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| On 1 year ago

Bangkok Reopens Malls, Eateries & Parks Amidst Global Pandemic On May 3rd

It seems that the COVID-19 situation has stabilised in Thailand for the Thai government announced on 30 April 2020 that some of its public spaces will be made open on 3 May 2020, with social distancing measures in place. This decision was made after much consideration and would help Thailand regain its economic momentum after its imposed curfews and ban on foreign tourists on 26 March 2020.

Known as a hot tourist destination, I wonder how long it’ll take for Thailand to open its borders to international visitors again. Some of of the public spaces that will be open include fresh markets, flea markets, restaurants, beauty salons, and parks. Of course, these spaces will only be open with social distancing measures in place. However, because the nation is not 100% virus-free yet, closures may be enforced again should infection rates increase in the next 14 days.

Back home in Singapore, our government had announced that it will ease some circuit breaker measures that will slowly take into effect throughout the month of May. From 5 May 2020, we will once again be allowed to visit TCMs and residents living in condominiums will be allowed to exercise in open spaces within their condos. From 12 May 2020, confectionaries, home-based food business (amongst a list of other food business) will be allowed to operate with take-away and delivery only.

These measures are eased for the same reasons as Thailand, to slowly help our economy gain momentum in a safe and steady way. Here’s to surviving this virus!

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Leo Goh

Way too curious for my own good.

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