11 July 2024

On Thursday, the communicable disease committee is scheduled to consider a proposal from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to ease lockdown restrictions on certain business and recreational activities.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Pol Lt-Gen Sophon Pisutthiwong, in his capacity as director of the CCSA in Bangkok, said that they resolved on Tuesday that the restrictions, imposed on business and recreational activities since the middle of December, should now be eased and the resolution will be submitted to the communicable disease committee for finalization.

The activities affected could include fitness clubs, games rooms, internet cafes, banquet facilities, Thai traditional massage, healthcare for the elderly, tattoo parlours and trading venues for Buddha images.

13 new COVID-19 infections were found in several districts of the capital on Tuesday, including four through pro-active screening.

Between December 23rd and Monday, 1,109 people had been given swab tests and 21,113 people have been given saliva tests. So far, 51 cases have been found in the city through pro-active screening.

Most new cases in Bangkok are now catch the virus through contact with the infected, rather than from visiting entertainment venues.