The Governor of Chonburi has ordered the closure of all beaches and hotels across the province effective immediately.
Following a similar order from the Phuket Governor, the new rules will also apply to some government offices and include new checkpoints throughout the province to control movement.
All beaches in Chonburi will now close and not be accessible to the public. This includes the popular tourist beaches at Pattaya and Jomtien.
Hotels that don’t have any guests must close immediately, while hotels that are occupied must notify immigration that will serve guests until the end of their reservation.
However, they cannot accept new guests and must close once any current guests have reached the end of their planned stay.
Other items included in the new order is the closure of weekend and period markets. Daily markets may remain in operation but can only sell food for takeaway.
Anyone who violates the new orders may face a fine of up to 100,000 baht and/or a year in prison.
Source: Pattaya Mail