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What’s closed in Bangkok? Decision on restaurants today.




Here’s the full list of closures from the BMA that went into effect at midnight last night in the city of Bangkok. The Bangkok Metropolitan Organisation has closed “high risk’ venues around Bangkok.(Pattaya/Banglamung list of restrictions and closures below)

  • Entertainment venues, water parks, amusement parks, playgrounds, floating markets, flea markets, snooker and billiards clubs, arcade game premises, games shops, Internet cafes, cockfighting rings, child care centres, elderly care centres, boxing stadiums, self defence schools, gymnasiums, race courses, public bath premises, bath-sauna-massage establishments, all kinds of sports competition premises, banquet rooms (as published by the BMA)

The Bangkok Metropolitan Organisation has closed “high risk’ venues around Bangkok.

The city’s 437 public schools, run by the BMA, have also been ordered to close until at least January 17.

Some of these locations, like nurseries and some schools had already been closed by previous orders.

A representative of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration says the “additional measures” of closing some high risk venues and adding further restrictions will remain in force “until further notice”.

Shopping centres and department stores will be allowed to stay open at this stage but will screen all customers upon entry.

The fate of the city’s restaurants is being discussed today by the CCSA with a proposal on the table to restrict restaurants in high risk zones to take-away services only. The BMA is asking the CCSA not to take this additional measure at this stage.

“If approved the mandatory food takeaway order may come into effect on Monday so owners have some time to prepare themselves.”

The BMA say they are monitoring all the current measure and will discuss further restrictions for the city over the weekend.

In Pattaya/Banglamung, the following closures and restrictions are already in place…

  • Service venues closed, including bars, nightclubs, karaokes, massage parlours, etc
  • Restaurants take away only. No dine in service.
  • Shopping centres, retail, etc closed except for supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, hardware and construction stores, mobile phone shops and electronics. All non-essential sops closed, like clothes, etc. Supermarkets may sell only essential items like food.
  • All educational places closed, nurseries, child care centres, schools, learning centres, vocational schools, private tutors, etc.
  • Leisure locations, like bowling, movie theatres, water parks, tourist attractions, etc. closed
  • 24 hour convenience stores must be closed from 10pm to 5am.
  • Restaurants in hotels can stay open, however can only serve hotel guests.
  • Public swimming pools closed
  • Amulet stores, religious artifact stores, temple stores closed
  • Pool, snooker, etc. closed
  • Gyms, fitness closed and similar establishments
  • Internet and game cafes closed
  • Close massage shop, spas, beauty clinics
  • Public parks, exercise areas, playgrounds and any place where people gather closed
  • No parties or gatherings at all, even at private residences. They did not specifically say what number of people is considered a gathering
  • Beaches were not specifically covered in the order.
  • The order is until further notice with no expiration date. There is not an alcohol sales ban. There is not a curfew or stay indoors order, although people are encouraged to stay at home.

List from The Pattaya News


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    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Total over reaction! Could continue to open with measures ! And all of this because if sheer incompetence and corruption at the border! Thailand does it again

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    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:46 am

    If they have to go to this level of diligence i hope that other provinces are also taking into account that lots of people have recently traveled from Bangkok and surrounding areas and are still partying pretty hardy. Stay united Thailand; unified response is essential regardless of any political system in place.

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      Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      considering this is 30 times more “severe” than the flu, and only 60 already old or unhealthy people have died and then tested positive for covid19, clearly something must be done to keep that number from reaching 70!!! Would somebody think about the children!!

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    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Extremely rare and expensive antibody cocktail mixed up with vax vials.

    Their fake, phony and false ‘news stories’ and ‘narratives’ don’t even make sense.

    I wonder which tiny piece of the story is actually true as all stories are propaganda/lies to confuse, deceive, control with fear and send coded messages to each other. Once you see it, the spells having been broken, you see it everywhere.

    The Bernays sauce, always thick.


    You are wise beyond your years. Everything is a sales pitch.

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    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Totally exaggerated. Everything is copied, Thailand just looks at what the other countries are doing.
    How much longer will thailand do?
    The dirty Farang with the sweet money will be welcome again soon. The hunger for money will be stronger.
    Thailand must not forget, they grew up with tourism.

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    Mr cynic

    Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 12:39 am

    So basically the vast majority of of small owner operated/self employed entrepreneur type business’s will be closed but the large buissness’s such as malls, franchised convenience stores etc that are controlled by bangkok’s extremely wealthy commercial elite will remain open ableit with a few hours less trading time in what are generally off peak times and used for restocking/auditing anyway.

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