Thailand’s guidelines for park visitors: should walk, not run

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The spokesman of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin.
The spokesman of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin.

BANGKOK – People should exercise by walking while wearing face masks and should not run in parks during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the spokesman of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) advised.



CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said people should exercise by walking to keep good health as the government permitted the reopening of public parks.

He said visitors to parks should not run because runners’ breath could leave droplets about 10 meters behind. Besides, people would lack air while running fast with masks on their face, he said.



“If you want to run, you should see if anyone is following you within a distance of 10 meters. If there is such a follower, you should not run because the clearance is not enough. Droplets from fast breathing would reach the followers. Please do not run,” Dr Taweesin said.

“If anyone is following you, you should wear a face mask and walk. Walking already raises pulses and walking for 30 minutes can make you sweat. That is enough and there will not be droplets from your mouth like those from running people,” he said. (TNA)