Bangkok’s nighttime entertainment venues remain temporarily closed despite end of curfew

BANGKOK (Xinhua) – Bangkok’s nighttime entertainment venues remain temporarily closed despite easing restrictions and end of curfew from today, announced Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesman Phongsakorn Kwanmuang yesterday.

Karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues throughout Bangkok remain temporarily closed for fear that such places would be otherwise crowded with people getting together, thus increasing the risk of COVID-19 infections, Phongsakorn said. Computer game arcades, Internet cafes, fishfighting and bullfighting venues throughout the capital city also remain temporarily closed for similar reasons, according to the BMA spokesman.

His announcement followed Friday’s decision made by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration to lift curfew and further ease restrictions as part of anti-pandemic measures, effective today.