BANGKOK, April 23 – RIA Novosti. In Thailand since the introduction April 3 of a curfew from 22.00 to 4.00 16 made 179 arrests for its violation, said at a press briefing at the government House in Bangkok, the press Secretary of the Centre for combating coronavirus infection Thailand Thavisin Vienojoties.
“More than 16 thousand, 16 179 arrests! I asked about this a representative of the national police at a meeting of the centre for combating the epidemic, and he told me that in many cases it is not just that people move through the streets during curfew, and illegal night gatherings for drinking alcohol and gambling, or street racing on motorbikes,” said the press Secretary of the center.
“First place in the number of arrests of violators of the curfew is Phuket, the second in Bangkok, and that Phuket and in Bangkok such disorders most,” he added.
Vanwiechen thanked the “conscious citizens”, informing the police about violations of curfew in their neighborhoods and districts.
“It is the conscious citizens plays a Central role in the suppression of violations of curfew and other temporary, highly today of the needed restrictions,” he said.
“When citizens dial phone police 191 or the hotline of the centre for the fight against the epidemic, heard the noise outside the Windows during curfew hours is, in fact, a manifestation of their care for their neighbors who do not have sufficient willpower to implement the requirements and recommendations of authorities and put themselves and others at risk of Contracting coronavirus infection”, – said Vienojoties.
Violators of the curfew in Thailand face a fine up to 100 thousand Thai baht (about 3 thousand dollars) and/or imprisonment for a period of one year. However, if a violation of the curfew coincides with other disorders such as gambling completely banned in the country, violators face charges in violation of the curfew, and violations under various articles of the criminal code.
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