Reduced quarantine, shorter curfew, more reopening


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Monday that more venues will be permitted to reopen starting on October 1. 

Starting on Friday (October 1), the following business will be allowed to reopen:

• Child development centres: Can reopen if approved by the local communicable disease committee.

• Libraries, museums, or art galleries: Visitors limited to 75 percent of total capacity, must wear face masks, no food.

• Nail salons: Customers must book services in advance.

• Tattoo shops: Customers must be fully vaccinated or show a negative antigen test taken within 72 hours and must book services in advance.

• Spas and massage shops: Customers must book in advance for services that can last no more than 2 hours, and must be fully vaccinated or show a negative antigen test taken within 72 hours

• Cinemas: Must close at 9 pm and limit customers to 50 percent capacity.

Additionally, curfew will also be reduced to 10 pm-4 am from October 1, while complexes, convenience stores, and sports areas – indoor and outdoor – can stay open an hour longer until 9 pm.

Meanwhile, music bands of up to five people can play in restaurants though all except the singer must wear face masks.

Taweesin added that quarantine for Thai returnees and foreign travelers will be reduced from 14 days to 7 days from October 1, if they have a vaccine certificate.

Thailand’s total caseload from Covid-19 stands at 1,571,926 – 1,435,401 of whom have recovered, 120,156 are still in hospitals and 16,369 have died.

The Dark Red Zone covers 29 provinces – Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachinburi, Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Pattani, Phetchabun, Yala, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lop Buri, Songkhla, Singburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Tak and Ang Thong.

Source: The Nation

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