Thailand: people violating lockdown to gamble

Hundreds of men and women are breaking lockdown measures in the country to drink and gamble.

Thailand.- Authorities have revealed that women addicted to gambling are the biggest violators of the social distancing measure in the country.

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, Spokesman for the Government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, shared police data showing the seriousness of the situation.

The numbers showed that 87 joined gatherings, up 47 from the previous day, while 568 left their houses during curfew hours, down 27 over a 24-hour period.

Those who joined gatherings for drinking, gambling and illicit drug consumption were people aged between 11-40, the majority being males.

However, the majority of violators in the age group 51-60 were women, mostly those who visited gambling dens, the Doctor said.

“Husbands should inform their wives about the dangers of the Covid-19 contagion,” Taweesin warned.

Social distancing and curfew violators on April 26 were mostly found in Pathum Thani, Rayong, Bangkok, Phuket and Samut Prakan provinces.

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