13 Businesses to reopen as usual in Bangkok



Thirteen types of business are allowed to reopen in Bangkok on Friday as the Covid-19 outbreak in the capital eased.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced the outbreak had dropped from a peak of 49 new cases per day in the capital to around 10 cases daily. The latest contagion, which began in mid-December, had been contained faster than the first outbreak last year, said BMA spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang. The BMA announced the following 13 businesses can reopen as usual, but under virus-control measures:

  1. Gaming arcades
  2. Internet cafes
  3. Seniors day-care centres
  4. Racecourses and stadiums except for horse racing and boxing (no spectators allowed)
  5. Banquet rooms – though permission must be granted for more than 300 guests
  6. Amulet shops
  7. Beauty parlours and tattoo shops
  8. Fitness centres
  9. Massage shops and spas – but not massage parlours
  10. Boxing gyms
  11. Bowling alleys and skating rinks
  12. Dance academies (no contests)
  13. Martial arts schools



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