Chatuchak Weekend Market reopens

Shops at the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok has reopened from 9 May 2020 onwards, with health and safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has allowed shops at the Weekend Market to reopen from 05.00 to 18.00 hr. It earlier allowed traders at the Chatuchak Plant Market to resume their business on 3 May. However, the Night Market remains closed due to the nationwide night-time curfew.

The Market has restricted the entrance and exit at six locations: Entrance 1 on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Entrance 2 on Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, and Entrance 3 on Phahonyothin Road are also for vehicles. Entrance 4 at the entry/exit of the MRT Kamphaeng Phet Station, Entrance 5 at the entry/exit of the Mixt Chatuchak shopping mall, and Entrance 6 at the entry/exit of JJ Mall are for pedestrians.

Body temperature screening points are set up at all entrances. Alcohol-based hand gel and handwashing are available at the Market. Both sellers and customers are required to wear masks. Toilets are cleaned every two hours.

Food shops offering table service must arrange space to ensure customers keep at least 1.5 meters away from one another or install dividers to separate them. Shops selling clothes, shoes, bags, and other items must limit the number of visitors at five at any one time for each small shop and at 10 for bigger shops.

Other weekend and flea markets were reopened on 3 May, or they are scheduled to reopen once all measures have been put in place.

This article is taken from Thailand PRD

Photo: Chatuchat Weekend Market BMA