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Second Phase of Easing Restrictions on Conducting Certain Activities

16 May 2020 (Readers 3838)

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on 15 May 2020 issued a regulation easing more restrictions on conducting certain businesses and activities, as new COVID-19 cases in the country have declined.

The second phase of relaxation measures will come into effect from 17 May 2020. It was issued under Section 9 of the 2005 Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations. Under this regulation, the following businesses and activities are allowed to resume operations.

1. Activities relating to the economy and way of life

(a) Sales of food or beverages in restaurants, food courts, cafeterias, and general eateries, excluding places of entertainment, pubs, and bars;
(b) Department stores, shopping centers, and or community malls, except cinemas, bowling alleys, and amusement parks;
(c) Large retail and wholesale shops;
(d) Care centers for children and older persons;
(e) Film crew to start production, with no more than 50 people from all sections in the filming studio and no spectators;
(f) Hotel meeting rooms and convention halls for meetings of limited number of people.

2. Exercising or health care activities

(a) Beauty clinics;
(b) Fitness centers which are not located in department stores, shopping centers, or community malls;
(c) Indoor stadiums for non-physical-contact sports, with only three persons in one team and no spectators, such as badminton, table tennis, takraw, squash, gymnastics, and fencing;
(d) Outdoor and indoor public swimming pools;
(e) Botanical gardens, museums, learning centers, historical sites, public libraries, and galleries.

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