Vacationers Discover Phuket Nightlife Ends Promptly at 9
- This suspension affects pubs, bars, and other entertainment venues that businesses are forced to close at 9:00 p.m.
- Dining-in restaurants and shopping centers are also part of the 9 a.m. closure mandate.
- Karakoke shops, boxing stadiums, cockfighting fields and bird competitions also have to adhere to the closing times.
Phuket Governor Narong Woonsew signed the order to close these places and cease activities that could spread COVID-19.
It included local malls that can stay open until 9 p.m. while limiting the number of customers and suspending the promotional activities and services of their gaming machines and amusement parks.
Eating in restaurants must stop at 9:00 p.m. Local government officials and employees of local government organizations are not allowed to leave Phuket unless they have urgent reasons and get approval from their superiors.
The order comes into effect today, July 20th, and runs until August 2nd. This government action is in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases in various areas of Phuket.
What people think
Most people in Thailand (around 61 percent) believe that the current situation with COVID-19 will only resolve itself in a few years, according to an opinion poll conducted by Suan Dusit Poll.