With the necessary details out of the way, what do all these Thai Enquirer bullet-points mean for us, really? At the time of writing, malls are allowed (and likewise likely to be) opened at limited capacity with all the mandatory precautions that we saw towards the beginning of the year. Similarly, restaurants including ones located inside of malls are allowed dine-in customers at limited capacity. Due to this, all of our favorite restaurants and cafes are likely scrambling to prepare their kitchens and eating spaces to allow proper customer visits once again.
There has been no official update on the dine-in alcohol beverage restrictions however, so we can expect that the restriction will remain as is.
The only official regulation that the government has imposed regarding the situation pertains to restaurants providing a buffet or all-you-can-eat style of service. The official word is that the government encourages business owners to refrain from this type of service as it causes crowds of people to gather. It remains to be seen how strictly the government intends to impose this regulation.
Furthermore while malls are said to be allowed to open, its relevant amenities such as movie theaters, gyms, parks or other entertainment facilities have received no such update. These places are therefore unlikely to be reopening until further notice.
Why not check out these shops and restaurants to kickstart your post-lockdown adventure?
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