Houseowners face jailterm and/or fine for having mosquito breeding grounds in their premises

Houseowners who let mosquito breeding grounds to exist in their premises or compounds of their houses will face one month jailterm and/or a fine from 2,000-5,000 baht.

Public Health Minister Piyasakul Sakolsattayathorn said on Thursday that he would dust up a law enacted in 1992 empowering health officials to order houseowners who allow mosquitos to breed in their houses or compound of their houses to get rid of the breeding grounds or face jailterm of one month and/or a fine from 2,000-5,000 baht.

Since the beginning of this year, there have been 279 confirmed Zika cases, including 33 pregnant women. Of these, there are 23 new cases which were confirmed last week. Of the 33 pregnant women, eight have given births and all the babies are fine.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)