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Thai authorities to lower coronavirus restrictions from early autumn

28.08.2021 110 просмотров

Thailand is easing restrictions from September 1 as the number of COVID-19 infections declines.

From September 1, the Thai authorities are easing the restrictive measures introduced in mid-July amid an increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19. This was announced on Friday during a briefing by the head of the news department of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country Pence Lesittichai. The measures apply to 29 provinces of the country, in which the most infected people have been recorded in recent weeks.

According to her, the easing of restrictions in the provinces, “located in the zone of maximum strict control, will begin on September 1.” Restaurants, from which food can only be ordered by couriers, "will be able to receive visitors, but not more than 50% of the capacity of the air-conditioned premises." “Employees of these institutions should be fully vaccinated against coronavirus and do antigen tests once a week,” said Pensom Lesittichai. Restaurants can only be visited by fully vaccinated people who have recovered from the coronavirus or who have a negative antigen test result in their hands, the statute of limitations of which does not exceed seven days.

Shops in shopping centers will also reopen until 20:00 local time. “Beauty salons or barber shops will open, but only for a haircut, which can last no more than an hour for each client,” she explained. “As far as massage parlors are concerned, only foot massages will be allowed for now.” Parks and sports grounds for outdoor sports will open.

Public transport will resume, the number of passengers in which should not exceed 75% of the capacity. “The consumption of food or drinks in the passenger compartment is prohibited,” she said. People will also be allowed to move between provinces until the curfew, which is in effect from 21:00 to 04:00. Schools, cinemas, spas, water parks, amusement parks and other establishments remain closed for the time being.

Nevertheless, the authorities of the kingdom continue to insist that in order to prevent the spread of infection, housing should be left only when absolutely necessary, and for older people 60 years old and with chronic diseases try to stay at home as much as possible. At the same time, it is necessary to continue to maintain social distance in all public places, wear a medical mask and wash your hands more often. In case of suspected infection with coronavirus, take a rapid test.

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