Thailand to unveil list of business, leisure activities allowed to resume

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-11 23:46:30|Editor: huaxia

BANGKOK, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Monday that it will release a full list of business and leisure activities which will be allowed to resume, as part of the government's second phase lockdown relaxations.

The CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said that these few days, the state and private sectors will discuss the pros and cons of the types of businesses and leisure activities should they be allowed to re-open.

For the time being, Taweesin said he believed there are some types of retail stores that will be allowed to resume businesses on May 17, the day the second phase begins.

The CCSA spokesman said business operators will be given time to prepare their premises before they reopen.

Thailand on May 3 launched its first phase of the easing of COVID-19 measures.

Taweesin said that the government has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the first phase as health authorities did not see a spike in the number of infections.

The easing of the first stage included venues like community markets, as well as walking streets and vendors' stalls, along with food, beverage, dessert and ice cream shops outside department stores, food stalls, food trucks and hawkers.

Also included in the first phase were retail and wholesale businesses such as supermarkets, convenience stores, community shops and IT or telecom product shops and grocery trucks and parks.

Thailand on Monday saw six new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 3,015.

No new fatalities were reported. Enditem