Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul gave a Covid-19 statement on Monday. He described a situation reaching critical level with an almost 50% positivity rate in the nightclub clusters around Bangkok.
The Thai Health Ministry is planning to impose measures to stop the spread of Covid-19, after new clusters of infections were found at night-entertainment places. These measures may include closing clubs in areas that have reported new infections.
This is similar to the outbreaks that occurred last year, when many patrons and workers at bars and entertainment centres also tested positive for Covid-19. There were 194 reported cases on Monday, about a quarter cases happening in the capital.
Thailand has lifted most of the strictest measures. The latest clusters will force the government to reimpose some curbs, ahead of the peak travel period during the upcoming celebrations for Thai New Year holiday, the Songkran Festival. Tightening measures have also happened to other countries such as France, India and the Philippines.
The measures being proposed to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration subcommittee are that all restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Bangkok and four neighboring provinces to close by 9pm and no sales of alcoholic beverages. The duration will be for 2 weeks.
The investment editorial team from Invest Bangkok Property.