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Restaurants, pubs and bars in Thailand may soon be open and serving alcohol

 

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Restaurants, pubs and karaoke bars may soon be able to operate in some form of normality with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) set to decide on easing more restrictions in Thailand.

 

On Friday, the CCSA will propose to the Cabinet on relaxing a number of restrictive measures put in place following the new wave of coronavirus infections in the country.

 

According to CCSA spokesperson, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, up for consideration will be whether or not to allow restaurants to open until 11pm and serve alcohol to customers and the opening of shopping malls and markets until 9pm.

 

Consideration will also be given to allow pubs and karaoke bars to open until 11pm. 

 

Live music will also be permitted (but no dancing) and venues will be limited to either 100 or 300 attendees depending which province they are located in.

 

Samut Sakhon, the epicentre of the new outbreak of infections, will almost certainly remain under the strictest control measures. However, some restrictions may still be eased in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, which like Samut Sakhon are also maximum controlled zones.

 

But for all other areas in Thailand, there is a very real possibility that bars, pubs and restaurants will be able  to operate in near normality as early as this coming Saturday.

 

The CCSA’s recommendations will be put to Cabinet for approval with an official announcement detailing exactly what can open and under what conditions expected on Friday afternoon.

 

The news comes as the Education Ministry on Wednesday announced that schools in the country (with the exception of in Samut Sakhon) will open on 1st  February.

 

Also on Wednesday, Thailand  reported its second-highest number of new daily coronavirus cases, with 819 infections.

 

However, of the 808 new domestic infections, 792 were discovered during ongoing mass testing in Samut Sakhon province, meaning there were only 16 new cases throughout the rest of Thailand.

 

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Would that it were so.    When the first restriction came in last year I saw numerous groups sitting round  "restaurant" tables with copious amounts of alcohol and the odd plate of chips.  I

there are many arguments can be made for either - you could argue that restaurants have more contact between people as they pass around menus and servers are interacting with a larger turnaround of cu

Looking forward to eating a good plate of Fish & Chips while drinking a mug or two of Guinness at my local Iris Pub once they can serve alcohol.  Of course I will need to ensure I put in 10km the

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4 minutes ago, Natai Beach said:

Bars and restaurants around Natai Beach (Phangnga) never stopped serving alcohol. 
 

Surprised when I read the headline. 
 

Pretty sure they didn’t stop selling it in Phuket either, just had a midnight closing. 
 

No link on the OP, so I assume this is a Thaivisa sourced piece.

 

Here's a link from ThaiPBSWorld on the same subject:

 

https://www.thaipbsworld.com/ccsa-to-consider-easing-restrictions-on-friday-possibly-reopening-schools/

 

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is due to meet this Friday to consider easing restrictions, imposed nationally since the onset of the second COVID-19 outbreak in mid-December.

 

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that three major issues will be considered, namely reopening of schools, dining and drinking hours at entertainment venues, restaurants and street food stalls and proposed plans and guidelines for the easing of restrictions.

 

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3 minutes ago, anchadian said:

Here's a link from ThaiPBSWorld on the same subject:

 

https://www.thaipbsworld.com/ccsa-to-consider-easing-restrictions-on-friday-possibly-reopening-schools/

 

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is due to meet this Friday to consider easing restrictions, imposed nationally since the onset of the second COVID-19 outbreak in mid-December.

 

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that three major issues will be considered, namely reopening of schools, dining and drinking hours at entertainment venues, restaurants and street food stalls and proposed plans and guidelines for the easing of restrictions.

 


Schools are definitely open in Phangnga, bars have been definitely selling booze and street food stalls have definitely been selling street food. 
 

Not a single covid case and everything normal in Natai Beach.
A foreign company is currently filming something booking many hotel rooms and a beachfront Villa. 
 

The headline of this OP is definitely wrong.

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1 hour ago, Natai Beach said:

Schools are definitely open in Phangnga, bars have been definitely selling booze and street food stalls have definitely been selling street food. 

It's been the same in Phuket with the only restriction being midnight closing, but that has now been lifted.

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17 minutes ago, Phuketshrew said:

It's been the same in Phuket with the only restriction being midnight closing, but that has now been lifted.

And street food? 

 

Just spoke to a mate in Pattalung province. Booze being served, schools open and street food available. 
 

I think the writer might be unaware that the restrictions were only for red zones, not the entire country as has been widely reported elsewhere. 
 

And I think red zones still allowed street food vendors to operate selling food, but not booze. 
 

Sounds like the writer might not be located in Thailand. 

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3 hours ago, Natai Beach said:

The headline of this OP is definitely wrong.

all bars and clubs closed and no alcohol served in restaurants for 4/5 weeks now in Hua Hin. 

massage was closed, gyms still closed, schools. schools will open Feb 1. 

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