A meeting to discuss possible transition guidelines was held last Sunday at the Hollywood Club attended by representatives of Pattaya's bar and nightclub scene, and officials from City Hall and the local police.
(surely a phrase to be added to dictionaries from this year), limiting customers inside a bar, and bar workers with face masks and gloves, are just some of the proposed ideas for bars and nightclubs in the party town when they are finally allowed to
In the suggested proposals, customers could also be asked to submit ID prior to entering a venue in case the information is needed for contact tracing in future. Screening checkpoints could also be set up at the entrances
to popular haunts like Walking Street and Soi 6.
Police in Pattaya have raided a darkside bar for violating the Covid-19 emergency decree by being open and selling alcohol.
The Pattaya News reports that the raid took place at The Pussycat Club at 9pm on Saturday. On arrival, the club appeared to be
in darkness, with a closed sign on the door, but officers could hear voices inside.
8 people, 5 Thais and 3 foreigners, were found to be drinking on the premises, violating the ban on social gathering for the purpose of consuming alcohol.
bar owner was taken to Nongprue police station alongside with her customers, all of whom will appear in court in the near future.
The Covid-19 Centre for Situation Administration has announced that the emergency lockdown decree for Thailand will be extended until 31st May 2020.
The decree does not necessarily mean that the current will restrictions will be maintained for a
month. The authorities can vary the conditions as they see fit.
Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the CCSA, told the Thai press this afternoon that that the national curfew will very likely remain. Bans on international flights, except for
repatriated Thai citizens and a few other exceptions, have now been extended to the end of May. Some domestic travel restrictions will remain. Social and mass gatherings will still be banned.
But Tawesilp says the administration will be looking in
depth at reopening businesses and easing restrictions, based on a colour coded scale of guidelines, gradually throughout May. Businesses will have to adhere to new health rules and guidelines once opened. These could include the compulsory wearing of
face masks in stores, limits to the numbers of people in stores and no special incentives that may create too many customers at one time.