A group of massage business owners handed in a petition to Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Monday asking for assistance after their businesses were closed for 14 days as of Monday
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the closure of massage parlours and spas from Monday to May 9, as they are considered to pose a high risk of infection.
Pitak Yotha, one of the representatives, said his business has been closed three times over Covid, but the government has not offered any assistance.
He said massage parlours have never sparked Covid cases but are always the first to be closed
Apart from remedial measures, the group also demanded that masseurs be inoculated against Covid-19 in a bid to preserve consumers’ confidence.