After almost half a year hiatus, Bangkokians will get to return to movie theaters from Oct 1 as the CCSA, earlier today (Sep 27), announced it will ease some of the restrictions and allow several businesses to reopen.
Today (27 September), the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)'s spokesperson Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin took to the weekly press briefing to announce the reopening of more indoor venues in October, which include:
- Movie theaters
- Spa, tattoo parlors, nail salons
- Indoor gyms and fitness centers
It's noteworthy that you are required to wear a face mask at all time in the theater, which means eating and drinking aren't allowed!
These venues can go back to business from 1 October with the granted opening hours until 21:00. Moreover, restaurants, shopping malls, beauty salons, barbers, supermarkets, food markets, and open-air markets can also open until 21:00 as well (with the previous limit to 20:00). Live music is also allowed inside an indoor restaurant.
The announcement on national TV also detailed that the ongoing night curfew is still in effect, but it's set to get shorter from 21:00-04:00 to 22:00-04:00. The renewed duration would be in use for the next 15 days. The CCSA has also extended the emergency decree until Nov 30
All in all, Bangkok and the other 28 provinces are still listed as a red (high-risk) areas.