Thailand capital, Bangkok on Monday lifted Covid-19 curbs where it has allowed to reopen museums and historical sites, parks and botanical gardens, beauty parlors, nail salons, massage parlors — but only for foot massages — and tattoo parlors as Covid-19 cases spread at a controllable level.
And some more restrictions to protect against the spread of Covid-19 will also be lifted next week onwards said the country’s prime minister on Saturday via a Facebook post.
Thailand which suffered from a devastating 3rd wave of Coronavirus that began in the month of April has accounted for more than 80% of the country’s confirmed cases and deaths. The officials had sought out to open these establishments earlier however the request was turned down by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, due to the rising coronavirus cases.
The Prime Minister said that restrictions will be lifted off as the virus is spreading at a controllable level and many residents of the capital have been vaccinated, especially in the sectors which are reopening. And also, the cases are decreasing compared to last week thus this decision has been made.
The country began a mass vaccination program starting June 4 as the PM was questioned about the country’s preparedness against the virus by procuring more vaccines. The nationwide vaccine program was introduced with locally produced AstraZeneca vaccine along with supplements of Sinovac vaccine which are imported from China. The PM said that the government is negotiated deals to buy other vaccines, including Pfizer and J&J.
The PM said in a Facebook post also said the center for Covid-19 Situation Administration would still have final approval for the southern resort island of Phuket to allow foreigners without quarantine which was supposed to open from July 01.