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Disease control measures ease up in Samut Sakhon




Disease control restrictions are easing up in Samut Sakhon. The coastal fishing province that has been under “maximum control” since last month’s Covid-19 outbreak at a major seafood market in the province’s Mahachai area.

Salons and barber shops are now allowed to open from 6am to 9pm in all districts of Samut Sakhon, but services are limited to hair cutting, dressing, and washing. Manicures, pedicures and shaving services are still prohibited. Each customer can only stay in the shop for only 2 hours and no queuing is allowed inside the salon or barber shop.

Restaurants and cafes are allowed to open, except for those in some sub districts of Muang District…

  • Thai Sai
  • Mahachai
  • Krok Krak
  • Tha Chalom
  • Nadee
  • Bang Ya Phraek
  • Khok Kham
  • Tha Chin

Restaurants and cafes can offer customers the dine-in services from 6am to 9pm. Takeaway services are allowed after 9pm. Other businesses including sports complexes, playgrounds, educational institutions, boxing gyms, internet cafes, fishing ponds, and cinemas are still closed.



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  1. Mister Stretch

    Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Bad idea.

    • Issan John

      Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Agreed, Mr S, but it’s all comparative.

  2. Fred glue

    Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    That’s life a the moment, here in Australia the government said there will be no international flights for the rest of the year.2021,,???, can someone send me a ding-dong buzzer, you know the one, that you go in & out
    of the 7/11 shop. I miss that sound. ??????

  3. Gordon J.

    Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Each customer can only stay in the shop for 2 hours? It’s just as scientifically-garbage as the “you must wear masks in a restaurant except when eating”, which so many stupid governments are now mandating.

    Viruses spread, and you staying in a shop for 2 hours and not 2 hours and 10 minutes, or you wearing a mask when you’re not shoving food in your face at a restaurant, isn’t protecting you from anything.

    Then again, neither are these dirty face diapers most of the population is wearing. Diapers that are supposed to be changed every 15-30 minutes and are never supposed to be worn once damp. Impossible in a country like Thailand. So…no wonder the virus spreads.

    Personally, I’m loving the panic going on with Covid from governments around the world. We’re stocked up with food for 6 months, rarely leave our house grounds because there is no point, and so we’re socking money away like you wouldn’t believe.

    By the time the Thai government has finished bankrupting its economy and pushing half of its population to homelessness and starvation, I’ll have enough money to be able to afford half of Bangkok 🙂

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