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Operators of nightlife entertainment venues are not happy with a set of proposed reopening rules.
A total of 22 rules are listed in the draft, which was unveiled on Monday. The draft will be submitted to the Centre for COVID 19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday 19th June.
The CCSA is set to consider the fifth phase of the loosening of COVID 19 restrictions, which includes nightlife venues.
The coronavirus outbreak has closed pubs, karaoke outlets, massage parlours and other types of adult entertainment venues since March.
Musicians and entertainers last week asked the government to allow them to return to work. They said the closure has been long and the situation has caused them financial difficulty.
On Sunday, CCSA promised to allow nightlife venues to resume during the fifth phase in July. However, operators have expressed concern over rules that prohibit dancing, mingling and having more than a certain number of customers.
The operators say limiting customers to five per group may keep them from coming.
The president of the Khao San Business Association said the rules for entertainment venues are stricter than the ones for restaurants and filming crews.
Source: Bangkok Post