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Sukhothai barber fully booked after govt lets its hair down on lockdown

May 04. 2020
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By THE NATION

With the government allowing barbers and beauty salons to open from May 3 after about a month of shutdown, one barber in Sukhothai voiced happiness at seeing he is fully booked until May 6 at least by customers who have spent weeks staying put at home.

“I am glad the government has finally let barber shops reopen and that I can work again to support my family,” beamed Suchart Boonmee, 45, owner of Chart Barber in Sukhothai’s Meuang district.

“I have employed measures as suggested by the Public Health Ministry to ensure the safety of my customers, including cleaning my hair-cutting tools and seats after every customer has left, providing services to one customer at a time and placing hand-sanitiser dispensers at the entrance,” he added.

“All customers must make an appointment in advance via telephone and no waiting is allowed inside my shop,” he said. “Most importantly, customers and staff must wear face masks at all time.”

Suchart has also provided additional chairs spaced one metre apart outside his shop in case customers queue up.

Suchart added that his shop can provide services to approximately 20 customers per day. Prices for a haircut start at Bt80 for adult customers.

As of Sunday, Sukhothai reported only three confirmed Covid-19 cases. All patients have recovered.

 

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