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Bangkok City Hall closes 25 types of businesses

City Hall has announced the closure of 25 types of businesses, including entertainment places, effective on Jan 2, to contain the spread of re-emerging Covid-19.

Bangkok governor Aswin Khwanmuang signed an order on Friday to temporarily close the 25 types of businesses with gatherings of many people. The affected venues are:

  1. entertainment venues such as pubs, bars and similar places
  2. water parks and amusement parks
  3. playgrounds, places where children play at markets, floating markets and flea markets
  4. snooker and billiard halls
  5. places offering game machines
  6. game shops and internet shops
  7. cockfighting rings and cockfighting training rings
  8. nurseries or elderly nursing homes, except those which already offer overnight stays
  9. boxing stadiums
  10. martial arts schools
  11. horse-racing tracks  
  1. public bathhouses  
  2. massage parlours
  3. competitive-sports fields
  4. banquet halls and similar places 
  5. bull-fighting rings, fighting-fish rings or similar places
  6. amulet markets or centres
  7. development centres for small or pre-school children
  8. beauty service shops with no medical permits, any places providing skin-piercing services
  9. fitness centres
  10. spas and Thai traditional massage and foot massage shops
  11. boxing training places, gymnasiums or boxing camps
  12. bowling, skate or roller-blade venues and similar places;
  13. dancing halls or schools;
  14. all buildings at schools, tutorial schools or educational institutions

Eateries, convenience stores, food stalls or hawkers, restautants and food centres may not allow alcohol consumption.

Barbershop or hairdressers must limit service time per customer to two hours and allow no customers to wait in their shops.

Other places must strictly follow Covid-19 preventive guidelines. 

On Friday, City Hall ordered schools run by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration closed for two weeks as it stepped up efforts to contain the spread of re-emerging Covid-19.

The country added 279 new infections on Friday, 20 of them living in Bangkok, with two cases linked to the Samut Sakhon cluster. One of the two deaths was a man living in the capital.

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