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Police inspect Pattaya restaurants for compliance with alcohol sales ban



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Police in Pattaya have carried out inspections at local restaurants to ensure a ban on alcohol sales is being adhered to. The prohibition is part of the latest Covid-19 restrictions aimed at controlling the spread of the virus. Officers from Banglamung police station, led by district chief, Wutthisak Singhadaechor, and police chief, Sakchai Suwannukun, have dropped in on multiple eateries to check they’re complying with the law.

The Pattaya News reports that, while there is a ban on consuming alcohol while dining in restaurants, there are no restrictions on purchasing alcohol for takeaway purposes. The police also checked that other disease prevention measures were being adhered to, including the provision of hand sanitiser and temperature checks for all customers.

There is currently no end date to the latest order issued by the governor of Chon Buri, which is in force until further notice. Pattaya officials say further inspections of restaurants will continue, adding that any local residents troubled by violations of Covid-19 restrictions can report offenders by calling 1137.

The current restrictions have been implemented under the nationwide emergency decree, which gives the government sweeping powers and carries harsh penalties. Restaurant owners caught breaking the alcohol sales ban face fines of over 100,000 baht and/or several years’ imprisonment.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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  1. 7.62mm of darwin

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    yet another obstacle in thailand

  2. David Pilkington

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Mission semi-impossible, probably. Let’s just hope the boys in blue – sorry, khaki – can keep their hands clean in more ways than one. I await their reports with interest.

  3. peter pope

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Cambodia is more strict. Novelty is that now you can no longer bribe your way out. No matter who you are.

  4. AC

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Is there any connection between restaurants booze and the virus spread ? Is food safer then ?

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