Pattaya restaurants warned not to violate Covid restrictions

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A service location in Pattaya places alcohol-based hand sanitizer and a copy of the SHA Plus certification in front of its entrance. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

CHON BURI: Authorities have warned service locations and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages in Pattaya to strictly adhere to Safety and Health Administration (SHA) guidelines, to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Boonanan Pattanasin, chairman of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA), said Bang Lamung district officials and relevant agencies will check service places and restaurants in the beach town on Saturday evening to ensure they are are SHA and SHA Plus compliant. programs.

Those who violate their terms will be shut down, Boonanan said.

Service places operated as pub-restaurants must show that they serve food like other restaurants. If they have dance performances and live music on their premises and do not operate as a restaurant, legal action will be taken against them, he said.

Strict measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after Bang Lamung district, which covers Pattaya, and other areas of Chon Buri province saw an increase in Covid-19 cases during the New Year holidays, he said.

As authorities have eased Covid-19 restrictions on businesses in the tourist town, operators must cooperate fully by strictly following disease control measures and putting the public interest above their own. This would ensure the safety of tourists coming to the beach town, Boonanan said.

Twelve restaurants in Pattaya were found in breach of Covid-19 restrictions in police raids late Wednesday night, with many customers caught drinking alcohol.

Boonanan: Authorities will order the closure of service places and restaurants in violation of disease control measures. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

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