Bangkok’s newly elected Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said he would quickly discuss ending the face mask mandate and extended opening hours for pubs, bars and public parks for economic reasons.
Mr Chadchart has made his position clear as provincial authorities in Phuket conditionally lifted the requirement for people to wear face masks.
The Governor of Bangkok said Phuket’s decision was interesting and that Bangkok and Phuket had similar backgrounds.
Mr Chadchart said Bangkok needed to move forward and would relax the capital’s face mask mandate as soon as possible. He will discuss the matter with relevant experts from the Department of Health and the Department of Medical Services of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
Mr Chadchart also said that he was interested in the proposal from economic operators, nightlife enthusiasts and people in general that the opening hours of entertainment venues should be extended until 2 a.m. at the instead of ending at midnight.
He said he would discuss the matter with relevant organizations and that longer opening hours should also cover public parks. (TNA)