Bangkok extends closure of businesses, public venues and services until May 17

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced on Friday, May 7 an extension of the closures of several businesses, public spaces and services until May 17, citing the continuing surge of COVID-19 infections in the capital.

The restrictions affect the following:
• Cinemas and theatres
• Snooker and billiards parlors
• Public swimming pools
• Water and amusement parks (interior and exterior)
• Rollerblade and skateboard parks
• Internet cafes
• Bowling alleys and video game shops
• Museums
• Public libraries
• Exercise facilities and fitness clubs
• Exhibition venues and convention centres
• Nurseries
• Care centres for the elderly
• Martial arts schools
• Boxing stadiums and boxing schools
• Dance studios
• All kinds of sports grounds
• Horse racing courses
• Amulet trading centres
• Weight control clinics
• Thai and foot massage parlours
• Entertainment venues
• Public parks
• All educational establishments
• Beauty salons and hairdressers can stay open, but customers have to wait outside
• Convenience stores and supermarkets can stay open from 4am until 11pm
• No gatherings of more than 20 people
• Malls and department stores can stay open from 11am until 8pm.
• Eateries can stay open until 9pm, but no dine-in services. Take-away or delivery services only.

Source: Thai PBS World
Photo: Chanat Katanyu