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Pattaya beaches: Police chief warns tourists - we have the power if you break the rules

 

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Pattaya's chief of police has warned tourists and deckchair operators that he and the local authorities have the power to act if mask wearing, social distancing and other regulations are not followed to the letter this weekend. 

 

Pol Col Khemmarin Phitsamai was talking to the Thai media after shocking scenes from nearby Bang Saen hit the national media on Wednesday when huge crowds flocked to the beach ignoring all the rules and promoting the temporary closure of roads by the local mayor.

 

The Queen's birthday holiday debacle has put the authorities in Pattaya on high alert ahead of this weekend that will be the first since easing of restrictions came in on Monday with the opening of the beach. Deckchair operators will be allowed to officially offer services for the first time this weekend. 

 

Pol Col Khemmarin - sporting goggles, face shield and what looked like a Superman top - called for discipline and order this weekend warning tourists who will mostly be Thai as there are so few foreign visitors in Thailand at the moment. 

 

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He said that his men and the local authority have the power to act if people are not wearing masks or are congregating in groups that contravene the regulations. 

 

He also warned the deckchair vendors to make sure they do their part in checking temperatures of patrons, having gels on hand, observe distances between chairs and limit the number of customers. If they don't they run the risk of being shut down.

 

The unseemly scenes in Bang Saen midweek were commented on by the Thai PM Prauyut Chan-ocha and sparked fears that the easing of the lockdown and the unwillingness of people to follow the rules of the "new normal" would result in a second spike of coronavirus. 

 

Or worse still - a return to lockdown. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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Numpty.........

 

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He said that his men and the local authority have the power to act if people are not wearing masks or are congregating in groups that contravene the regulations. 

...but of course, if you are a minister in the government, you can do what you want and have a nice dinner together.

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5 minutes ago, petedk said:

...but of course, if you are a minister in the government, you can do what you want and have a nice dinner together.

AND not wear a mask or social distance......

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