The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have announced an extension of the closures of several businesses, public spaces and services until May 17th, citing the continuing surge of COVID-19 infections in the capital
The move follows a recommendation by the provincial communicable disease committee.
The city had earlier imposed a lockdown from April 26 to May 9, or until the situation improves.
“As the number of new infections is still rising in the province, the committee decided to extend the lockdown until May 17, ” the BMA said
Meanwhile, department stores, shopping malls and community malls can be open from 11am to 9pm, but they must refrain from holding promotional activities. Restaurants can be open until 11pm but offering only take-home services.
As of Friday, Bangkok still topped the country’s list of most infected provinces with 869 confirmed patients, taking total infections in the province to 16,917 since the start of the third wave last month. – The Nation/Asia News Network
The increased 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
• Public libraries
• Exercise facilities and fitness clubs
• Exhibition venues and convention centres
• 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.