Bangkok could open by Nov 1

Bangkok could open by Nov 1

Tourists shop for clothes on Saturday at Chatuchak Market, which is allowed to reopen in the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions. However, only about 10% of vendors resumed trade. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)
Tourists shop for clothes on Saturday at Chatuchak Market, which is allowed to reopen in the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions. However, only about 10% of vendors resumed trade. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

Bangkok could reopen by Nov 1 if double-dose vaccinations cover at least 70% of the capital's population before this month ends, says the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang earlier suggested the Oct 1 reopening, the original tourism restart schedule for Bangkok and tourism districts in four other provinces, may be too ambitious.

The other provinces are Chon Buri (Pattaya City, Bang Lamung district, and Sattahip district), Phetchaburi (Cha-am district), Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin district) and Chiang Mai (Muang, Mae Taeng, Mae Rim and Doi Tao districts).

Pol Gen Aswin has said reopening is not possible without 70% of the city's population having received two doses of vaccines alongside higher falls in new infections and hospitalisations of Covid-19 patients.

The conditions he set out were estimated to push the reopening timeline to early or mid-November.

As of Monday, 42% of Bangkok's 7 million residents have been double-jabbed, according to the CCSA.

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Vocabulary

  • ambitious: difficult and needing a lot of effort to succeed - ความทะเยอทยาน
  • condition: something that must be done before another thing can happen - เงื่อนไข
  • dose: an amount of drug that has been measured so that you can take it - ปริมาณยาที่ให้ต่อครั้ง
  • double (noun): achieving two of something, e.g., winning two gold medals, scoring two goals, etc. -
  • hospitalisation: when a person must stay at a hospital for the treatment of a disease or injury -
  • jab: a vaccination - การฉีดวัคซีน
  • population: a particular group of people or animals living in a particular area - กลุ่มที่อาศัยอยู่ในที่เดียวกัน
  • schedule: a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing - ตารางเวลา, กำหนดการ
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