Education officials in Thailand denied implementing rules on female students to only wear face masks with “polite colors.”
According to the report of Coconuts Bangkok, the Office of the Basic Education Commission said it does not have any role having guidelines on what masks students, specifically female students, should wear in and after school hours.
In early June this year, a school in Thailand drew criticisms after a school posted on its notice board examples of “appropriate” face masks.
In photos shared by Facebook user Polawat Kittiwat, the unidentified school said face masks without patterns are “polite colors.”
The post immediately caught the attention of several Thai netizens, wherein it was shared more than 1,100 times before it was removed.
Further, female students must wear “pale colors” such as pink or white. Male students can wear white, black and grey.
The Facebook user criticized the school for having “wrong priorities” during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“I don’t understand. Why do you have to impose these things on the face masks? Any kind of face mask can prevent COVID-19 the same,” the user said in her post.
In addition, she reiterated that the school should give away masks if they want to push this kind of guidelines among students.
However, these mask guidelines will not be tested until Thai schools reopen later this month.