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Restrictions to be eased in dark red zones

BANGKOK: Restaurants, malls, outdoor sport centers to re-open in COVID ‘dark red’ zones from Sept 1, while the curfew remains at 9pm to 4am, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)

By National News Bureau of Thailand

Saturday 28 August 2021, 10:30AM

Photo: NNT

Photo: NNT

The CCSA announced, during its press conference on Friday (Aug 27), that restrictions are to be eased in 29 COVID ‘dark red’ zones, including Bangkok, reports state news agency NNT.

Restaurants will be allowed to open, using a maximum of 50% of their capacity in air-conditioned premises, and 75% with outdoor seating. Hair salons can provide haircuts only. Only foot massage can be provided in massage salons and aesthetic clinics are only allowed to sell their products in the clinics, not provide treatments. All businesses can be open only until 8pm.

Businesses which will remain closed include tutoring schools, cinemas, spas, theme and water parks, fitness centers, swimming pools and meeting and banquet venues. The curfew remains from 9pm to 4am.

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As for interprovincial travel, the CCSA asks the general public to refrain from doing so if not necessary. Public transport will be operating with 75% of its capacity and drivers must be fully vaccinated. Domestic airlines will be operating as well.

All measures are to come into effect on Wednesday (Sept 1).

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