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More restrictions to be enforced in Bangkok from April 18


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday announced additional measures in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s decision to place Bangkok and 17 other provinces in red zone, or highest control area.

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“In the red zone provinces, tighter measures will be enforced for 14 days from April 18,” said Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang.

They are:

▪︎ Restaurants can serve food until 9pm and provide takeaways until 11pm.

▪︎ No alcohol can be served.

▪︎ Department stores and shopping malls can be open until 9pm.

▪︎ Supermarket, flea markets, fresh markets, convenience stores and similar places of business can be open until 11pm and reopen at 4am.

▪︎ Stadiums and gyms can open until 9pm and competitions can be held without an audience.

▪︎ All schools and educational institutions will only hold online classes.

▪︎ All entertainment venues, including pubs, bars, karaoke outlets, massage parlours, etc, will be closed until further notice.

▪︎ Any gathering exceeding 50 people must seek official approval.

▪︎ All banquets or gatherings must be cancelled or postponed.

▪︎ People should avoid going outdoors, and work from home as much as possible.

BMA spokesman Phongsakorn Kwanmuang added that hospitals in the province have a combined capacity of treating 9,183 Covid-19 patients. Currently up to 4,939 patients are being treated.

“Patients who have none or non-progressive symptoms would be transferred to hospitels, or hotels that have been converted into treatment facilities to reduce crowdedness at hospitals,” he said.

Published : April 17, 2021

By : THE NATION