Thailand wants to reopen nightlife spots

Thailand is investigating effective measures to prevent Covid-19 in nightclubs, bars and other night entertainment venues.

According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakulis, the Public Health Committee met with the Department of Disease Control (DDC) to discuss ways to ensure that these nightlife venues do not become outbreaks of Covid-19 when they resume operations.

Anutin expressed concern, saying it would be difficult for authorities to encourage people, especially foreigners, to follow rules such as wearing masks in these areas.

The debate follows the government’s decision to downgrade the COVID-19 alert level from 4 to 3 to allow most activities to resume with fewer restrictions.

Watch: Thailand’s Covid-19 alert moves to level 3

The Ministry of Health will also propose the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to establish an endemic sandbox for Koh Samui in Surat Thani Province, Koh Chang in Trat Province and Phuket.

This would allow the reopening of bars and nightclubs in these areas.

Watch: Thailand wants to declare Covid endemic on tourist islands

Recently, daily infections and deaths have been decreasing, and more than 134 million people have been vaccinated in the country.

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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