BANGKOK (NNT) - Today is the third day since the state of emergency, was declared by the government to implement certain restrictions in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. A deputy Bangkok governor visited a checkpoint today, located at the Bangkok-Chachoengsao border, where most road users fully cooperated with the measures put in place.
Bangkok Deputy Governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul has observed a health checkpoint, located under Mahanakhon Intersection overpass in Nong Chok district, which is Bangkok’s gateway to and from Chachoengsao province.
Officers stationed at the checkpoint check vehicles passing through, with a special focus on passenger buses, vans and taxis. Only some of the vehicles will be asked to pull over in order to minimize traffic disruption.
Any person found with flu like symptoms will be asked to get out of the vehicle and undergo health screening by medical staff. Anyone suspected to have COVID-19 will be immediately sent to a nearby hospital.
This checkpoint is one of 12 set up in Bangkok under cooperation with the police, health authorities, local agencies and the Internal Security Operations Command.
Three sets of officers are stationed at the checkpoints in rotation each day. They are asking for cooperation and understanding from the general public. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is ready to step up the measures, should the government call for stricter screening protocols and enforcement.