Entertainment venues to stay shut, emergency decree extended


PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said at noon today (Nov. 26) after presiding over a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee that it is still necessary to focus on enacting Covid Free Setting measures which is why entertainment venues have to still remain closed, said.

However these entertainment venues could be reopened before Jan. 16, 2022 if they are ready in terms of implementing the Covid Free Setting steps.

However not just pubs, bars and discos have to reach this standard, entailing both service providers and users being fully vaccinated, with all activities likewise having to do so.

“Both hotels and rental accommodation as well as entertainment venues, when we are ready we will talk about it. I sympathise with you but public health measures are important. We want to have a happy New Year without any outbreak,” he said.

A source at the Government House revealed that the executive committee had approved the lifting of curfew across the country and abolishing the strictest dark red zone.

A resolution was also passed to extend the emergency decree for another two months from December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

However, details of these resolutions will be announced later by a CCSA spokesperson.

Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said early this morning that there were 6,559 new coronavirus cases and 64 deaths over the past 24 hours with this increasing the cumulative confirmed total from April 1 to 2,066,023 and since the start of the pandemic 2,094,886.

Today’s 64 fatalities raised the death toll to 20,645.

Another 6,875 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April 1 to 1,966,538 while 80,277 are still undergoing treatment.


Top: A disco! Photo: David J(CC BY 2.0)

Home Page: Prime Minister Prayut. Photo: Siam Rath

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