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Koh Samui Station Chief Transferred Following Gambling Raid

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Koh Samui Station Chief Transferred Following Gambling Raid

The chief of Bophut Police Station on Koh Samui has been transferred to Surat Thani provincial police HQ after a gambling den operating just 500 meters from the station was busted by the military on Friday night.

Pol Col Chanaworasin Suphonarak was replaced by Pol Col Srichai Kerdsri, head of Surat Thani investigation police unit, as head of this station on Sunday while an investigation takes place.

26 gamblers were arrested in the back of a shophouse by soldiers following a tip off.

Eight other suspects with possible links to policemen are assisting with inquiries to determine if a blind eye was being turned in return for bribes.

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Pattaya Beaches Open From Today

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Beaches in and around Pattaya will reopen to the public today having been closed since May 9 allowing local to enjoy some sun, sand and sewage.

Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem announced on Friday that Pattaya beach, Jomtien beach, Phra Thamnak beach, Cosy Beach, Wong Amat beach, Krathing Rai beach, Lan Phor Na Kluea public park and the grounds of Bali Hai pier will all be open with social distancing measures in place.

Koh Lan will also reopen to daytrippers having been off-limits since March 25, however, as yet hotels are not permitted to receive guests.

Beaches will be closed from Tuesday to Thursday in the second or third week of the month for cleaning instead of the usual Wednesday as was the case before they were closed.

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UK Visa Application Center In Bangkok Re-Opening

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From 1 June, UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services and their main Visa Application Centre in Bangkok ) will be open from the same date.

Customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment will be able to log into their account to book a new appointment from 26 May 2020. Customers who have completed their application on GOV.UK, but didn’t previously book an appointment at the Visa Application Centre, can do so from 25 May 2020.

Safety will be a top priority, so customers visiting the Visa Application Centres may be asked to observe social distancing, undergo temperature checks or be required to wear face masks.

Please also be aware, that due to restrictions still in place globally, the following services are unavailable: Super Priority Visa, Priority Visa Service (visit) or Priority Visa for settlement or migration Service.

It is strongly advised that all customers to purchase Courier Return of their documents, so they do not have to visit the Visa Application Centre again, after a decision is made. If a decision has been made on your application, and you need to collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre, they will contact you to arrange this.

From 8 June, there will be new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the latest information before you travel at gov.uk/uk-border-control.

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Curfew Cut, Opening Hours Extended, Happy Endings Return In Phase 3 Easing Measures

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Phase 3 Restrictions And Reopening Info

The easing of measures and restrictions put in place by the government under the emergency decree to contain the spread of COVID-19 are slowly being lifted with the curfew cut, opening hours extended and happy endings making a return from June 1.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced a list of changes that will come into effect from Monday 1st June following their publication in the Royal Gazette within the next 24 hours.

    – The curfew will be cut by an hour from Monday and will run from 11pm until 3am.
    – Opening hours for malls have been extended by one hour and can operate until 9pm.
    – Cinemas can reopen with safe distancing (couples can sit together)
    – Massage parlours can open with a 2-hour time limit.
    – Gyms can reopen.
    – Hair salons can now offer further services including colouring with a maximum 2-hour treatment.
    – Sporting venues including football and boxing can open
    – Bowling Alleys, skating rinks and other amusement facilities and parks such as zoos have also been given the go-ahead.

Inter-provincial travel is not restricted, however, unless it is essential it is not recommended as rules vary from province to province. A comprehensive list of rules and restriction by province is here.

There is no news on phase 4 and no decisions have been made regarding the emergency decree ending, the curfew being axed, bars reopening, or inbound passenger flights resuming.

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