Curfew to be lifted, most businesses to resume on 15 June

The Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration with the PM at its helm decided to lift the 11 pm – 3 am curfew. Many businesses are also allowed to resume, with protection measures and social distancing, on 15 June. Border controls remain in place.

a woman excercising in front of a closed Lumpini Park

On 12 June, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said that the it has decided to lift the countrywide 11 pm – 3 am curfew and allow some business activities to resume as the number of the cases keeps falling.

However, air, sea and land immigration controls will remain in place. Thairath online reported that schools, educational institutions, government offices and state-run agencies can be resume activity with ongoing and comprehensive protection measures in place. 

The CCSA decision will be considered for Cabinet approval next week. 

Other high-risk activities will also be allowed to resume:

  • hotel conference rooms, exhibition spaces, theatres with 4 sq.m. per person distance; 
  • public events, musical shows and concerts with 5 sq.m. per person distance and no commercial promotion activities;
  • restaurants, food courts, hotels and food shops are allowed to open and sell dine-in alcohol but with no commercial promotion activities; pubs, bars and karaoke bars are still not allowed to resume;
  • child and elderly care centres non-residential services; child care centres must have 2 sq.m. per person distance; 
  • science centres and planetariums;
  • stage plays can up to 150 crew and less than 50 audience;
  • health massage, onsen and sauna services with 5 sq.m. per person distance; massage parlours are still prohibited from reopening;
  • parks, theme parks, pools except bathhouses; aerobic dance is allowed with a maximum of 50 people and 5 sq.m. per person;
  • sports fields and exercise venues; sports events can resume without spectators;
  • arcades inside shopping malls with a maximum of 2 hours per person; 
  • public transportation; airplanes can carry almost 100% with passengers wearing face masks all the time and buses can operate with a maximum of 70% of seats filled.

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