BANGKOK — Retail in Thailand is coming back to life as businesses are allowed to reopen after daily tallies of coronavirus cases have not exceeded single digits for weeks.
But consumers are awakening to a new service industry, one transformed by the strict preventive measures that were put in place to halt the contagion.
The government eased the national lockdown on May 17, allowing department stores, restaurants, supermarkets, beauty salons and other establishments to reopen. But store operators are putting safety first.
Central Retail, a unit of conglomerate Central Group and operator of 23 Central Department Stores nationwide, imposed a