BMA has given the green light for activities to resume in eight areas


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.