The Bangkok Metrpolitan Administration (BMA) has agreed to allow the reopening of eight areas of activities but not decided on the date yet, Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, a spokesman for the BMA, said.
After the executive meeting, BMA is preparing to issue relief measures since the current one will end on April 30, with eight types of locations:
1 Restaurants: People can eat there but seats must be kept 1.5 metres apart and alcoholic beverages are barred; timings must adhere to the Emergency Decree.
2 Markets can sell all types of goods.
3 Areas for exercise: Only non-contact sports such as walking, running, badminton, tennis, table tennis, etc are allowed; team sports such as football, softball, volleyball, basketball are not allowed.
4 Public parks to be open for exercise and relaxation, however grouping of people will not be allowed.
5 Barber shops and beauty salons: Only allowed to cut, wash, and dry; must stop for cleaning and sterilising every two hours; only reserve a queue for service; operator has to wear a mask and a face shield as well.
6 Pet salon, clinics, or veterinary clinic: Only one pet or one animal can be brought in.
7 Hospitals, clinics and homes for the elderly
8 Golf courses
Establishments that fail to follow the instructions will be immediately closed.
The BMA has proposed these measures to the government and they will be discussed at a meeting with the Communicable Disease Committee on Wednesday ( April 29) to prepare further measures.
A decision on the prohibition of selling alcoholic beverages, which will end on April 30, is still awaited.