The mayor of Saensuk, where the popular Bangsaen beach is located, again warned on his social media account that if the police are to continue to act and arrest people for socializing and drinking on the beach, he is considering completely wiping the beach Close.
Narongchai Khunplome, the younger brother of Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunplome, made the announcement on his Facebook page yesterday morning, along with posting multiple photos of people allegedly violating current Covid-19 restrictions and measures in the province. .
Due to the Covid19 situation, the beaches in Chonburi are open for exercise only by the order of the governor of Chonburi, Khun Phakkhrathon Thianchai. This essentially prohibits eating and drinking in groups, socializing and other similar activities.
Your news bear Olleke Bolleke notes that different beaches have their own rules and measures. Some beaches, such as the Royal Thai Navy Beach, are completely closed. Some, such as Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach, do not allow anyone on the sand or sea and have closed the beach operators business. The people are only allowed to walk, cycle or exercise on the sidewalks nearby.
However, Bangsaen Beach has remained open and is ‘more lenient in terms of rules, but the mayor warned yesterday that if people continue to use the beach for gathering and socializing, especially around alcohol, they may need to take tougher measures and ask the governor to completely close the beach. Under the Emergency Decree and Communicable Diseases Act, any gatherings intended for socializing or mingling outside of the immediate family members’ homes are technically illegal according to the Thai government.
In fact, alcohol has always been banned on local beaches, although it is rarely practised as the beaches are popular tourist destinations. However, because of Covid-19, drinking alcohol on beaches has been strictly enforced.
Mayor Khunplome asked for the cooperation of the local residents and said he wanted them to enjoy the beach, but that they no longer gathered in large groups and mainly stopped using the beach for partying and drinking alcohol.
All photos courtesy of Narongchai Khunplome’s official Facebook.
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