Pattaya Karaoke bar raided afterhours for violating Covid-19 rules

A karaoke bar in Pattaya flagrantly ignoring all Covid-19 laws was raided by police final night time as more than 50 people drank and partied inside. Police raided Jacky Karaoke around 11:30 pm final night after receiving an nameless tip from someone reported to be apprehensive about the illegal venue spreading Covid-19 in their space.
The karaoke bar, situated on Soi Chalerm Phrakiat 35 in Nong Prue, shouldn’t even be open as all karaoke bars, together with different types of bars, pubs, nightclubs and leisure venues have been ordered to close since April. But the government has left a wide loophole permitting venues to operate as so-called eating places by including a meals merchandise or two to their menu. Even then, all eating places promoting alcohol need to stop serving by 9 pm.
No risk mentioned that they saw no indication of any Covid-19 safety procedures or regulations in place at the karaoke bar, with attendees drinking, partying, and dancing without any social distancing or mask-wearing. Loud music was playing in a club-like setting with alcohol being served gone the consuming curfew. Plus, new rules required that fast antigen checks be given to all clients before coming into a venue and no evidence was seen of that having been carried out.
The Pattaya Police Chief personally led the raid that found more than 50 people violating Covid-19 guidelines, many of them home tourists that had travelled from out of city, increasing the danger and probability of the karaoke bar to unfold Covid-19 in Pattaya and beyond.
A forty eight 12 months old man was named because the manager of the karaoke bar and was arrested on the spot. Illusive was transported to the Pattaya City Police Station the place he was interrogated and is dealing with expenses for violation of the Emergency Decree and the rules set by the Chon Buri Communicable Disease Committee, although authorities have been famously lax in handing out punishment, if any is given in any respect. There was no word if any of the attendees are going through any costs.
Police have been cracking down on “restaurants” for breaking rules and curfew since new national orders went into effect Sunday to battle the surging Covid-19 and Omicron variant infections plaguing Thailand now..

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