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Bangkok restaurants may soon be allowed to stay open a little later. Health officials are considering easing up Covid-19 prevention measures by extending restaurant dine-in closing times to 11pm. If the proposal by the Thai Restaurant Association is given a green light, it may lead to the lifting ban of alcohol drinking.

After the order of shutting entertainment venues and banning alcohol sales in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, and Chonburi, the revenues in the alcohol beverage business plummeted. Under disease control measures, restaurants in Bangkok are ordered to stop dine-in services at 9pm and all alcohol sales are banned at restaurants to limit gatherings.

According to the president of the Thai Alcohol Business Association, the current ban on alcohol is estimated to cost about 90 billion baht in revenue. The lifting of the ban is then believed to stimulate the economy.

The Thai Chamber of Commerce says the Cabinet might review the proposal on closing hours tomorrow and act immediately to provide relief to restaurant operators as well as those in the alcohol beverage business.

SOURCE: Coconuts Bangkok

 

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    dispensed

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    No, don’t do it! The virus comes out at night! This is epidemiology 101, folks!

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:12 am

    I have been reading the statistics on covid deaths, and it is clear that fat people have a higher risk of dying from covid.
    Therefore I recommend that these restaurants put a person the on the door, and if any fat people arrived, they should announce. “No you cannot eat. You have had quite enough!”
    It’s for their own good.
    You know it makes sense.
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    Roger melee

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:02 am

    A brilliant plan on paper sir alas the times of sweet lythe things in thailand ended sometime in the last century.most locals nowadays are lardy ass heffers very similar too their western counterparts.the poor restauranteur must allow the in to dine or he will have no custom.

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