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Phuket bars and nightclubs ordered to close for 10 days




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Bars, pubs and nightlife venues in Phuket are ordered to close for the next 10 days while 3 venues on the island where Covid-19 has been reported are ordered to close for at least 14 days. The closure is ordered after the massive events hosted by Kolour where an attendee tested positive for Covid-19. All partygoers are asked to go to a local hospital for a Covid-19 test.

Illuzion, Cafe Del Mar and the Shelter Shop are closed after the venues hosted Kolour Beachside parties last weekend and an attendee tested positive for Covid-19. The patient had also gone to a bar in Bangkok where numerous “entertainment clusters” have been reported, particularly in the Thong Lor area.

If you went to a Kolour party in Phuket, go get tested for Covid-19.

Nightlife venues in Hua Hin are also closing, but just for the next 4 days.

The closure order in Phuket comes just as the island province was expecting to get an influx of visitors for Songkran, the Thai New Year. Many bar and club owners were expecting a huge income during the holiday week. Phuket officials say they will explain to bar and club owners why they decided to close the venues during the critical week for business.

SOURCE: Pattaya News


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    Mr cynic

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    I imagine the german tourists who arrived a few days ago will be very pleased about this.

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    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    so 1 positive case and the bar has to close.

    what about the other places the case visited? why not close the 711 where the case bought cigarettes? how about the coffeeshop he visited or the noodlebar?

    close the airline he flew on. close the bts he travelled on.

    total retardation.

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    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    what a friggin joke

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    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    this new normal looks like a never ending whack-a-mole game

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    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    1 case and closed for 10 days. The pandemic will never end in Thailand because they expect zero cases, which is unsustainable.

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    James R

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    So the ten tourists currently in Phuket will have nowhere to go.

    I was there from January 2020 to August, it was like a ghost town in the tourist areas even then, 95% of everything was already closed.

    I remember driving thought Patong, Karon beach area, all the way to the bottom of Phuket in a loop and saw two tourists over a 30 mile drive.

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    Roger Bruce

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Hey this is Thailand

    Stop trying to justify as if a normal country mate ( It moves with the Baht nothing else )

    Be Fair Ok Thai,s are Thai,s a breed unto their own
    My wife is a beautiful Thai and I often wonder if way way back there was some inbreeding with a is Ok … I call her baboon brain often .. She seems so slow to understand sometimes… No disrespect she love this farang
    And she is an educated Thai too… So I try understand this Gov and looking at them I think maybe way way back in their heritage same thing has happened while all living in the jungle hahahaha

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