Last night, the Thai Government Gazette, the Thai Royal Gazette, reported that the administrative centre for the Covid19 control, the CCSA, had approved a change in the zone coding, implying that the general restrictions and measures with regard to Covid19.
The order coming into effect tomorrow, Monday, May 17, 2021, reduces the strictest control zones, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan, to four areas from the previous six. The province of Chonburi has been set to a “red zone”, making it a controlled province and Chiang Mai to an “orange zone”, which means that the province is under surveillance.
Among other measures, the most important measures for the readers of Olleke Bolleke in Thailand are that outdoor dining is allowed with normal seating until 11 pm. (Although the governor could reinforce this rule if he wishes.)
In “dark red” zones, such as Bangkok, dining is allowed at 25% capacity until 9:00 PM and takeout until 11:00 PM. Orange zones allow normal dining.
PLEASE NOTE ! The sale of alcohol is prohibited in restaurants across the country, while bars and other entertainment venues across the country must remain closed.
Most of the measures and closures are regulated at the county level, so rules for things like gyms, swimming pools, massage shops, beaches, and other locations will be released by the Chonburi government at a later date.
Furthermore, the measures to spread the virus will remain in force for the time being, which means for you that you have to wear a mouth mask outside the house, maintain social distance and regularly wash your hands. Always adhere to the provincial measures, these differ per province.
The seventeen red provinces are Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin), Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Yala, Ranong, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Songkhla and Surat Thani.
The remaining counties are set orange zones.
We will try to update you today on the county-specific orders as soon as they are released.
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