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