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All business to resume on July 1

All business to resume on July 1

BANGKOK: All businesses and activities suspended to control the spread of coronavirus disease will be allowed to resume on July 1, including entertainment venues and “soapy massage” parlours.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 24 June 2020, 05:37PM


Soapy massage parlours are among the businesses allowed to reopen on July 1, the  government’s coronavirus response spokesman said. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul / Bankok Post

Soapy massage parlours are among the businesses allowed to reopen on July 1, the  government’s coronavirus response spokesman said. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul / Bankok Post

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, announced  the decision on Wednesday, reports the Bangkok Post.

He said regulations had been drafted for the fifth round of resumption of business and activities “when complete relaxation will occur”.

Businesses and activities to resume this time posed a high risk of disease transmission. Their closure had an insignificant impact on the overall economy, but some groups of people were in financial trouble because of it – including musicians and singers, he said.

Dr Taweesin said schools will fully open. Restrictions on opening hours at malls will be lifted.

Pubs, bars and karaoke shops will reopen, but must close at midnight. Groups of visitors will be capped at five people, and will be prohibited from joining other groups. Sales promotion activities will be banned.

Video game parlours will reopen, but will not be allowed to sell food or beverages.

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Premises offering a bath-sauna-massage service [aka soapy] will reopen on the condition that customers and staff wear face masks and observe social distancing – except during “bathing time”, Dr Taweesin said.

“Customers will use the ThaiChana [online platform] when they check-in, or manually register their visit in a book,” he said.

Staff would be regularly tested for COVID-19 and other related diseases.

At all these premises, the government will continue to require body temperature screening, the use of face masks, social distancing, regular cleaning, one-month of surveillance camera footage to facilitate disease investigation, and use of the Thaichana app for check-in and check-out.

At wet massage parlours, surveillance cameras would cover only public zones, Dr Taweesin said.

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Pascale | 25 June 2020 - 17:04:54

Kurt,the usual closing times for bars in Thailand is midnight.Exceptions are made for special entertainment zones. If they have to close at midnight you laughing,if they close late you keep whining. That's your"Constant normal".

Kurt | 25 June 2020 - 14:59:17

@Christy Sweet, I have been told by hotel housekeeping staff that tourists bring their own vibrator. When they check out from the hotel they leave them, together with pool beds,  to hotel staff as token of service appreciation.

Kurt | 25 June 2020 - 14:55:42

Pubs, bars, karaoke shops only till midnight. After midnight the Covid-19 glows up. Hahaha.
The 'soapy massage rules', hahahaha, very government thai tiger desk fantasy. Yup, indeed, many of us love this country.

DeKaaskopp | 25 June 2020 - 14:42:42

@Christy    Carrots.Bananas,Cucumber to name a few.All available in different shapes and sizes.

Christy Sweet | 25 June 2020 - 13:45:42

A "soapy massage" on every corner but vibrators are illegal to sell.  That's some inequity there !! 

JohnC | 25 June 2020 - 08:44:22

Love that description. "Soapy Massage" parlours.  Guess it's not appropriate to tell the truth, "Happy Ending" massage parlours. LOL.

CaptainJack69 | 24 June 2020 - 23:43:18

All businesses except airports.

Tbird | 24 June 2020 - 21:50:37

Social distancing "except during bathing time". LOL! God, I Iove this country!

 

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