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Chon Buri hotels and tourism businesses ordered to close




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Hotels and tourist attractions in Chonburi must close, according to an official order from the province’s communicable disease committee. Hotel and other businesses related to the tourism industry, who struggled due to the provincial travel restrictions, actually requested the order so employees could get unemployment benefits. With the official closure order, the employees can receive 3 month compensations from the government.

The new wave of Covid-19 infections hit businesses in Chon Buri even worse than the first outbreak, which peaked in April, according to acting president of the province’s tourism council, Tanate Supara-sahasrangsri.

During the first wave, a strict lockdown was imposed and all hotels were ordered to close. Relief measures supported the affected employees. But during the new wave of infections, strict restrictions were imposed in Chon Buri as the province was classified as a “high risk” area under maximum control. While strict restrictions were imposed, hotels and businesses were not ordered to close. Many businesses struggled due to the lack of tourists entering the province.

Hotels with checked-in guests as well as those who wish to stay open can continue, but are required to inform the district chief within 7 days.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    So now ordered to close when it should be looking to open ! Over a month too late ! What a pathetic country

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      Amazing that you take so much interest in that case.

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        Albert Zweistein

        Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:59 am

        So do you.

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:23 pm


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      Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:43 am

      I simply do not understand the politicians…

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    There is nobody anyway and nobody come anyway maybe time for these people to look once on the streets of chonburi they dead

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Hotels and tourist attractions in Chonburi must close …


    … those who wish to stay open can continue…

    Great article.

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      Gold Sovereign

      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:30 am

      Yes; not too difficult to understand. It is an official move in so that hotel employees can claim benefits from the government. In order to do so, the Chonburi provincial government had to make an official announcement. The ones who don’t intend to claim the government benefit can stay open…as long as they send written communication to the aforementioned office.. Nothing wrong with the article. The move was requested by the hotels themselves.

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Wait this is a good thing right? Weren’t the hotels asking to be shut down? This way the employees can get social security while laid off instead of nothing like they do now.

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    but…but…where will all the tourists stay after their ASQ?!?!?! Madness, millions will be left to sleep on the beaches!!!

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      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Rent a condo dummy. Use Airbnb dummy Airbnb is not a hotel use it dummy

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      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Millions? The entire population of Chonburi is 1.5m
      Are you saying there are millions of tourists staying there?
      Maybe we should alert immigration with your facts 😉
      I thought the total number Thai wide was around 500k a few months back who are stuck here
      Please get your facts straight!

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        Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 4:19 pm

        Oh I’m sorry you were doing a Trump and being sarcastic 🙂

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Can there be any doubt no that Thailand is in the grip of a vile dictatorship?
    They are not allowed to take the chance, the minimal chance of of spreading the virus and possibly persons dying
    The chances are tiny, but the if the Thais do not rebel they have to become starving slaves to an unelected prime minister, and rotten corrupt government.
    It certainly would not happen in the West!!!!

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      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:40 am

      Never heard of Belarus, USSR (:-)) .. man, man, man … buy a tv

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:47 pm

        Er no.
        Anyway the West I refer to is the democratic West, not the USSR.

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      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:09 am

      Oh but it did happen in Belgium Toby! We have 9(really!)9 ministers of healthcare and one third never was on the election list! By the way: who elected the european commission?

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:22 pm

        Maybe, but the present Thai prime minister was never even elected member of the Thai parliament.
        An agricultural minister Thammanas served an 8 month drug related sentence in Australia

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    Anh Lam

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 6:57 am

    So, let me get this straight, all chonburi hotel ordered closed. Wow! But, the one’s wishing to stay open can stay open?
    What is that? To me its called a cliff hangar. Close to allow staff to collect social security.
    My bet is that the ordered closed hotel will close on paper, however, still remain open under the table to all staff to get 100% salary instead of only 50-60%.
    Im sure some general staff will get a cut.

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    Gregor Pfaff

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:06 am

    the death of hotel industry, quarantine and lookdowns will result to more deaths then covit

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    Joe Vance

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Please tell us how this article has been changed.

    This does not seem like the original article.

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