Pattaya is enforcing stricter coronavirus lockdown measures beginning from today including additional checkpoints and permission certificates to enter the city.
Having initially gone into lockdown for 21 days, the police faced multiple issues when long traffic jams materialized due to the misplacement of checkpoints around the city leading to a rethink of the checkpoint placement.
However, now that the new checkpoints have been working without any issues, the Mayor of Pattaya, Sonthaya Khunpluem, has said that they will increase the number of checkpoints from five to eight starting from today.
In addition, anyone who does not live in Pattaya or is not working in the city will not be granted access until the coronavirus situation has returned to normal.
Checkpoints are now set up across the city with each station manned by 27 officials from 6 am until 10 pm daily. The national curfew means that overnight manning of the checkpoints should not be necessary.
Anyone who wishes to enter Pattaya must now produce a permission certificate in addition to house registration papers, an ID card, and/or a letter signed by employers.
The permission certificate is available at the Pattaya Provincial Hall, all 7-11 stores in the area, or to download online here – https://www.pattaya.go.th/permission-certificate/.
Source: Bangkok Post | Photo: The Pattaya News