11 July 2024
Bangkok Night Club COVID-19

All entertainment outlets in Bangkok, including pubs, karaoke bars and massage parlours, which have already been closed for more than a week, will remain closed for at least the next fortnight, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said today after chairing a meeting of Bangkok communicable disease committee.

The committee also adopted other restrictions imposed by the CCSA, to become effective at midnight tonight.

These include all eateries closing at 9pm for dine-in service, and 11pm for take-home and delivery services.  All malls and department stores can open until 9pm, but amusement parks and game halls in the premises are closed until further notice and gaming machines shut down.

Convenience stores will close at 11 pm and reopen the next day at 4am.

All educational institutes and cram schools are closed. Fitness clubs and gyms can stay open until 9pm.  All activities with more than 50 attendees are prohibited, except when prior permission is granted by the district office.

City Hall Spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, meanwhile, said the City Hall has made space available in general hospitals under its supervision, some hotels and field hospitals to accommodate up to 9,183 COVID-19 patients, with 4,939 already admitted for treatment.

On top of that, he said there are military hospitals and hospitals at some universities which have additional capacity.

Regarding ambulance services, he said that the Erawan Centre, the Medical Service Office and all 50 district offices in Bangkok are coordinating to provide rapid and safe services for patients.