COVID-19: Thailand plans to reopen more high-risk business next


BANGKOK  Thailand plans to reopen more high-risk business and venues including schools, outdoor sports facilities, amusement parks and playgrounds under its fourth phase of relaxation as the kingdom continues to report no local transmission of COVID-19 in the last 16 days.


However, entertainment outlets including pubs, bars and karaoke will remain closed.


Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Thaweesilp Wissanuyothin said Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha would be chairing the CCSA meeting on Friday to finalise the list of businesses and venues to resume operation starting June 15.




The draft plan included international schools and tuition centres while public schools will reopen on July 1, as they are on term holidays.


The proposal includes reopening of amusement parks, playgrounds and kindergarten, daycare centres for children and elderly people, conference and seminars, sports and outdoor activities. However, all sports competition will be without spectators.


Besides that, restaurants and hotels are allowed to serve alcohol while herbal spa and sauna are expected to resume business with limited number of visitors.



Meanwhile, local media reported that the night curfew which now runs from 11 pm to 3 am could be lifted for 15 days as a trial.


Deputy Army chief General Nathapol Nakpanit said state of emergency will remain to prevent COVID-19 outbreak in the kingdom.


“Without the curfew people can resume their normal lives, but the state of emergency will remain in place in case the government needs to take swift action to stop Covid-19 from spreading,” he was quoted by the Bangkok Post.





Source: BERNAMA News Agency