Last night, the Chonburi governor added several more items to the growing list of Covid19 restrictions and closures as the number of infections in the province and around Thailand mounts.
As the province reports hundreds of new infections every day, it seems that security measures and restrictions are being put in place almost daily to stop the spread. Last night’s restrictions affected all tourist attractions and shows across the province, several labour camps, as well as animal attractions, popular hangouts and beaches.
Chonburi’s Public Relations Office has issued a statement along with the governor’s order explaining that the sites specified for closure are areas where authorities have identified high levels of Covid19 infections and therefore the Communicable Diseases Commission has decided that these close.
Several construction workers’ camps in Si Racha and Banglamung have been closed by order. Standard Performance Co in Surasak, Si Racha has received closing orders until August 16, while Wisswapat Co in Nongprue, Banglamung has been ordered to close until August 18. Operators and owners were warned to strictly follow all restrictions and regulations issued by public health officials.
The list of other areas released last night in Chonburi includes all locations associated with tourism, including private and state-run tourist sites and attractions of all sizes. The rule applies to indoor and outdoor attractions.
Yet another major outdoor attraction closure is the fact that all beaches and reservoirs are off-limits to everyone except for local fishermen who work there. Swimming, sunbathing, beach sports and water sports are therefore FORBIDDEN.
Zoos and animal parks are also closed in the province including all kinds of animal shows. In fact, all types of shows are basically banned because public show venues of any kind are closed.
A few bridges in Chonburi are also closed except for crossing traffic as they pose a threat to Covid-19 as they are popular meeting places for locals and young people. The Koh Loi Bridge of Si Racha is only available to people crossing between Koh Loi and Koh Sichang. And in Meuang Chonburi, Chonlamart Vithi Bridge needs official permission to use.
The port of Laem Chabang will face difficulties as all inbound cargo boats coming from outside the Chon Buri borders must obtain approval from public health officials before being allowed to land.
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