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More than a quarter of people in the so-called red zones do not wear the mask correctly, according to Thai research

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More than a quarter of people in the so-called red zones do not wear the mask correctly, according to Thai research

A recent survey by the Ministry of Health found that 26.5 per cent of people in Thailand’s four red zone provinces are not wearing their face masks properly outdoors.

The survey of 4,776 residents across the country from May 18 to 31 found that 70.9 per cent wore their mask appropriately, while 14.8 per cent did not cover their nose or let it hang below their chin.

In the four red-controlled provinces – Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan – 66.8 per cent wore their face masks properly, while 26.5 per cent did not.

“People are urged to wear their mask correctly before leaving their homes and to wear spare masks to wear when the first one gets dirty or after leaving crowded places,” said the department’s director-general, Dr Suwannachai. Wattanayingcharoenchai.

“People should also take other measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, such as regularly cleaning their hands with alcohol gel, keeping their distance from others and not talking, eating or drinking on public transport,” the statement concluded. director general’s plea.

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