9,380 Bangkok restaurants pass safety measures, 172 not up to standards, 1 ordered closed
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) set up a joint operation team to inspect restaurants under Safety and Health Administration (SHA) measures on Wednesday after the eateries were allowed to serve alcohol until 11pm.
Meanwhile, night entertainment venues that remain closed have been urged to prepare for a Covid Free Setting so they can resume business when measures are further relaxed.
BMA deputy permanent secretary Chawin Sirinak told reporters on Thursday that the team had inspected 10,161 from a total of 15,840 restaurants that serve alcohol across the capital.
He said 9,380 establishments passed SHA/SHA Plus standards, while 172 were found to be not up to the standards. Only one restaurant was ordered to close.
“Any establishment that has not yet received SHA/SHA Plus certification can register for authorised permission via the website https://www.tourismthailand.org/thailandsha,” Chawin said.
He added that night entertainment venues, pubs, bars or karaoke parlours that are still not allowed to reopen should conduct a Covid Free Setting and Thai Stop Covid 2 Plus assessment to prepare for a reopening once they are given the go-ahead.
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