Social distancing in Thailand
Besides funny ways to practice social distancing, Thailand has taken this measure into careful consideration by implementing proper distancing techniques. This is especially in places prone to bigger groups of people, like shopping malls, shops, and public transportation.
Thai public transportation systems like buses and trains have taken the necessary social distancing measures by rearranging seats and indicating standing spots for passengers.
People should be 1m apart when in public
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Although people are encouraged to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, there are some of us who need to go out for important reasons like work. Thus, transportation systems need to tighten safety measures to prevent infections from spreading.
Systems like the BTS, MRT, and public buses have arranged seats and standing spots in accordance to social distancing policies.
Only alternate seats can be taken on the MRT Purple Line
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The couple seats on public buses are now available for only one person
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Airport Rail Link’s seats and standing points are marked
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Seats on a BTS train
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Passengers who use the rail services by BTS, MRT, and Airport Rail Link are also required to have temperature check and wear a face mask too.
Aside from these safety measures, every station is also equipped with hand sanitisers passengers can use for free.
Follow the measures to prevent more infections
If you don’t have any urgent matters to attend to and can work from home, staying at home during this crisis is the best thing to do.
But if you’re heading out, especially to crowded areas, don’t forget to keep a sufficient distance between each other and keep yourself clean.
Keep up with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand:
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- Armed Forces Ordered To Set Up 24H Checkpoints Between Provinces Following Emergency Decree
- Foreigners Now Banned From Entering Thailand Under Emergency Decree
- Passengers Required To Wear Face Masks To Enter All Bangkok Rail Services From 25 March Onwards