Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, chaired the meeting of BMA-CCSA, no. 33/2021.

The meeting resolved to postpone the opening of school term 1/2021 to be on June 14, 2021 due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic in the area of Bangkok Metropolis. At present, the number of infected persons is rapidly increasing. For the safety of students, parents and guardians, and the general public, and for the sake of COVID-19 prevention and control effort, the meeting agreed to delay the opening of the school term. For the time being, the BMA will accelerate inoculations against COVID-19 among teachers and educational personnel. All district offices were assigned to inspect and give advice to all schools in their responsible areas to strictly comply with COVID-19 control and prevention measures.

Moreover, all district offices were directed to arrange officers to inspect and give advice to restaurant business operators and owners of shops selling food or beverage who granted the relaxation of measures allowing them to open for dine-in service until 21.00 hrs., urging them to strictly abide by COVID-19 control and prevention measures. Consumption of liquor and alcoholic beverages at these venues is prohibited absolutely. Business operators and shop owners must properly and frequently clean the floors and equipment, and have all employees’ body temperature checked regularly.

In addition, the district offices must inspect and give advice to construction workers and people living in construction camps in their responsible areas to firmly follow COVID-19 control and prevention measures. The people living in locality must be encouraged to get vaccinated as much as possible in order to create herd immunity against COVID-19 in communities and in Bangkok.

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