The Metropolitan Police Bureau has planned to deploy about 3,000 police officers to manage traffic congestion on the first day of the new school semester on Wednesday.
Pol Maj Gen Jirasan Kaewsaengek, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau said traffic police have been put on standby for traffic management on the first day of the new school term.
They will direct traffic outside schools to improve traffic flow during the Covid-19 situation when schools will measure body temperature of students before entering the premises.
Police told schools to set screening checkpoints inside the schools instead of at the school entrances or outside the gates to prevent traffic congestion. Parents were advised to leave home early due to possible traffic delays.
School van operators were instructed to maintain disease control measures by having students wear masks, cleaning passenger room and providing hand sanitizers to students.
If they ignore hygiene standard, the police can inform the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to consider measures against them such as warning or suspension of the operations. (TNA)