5 Associations advise the government to consider lockdown There must be a plan to heal the people as well. Offer to focus on economic impact at all levels. ready to offer 3 solutions
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25 June 2021 – Way 5 Association consists of Retail and Service Committee, Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thai SME Confederation, Thai Retailers Association, Thai Shopping Center Association and the Thai Restaurant Association issued a joint statement
It states that there is awareness of the situation of the epidemic of the coronavirus with the number of infected people continuously increasing. Therefore, there are ideas and suggestions. Lockdown alone is not enough. A proactive action plan is also required. including remedial measures for SME entrepreneurs who have been affected For example, help pay for water and electricity for 3 months, help pay for unemployed workers. compensation for lost income, etc.
Therefore, if there is a need to lock down Bangkok and its vicinity Having to focus on the impact of the economy at all levels and employment, the five associations therefore propose three levels of lockdown guidelines as follows:
1. Intermittent lockdown by scheduling to open and close the business like the period after Songkran in the past 2021, ready to accelerate import plans and vaccinate thoroughly and as quickly as possible and there are measures to heal SME entrepreneurs who have been affected.
2. Lockdown to some clusters or at some point in areas where the epidemic is heavily by limiting the movement of people in the area and accelerating the vaccination in the cluster to reach 100%, as well as providing assistance with consumer products for use in daily life and there are measures to heal operators in that cluster
3. Lockdown only in Bangkok and surrounding areas By refraining from moving across the area and spreading the vaccination carpet as soon as possible. Without the need to lock down for up to 14 days if vaccination can be accelerated in Bangkok and its vicinities 100% and still have to have measures to heal entrepreneurs