Pubs, sauna parlours planned for reopening

Pubs and bars along Soi Binthabat, Hua Hin.

The government is considering measures that would allow the resumption of 12 types of businesses and activities — including pubs and concerts, sports competitions and parlours offering sauna and body massages. CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said yesterday the business resumption committee had invited operators and organisers to discuss measures needed to control the spread of the coronavirus.

“The government will hear from operators what their plans are for preventing virus transmission and we will see how we can cooperate,” Dr Taweesilp said.
Some of the 12 business/activity types were already allowed to resume partial services. Officials would discuss measures for the resumption of more services at these premises, he said.

He made reference to sports fields, where practice is now allowed. He said they were discussing disease-control measures for sports competitions.
The upcoming relaxation of restrictions would also apply to bigger film crews for large settings, the reopening of classrooms, daily visits to elderly care centres, and national parks.

Dr Taweesilp said measures were also being set for concerts and event halls of more than 20,000 square metres, education-oriented science centres, and beaches.
Other business categories include amusement parks, water parks, playgrounds and game shops; meeting rooms for more than 200 participants; pubs, bars and karaoke shops; and bath-sauna-massage parlours, he said.

Seventeen new Covid-19 infections were reported yesterday, all returnees from the Middle East and mostly asymptomatic. “The two-digit figure is very high, but is from the daily arrival of returnees,” Dr Taweesilp, said.

Meanwhile, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday he was still concerned that people may be at risk of infection at this stage of the unwinding process if they flock in large numbers to tourist spots and beaches, such as Bang Saen beach in Chon Buri province.

Writer: Post Reporters
Source: Bangkok Post