Restaurants to pause dine-in services for 30 days
With Covid-19 cases increasing, administrations have had no choice but to implement further restrictions to curb the spread of the virus in Thailand.
From 28th June 2021, restaurants in Bangkok and five other Thai provinces will not be permitted to serve dine-in customers for the next 30 days. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has also announced a list of dark red zone areas.
Here’s some more details on the new policies implemented by the Thai officials.
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- Sinovac efficacy rate at 50% according to Chulalongkorn University
- Phuket “Sandbox” tourists must wear location-tracking wristbands
No more dine-in for 30 days
The Thai government announced on 27th June 2021 that restaurants in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, and Nakhon Pathom will have to pause dine-in services for 30 days starting from 28th June 2021, according to Bangkok Post.
Per the announcement, the new measures coming into place are:
- No restaurant dine-ins
- Malls to be closed by 9PM
- No large gatherings of more than 20 pax
- Exhibition, convention centres and hotels are permitted to operate normally
For those who decide to violate these restrictions will face legal action, stated by the Royal Gazette.
10 new dark-red zone provinces
On the same day, the CCSA also announced a new list of dark-red zone provinces, reported NNT. Provinces that received the “Dark-red zone” label meant they were experiencing a high volume of Covid-19 cases and would have to operate under maximum control.
Checkpoints will be set up in these dark-red zone provinces to decrease travel. Here are the provinces enlisted in this category:
- Pathum Thani
- Samut Prakan
- Samut Sakhon
- Nakhon Pathom
- Song Khla
In Bangkok, a large number of new Covid-19 cases were reportedly found in construction workers’ camps. As such, those residing in the aforementioned camps will have to obtain special permission from authorities to travel between provinces.
Staying at home is safer
The current global crisis has limited our ability to not only travel, but leave the house. Currently, one of the best safety measures we can undertake is staying home. While the situation is taking a little longer than expected to improve, it’s important to remember that we are lucky to be safe at home.
Fortunately, technology has made it so you can have virtual hangouts and Netflix parties with your loved ones.
Let’s all do our part in combating the virus and hope the situation improves soon.