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This Is What the New Normal Looks Like in Thailand

The elevators use foot buttons instead of hand buttons!
IMAGE Tourism Authority of Thailand
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Thai dancers wearing face shields, touchless payments at malls, and armies of disinfectors spraying surfaces. This is how Thailand looks now. As the country slowly eases restrictions on businesses and tourists, a new normal takes hold. Thailand’s Safety and Health Administration has been implementing stringent measures to ensure the safety of locals and tourists in the country.

Thailand’s tourism industry accounts for up to 17 percent of the country’s GDP, which is why it is crucial for the country to implement strict measures so it can reopen to tourists. The Tourism Authority of Thailand gives SHA certificates to establishments that comply with their health guidelines.

Among these, all businesses are required to comply with a new registration system that keeps track of people who tested positive or are suspected of having COVID-19. The system automatically sends the information to the Ministry of Public Health for easy monitoring.

The following photos show how the new normal in Thailand looks now.

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Cultural Performers Wearing Face Shields

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
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Foot Buttons in Elevators Instead of Hand Buttons

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
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Strict Physical Distancing in Public Transportation

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Temperature Checks in All Establishments

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
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Armies of Disinfectors Constantly Roam the Public

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Mandatory Registration Through an App for Contact Tracing Before Entering Stores 

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
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Watch this cool video of how a mall in Thailand keeps COVID-19 at bay by using state-of-the-art technology. 

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