A new set of measures has been announced is response to a surge in Coronavirus cases now up to about 750 news cases in the last day. The new restrictions cover 28 provinces including chonburi, and therefore cover Pattaya too.
The measures include
restrictions on cross provincial travel, the closure of schools and educational institutions and a ban on serving alcohol in restaurants. Buildings or premises that are deemed high risk of spreading the virus, such as fitness centres or spas, will also
have to close.
People who live in the 28 provinces now deemed 'red zones' are advised to not travel to other provinces unless absolutely necessary. Anyone travelling across provinces must show proof of why they are travelling.
Bars and pubs
are ordered to close, restaurants can remain open but are not allowed to serve alcohol.
Businesses must tell staff to work from home, where possible, alternatively they can ask staff to work staggered hours or alternative days.
measures also give provincial governors the power to impose their own restrictions and can close any premises or businesses that they deem necessary to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Shopping malls, markets, supermarkets and community malls
can remain open but strict screening and disease control measures must be in place.
Chonburi Governor, Phakarathorn Tienchai on Monday issued an order which places restrictions on bars, pubs, clubs and other venues deemed to be high risk.
The order was issued after Chonburi health officials reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Monday,
all of which are understood to be linked to the outbreak at an illegal gambling in nearby Rayong.
The Chonburi order states from now until 4 Jan, bars and pubs can remain open until midnight, but they can only serve food and drink and no dancing
is permitted. Alcohol is not banned.
At all venues, strict screening measures must be in place, which includes registration on the Thai Chana app, hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks and social distancing.
For venues such as go-go
bars, where dancing is a primary offering, owners are advised to adapt to the new rules or close temporarily. Some nightclubs and go-go bars in Pattaya have already announced plans to close.
Just before this announcement Ishi noted that Panda
A-GoGo on Walking Street had closed. Perhaps Panda heard the news before anyone else.
Dive Bar opened on Soi Chaiyapoon on 21st December 2020. It is located towards the 3rd Road end between The Den and Assienda.
The bar introduced itself:
We aim to be a fun bar, with great girls, comfortable seating,
air con, sports on TV , free pool and very fair booze prices, beers from 60 bt, we also have a nice outside viewing gallery. Indoors half the bar is non smoking.