 10100).

“The masks will be sent to all areas of Bangkok by the beginning of May,” she added.

The ministry will also send face masks to other high-risk areas, namely Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, and southern provinces. Service sector staff such as those working on public buses and at BTS and MRT stations, and post offices, will also receive the free masks.

The spokesperson added that the masks had been checked for quality by the Thailand Textile Institute before being delivered.

Uttaradit province extends alcohol ban till April 30

Uttaradit Governor Thanakorn Ungchitpaisarn on Thursday (April 16) extended the ban on alcohol beverage sales from April 18-30.

Earlier, the ban had been imposed from April 11-17 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

There has been no new confirmed case of infection in the province over the past 20 days. The province has three cases of which one has recovered.