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Third wave forces Chatuchak Market to postpone weekday opening until June


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Wednesday decided to postpone the easing of weekday lockdown measures at popular Chatuchak Market until June or until the Covid-19 situation improves, BMA deputy permanent secretary Wanlaya Wattanarat said.

The measures have been in place since March.

To prevent Covid-19 from spreading further, the market had been ordered shut on weekdays and allowed to open only on weekends.

Third wave forces Chatuchak Market to postpone weekday opening until June

“We had planned to help increase revenue for merchants by opening the market until 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, while on Friday, Saturday and Sunday merchants could open until 10pm. The market was to be closed every Monday for cleaning,” she said.

“However, due to the third wave of outbreak, the BMA has postponed the weekday opening until June 1 or when the situation improves,” Wanlaya said.

“All promotional activities scheduled to be held around the clock tower in the market will also be postponed accordingly,” she said.

Third wave forces Chatuchak Market to postpone weekday opening until June

Wanlaya added that merchants and shoppers at Chatuchak need to adhere to the “D-M-H-T-T-A” measures as advised by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, which are: distancing from others, wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly, checking your body temperature, testing for Covid-19, and using the Thai Chana or Mor Chana application.

Published : April 29, 2021

By : THE NATION