A district of Muang Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was granted permission by the Center for Coronavirus Situation Administration (CCSA) for selling and drinking alcohol in restaurants until 9:00 PM., starting this December.
Governor Weerachai Nakmas told the Associated Press today that the CCSA has approved of excluding Muang district from the strict controlled areas or red zone provinces and including the area in the blue zone tourist pilot areas, signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha.
This has resulted in the relaxation of preventive measures, including selling and drinking alcoholic beverages in restaurants. Tourists and local customers could enjoy the service until 9:00 PM.
“Drinking alcohol in the district is allowed until 9:00 PM. However, all qualified restaurants must continue to strictly follow the rules and other preventive measures in order to control the infection situation at a stable rate. Officials would also deploy from time to time to monitor the area whether the venues were well cooperating,” Weerachai stressed.
Meanwhile, Chonburi, home of Pattaya, released new rules today as well but did not allow the serving of alcohol in Pattaya, the blue district (along with Sattahip) of the province despite weeks of pleas and protests from business owners, politicians, and tourism associations. No specific reason for keeping the ban was given.
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