(August 21, 2020) Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, chaired the meeting of the BMA’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
The meeting instructed the working team on coordination for maintaining orderliness and district offices to stringently inspect and provide advice to establishments, businesses, and activities that are granted with relaxation of lockdown measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) even though Bangkok has been free of local infection for more than 92 consecutive days. At present, as there are relaxation of lockdown measures for various establishments, businesses, and activities, strict inspection and instruction provided to the establishments, businesses, and activities become the important mission of the related agencies. The objective is to make sure that all of them strictly comply with disease control measures prescribed by government agencies which will reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. The number of premises and the frequency of inspection and instruction will be increased. If any establishments are found violating that regulations under the outbreak prevention and control measures, they will face with strict and severe legal action under related laws.
Moreover, the meeting of BMA-CCSA would like to inform everyone that, in order to work efficiently amid the anxiety on global situation of the spread of COVID 19 infection which will create safety and security in lives and properties of the general public, the Royal Thai Government needs to extend the duration of the enforcement of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations (Emergency Decree) for another period of time. However, once the Government considers and sees that the COVID-19 outbreak situation tends to be better or the situation returns to normal, the enforcement of Emergency Decree will be lifted. Therefore, during this time, the BMA asks the public to be patient, cooperative, and united and join together to fight this public health crisis.