Thailand plans to ease movie restrictions and reopen cinemas


The Prime Minister met with representatives from more than 40 entertainment industry organizations as well as national and local artists who proposed that film crews be allowed to continue working while cinemas and similar establishments in areas to low risk be allowed to reopen.

Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has accepted the Creative Industry and Artists Network’s proposals to relax COVID-19 measures related to filmmaking and reopening theaters.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the prime minister had a meeting, via video conference, with representatives of the network, which consists of more than 40 organizations from the entertainment industry as well as national and local artists. .

He said the network proposed that film crews be allowed to continue working while theaters and similar establishments in low-risk areas are allowed to reopen.


According to the spokesperson, General Prayut pledged that the Center for the Administration of the COVID-19 Situation (CCSA) will review the proposals, as well as enact the regulations necessary to ensure a safe working environment for staff at the creative industry.

He also pledged to provide financial assistance to industry players, including providing tax breaks and subsidized loans, to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic. (NNT)

Mr Thanakorn said the network has proposed that film crews be allowed to continue working while theaters and similar establishments in low-risk areas are allowed to reopen.



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