Chiang Mai authorities approve of full dine in and alcoholic beverage sales in all restaurants until 9:00 PM

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Chiang Mai –

Chiang Mai authorities today, June 22nd, gave a green light to allow full dining in with selling and drinking alcoholic beverages at restaurants until 9:00 PM.

Charoenrut Sanguan, Chiang Mai Governor, also approved of some other relaxation of some measures, including the reopening of tattoo and piercing shops.

Meanwhile, entertainment venues, pubs, bars, karaokes, and massage parlors remained close until further notice. Places with snooker tables, billiards, pool tables, bowling as well as internet cafes, and game centers are also not allowed to be operated just yet.

This follows Phuket also easing restrictions today. Both provinces are designated “yellow zones” by the Thai government, based on several factors around Covid-19 risk set by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA. Yellow zones are allowed to sell alcohol at restaurants, however, provincial governors have to give the final approval. So far, not many provincial governors have chosen to do so, however, those with significant appeal to tourism like Phuket and Chiang Mai have.

Unfortunately, red provinces or dark red provinces, like Bangkok and Chonburi, home of Pattaya, cannot sell alcohol at restaurants. Bars and nightlife remain a national closure set by the CCSA.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.