Several Provinces have started to ease measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 after signs of an improved situation following the outbreak.
Chiang Mai has decided to allow pubs, bars and restaurants to reopen for business and can serve alcoholic beverages until 10pm, while hotels and resorts In Kanchanaburi are allowed to reopen.
Chai Nat province now allows community markets, farmers’ markets, Pracharat markets and small-sized flea markets to reopen, and Nakhon Ratchasima is preparing to relax restrictions.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will ease the restrictions and allow 13 types of business to reopen on Friday (January 22nd), with strict disease control measures in place.
- Game Arcades; but all points of contact must be regularly disinfected, facemask worn at all times.
- Internet shops
- Senior nursing homes, with limited activities
- Sports venues, except for boxing rings and race track, but no audiences allowed.
- Banquet venues need authorization from BMA for events with over 300 participants.
- Amulet shops and markets
- Beauty salons, tattoo and piercing shops
- Fitness centers, but without a personal trainer, and no communal steam rooms.
- Spas, Thai massage shops, excluding massage parlours
- Gymnasia and boxing venues for training only.
- Bowling alleys and ice skating rinks, but no competitions or audience
- Dancing academies
- Martial art schools, but no tournaments or audience allowed
Neither Phetchaburi nor Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor’s have announced any changes, to allow the opening of businesses such as gymnasiums, to allow bars to open or alcohol to be served in restaurants.