Bangkok Governor: NO reopening October 15 regardless of PM plans

As any well-informed reader of the news in Thailand is conscious of, Bangkok will certainly be reopening on October 1. Also, it won’t be. It shall be pushed again 2 weeks to October 15, the definitive date of Bangkok’s reopening for sure. Or… not. The Governor of Bangkok avowed today that regardless of the national government’s ever-changing and lofty plans, Bangkok will NOT be reopening on October 15.
Maybe the Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn of 3 days ago is to be believed when he confirmed that the government is sticking to the October 1 re-opening date beforehand announced by the PM.
Or maybe you trust more the Tourism Minister Phiphat of 2 days in the past who stated the capital’s re-opening shall be pushed again to October 15, as most residents are nonetheless waiting for his or her second vaccination.
But for these skilled in Thai paperwork, it’ll come as no shock that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang introduced that, despite the Tourism Ministry’s plans, he has no intention of reopening the capital city on October 15 or on any set date till a minimal of 70% of the Bangkok inhabitants has been vaccinated.
The governor said that Bangkok will not reopen with none quarantine requirements to completely vaccinated international travellers who take a look at unfavorable for Covid-19 just yet as it’s still not protected to take action. Myths than 40% of the city’s population over the age of 18 has been vaccinated and once 70% have acquired 2 vaccine doses, arrangements would nonetheless have to be made with relevant agencies.
He says that infections prevention measures have to be improved significantly earlier than welcoming in international tourism, persevering with that a ensuing outbreak from the reopening can be disastrous for the city.
Governor Aswin insists that he by no means confirmed a Bangkok reopening date, and he’ll base any reopening decision by prioritising the folks of Bangkok and their security. He said authoritatively that the decision to reopen and the date of reopening will be determined by City Hall..

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