Couples are told to wear Covid facemasks while having SEX and ‘avoid face-to-face positions’ by Thai authorities
- Health authorities fear sex boom on Valentine’s Day could cause a Covid surge
- Lovers told to avoid ‘deep kissing’ and to take antigen tests before having sex
- Covid infections in Thailand have almost doubled in the past two weeks alone
Lovers in Thailand have been urged to wear face masks during sex amid a surge in Covid infections – which authorities fear could worsen in the run up to Valentine’s Day.
Daily case numbers in the Southeast Asian tourism hub have climbed from about 8,000 at the start of the month to almost double in the past fortnight.
Thai health authorities have expressed concerns this February 14 could exacerbate the trend, as the annual day of love is hugely popular in the country.
‘Covid isn’t a sexually transmitted disease, but catching Covid is possible through close-contact breathing and exchanging of saliva,’ Bureau of Reproductive Health director Bunyarit Sukrat said on Friday.
He recommended couples perform antigen tests before their date night to prevent passing on the virus to their partner.
Thai health authorities have expressed concerns this February 14 could exacerbate a recent rise in Covid cases, as the annual day of love is hugely popular in the country. (Stock image)
Lovers are urged to ‘avoid face-to-face sex positions and deep kissing’ and use contraceptives if they wish to avert unwanted pregnancies, he said.
‘If possible, wearing face masks while having sex can help reduce Covid risks,’ Mr Bunyarit said.
The holiday is popular across the kingdom and is considered an auspicious day for couples to tie the knot.
There are often long queues at marriage registration offices, especially in the Bangkok district of Bang Rak, which translates to ‘love district’ in the Thai language.
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