Public urged to refrain from traveling upcountry, dining out, and meeting to prevent transmission of COVID-19, published Thai government website.
On March 19, 2020, Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat, Government Spokesperson, disclosed that Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha urged the people in Bangkok and vicinity to stay at home, and refrain from travelling upcountry, dining out, and meeting during this period. Their cooperation is sought as this is one of the most intensified measures imposed to intercept the spread of COVID-19 in public areas and within households. All other concerned measures have been prepared by the Government and ready to be implemented according to the developing situation.
Also on Monday, Bangkok governor Aswin Khwanmuang has asked people not to leave Bangkok, where shopping malls and other at-risk places have been shut down to combat the spread of Covid-19.
Pol Gen Aswin made his plea for cooperation in a live broadcast on Facebook on Monday. He said the spread of Covid-19 is serious and continuing unabated. He thanked people who refrained from going out to crowded areas.