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Bangkok lifts restrictions on dining in non-air-conditioned restaurants

THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has lifted restrictions on dining in non-air-conditioned restaurants and increased the maximum seating limit in air-conditioned venues from today June 21, NNT said.

According to the latest BMA order, signed by Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang, non-air conditioned restaurants may operate at 100% capacity, while air-conditioned venues are allowed to occupy up to 50% of their seating capacity for dine-in customers.

The order also allows eateries in Bangkok to open until 11 p.m., up from 9 p.m., though the ban on alcohol consumption on restaurant premises remains in place.

In addition to easing restrictions on dining out, the order allows swimming pools and other water-sports facilities to reopen, along with education centres and science parks, and public and private libraries. Sporting events without spectators are now allowed.

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