The Cabinet adopted a proposal to regulate the pricing of five products used to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Prices for medical face masks, synthetic threads for medical face mask manufacture, hand sanitizers with alcohol, paper shred and paper for recycling, poultry, and chicken meat would be restricted, according to Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri.
The measure is in conformity with a recent central committee on pricing of goods and services resolution. The January 11 meeting concluded that, because to the ongoing COVID epidemic, it is still important to maintain reasonable rates for medical face masks, Polypropylene threads for mask construction, and hand sanitizers.
The committee stated that these goods are critical in effectively avoiding the spread of COVID-19 across the country.
It further stated that chicken and chicken meat must be controlled in order to uphold the fair trade code.
The new policy will take effect once the old pricing control regime expires on January 24.