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Bangkok may soon be classified as a “red” zone following new Covid clusters




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Bangkok may soon be classified as a “red” zone under maximum control to prevent the spread of Covid-19 following the rise of infections linked to bars and entertainment venues, primarily off Sukhumvit Road in Thong Lor and Ekkamai. Thailand’s top virologist Yong Poovorawan says the recent Covid-19 clusters, along with Thailand’s slow rollout of vaccines, is “worrying” and fears that there is a chance of a new wave of infections.

The Department of Disease Control discussed imposing restrictions in Bangkok after the cluster of infections linked to nightlife venues. So far, 71 cases are linked to bars and entertainment venues in Bangkok. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says it has reached a “critical level.”

“The situation has reached a critical level, with a 48% positivity rate from these nightclub clusters.”

If the restrictions are approved by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, venues will need to close at 9pm and alcohol will be banned to prevent gatherings that risk the spread of Covid-19.

SOURCES: Khaosod | Bangkok Post


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    toby andrews

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Bangkok is already a red zone to me.
    Played out bars, rip off Go Go bars.
    Ferangs pay more at all the attractions, and pollution so bad it could kill!
    Do not spend one night in Bangkok. If you fly in fly out, or bus out.
    Bangkok is gone for tourists or visitors.

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    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    How does Covid know exactly when holidays are about to start? Seems like it suddenly gets worse right before holidays.

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    James R

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:15 am


    If you want to hang around in Go Go bars then that is up to you, the sex industry exists in every country in the world, but there are lots of other things tourists do with their time, they do not all follow your actions.

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    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Toby ur talking nonsense. Nobody forcing u to enter a gogo bar. And what is a “played out bar”?

    Go for a cruise on the river, check out some art galleries, enjoy street food or shopping centers. Ur a donut by telling people to avoid bkk. Nyc is nyc. Rome is rome. Bkk is bkk.

    Maybe u should hang with that other moron ij in the smokey north.

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    toby andrews

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

    The last time I was on the river, there was a rain storm. The woman taking the money objected to the curtains being lowered. Why? Because she would have to roll them up again. so we had to be wet.
    Grand Palace B400 for foreigners. Free for Thais.
    Taxi would not put their meters on.
    Khaosan Road. One waitress for 30 customers in a restaurant to save money.
    One place set up plastic chairs in the street and charged B80 for a small beer from a cooler.
    A played out bar is where the girls watch Thai TV and ignore customers.
    A played out Go Go bar is one where a dancer receives a lady drink, and 3 minutes later goes to another customer to solicit another lady drink.
    Yep, Bangkok’s played out.

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    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Hahahaha. Toby if you think khaosarn rd is the place to be in bkk then I feel sad for ur lack of imagination.

    Public ferry on river…. Has real windows

    Art galleries around saphan taksin…. Free for everyone

    Amazing restaurants all over bkk…. Who the f*** eats at khao sarn rd?

    Bars…. Omg too many to mention but if u want to sit on a plastic chair on the street then that’s ur choice. Me I prefer the rooftop at the Marriott but guess that’s out of ur price range.

    Gogo bars…. Go in one bar with 5k thb. Be prepared to spend all of it. Girls can sniff a cheap charlie and boy u are one for sure. U can’t be a khao sarn rd plastic chair monkey and then want to have a great time at a gogo bar…. U need money to enjoy that side of bkk.

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    James R

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:13 am


    Last week Toby was complaining about the price of beer in a 7/11 which had increased and says it is much cheaper where he lives in Cambodia, he is annoyed as he can not afford to live in Thailand and so has to slum it over the border.

    According to Issan John he was kicked out of Thailand due to visa problems anyway.

    Since then he complains and writes negative things on Thailand on a daily basis.

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