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Curfew lifted from June 15, many activities resume, pubs and bars will remain closed

Jack Burton

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has officially approved lifting the national curfew effective Monday. The centre made the decision at its meeting today, which was presided over by Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The 11pm-3am curfew will be lifted from June 15 but the national state of emergency in the country will continue. The centre has also decided to strictly control travel in and out of Thailand, as all new Covid-19 patients in recent days have been returnees from abroad. Beyond their ‘strictly control’ comment, no details were provided about the end of the international travel ban (one June 30) or any plans for who will be allowed back in, or when.

The CCSA says some high-risk activities, such as the use of school buildings and some sports, will be relaxed in the fourth phase, and sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed in restaurants and bars, as well as the holding of concerts. However, social distancing measures will remain in place and bars and pubs will remain closed, for now. The Thai alcohol industry is now pleading with the government to allow at least a trial reopening of the entertainment sector.

Just Wednesday the National Security Council proposed lifting curfew for a 15 day trial period while maintaining the state of emergency; it now appears the lifting is not a trial, but official.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Doug Maitland

    Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Which is it? In one sentence you say bars can sell alcohol, in the next that they will remain closed. (?????)

    “sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed in restaurants and bars, as well as the holding of concerts. However, social distancing measures will remain in place and bars and pubs will remain closed, for now.”

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    Jacob

    Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Good news..
    However I doubt it makes business sense to open when there are no tourists.
    Right now in Patong most restaurants and shops are still closed, even though the have been allowed to open for weeks.

    Curfew lifting is official, not a trial… But it seems that in Thailand you can go 180 in a day or two (Phuket Airport anyone?).. So I am not too optimistic.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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