As Thailand inches towards an 80 days free from community transmission of the coronavirus, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday said its committee will discuss further easing of lockdown restrictions.
The easing of restrictions would include full resumption of school services, full service on passenger buses, sports competitions with spectators, the return of inflight food served in the plane, and the closing time of entertainment places at 2am.
“We have passed more than two months without a single trace of local Covid-19 transmission,” said CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin.
“That means full resumption of services and businesses can resume in Thailand,” said the spokesman, “Out of precaution, please wear your face masks and maintain social distancing at outdoor venues.”
The state of emergency will terminate at the end of August.
However, the government reaffirmed that inbound flights to general tourists will remain banned.
“We cannot allow any risks to second wave of infections coming from tourists worldwide,” Taweesin said, referring to United States and South America peaking at their number of Covid-19 infections.
“Tourism is one of Thailand’s main source of income, however ensuring that the Thai people stay healthy and free of infections, is the government’s top priority,” said Taweesin.