The Governor of Chonburi has announced a raft of new measures including a ban on the sale of alcohol as part of the state of emergency currently in place across Thailand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The provisions, which come into effect immediately, are listed in full below:
- Restaurants may only offer takeaway, with the exception of those in hotels for registered hotel guests.
- No alcohol sales between 6 pm and 6 am. In fact, since regular alcohol sales laws still apply, this means one can only legally buy between 11 am and 2 pm, and from 5 pm until 6 pm.
- Gatherings in public are prohibited, especially in public places such as the beach, parks and public areas of residences, condos, etc. The order also restricts private gatherings at home such as gathering, drinking or socializing.
- Beauty salons, private and public, closed.
- Nurseries and daycare centers closed.
- Everything previously announced like bars, clubs, gogos, nonessential shops in malls, gyms, golf, movies, etc. are “closed until the situation improves.”
- Koh Larn remains closed to non-residents at least until April 10th.
- Hardware stores may reopen as they are considered essential.
- All public and private attractions, including government tourist attractions, cultural or entertainment site are closed. If it is a tourist attraction, it must be closed.
- Beaches remain open during the day, but the previous request for people to not be on the beach between 8 pm and 6 am stands. People on beaches must practice social distancing and have one to two metres between beach chairs.
- There is no curfew or overall lockdown. People can come and go but are subject to the checkpoints previously stated in Chonburi.
Source: The Thaiger