Pattaya Commences Lockdown from April 9 and Onwards…
Today, Chon Buri’s governor Pakkhathorn Thianchai has approved the Pattaya City’s proposal to lock down the town at 2pm from tomorrow (April 9) for 21 days. It is not a new curfew, but a limitation on people travelling in and out of the region.
Pattaya City will commence a 24 hour lock down where those who are not residents of Pattaya or not working there will not be allowed access to the province until the situation improves. Multiple checkpoints will be set up during the lockdown to prevent people outside the province coming into Chin Buri. Those who are not exempted in the lockdown announcement, but find it necessary to travel, must seek permission from the district offices first.
The District Chief Amnart Charoensri says that many of the confirmed cases in Pattaya are foreigners who were visiting Pattaya or who were living here.
“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.”
Under the plan, 5 checkpoints will be set up on roads leading into Pattaya to strictly screen vehicles and people.
Entry to the city will be closed at the Krating Rai flyover. Motorists are required to make a U-turn in this area to the railway line road. People entering the town will be screened at checkpoints on the city’s 5 main access routes…
Motorway Route 2 in front of the highway police office.
Sukhumvit Road in front of Na Jomtien temple.
Foreigners will need to have their original passport at all checkpoints and Thais will need their ID card. Temperature checks will take place at every checkpoint, if anyone tests high they will be required to go to a hospital immediately.
People are also required to wear face masks when in public.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post | Pattayanews www.bangkokpost.com