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18 Foreigners Arrested For Partying On Koh Phangan

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18 Foreigners Arrested For Partying On Koh Phangan

18 foreign nationals were arrested and charged last weekend as they partied at a house on the island of Koh Phangan, according to police.

At a press conference held by the head of Immigration Bureau on Friday in Surat Thani, it was announced 18 tourists had been charged with violating the ban on social gatherings under the Emergency Decree.

Major General Sompong Chinguang, Director of Immigration Bureau Division 6, told reporters local law enforcement were tipped off by the village head on Saturday 11th April that yet another party was taking place at a house rented by a Russian man.

Officers who were despatched to investigate found 17 motorbikes parked outside the two-storey house with loud music playing.

The tenant allowed officers inside believing he had done nothing wrong where 17 of his friends were sitting around eating and drinking with music blasting from a computer attached to a sound system on the second floor.

No illegal activities were found other than gathering illegally.

All 18 were taken to the local police station where they were charged under the Emergency Decree with violating the ban on social gatherings, intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Two Weeks Of New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

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Two Weeks New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration announced a new round of control measures this afternoon to curb the latest outbreak of the virus but there will be NO curfew and NO lockdown.

18 provinces have been recategorised as Red – Highly Controlled Area – Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket, Rayong, Songkhla, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Sa Kaeo, Suphan Buri and Udon Thani.

All other provinces are now Orange – Controlled Area.

Two Weeks New Covid Control Measures Effective From April 18

New measures for ALL provinces:
– closure of nightlife & entertainment venues
– closure of schools
– no events of more than 50 people without prior permission
– shopping malls and department stores to close at 9pm
– fitness centres, gyms, sports arenas to close 9pm and limit numbers

New measures in 18 Red provinces
– restaurants to close at 9pm, takeaway until 11pm
– no alcohol to be served
– supermarkets, convenience stores can open 4am – 11pm

New measures in 59 Orange provinces
– restaurants to close at 11pm
– no alcohol to be served

The CCSA also advised where possible for people to work from home, and refrain from unnecessary travel.

All new measures take effect from Sunday 18th April 2021 for at least two weeks.

If the situation improves, measures may be relaxed. However, if the situation worsens provincial governors may impose harsher measures.

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BMA Issues Advisory On Self-Quarantine While Waiting To Be Admitted To Hospital

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BMA Issues Advisory On Self-Quarantine While Waiting To Be Admitted To Hospital

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has issued an advisory for those having tested positive for COVID-19 but have yet to find a hospital where they can be admitted to.

The advisory includes a 10-day home quarantine.

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said infected people living at home with other family members should take the following four steps:

1) Isolate themselves in a room/bedroom,
2) Avoid eating with other members of the household,
3) Separate garbage
4) Use a separate toilet.

Infected patients can get more advice on self-isolation at the Medical Department Hotline 1668, the National Institute of Emergency Medicine Hotline 1669, and the NHSO Hotline 1330, 24 hours a day.

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The Curtain Comes Down On Hua Hin

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The Curtain Comes Down On Hua Hin

The hammer has fallen on Hua Hin after the governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan signed an order on Tuesday night shutting down high-risk businesses and banning the sale of booze in restaurants following a rise in the number of Covid cases in the province.

Along with shutting down pubs and clubs, the order lists water parks, children’s playgrounds, gyms, cinemas, internet cafes, gaming shops for closure too.

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The sudden jump in cases has been linked to a concert by Joey Boy at the Maya Exclusive Pub in Hua Hin on March 30.

Hua Hin deputy district chief Montri Manichpong and assistant public health officer Janewit Plisak on Tuesday filed a complaint with Hua Hin police, urging them to take action against the owner of Maya Exclusive Pub for violating the Communicable Disease Act, the Entertainment Venue Act and the emergency decree.

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