New regulations released by the Department of Medical Services warn that anyone who hides or conceals their history related to the coronavirus will face a fine or jail time.
The announcement comes amid worry that patients are concealing their travel history or medical conditions and putting medical staff at risk.
There have been several incidents that have put medical staff at risk including the closure of Bang Len Hospital due to a patient concealing their contact with a known positive coronavirus patient.
In Phuket, 112 medical staff from Vachira Hospital were placed into quarantine due to a patient failing to reveal visits to Soi Bangla and subsequently testing positive for coronavirus.
According to the announcement, violators can face up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to 10,000 baht if they fail to reveal relevant covid-19 related information.
More than 80 medical workers have been infected with the virus in Thailand so far.
Source: Khaosod | Photo: The Straits Times