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Bangkok restaurants to be allowed to serve alcohol until 11pm

Caitlin Ashworth



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Bangkok’s nightlife is coming back to life… slowly, very slowly. Restrictions are easing and restaurants in the city will soon be allowed to serve alcohol, but just until 11pm.

At a Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, the administration decided to ease restrictions. A formal announcement will be made tomorrow. Bangkok, as well as other neighbouring provinces, are set to be reclassified from “red” to “orange” zones, allowing restrictions to ease.

The CCSA also decided to extend the Emergency Decree for another month. The decree, now set to end on March 31, was put in place last year to combat the spread of the coronavirus. It has been extended numerous times.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    James Pate

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Praise the Lord!

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      joe molinario

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6:12 pm


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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    For a PM who stated he wanted to bring happiness back to Thailand he is making a rubbish job of it.

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      James Pate

      Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:21 am

      “Happiness you can drink!” was the slogan for a beer company here 20 years ago. Kloster maybe. Can’t recall. My days were filled with happiness then.

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    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Why 11pm does covid go to bed at that time

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      Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Nope, but people get very drunk and lose their inhibitions, they then start chatting to each other from about 10 cm away, breathing on each other, hugging each other and so on. 11pm is better then nothing, like in Europe, so I’ll take it.

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    Andy W

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Is some common sense prevailing or is there another reason for this sensible move. My guess is that a member of his family has just made a large investment in a chain of restaurants…

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    Jim kelly

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    PM and ‘happiness’ are two things that will never be in harmony. He’s a miserable CUNT, and ‘happiness’ is a state of being that Prayuth will NEVER have the pleasure of!!

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    dee lee

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Now watch a lot of bars / holes in the wall pubs become “restaurants”

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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