Interior Ministry permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert has ordered all provincial governors to closely monitor business venues that were allowed to open after the government eased its lockdown measures and make sure they adhere to all rules and regulations, or face immediate shutdown.
“It has been reported that many establishments have ignored the government’s policies of social distancing as well as regulations related to their business operations,” he said in the order on Monday. “For example, some dine-in restaurants are that do not provide enough space between persons, or some shops are selling liquor outside the allowed times,” he added.
“Governors must therefore monitor these institutions closely and make sure they do not violate any rules, either general laws or the government’s emergency decree. Task forces should be assembled to conduct random checks regularly. Any violator will have their establishment shut down until further notice,” Chatchai warned.
He also urged governors and local administration offices to organise public relations campaigns to educate people on how to safely use the services of these establishments without risking spreading Covid-19 in their communities.