Restaurant association to ask Thai PM not to ban customers from dining-in

The Association of Thai Restaurants is against a measure, proposed by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), banning customers from dining in restaurants and food shops, claiming that this will further damage the business and force more redundancies.

The association’s president, Thaneewan Kulmonkol, said today (Saturday) that they are sending an open letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, urging him to reconsider the ban, which she claims could cause about 100 billion baht in damage to the restaurant sector and related businesses, such as farming.

The measure calls for takeaway services only by restaurants and food shops.

In the letter, the association say that many employees, who were laid off last year when the same measure w

PM urges Thai people not to panic in wake of new wave of COVID-19 infections

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today called on the Thai people not to be panic over what he described as a new wave of COVID-19 infections and to keep themselves informed with updates from the CCSA and state agencies about the virus situation.

In his Facebook post today, the prime minister urged people not to lower their guard and to wear face masks at all times while outdoors, to maintain social distancing, wash their handsfrequently and, importantly, scan the Thai Chana application every time they enter and exit a public venue.

Stressing the need to contain the latest outbreak as quickly as possible, the prime minister said that Thailand has experience in coping with the pandemic, has a strong public health infrastructure and good cooperation

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