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.