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Curfew ending, country remains closed to outsiders

Curfew ending, country remains closed to outsiders

BANGKOK: The night curfew will end on Monday (June 15), but strict controls will continue to be enforced on immigration because -19 is coming from other countries, a senior government spokesman announced today (June 12).

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 12 June 2020, 07:25PM


Night-time silence like this on the Memorial Bridge in Bangkok will end on Monday, when the government lifts the curfew imposed to control -19. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool / Bangkok Post

Night-time silence like this on the Memorial Bridge in Bangkok will end on Monday, when the government lifts the curfew imposed to control -19. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool / Bangkok Post

Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for -19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said the curfew would be lifted on June 15 to allow local people to travel, because there had not been a case of local coronavirus infection for some time now, reports the Bangkok Post.

However, the government would maintain controls on all immigration – by land, water and air – because all new COVID-19 patients were people returning from other countries, he said.

The CCSA had also agreed on other aspects of the fourth stage of relaxation of restrictions on business and other activities, effective from Monday, Dr Taweesin said

International, cram and informal schools, as well as small formal schools with no more than 120 students each will reopen. Governmental organisations can hold meetings and seminars.

Exhibition, convention and event halls can also resume activities, along with theatres, but must maintain social distancing.

Alcoholic beverages could be served at restaurants, food centres and hotels, but pubs, bars, karaoke shops and entertainment venues would remain closed.

Daycare centres for young children and elderly people could reopen, but must also avoid crowding. 

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Scientific centres for learning could reopen, with a limited number of visitors at one time. Film crews could each comprise up to 150 staff and up to 50 spectators.

Parlours offering Thai massage and saunas reopen, with a limited number of customers using facilities at the same time. Soapy massage parlours remain closed. Group exercise in parks and other outdoor locations could resume, with up to 50 people participating.

Dr Taweesin said domestic airlines could sell all seats on a flight, because planes have good ventilation systems and flight-times are short, about one hour. Infection on average needed at least two hours of exposure, he said. However, airline passengers must continue to wear face masks.

However, occupancy rates on buses would be limited to 70% of seats, because bus trips were longer and their ventilation systems were poor, he said.

Water parks, playgrounds and amusement parks could reopen, except for ball pits and inflatable playgrounds, which were difficult to disinfect. Sports could resume, but without spectators. Game arcades in malls could reopen.

Officials would announce detailed measures of the relaxation this weekend before it takes effect on Monday. All restored business and activities must be subject to disease control measures, Dr Taweesin said.

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Kurt | 13 June 2020 - 11:03:49

How does Dr. Taweesin knows that this infection needs at least 2 hours of exposure? If true, than why that mask nonsense at beaches? Anyway, it's not scientifically proven. It is 'business talk' to make people fly again in full loaded planes. ( money-money) Have planes not a air recirculation system, and busses a more open air through system + open window facilities for air draught?

 

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