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Thailand eases curfew restrictions, allows malls to re-open

 

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The Thai government has given the green light to shortening the curfew currently in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as allowing shopping malls to re-open. 

 

From Sunday 17 May, a new curfew will be in place from 11pm to 4am until further notice.

 

On Friday, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration officially announced the easing of some of the other restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Shopping malls can reopen from Sunday, albeit with strict social distancing and screening measures in place.

 

Cinemas must remain closed but food courts in malls can also re-open.

 

The opening hours for malls will be from 10am to 8pm.

 

Other retail outlets are also allowed to reopen including book stores, furniture, electrical, office supplies, cosmetics, sports stores and car washes.

 

Massage shops must also remain closed.

 

Thailand’s borders will remain closed until further notice, except for repatriations and the transportation of cargo and goods, Mr Wisanuyothin said. 

 

Interprovincial travel is discouraged. 

 

This is a developing news story. This post may be updated without notice. 

 

Sources: Daily News | Bangkok Biz News

 

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11 minutes ago, kevin612 said:

Curfew should be starts at midnight, 11pm is still early.

Although I agree the curfew isn't necessary, where would you be going at 11pm when everything is closed?

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Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

EDIT Just to clarify, we are in Pathum Thani, no DIY for 6 weeks, still no beer 😞

 

 

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4 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

Although I agree the curfew isn't necessary, where would you be going at 11pm when everything is closed?

Then people in Hua Hin are not as smart as people elsewhere.  I was here during the coup curfew and night businesses just shifted that number of hours earlier (like many places do depending on local legal closing times).

 

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1 minute ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

Global in my Province never closed just temp check and mask a must 

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1 minute ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

home pro hua hin in a mall just opened two days ago. 

global house Pranburi always open stand alone building

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Just now, keith101 said:

Global in my Province never closed just temp check and mask a must 

 

Yeah, I think it's just Bangkok and the surrounding provinces. Which may mean we need to wait for a BMA edict 😞

 

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3 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

I think you will have to wait, but I expect they will be open.

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3 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

Don't know where you are, but both Home Pro in Pattaya have been open for most of the time since lock down came into effect.

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4 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

I'll bet HomePro will open Sunday.  

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4 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

HomePro and Index have been open already in Pattaya.

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3 minutes ago, damascase said:

I don’t care about the curfew, but I want to swim!

Notice at my pool says no swimming through the 31st.  I agree...now that we have to shop in the broiling heat, the pool would be prime.

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They did say before they would open foot massage.

Seems that will not happen.

No matter there are plenty of "massage" shops open now in Pattaya.

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Just now, bkk6060 said:

They did say before they would open foot massage.

Seems that will not happen.

No matter there are plenty of "massage" shops open now in Pattaya.

Not looking good for the pubs, either.  That recent nightclub cluster in Korea may have sent shockwaves.  Glad to see public drinking at the pier on the rise, after weeks of no one cracking a beer out there...best breeze in Bangkok.

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17 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

I live in Pakchong.  Homepro and Thiawatsadu have been open since the first set of easing over a week ago.  Can't believe it's just a local thing?

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22 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

Although I agree the curfew isn't necessary, where would you be going at 11pm when everything is closed?

Part of the issue is places closing and people getting home before the curfew starts. There's a large, newer outdoor night food market near where I live in Ladprao which had just opened a week or so before the curfew was started. Their operating hours are 5:00 p.m. to midnight. But, the whole thing closed after the onset of the curfew because they couldn't open at 5:00 then get closed and workers out and home early enough for it to make sense. 

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Just to clarify on the DIY thing, we're in Pathum Thani, still can't buy beer either (my step-son brings beer from Nonthaburi).

 

The DIY places are doing online order and collect but no browsing which is what I like to do.

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10 minutes ago, Guderian said:

+1

You can swim but only for 1 hour. But your condo must supervise the pool to make sure people follow any restictions

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31 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

I went to Home Mart and DoHome this morning....😊

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Just now, offset said:

You can swim but only for 1 hour. But your condo must supervise the pool to match sure people follow any restictions

 

Have you got a link for this?

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33 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

Homepro Pattaya Klang was open this morning.

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33 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Where does this put DIY places like HomePro, Global and the like?

 

Or do we just have to wait until Sunday to see what's open?

 

Global and Mega Home here in NongKhai have remained open, I figured it was because it's kind of essential to have plumbing, have doors that open and close and a roof over your head. Didn't realize they were closed anywhere.

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