THERE was confusion at Bangkok’s public parks this morning (June 14) with people who had gone there to exercise finding that the gates were locked despite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha having announced the reopening of five business groups and activities from today, Amarin TV said.
Amid the disappointment among those who had gone specially to the parks this morning, the Bangkok Metropolitan (BMA) issued an explanation that the park closure order is in effect till today.
The city administrators added that the parks will reopen tomorrow but there might be a confirmation notice on this issue.
Gen Prayut had posted on his Facebook page that after discussions between the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), BMA, and the Public Health sector, and as a result of an increased number of vaccinated Bangkok residents, the government can finally allow five business groups and activities to reopen today, NNT said.
These five business groups and activities are as follows:
– Museums and historical sites;
– Public parks and botanical gardens;
– Beauty clinics;
– Massage shops for foot massages;
– Nail salons and tattoo studios.
Meanwhile CCSA also said early this morning that there were 3,355 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours and 17 fatalities.
Of today’s batch of cases 2,571 were among the general public and 784 in prisons and detention centres.
Another 3,530 patients have been cured taking total recoveries in the current wave that started in April to 170,401.
Top: Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of tranquility, fresh air and shade – offering city dwellers the perfect connection to nature.
Home Page: Another view of Lumpini Park. Both photos: Greg Gjerdingen (CC BY 2.0)