Reopening officially announced
As the COVID-19 situation in Thailand seems to get better each day, the government has officially announced the reopening of some business venues to revive the economy, starting from 3rd May 2020.
Image credit: Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration
Businesses set for reopening include:
- Fresh markets, flea markets, community markets, floating markets, and walking streets.
- Restaurants and cafes outside shopping malls, and street food.
- Small shops, supermarkets, dining spaces in convenience stores, and vendors.
- Parks and outdoor sports complexes like tennis courts and golf courses.
- Beauty salons and barbers shops
- Other businesses: pet shops and nurseries.
The reopening is expected to come with strict health measures to prevent possible transmissions.
Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration, also warned that the closure may be imposed again if the infections rates go up in the next 14 days.
Provinces allowed to adjust the measures
The spokesman said provinces around the country are allowed to adjust the measures as they see fit. However, their restrictions still need to be on the same level, or more than, the government’s outline.
We can’t wait for Thailand’s businesses to come back to life again!
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