"According to Asean Now, the Koh Samui district chief Theerapong Chuaychu expanded an original statement vowing prosecution of the venues that spread the virus, and suggested that identified partygoers would also be prosecuted."
If you wanna make sure people don't go testing, just announce that they will be prosecuted.
Btw Mr. Chief didn't you notice that this club was fully packed each and every night till 2-3 AM and serving alcohol for the last 2-3 months? Retroactive vigilantism, bravo.
They do not really care about the farangs living there as they bring in only a small amount of money.
They do care about the 40,000,000 tourists a year the vast majority nowadays are not farangs but Chinese and other Asians spending 6000 baht a day.
Farangs in Thailand have too much important over themselves yet have no rights, but it is a great place for long holidays as I can ignore all the political dictatorship which goes on there.