Bangkok announces partial lockdown from Monday

File photo / An empty street in Bangkok on April 3, 2020, ahead of a nationwide night curfew / AFP

In line with the decision of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), regarding measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) issued an announcement today including the following measures:

-All construction worker housing facilities in every district of Bangkok will close for 30 days and movement of workers out of the sites is prohibited.

-Dine-in services at all eateries are prohibited, only take-home and delivery services are allowed.

-All shopping malls and department stores are to close at 9pm.

-In-person activities involving more than 20 people are prohibited, unless prior permission has been granted.

These measures will be in effect from June 28th.


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