Due to Covid-19, department, convenience, supermarket store hours to change in red zones in Thailand nationwide

Phuket, Thailand - April 21, 2020: Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. The effect of COVID-19, hotels, shops and various services are temporarily closed due to the outbreak of Covid 19(Corona virus).
  The Thai Retailers Association and Thai Shopping Center Association announced around noon today that they are adjusting their closing and opening hours nationwide to “stop the spread of Covid-19” in eighteen “highly-controlled” zones that have the strongest levels of Covid-19 restrictions.
  This list, which can be found at the bottom of this article, includes Chonburi, home of Pattaya, and Bangkok. This is effective tomorrow, April 25th,2021 until at least May 2nd, 2021, or further notice. The announcement was made by Mr. Yan Phoksap, the president of the Thai Retailer’s Association. The changes are ONLY effective for highly-controlled red zones.
  Here are the changes:
Department stores/Shopping malls, supermarkets, and convenience stores will close an hour earlier in highly-controlled zones. (Red zones)
• Shopping centers, department stores, shopping malls will close at 8:00 P.M. They will open at 11:00 A.M. This is one hour earlier for closing.
• Supermarkets close at 9 PM
• Convenience stores (7-Eleven, Family Mart, etc) will close at 10 PM. They will open at 5:00 A.M. This is a change from the current time of 11:00 P.M. to 4:00 AM.
Restaurants and supermarkets located in shopping malls can continue to operate until 9:00 P.M., but the rest of the center must close at 8:00 P.M. Restaurants can only offer takeaway in red zones after 9:00 P.M. and must stop all delivery and take-away service by 11:00 P.M.
Additionally,  Mr. Phoksap stated that all gatherings, meetings, events, etc. in shopping centers were being asked to not take place and that staff that could work at home were encouraged to do so, such as those in advertising, marketing, and operations.
Current highly controlled provinces (Red Zones)
1. Bangkok
2. Chiang Mai
3. Chon Buri
4. Samut Prakan
5. Prachuap Khiri Kan
6. Samut Sakhon
7. Pathum Thani
8. Nakhon Pathom
9. Phuket
10. Nakhon Ratchasima
11. Nonthaburi
12. Songkhla
13. Tak
14. Udon Thani
15. Suphanburi
16. Sa Kaeo
17. Rayong
18. Khon Kaen
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