Bars, playgrounds, boxing stadiums in Bangkok to stay closed until July

A boxing match in January inside the army-run Channel 7 TV station in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.
A boxing match in January inside the army-run Channel 7 TV station in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.

Bangkok’s governor this morning said 16 business types must remain closed until June 30 to control COVID-19 infections in the capital.

Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang issued an order that requires 16 places including bars, gaming cafes, playgrounds and boxing stadiums to remain shuttered until June 30 or until “further notice.”

Issued under the Emergency Decree, which has been extended until July 1, anyone who violates the order faces up to a year in prison and THB100,000 fine. Venue operators could also face permanent closure. 

Here is the list of the 16 venues:

  1. Entertainment nightlife venues, such as nightclubs and bars
  2. Waterparks and amusement parks
  3. Playgrounds or an area with amusement equipment for children at a market
  4. Billiard or snooker halls
  5. Arcades
  6. Gaming lounges and internet cafes
  7. Cockfighting rings and staging grounds
  8. Nurseries and senior care homes (except those with permanent residents)
  9. Boxing stadiums
  10. Martial arts schools
  11. Horse racetracks
  12. Bathing houses
  13. Sexual massage joints
  14. Competition grounds
  15. Banquet halls
  16. Bullfighting grounds, fish fighting venues or similar places

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