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Pattaya and Banglamung “highly controlled,” non-essential businesses shutdown

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Pattaya and Banglamung are now classified as “highly controlled” areas with an emergency order shutting down bars, parks, schools and non-essential businesses after rise in Covid-19 cases.

The emergency order was just released this morning by Chon Buri governor Phakarathorn Tienchai. The order is in place until further notice.

There are no set curfews, checkpoints or travel restrictions, but the governor is urging people to stay at home. The order does not ban alcohol sales, but large parties and gatherings, even at private homes, are banned. The order does not mention a limit on the number of people at a gathering.

Here’s what’s closed:

  • Bars, nightclubs, karaoke bars, massage parlors, cinemas, internet cafes and other service and entertainment and leisure venues.
  • Shopping malls and stores selling non-essential items.
  • Schools and other education related places like nurseries, child care centres and learning centres
  • Gyms, public pools, public parks and other fitness-related places

Other limitations: 

  • Restaurants remain open for takeaway orders, but customers cannot dine inside. Hotel restaurants can remain open, but can only serve food to guests staying at the hotel.
  • Businesses that are considered essential can remain open, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, banks, hardware and construction stores, and mobile phone stores.
  • 24-hour convenience stores must close from 10pm to 5am.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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