The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has issued Announcement No. 38, ordering temporary closure of more venues and businesses in Bangkok in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement will be in effect from 23 July to 2 August 2021 or until further notice. Additional venues and businesses to be temporarily closed are as follows:

1. All types of sports venues (indoor types such as badminton, futsal, basketball, and volleyball courts and outdoor types such as golf courses and driving ranges, football fields, and tennis courts);

2. Public parks and botanic gardens;

3. Sport fields;

4. Trade fair centers, convention centers, and exhibition halls;

5. Learning centers, science centers for education, science parks, science and cultural centers, and galleries;

6. Public libraries, community libraries, private libraries, and book houses;

7. Museums, national museums, local museums, other similar museums, and historical sites or ancient monuments;

8. Early childhood development centers and pre-school child development centers;

9. Beauty salons, barber shops, manicure and pedicure shops, and venues for tattooing or piercing of skin or any parts of the body;

10. Swimming pools for sports or marine activities for recreation, public swimming pools or other similar business.

The venues under No.1 to No. 8 may be used for other medical and public health services provided by the Government.

Any persons who violate or fail to comply with this announcement may be guilty of an offence under Section 52 of the Communicable Disease Act B.E. 2558 (2015) and shall be liable to imprisonment for up to one year or a fine of up to 100,000 baht, or both. Moreover, they may be guilty of an offence under Section 18 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) and shall be liable to imprisonment for up to two years or a fine of up to 40,000 baht, or both.

As this is a case where there is urgent necessity and the delay of action may cause great harm to any individual or affect the public interest, litigants shall not be given the right to object under section 30 paragraph two (1) of the Administrative Procedure Act, B.E. 2539 (1996).

Source: The Government Public Relations Department

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