Reopening businesses: How 3 n…

Reopening businesses: How 3 nations are doing it, SE Asia News & Top

The Straits Times | 2020-05-22 22:07

Thailand, Myanmar and Laos have host of measures in the new normal Walk into a mall in Bangkok now and you will be asked to scan a QR code and key in personal details on a Web platform for contact tracing. Enter a shop in the same mall and you will have to go through the same process again. Checking out requires yet another round of QR code scanning. These rituals are now part of the new normal since Thailand, Myanmar and Laos lifted restrictions on key business activities over the past week to minimise the economic malaise trailing the coronavirus pandemic. The newfound freedoms, however, are completely conditional. Vientiane, which opened restaurants, cafes, beauty salons and spas this week, says new infections would lead to the province in question being locked down. If new cases are found in two or more provinces, a nationwide lockdown will once again come into force. Thailand,…

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