BANGKOK — Thailand on Friday stated it could delay the reopening of nightlife leisure venues to Jan. 15 regardless of pleas from the business to make it sooner.
A spokesman for the federal government’s COVID-19 administration cited issues about air flow and inefficient prevention measures in pubs, bars and karaoke joints.
“The specialists present their concern about reopening these locations due to the low air flow and the group, which might be troublesome to regulate,” stated Taweesin Visanuyotin, a spokesman for the Middle for COVID-19 Scenario Administration. “We are going to permit the companies to reopen, however we’d begin testing in some areas first.”
Beginning in November, Thailand started reopening to completely vaccinated guests with out quarantine, easing the lockdown that has brought about huge job losses and hardship. Tourism accounted for some 20% of the financial system earlier than the pandemic.
The Thailand Nightlife and Leisure Enterprise Affiliation had hoped that nightlife companies, shut since April, would reopen subsequent month.
Confirmed coronavirus instances have continued to fall, with 7,305 recorded on Friday with 51 deaths. About 65% of the inhabitants have been partially vaccinated.