Winter increases sweater demand and prompts government concern


BUENG KAN – The wintry weather has upped the demand for sweaters in several parts of the country and prompted the government to focus its concern on risk groups.  

In the northeastern province of Bueng Kan, the windy and cold weather has made second-hand winter clothes hot items for local people. The temperature there has been recorded at 14 degrees Celsius in the morning. Doctors warned users of second-hand winter gears to prevent skin infection risks by washing and boiling their winter gears first.

Up North, Directo- General of the Port Authority of Thailand Lt. Suttinan Hattawong has visited 24 schools in Chiang Rai Province with Deputy Governor Arkom Sukapan and the chief officer of Wiang Kan District to hand winter clothes to 7,800 underprivileged students. The temperature in Chiang Rai has fallen by two to four degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd disclosed that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha advised residents in winter-stricken areas, especially children and elderly people as well as those in seafront provinces to protect themselves from weather-related health risks.