More closures in Bangkok effective immediately

Posted By Chada Trithavornyuenyong on April 26, 2021 in World News

Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) announced more closures and restrictions to take place beginning today. Not viewed as a total lockdown, the mandate aims to help control the spread of the third wave of Covid-19.

In addition, BMA imposed a 20,000 baht fine for anyone caught not wearing a mask.

Here is a list of the businesses that are now closed or have restricted hours:

  • Amulet shops
  • Amusement theme parks, include water parks
  • Banquet halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Boxing stadiums and schools
  • Convention centers
  • Dance halls and studios
  • Elderly care centers
  • Entertainment venues
  • Fitness centers
  • Horse racing tracks
  • Internet cafes
  • Libraries
  • Martial arts facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Movie Theaters
  • Museums
  • Plant and flower nurseries
  • Public swimming pools
  • Skate parks
  • Snooker, billiard, pool parlors
  • Sporting venues
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Thai massage parlors
  • Video game shops
  • Weight control clinics
  • Wellness centers
  • Zoos
  • Convenience stores are allowed to stay open from 5am - 10pm
  • Shopping malls are allowed to stay open from 11am - 8pm
  • Beauty salons and hairdressers may open but customers have to wait outside
  • No gatherings of more than 20 people