Five types of service businesses in the capital Bangkok are allowed to reopen from June 1, although this locality still leads the country in the number of new Covid-19 cases.
A Thai woman rests after being vaccinated against Covid-19. The above decision was made at a meeting of Bangkok’s Communicable Diseases Committee on May 31. The commission said the reopening was intended to ease the burden on business by allowing it to operate under strict conditions. The Thai government’s efforts to control the outbreak of Covid-19 in residential communities, markets and worker housing are continuing. Five types of businesses are allowed to reopen in Bangkok from June 1 including: museums, learning centers, science parks, historical sites and art galleries (no group tours). ; tattoo parlors and nail salons (must close for 14 days if any Covid-19 cases are detected); beauty/weight loss clinics and services; spas, massage parlors and wellness-related locations (no saunas or facials); and public parks, botanical gardens and flower gardens (no eating or gathering). Other businesses in Bangkok will remain closed until June 14. On May 31, Thailand recorded a record high of 5,485 new cases of Covid-19 within 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections so far to 159,792. The whole country recorded 19 more deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of people who did not die from this disease to 1,031. Bangkok continues to lead the list of localities with new cases, with 1,356 cases recorded on May 31. (according to VNA)