CCSA reveals Phase Four draft proposal…drinking in restaurants ok, but pubs and bars likely to remain closed

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Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, spoke about Phase Four relaxations and loosening about restrictions that were discussed at a draft planning committee meeting today to the press.

It is important to note none of these items are official and currently in draft status until finalized and announced Friday by the CCSA, however, Dr. Taweesin went through where the committee currently stands and what is likely to take place. An official date was not given but if it follows the trend of other phases is likely early next week.

Phase Four will be divided into three main catagories he stated which encompass education, lifestyle and economic and finally physical activities.

For education activities this will allow international schools and special training schools to likely open. Regular schools are still scheduled for July First. Daycares and early childhood care centers are also included in the draft.

For lifestyle and economic this includes drinking in restaurants, he stated, but would contain strict rules about hygiene measures and no sort of promotions, beer girls, or special events or deals to encourage drinking. Bars, Nightlife, Nightclubs, karaoke lounges and pubs would likely stay closed until future notice, he noted.

Other items in this catagory are planetariums and science centers, playgrounds except for ball pits, arcades and game cabinets in malls, amusement parks and water parks, all types of massage except Body to Body massage (soapies), and further sporting events….but no audience.

Dr. Taweesin stated that this was a draft and subject to change and would be finalised on Friday at further meetings where announcements would be officially made at that time.

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