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Chon Buri discharges last Covid-19 patient, now a “white zone”

Jack Burton

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Authorities in Chon Buri announced yesterday that the last Covid-19 patient in the province has recovered and been discharged from hospital, making the entire province a designated “white zone – no recorded cases of Covid-19 in 14 days and not a single patient in hospital for treatment. Pattaya City has had no cases for 24 days and will reach the month milestone if no new cases are confirmed in the coming week.

The national government announced that the next phase of reopening businesses is scheduled for May 17. The vast majority of Pattaya businesses are in the entertainment and hospitality sector which is currently closed by the Emergency Decree. The list of businesses that will be allowed to open is yet to be finalised, and many expect that bars and entertainment will remain closed nationwide.

The government has made it clear, however, that it’s not basing reopening decisions on individual locations being clear of the virus, as they are concerned if attractions like beaches and nightlife venues reopen, people will be tempted to travel from areas that haven’t been clear of the virus for at least 14 days, potentially beginning a second wave of infections.

For now, Pattaya’s beaches, tourist attractions and famous nightlife remain closed, although it appears that the date of a potential reopening will be sooner rather than later if the current Covid19 situation continues improving.

Good work Chon Buri!

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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