The Few Bangkok Bars That Remain Open Are Slowly Pulling The Plug

Published on 20th March 2020 by Stickboy BKK

The Few Bangkok Bars Who Remain Open Are Slowly Pulling The Plug

Despite the government mandate issued on Tuesday by the Prime Minister for all bars, pubs and clubs in Bangkok and surrounding areas to close from 18-31 March, some venues remained open as normal.

The reason certain bars could stay open was down to licensing – if the business had a restaurant license they simply had to follow the set of guidelines issued by the government.

Some of the criteria included customer and staff temperature checks at regular intervals, masks and gloves to be worn at all times by all members of staff, routine handwashing and cleaning common area surfaces such as tables and bar tops.

Even with everything in order, city hall officials were none too chuffed believing some were “flouting” the government directive and “cheating”.

Officials were out in force making checks on bars and restaurants around town on Thursday before forwarding their findings to local police district chiefs to take action where appropriate.

More than a few were paid a visit and ordered to shut it down. Other venues who stayed open Wednesday and Thursday have now taken it upon themselves to pull the plug until the end of the month.

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