Bangkok restaurants to serve alcohol until 11 p.m.
Closed bars can be converted to serve food, alcohol
This bar in Bangkok’s Patpong district has had a makeover and now serves food as the government’s order to close entertainment venues remains in effect. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
Bangkok restaurants that meet disease control standards can serve alcohol until 11 p.m. starting Wednesday, and pub owners can convert their premises into restaurants if they wish to reopen as well, the Monday said. governor of Bangkok.
Governor Aswin Kwanmuang issued his latest order on the closure and reopening of business premises on Monday.
The order allows restaurants in Bangkok that meet the Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) standard of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Thai Stop Covid Plus standard of the Ministry of Health to serve alcoholic beverages up to 23 hours, from December 1.
The current deadline is 9 p.m. The new order is effective from December 1 to 31.
Pol Gen Aswin said on Monday that pubs, bars and karaoke shops would remain closed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. If the operators wanted to reopen in the meantime, they could convert their premises into catering.
If they met disease control standards for restaurants, they would be allowed to reopen, the governor of Bangkok said.
Operators could make changes and improvements to meet Ministry of Health Covid Free Setting standards and await assessment.
If they passed the assessment and the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration approved their reopening after the New Year, then they could reopen immediately, the governor said.