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Officials in Pattaya launch campaign to mark city’s phased re-opening

Maya Taylor



PHOTO: The Pattaya News

The mayor of Pattaya has led officials in launching a campaign to mark the phased re-opening of the famous tourist hotspot. Well more of a celebration! Normally hosting millions of tourists every year, Pattaya has been through a tough time during the last few months, with businesses, beaches and all nightlife and hospitality venues shut down due to the impacts of the Covid-19 virus.

Now, through the “Pattaya is brighter together” campaign, Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem and other city officials are hoping to bring hope to residents and encourage visitors to return as Pattaya gradually re-opens and the journey back to some sort of normality gets underway.

The event kicked off last night when city officials and members of various tourism bodies, as well as local media, attended an opening ceremony on Pattaya Beach. At the event, officials took part in coconut painting, using coconuts bought from local farmers. Even Mayor Khunpluem painted a coconut, with all artwork then exhibited at Pattaya and Jomtien beaches to signify that brighter times are to come.

Officials in Pattaya launch campaign to mark city's phased re-opening | News by Thaiger

To date, Pattaya has gone around six weeks without a case of community transmission of the Covid-19 virus. The latest re-opening comes as the country enters Phase 3 of a nationwide easing of restrictions in light of a nominal number of new virus cases nationally, most of which are being detected in repatriated Thai citizens in state quarantine.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    ken jones

    Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Yes the police are desperate for there protection money. 3000-500 bahrt a month for a beer bar and soi 6, go-go bars Walking Steet and soi Lk Metro 25000 baht per month. Gee They must be feeling poor.

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