196 entertainment venues in Bangkok ordered shut over Covid-19 from April 6-19

Entertainment venues in three Bangkok districts have been ordered closed from April 6-19 to contain the spread of Covid-19, city governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced on Monday.

The decision to temporarily close the venues in Klong Toey, Watthana and Bang Khae was reached at the Bangkok’s communicable disease committee on Monday evening.

If the disease spreads to other districts, the affected establishments will also be shut. “We’re monitoring the situation,” the governor said.

The closure affects 196 entertainment establishments in the three districts, he added.

The Public Health Ministry also plans tougher restrictions on other eateries and entertainment venues in Bangkok and surrounding provinces ahead of the Songkran holiday next week after new clusters of infections were detected in night-entertainment venues in the capital.

Closing hours will be brought forward from 11pm to 9pm with a ban on the sale of alcohol.

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