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Massage workers in Pattaya call for reopening of spas and massages shops




PHOTO: Thai Saeree News

A group of about 50 workers from Pattaya massage shops and spas gathered together to call for the reopening of their businesses after being closed for the past month due to Covid-19 restrictions. The group called themselves the “Pattaya Health Massage” presented a letter signed by 60 massage shops, spas and gyms to Bang Lamung District Sheriff this morning.

Chon Buri is listed as a “high risk” area with maximum restrictions. Many nonessential businesses in the province have been closed including massage shops, spas and gyms.

Now that Chon Buri has gone 5 consecutive days without a local Covid-19 infection, the workers say it’s time for businesses, like massage shops and spas, to reopen.

The workers also raised the point that other provinces and districts across Thailand are loosening restrictions as the number of active cases continues to drop. The workers also said that there are no Covid-19 clusters or major outbreaks related to massage shops or fitness venues.

Bang Lamung District Sheriff Amnat Charoensri met the protesters and collected the petition and says he understands that many people need to get back to work to earn income. Local officials are expected to hold a meeting within the next week to potentially loosen restrictions.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Closing down countries with a virus that has a survival rate of 99.998. Makes perfect sense to me.

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    jesus monroe

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Maybe there’s a happy ending after all……..

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    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:53 am

    pump and dump places in need of a stimulus

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    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:58 am

    How about thinking of a “happy ending” visa ? Even with 40 days quarantine this one will fly !

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