The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will proceed with the Loy Krathong festival activities on 31 Oct at several venues in Bangkok, including public parks, the Rama VIII Bridge, to name a few, provided that the public will comply with strict “new normal” measures.
BMA will directly supervise the social distancing and mask-wearing. However, fireworks or sparklers which are the trademark of the festival, will not be allowed.
The Rama VIII Bridge will also hold a musical concert and performances participated by local artists and celebrities from 17:00 to 22:00 hrs.
An exhibition of handicrafts and other native products from 50 districts of the capital will be available for sale.
Acting Director-general of Department of Health Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai suggested a rather peculiar but safe idea that people float their krathongs via online to reduce the risk of
Covid-19 infections as well as preventing pollution in lakes and rivers.
By POST REPORTERS
Source: Bangkok Post