BMA prepares to propose Committee on the Communicable Diseases to ease restrictions for some businesses and activities

Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over the meeting of the BMA’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (BMA-CCSA).

The meeting discussed the Announcement of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Order of Temporary Closure of Premises No. 15 and No. 16 which prescribed the temporarily closure of some premises in Bangkok metropolitan area such as Thai traditional massage shops, elderly care centers, fitness centers, arcade game shops, gaming centers, internet cafes, venues providing banquet services and banquet halls. The meeting resolved to propose the relaxation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures to the BMA Committee on the Communicable Diseases on January 21, 2021. The BMA will announce the consideration of the BMA Committee on the Communicable Diseases whether to relax or intensify the measures or to prescribe additional supporting measures to prevention and control the spread of COVID-19.

As for the current situation of COVID-19 outbreak in Bangkok metropolitan area as of January 19, 2021, a total of 13 new COVID-19 cases were reported. At this moment, Saphan Sung District and Pom Prap Sattru Phai District are the only two areas that have no patients or infected persons.