BMA follows CCSA; Bangkok entertainment venues stay closed

It will doubtless come as no shock to anybody, however the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration declared today that they will comply with the foundations of the CCSA and lengthen the closure of entertainment venues indefinitely. The determination was introduced today that bars, pubs, karaoke, nightclubs, and other nightlife and leisure venues will not be reopening in Bangkok as with the remainder of Thailand (well, legally anyway).
In the announcement, the BMA mentioned that they’ll keep their guidelines in line with the CCSA in imposing the closure of entertainment venues and that there is not a set finish date for the indefinite closure. They echoed the concerns of the CCSA that the Omicron variant that has given Thailand a resurgence of Covid-19 in the final month because of its excessive transmissibility might be much more simply spread if nightlife venues, the place folks regularly chill out their vigilance in following safety guidelines, are allowed to reopen.
Worldwide continues to be in full swing though, as any leisure venue that is ready to meet the required requirements can open up a restaurant and serve alcohol, now until 11 pm. Venues should meet both the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ SHA+ certification or the Ministry of Public Health’s Thai Stop COVID 2 Plus standard. Any nightlife or entertainment venue that meets these standards can then reopen as a so-called restaurant and host prospects, serving alcohol till eleven pm.
But for now, precise nightclubs and bars or people can drink and party all evening, remain just a distant memory of those magical days before Covid-19. The not often enforced punishment for violators of the bar closure legal guidelines is up to one year in jail. Fines, though rarely given, have been raised to be from between 20,000 to one hundred,000 baht as soon as a venue is convicted of the violation..

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