"There is no law in Thailand that gives the police the power to issue fines against people not wearing face masks during a pandemic," said the CCSA, "however wearing a face mask is to protect yourself and others from contracting Covid-19."
The CCSA made the plea on Sunday after an ex-convict on Saturday night went berserk and stabbed three people at a Bangkok shopping mall after being told to wear a face mask before entering the building.
The injured were immediately sent to a nearby hospital.
Thankfully, no deaths were reported.
The assailant, according to police, was a former convict who had served jail terms three times in Chiang Mai prison for robbery.
As of Sunday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Thailand were 3,585 (647 in state quarantine), of whom 138 are in hospital and 3,388 have recovered and been discharged while 59 people have died. - Xinhua