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Kanchanaburi governor orders all hotels in the province to close immediately



To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Kanchanaburi governor is issuing an order to immediately close all hotels, resorts and other accommodations, excluding those operating as local quarantine facilities. Hotels that currently have guests can continue to operate until the guests check out, but new guests are not allowed.

Kanchanaburi is a tourist destination that draws in large groups of travellers. Kanchanaburi governor Jirakiat Poomsawat says the order is imposed to limit the virus spread from other parts of the country.

Hotels that still have guests must give a list of their names to the local administration. Hotels must make sure that social distancing and disease control measures are strictly followed within the property.

Those who fail to comply with the order may be punished with 1 year in prison or a fine up to 100,000 baht or both under Section 52 of the Communicable Disease Act as well as 2 years in prison or a fine up to 40,000 baht under the Emergency Decree.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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  1. Pattaya Lover

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Hahaha. Earlier we start knowing that covid19 is coming to stay the better. Let’s embrace it and live with it just as how Africa embraced malaria and are now living peacefully with it. Government regulations have destroyed the economy more than the virus itself.

    • Andrew

      Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 4:00 am

      Yeah!!! Virus killed 0.00009% of the population but they killed the economy. Amazing Thailand.

    • Icecream licker

      Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      Considering covid began last nov in Thailand, yes I know the media won’t agree, and since there was no testing or news of it, this doesn’t mean it wasn’t here.

      Its likely been here the entire last 12 months.

      Considering the multi generational house holds with old and young living together.

      And even after the latest outbreak of testing and news reports, and no one is sick or dying, i think we can relax. Everything is going to be ok.

      Also, it is ok with me if weak people die, old or young. Weak people die all the time, even before covid. Its ok for people to die. Its sad, buts its also ok.

  2. toby andrews

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    That will be no hardship to the Kanchanters any way.
    I doubt they are receiving any visitors anyway

  3. Gordon J.

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 12:21 am

    It will be interesting to see how long it takes these badly educated governors all over Thailand, and the Thai government, to realize the ramifications of these ineffective lockdowns and business closings are doing nothing but wrecking the Thai economy,

    If this goes on much longer, half of Thailand is going to be starving on the street as, let’s face it, there’s at least another year before tourists are coming back in any decent numbers.

    Covid is with is permanently. So what are they going to do? Shut down everything for a few weeks every few weeks for the rest of our lives. The stupidity is amazing.

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