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Thailand to ease lockdown on May 3


Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the spokesperson for Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, announced that the country will ease nationwide lockdown measures taken to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 3rd of May.

The reopening venues are classified into six categories:

  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Markets
  • Dine-in area in supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Public parks and outdoor sports venues
  • Hair salons and barbershops, and
  • Pet grooming clinics 


Restaurants and cafes that are allowed to resume dine-in service do not include those opening in shopping malls. In-restaurant alcohol beverages sales are also prohibited.

Activities and sports allowed in public parks and outdoor sports venues must not encourage competition and must not be team sports. 

Cross-province travel is discouraged and international travel in and out of the country is still banned.

Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration also revealed that the situation will be examined for 14 days whether to continue the next stage of lockdown-easing measure. 


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