Public Health Minister “suggests” Thais concentrate on household, not booze, throughout Songkran

As Thais wait for officials to announce today whether or not Songkran water festivals will occur in April, Public Health Minister Anutin suggests they fully skip the alcohol. At Authoritative , Anutin confirmed Thais will be allowed to journey and go to household. He mentioned Thais ought to concentrate on household and “traditional spiritual activities”, in accordance with The Pattaya News.
Anutin “asked” that Thais keep away from ingesting alcohol, having parties, and gathering round booze at Songkran this year, though this assertion was not a mandate. The minister also mentioned that alcohol weakens immune methods. Songkran festivals have been cancelled in Thailand in 2020 and 2021 as a result of pandemic.
This is not the first time a Thai official has “requested” that individuals avoid large gatherings, without formally mandating it. Last month, Pattaya’s public relations division “requested” that individuals not maintain events and events with over 50 individuals.
The CCSA will focus on today whether or not or not water splashing will be allowed throughout Songkran. If Songkran celebrations are held, the proposed tips assert they’ll only be allowed to happen in particular areas with Covid-19 prevention measures in place. This consists of merit-making and “rod-nam-dam-hua” or pouring water on the hands of revered relatives. The CCSA will focus on the proposed pointers right now..

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