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Pattaya Going Into Lockdown For 3 Weeks

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Pattaya Going Into Lockdown For 3 Weeks

Despite police, city officials and local media claiming Pattaya is not going into lockdown, it is, beginning at 2pm on Thursday 8th April 2020.

Chonburi governor Pakkhathorn Thianchai approved the proposal to heavily restrict the movement of people in and out of Pattaya beginning April 9 and continuing for at least 3 weeks.

Multiple checkpoints will be set up and manned 24-hours a day with anyone not a resident or working in Pattaya not allowed to enter.

Workers will be required to carry an identification card filled out by their employer and carried with them at all times. Foreigners are asked to also carry their original passport with them at all times too.

Police have warned queues at the checkpoints will be long and delays lengthy, something they said is intentional to put people off making unnecessary trips in and out of the city.

People who can prove they are a local resident with a valid reason to travel, such as going to the airport, visiting the doctor, going to work, going to Immigration, and essential shopping, may pass through checkpoints.

Pattaya Going Into Lockdown For 3 Weeks

The governor said the lockdown is necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the Songkran period, even though the Government has postponed all festivities.

District Chief Amnart Charoensri said most of the confirmed cases in Pattaya are foreigners who were visiting or who live there.

“Most of our cases are imported. We have to control the spread of the Coronavirus. This is a difficult measure but we must stop people, especially foreign tourists, coming into the city at this time.”

“The committee has approved to close Pattaya by setting entrance and exit checkpoints”.

Residents are required to wear face masks at all times when outdoors and that the national curfew from 10pm until 4am is still in effect.

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

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The operators of the BTS Skytrain system announced the opening of four new stations on the Sukhumvit Line northern extension will go ahead as planned this Friday following a series of successful test runs.

The four new stations opening are Royal Forest Department (N14), Bang Bua (N15), 11th Infantry Regiment (N16) and Wat Phra Si Mahathat (N17).

All trips between the Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Si Mahathat will be free until the end of the year.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the new stations would link educational institutions, government offices, and suburban communities while relieving traffic on normally congested roads along the route of the new extension.

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

Two Chinese nationals were arrested and 1,000 cannabis plants seized after Bangkok Metropolitan police raided a warehouse in the On Nut area following a tip-off from the owner of the premises.

The two men, here on student visas, were selling dried organic marijuana to clients for 250,000 baht per kilo, however, their landlord became suspicious at high power bills running into six-figures every month in a property with a monthly rental price of only 40,000 baht.

On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

He called the police and asked them to look into the matter and surveillance was put in place to gather evidence.

Wu Ding Bin, 41, said to be the ringleader in the online business, caught on he was being watched and cut the power to the warehouse letting all the plants die.

Police had gathered enough evidence against him and raided the warehouse while another team picked him up at a condo on Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24/3.

He was remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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