A good samaritan who handed out cash and food to needy people in Chiang Mai has been given a warning by the police for causing crowds to gather.
The 28-year-old man, known as Panya, decided to help people who had lost their jobs and were in need of food by handing out 100 baht notes and meals in front of Fah Ham Market in Chiang Mai.
He arrived with a huge wad of cash and instantly caused a scene as people gathered to collect the free money and food from the young entrepreneur.
As the crowds became denser, the practice of proper social distancing was forgotten, risking mass infections.
Police arrived on the scene to disperse the crowds and informed Panya that such donations are not allowed without proper social distancing measures in place to control the crowds.
They informed him that he was violating laws regarding the spread of coronavirus. However, because the man was trying to help a bad situation, he was not arrested and only given a warning not to do it again.
There were similar scenes in Bangkok yesterday at Wat Don Muang when a thick crowd of people queued up to receive free food from the temple.
Source: Khaosod | Photo: Khaosod