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Hua Hin and the virus: Resort bucks the trend and stays open for business

 

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It was business as normal in Hua Hin yesterday - at least as normal as can be expected in these virus hit times. 

 

The popular resort 220 kms south of Bangkok has not shut its entertainment facilities like Pattaya and Phuket.

 

Yesterday, mayor Noppaporn Wuthikun led 100 municipal workers in what 77kaoded called a "big cleaning" of Soi Bintabaht, a popular area of bars in the central part of the seaside town.

 

Last night was set to be the first night of central screening for coronavirus - people with a temperature of 37.5 would be forbidden entry. 

 

The media said that the cleaning and measures were intended to promote confidence among tourists. 

 

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Many places have closed in Hua Hin including schools, movie theaters, cock fighting arenas and other places where there are many people together. But the bars and entertainment places have not been ordered to close their doors.

 

Meanwhile the Hua Hin district chief held another crisis meeting at city hall - a meeting where the participants had to sit 1 meter apart in a measure called "social distancing".

 

Thanon Phanpheephat said there had been no additional virus cases to the two that were previously announced - a Chinese tourist and a taxi driver who have recovered. 

 

He said that 27 tourists were on a watchlist. 

 

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Establishments that stay open were advised to continue safe practices like hand washing, screening of staff and having hand gels ready. 

 

Restaurants were opening as normal, he said at the meeting, reiterating that he had had no orders from the government to shut down the resort's entertainment industry.

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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I think we are past trend...''a general direction of change or a fashion''...

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Had a few beers in Soi Bintabaht last night and didn't see any screening going on, just loads of hand wash everywhere and the bars I went in said they were closing from today until end March

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Hua Hin and the virus: Resort bucks the trend and stays open for business

Frankly I'm a bit disappointed, I was expecting to see our favourite Hua Hin poster "NC1701A" do a belly slide up the high street.. with a girl in each arm.

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18 hours ago, mercman24 said:

so HUA HIN is a separate country then ? i didnt know that

well, even in the USA not all cities in all the states are shutting down, closing, "shelter in place" etc.  Most large scale venues such as Disney land are closed.   I don't know how country wide the Thai official orders have been about closing down places.

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By order of theh Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor, all bars, pubs and massage shops in the Province were supposed to close yesterday. Thursday 19 March, until at least the end of the month.

 

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53 minutes ago, JimHuaHin said:

By order of theh Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor, all bars, pubs and massage shops in the Province were supposed to close yesterday. Thursday 19 March, until at least the end of the month.

 

I rode through Bintabaht last night, 3/19, and every bar was shut and dark.

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according to the wife, it's all down and not dirty, cutting both mall hours too. Don't mind that, too many zombie flicks took place in malls.. 

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