Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang on 7 May 2021 issued Announcement No. 27 extending the duration of temporary closure of certain venues in Bangkok until 17 May 2021.
The announcement was approved by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Communicable Disease Committee, which deemed it appropriate to continue to put in place necessary measures for certain places and activities to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection in Bangkok.
It is intended to enable the activities to continue under conditions, in accordance with preventive measures against COVID-19, set by the Government.
The new announcement was made because the number of COVID-19 infected persons in the city is still high. Bangkok has been categorized as an area in the “maximum and strict COVID-19 control zone,” where extremely stringent measures need to be enforced in order to promptly suppress the spread of the disease.
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.
The venues that have been ordered to close temporarily were specified in BMA Announcement No. 25 dated 25 April 2021 and BMA Announcement No. 26 dated 30 April 2021.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department