People warned against eating, drinking in theatres in Thailand


  • Thailand
  • Sunday, 31 May 2020

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BANGKOK: Eating or drinking in theatres is strictly banned to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Department of Health director-general Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn said on Sunday (May 31).

She said the department has instructed theatre operators to clean the movie hall after the film ends and arrange seats to maintain social distancing because each show lasts up to three hours.

“A maximum of two people can sit next to each other to maintain social distancing,” she said.

“The operators must check the temperature in the theatre to meet the standards although every theatre has a ventilation system.”

She added that people are banned from eating or drinking in theatres because they will have to take off their face mask while doing so, which increases infection risk.

“If operators want to sell foods and beverages, they must set up partitions as done by restaurants,” she added. - The Nation Thailand/Asian News Network
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