Thailand has announced to lessen the regulations according to the emergency decree to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Most significant changes include the permission for malls to re-open on 17 May 2020 and the curfew moved to 23.00-4.00. Some businesses in malls will remain closed for safety, this includes cinemas. Officials reveal that massage parlors will remain closed for now. The same applies to weight loss clinics, tattoo studios, and businesses involving needles. Thaweesilp Wisanuyothin, M.D., stated on 15 May 2020 that businesses are separated into 4 categories, white, green, yellow, and red.
Green businesses are those required in daily life and those that play an important role in the economy and society. Businesses in this category include food and drink shops in malls, office buildings, and cafeterias. These restaurants will be able to re-open their business as long as they follow the safety guidelines, although alcoholic drinks are still not allowed to be consumed in the restaurant. Malls also fall in this group, they are allowed to re-open with conditions to close at 20.00, to allow customers and staff to return home in time for the national curfew. Businesses that are allowed to re-open in these malls include retail stores, IT stores, book stores, food courts, medical clinics, dental clinics, and more.
Markets and retail stores are allowed to re-open with conditions to follow the guidelines such as limiting the number of people inside and temperature scans. Beauty Clinics are not allowed to give services to the face area. Sports activities that are allowed must involve no more than 3 persons on each team and play outside such as badminton, Yoga, and Gymnastics. Fitness centers and swimming pools will re-open with restrictions. Swimmers are allowed 1 hour and only a certain no. will be allowed inside per time. Boxing stadiums and water sports will remain closed.
FB Caption: All types of massage parlors will remain closed to limit the spread of Covid-19.