Thailand’s Public Health Warns of Heatstroke Due to Intoxication During Songkran

Thailand’s Public Health Warns of Heatstroke Due to Intoxication During Songkran

CHIANG RAI – The Ministry of Public Health has warned residents of heatstroke, urging them to refrain from drinking alcohol during the day in summer. The public service announcement was made by Ministry Spokesperson and Deputy Permanent Secretary Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong. He explained that high daytime temperatures during this time of the year will raise […]

Tougher Measures Planned to Curb Songkran Road Carnage

Tougher Measures Planned to Curb Songkran Road Carnage

BANGKOK – In a bid to end the recurring scourge of road accidents and the huge number of fatalities during the long Songkran holidays, the Thai government is implementing tougher measures, including a 15-day immediate detention or the use of electronic monitoring (EM) bracelets for those caught drunk driving. Thailand is notorious for the high […]