Closure of some premises during December 29, 2020 – Jan 4, 2021 to curb COVID-19 outbreak

Bangkok City Hall (Sao Chingcha): Pol.Capt. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang,BMA Spokesman, revealed after the meeting of the BMA Committee on the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases that there was the rise in the number of COVID-19 local infection cases in Bangkok area and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) needed to tighten the disease prevention measures and, at the same time, to maintain economic condition so that the public and business owners faced the minimum economic impacts.

The meeting agreed to temporarily close horse racing course, cockfighting rings, cockfighting exercising rings, bullrings, fish fighting rings, or other similar sport arenas and entertainment venues from December 29, 2020 to January 4, 2021. If the outbreak situation subsides, there will be an order to reopen these premises. However, if the situation is getting worse, the order to temporarily close the premises will be prolonged. 

Pol.Capt. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang added that, however, in order to lessens economic impact, entertainment venues could adjust its business to sell food and beverage only. Entertainment venues need to close their services within the specified time, implement measure to control the number of people in the premise, and apply social distancing measure. If they can follow these restrictions, the business can be continued.

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