Bangkok eating places might quickly be allowed to remain open somewhat later. Well being officers are contemplating easing up Covid-19 prevention measures by extending restaurant dine-in closing occasions to 11pm. If the proposal will get the inexperienced gentle, it might result in the lifting of the alcohol ban.
After the order of shutting leisure venues and banning alcohol gross sales in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, and Chonburi, the revenues within the alcohol beverage enterprise plummeted. Underneath illness management measures, eating places in Bangkok have been ordered to cease dine-in providers at 9pm and all alcohol gross sales banned at eating places to restrict gatherings.
In keeping with the president of the Thai Alcohol Enterprise Affiliation, the present ban on alcohol is estimated to price about 90 billion baht in income for companies.
The Thai Chamber of Commerce says the Cupboard may evaluation the proposal on closing hours tomorrow and act instantly to offer aid to restaurant operators in addition to these within the alcohol beverage enterprise.
Not less than 19 Covid-19 instances have been tracked again to 2 events – a 5-day New Years celebration in Chiang Mai and a party in Bangkok for a well-known TV and radio host Techin Ployphet, aka DJ Matoom, on January 9.
A senior police officer in Bangkok is the most recent case presumably linked to the Bangkok “get together cluster.” The officer examined constructive for Covid-19 after coming involved with somebody who attended the movie star’s birthday on the Vertigo restaurant and bar on high of the Banyan Tree Resort.
After the get together, the actor, in addition to different attendees, later examined constructive for Covid-19. DJ Matoom additionally attended a New 12 months’s celebration in Chiang Mai from January 1 to five, which can be linked to quite a few instances.
Within the ongoing investigation into the k-based drug cocktail linked to 11 deaths in Bangkok, police have arrested a person who allegedly combined massive quantities of narcotics to make the drug cocktail referred to as “Ok powdered milk.” Police say the cocktail consists of ketamine combined with methamphetamine, heroin and over-the-counter capsules for nervousness and sleeping.
A 38 12 months previous Taiwan nationwide was arrested yesterday after police raided his condominium in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district. Chou allegedly admitted to mixing the medicine to make “Ok powdered milk” and police say the formulation for the drug combination have been discovered on his cell phone.
Earlier this month, 11 folks died after taking the drug cocktail and dozens of persons are nonetheless in hospital after consuming the unlawful concoction. Police have arrested quite a few suspected drug sellers who ran small scale and huge scale operations.
The federal government plans to start Thailand’s 3-phase vaccination plan on February 14, beginning with healthcare and frontline staff in addition to susceptible teams.
The Public Well being Minister says the primary part of inoculations beginning subsequent month will goal 19 million Thai folks in 4 precedence teams…
– well being staff in each private and non-private sectors.
– 6 million folks with underlying situations.
– 11 million folks aged over 60.
– Covid-19 job pressure who’re in shut contact with contaminated sufferers.
The vaccine’s availability stays restricted at this stage and solely goal teams who’re at excessive danger of an infection will likely be vaccinated throughout the first part of the vaccination plan. Importantly, the vaccines will likely be free and should not obligatory.
The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed in partnership with Oxford College, was accredited by the Thai authorities for emergency final week. The primary batch of fifty,000 doses are anticipated to reach subsequent month. Thailand additionally expects 200,000 doses of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine to reach subsequent month.
In a landmark choice, the Thai Senate has accredited amendments to Thailand’s abortion legal guidelines permitting ladies to terminate their being pregnant throughout the first trimester and in addition lessening the punishment for girls who’ve an abortion after 12 weeks of being pregnant.
The amendments will go into impact on February 12.
Abortion – throughout any stage of being pregnant – has been unlawful beneath Thailand’s Felony Code, with the exception that the being pregnant poses a well being danger for the mom or if the lady was raped.
Yesterday, the Senate accredited to amend the Felony Code to permit abortions carried out by a certified physician throughout the first trimester, which is the primary 12 weeks of being pregnant. Girls wouldn’t want to offer a motive for the abortion.
The Senate additionally accredited to reduce the punishment for girls who terminated their being pregnant illegally.
Breaking Thailand’s report for highest every day spike in coronavirus instances, 959 new Covid-19 instances have been reported right this moment on the every day briefing.
Nearly all of new instances have been present in proactive monitoring and tracing in Samut Sakhon, which has been elevated to check 60,000 folks within the province this week. With extra diligent testing within the Covid-19 hotspot, well being officers anticipated a spike in reported instances. 848 of the 959 new instances have been detected by proactive testing, most in Samut Sakhon and solely 4 in Bangkok.
22 of the brand new instances reported right this moment have been detected in quarantine for these arriving to Thailand from overseas.
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