Decision On Bars & Pubs Reopening Will Be Made Before 1st December

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The National Security Council (NSC) has said that discussions will take place next week over relaxing COVID-19 curbs on additional activities such as entertainment venues, bars, pubs, and karaoke places. The prime minister will then make a decision before 1st December whether the relaxation will be implemented.

National Security Council chief Gen. Supoj Malaniyom said further assessment is required before entertainment venues, pubs, bars, and karaoke places can be allowed to open. He said the government was concerned for the businesses and the prime minister had been calling for the plights of all groups of businesses to be addressed.

Gen. Malaniyom referred to requests from a group representing pubs, bars and musicians asking for the government to speed up the reopening of entertainment venues. Although entrepreneurs representing the group had asserted they were ready to adhere to COVID-19 prevention measures, the group was told that the situation did not favour a reopening of the venues on 1st December.

The plans and proposals submitted by the representatives will be presented to the prime minister.

The NSC secretary-general said the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration will be evaluating the situation once more next week and will present its findings to the prime minister for consideration before 1st December.

Gen. Malaniyom added that the number of countries and territories whose nationals will be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine will be re-evaluated on 1st December, but a full lifting of restrictions in all provinces was not yet at hand.