The Bangkok Governor, Aswin Khwanmuang, has today signed an order that will keep 30 business types and locations closed until at least May 31st when the state of emergency is scheduled to end.
The Governor had previously been among the first in the country to lobby for some businesses to reopen and has allowed several locations to start operating again from today under strict guidelines.
However, he has also determined that other locations pose a “high-risk” of infection transmissions and have now officially ordered them to remain closed until the end of May.
The full list of locations are:
- Theaters, cinemas, and playhouses
- Pubs, bars, and entertainment venues
- Water parks and amusement parks
- Playgrounds and children’s play areas in markets
- Skating and rollerblading parks
- Billiards and snooker venues
- Bowling alleys and arcades
- Game centers and internet cafes
- Public swimming pools
- Rooster fighting rings
- Exhibitions centers and convention halls
- Elderly care homes
- Boxing stadiums
- Martial arts locations
- Tattoo parlors
- Dance schools
- Race tracks
- Saunas and steam rooms
- Massage parlors and houses
- Amulet stores
- Weight loss clinics
- Arenas of any kind
- Performance areas in public locations
- Banquet halls
- Department stores (with the exception of supermarkets, pharmacies, essential goods stores, retail stores, telecommunication stores, banks, and government offices)
- Sports stadiums
Other business types may open from today but must practice proper social distancing and hygiene.
If coronavirus infections rise again, a full lockdown of businesses and locations may be implemented again.
Source: The Nation