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在母乳中可以发现早期乳腺癌的警告信号

TOURISTS are banned from splashing water in some of Thailand’s most popular holiday hotspotsand rule-breakers could face being jailed for up to two years.

Water splashing is a traditional part of Thailand’s annual Songkran celebration, which this year takes place from April 13 到 15.

Thailand has warned visitors to be aware of current bans on the water throwing celebrations - part of the country's Songkran festivities

Thailand has warned visitors to be aware of current bans on the water throwing celebrationspart of the country’s Songkran festivities信用: 盖蒂
Water splashing is often part of the festival

Water splashing is often part of the festival信用: 路透社

然而, Thailand still has strict Covid rules in place, with face masks mandatory in most situations.

The ban on water throwing events is because it’s thought that tourists are unlikely to wear face masks when throwing water at each other.

The Prime Minister of 泰国 has expressed concern over the water splashing, and has asked his government to visit tourist hotspots to remind visitors about a current ban on water throwing.

Anyone who breaks current public health safety rules could be fined a maximum of 40,000 bahtequivalent to around £900or face up to two years in jail.

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In some cases, the punishment could see someone fined AND jailed due to the anti-Covid emergency decree.

On top of this, lawbreakers could face an additional fine of up to 20,000 bahtaround £451because of the Communicable Disease Control Act.

Some elements of the traditional celebrations can still go ahead, under strict protocols.

然而, it’s reported that where mass events are permitted to take place, there will be no foam parties, nor any sale or consumption of alcohol.

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然而, recent images show that revellers have been ignoringor potentially just unawareof official advice.

Government officials have been deployed to visit tourist hotspots such as Phuket, to spread the message of the safety restrictions in place.

Thai tourists and locals have been pictured celebrating the festivalwhich takes place in April, Thailand’s hottest year of the month.

Tourists sprayed each other with water pistols on Khaosan Road in Bangkok.

Water splashing is often part of the festival

Water splashing is often part of the festival信用: 路透社