Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang allowed 37 types of venues in the province to reopen after they had been ordered to close in the aftermath of the second Covid-19 wave.
The governor’s announcement followed approval on Friday from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration for relaxation.
The order, approved by the provincial communicable disease prevention committee, will take effect today.
However, pubs, bars, karaoke booths, massage parlours, cockfighting or other types of animal fighting stadium, and childcare centres in several districts will remain closed.
Some businesses or activities have been allowed to open partially.
Meanwhile, police officers in Bangkok have been instructed to deal with traffic jams due to the reopening of schools today.
Deputy Metropolitan Police chief Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsangek said more than 3,000 police officers would be deployed to areas thorughout the capital, especially in front of schools, to facilitate traffic from 5.30am onwards today. — The Nation/ANN