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Bangkok City Hall eyes reopening 8 types of venue




Bangkok’s City Hall (aka the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration) has agreed to allow the reopening of 8 areas of activities but has not announced the date yet according to a spokesman.

After its executive meeting, the BMA will issue relief some measures, since the current ones will expire tomorrow. 8 types of locations will reportedly be allowed to open:

  1. Restaurants: People can eat in, but seats must be kept 1.5 metres apart and alcoholic beverages are barred; opening hours must adhere to the Emergency Decree.
  2. Markets can sell all types of products.
  3. Areas for exercise: Only non-contact sports such as walking, running, badminton, tennis, table tennis, etc. are allowed; team sports such as football, softball, volleyball, basketball are prohibited.
  4. Public parks to be open for exercise and rest, however gatherings will not be allowed.
  5. Barber shops and beauty salons: Only allowed to cut, wash, and dry; must stop for cleaning and sterilising every two hours; only reserve a queue for service; operator has to wear a mask and a face shield at all times.
  6. Pet salon, clinics, or animal hospital: Only one pet or one animal can be brought in.
  7. Hospitals, clinics and nursing homes
  8. Golf courses

Establishments that fail to follow these guidelines will be immediately closed.

The BMA has proposed these measures to the government and they will be discussed at a meeting with the Communicable Disease Committee today to prepare further measures.

A decision on the prohibition of selling alcoholic beverages, which will end tomorrow, is still awaited.

SOURCE: The Nation Thailand


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