Suvarnabhumi is ready for normal operations beginning May 1


Suvarnabhumi Airport will be ready to reopen on May 1 following a temporary shutdown due to the pandemic crisis. 

Sutheerawat Suwannawat, director of the airport, said that they would be able to support all flights as before but some adjustments would be required corresponding to preventive measures for Covid-19. 

Screening facilities for everyone who enters the airport is still necessary and personnel at Suvarnabhumi must wear face masks and increase the frequency of sanitisation.

Women addicted to gambling are ‘biggest violators of social distance practice’ 

Ageing women who love gambling are the biggest violators of the social distance practice, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the Government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Sunday (April 26). 

He urged husbands to discourage their wives from going to gambling dens. 

According to police statistics of curfew breakers, 87 joined rallies, up 47 from the previous day, while 568 left their homes during curfew hours, down 27 over 24 hours. 

Those who joined gatherings for drinking, gambling and illicit drug consumption were people aged between 11-40, the majority being males. However, most violators in the 51-60 age group were women, mostly those who visited gambling dens, he said. 

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

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