61 Pakistan returnees released from isolation in Pattani


On Monday (April 13), 61 of the 237 students who returned from Pakistan on March 28 were released from quarantine in Prince of Songkla University’s Pattani campus, with the provincial governor, government agents and caretakers showing up to bid them a farewell.

The remainder of the students are under quarantine in Yala and Narathiwat.

Before leaving the campus, however, the youngsters were provided with tips on how to protect themselves and others from the virus.

According to the latest figures, three new Covid-19 cases have been found in Pattani province, bringing the total to 77 patients, with 18 still waiting to be confirmed.


Village headman flouts orders, holds big Songkran gathering

Nonthaburi governor Sujin Chaichumsak has ordered the Bang Bua Thong district chief to set up an investigative committee to look into the case of a village headman in the province bringing a large number of people together to hold a Songkran ritual.

Photographs of the village headman together with his guests pouring water on the hands of elderly people and seeking their blessings were posted online on Monday (April 13), leading to severe criticism.

Sujin said this was a clear violation of the Emergency Decree and breached the regulations of civil service.

“I want to inform every community leader in Nonthaburi that you should set a good example on your people,” Sujin said.