Venues such as pubs and bars are on the top of the list of venues ordered shutdown by each province’s communicable diseases committee since the new wave of infections hit Thailand. The temporary shutdown was ordered to prevent new cluster cases.
The proposals presented by the Entertainment Professionals Federation of Thailand are:
• Suspension of debt repayment for professionals in entertainment businesses, including pub and bar owners, concert organisers, musicians, singers and related staff.
• Provision of soft loans to those in entertainment businesses at low or zero interest.
• Permission to open for entertainment venues that have not reported any infections for 28 consecutive days.
The letter, which was handed in by the federation’s president Kathawut Thongthai, was accepted by National Security Council secretary-general General Nattapon Nakpanich, who promised to forward it to relevant agencies.
Published : January 19, 2021
By : THE NATION