Chonburi announces 12 new local cases of Covid –19, recap of Governor’s press conference


Chonburi has announced 12 new cases of local transmission of Covid –19 at a press conference at 12:30 P.M. today (December 29th).

The total number of Chonburi confirmed cases in this new series of infections is now 36.

Of the 36 confirmed cases 12 are in Mueang district, 22 in Banglamung district and two in Sattahip. You can find information on our announcement of yesterday’s large number of cases below:

Chonburi announces 22 new local cases of Covid -19, 17 in Banglamung

We also announced timelines that the Chonburi Public Health Office have released here:

UPDATE: TIMELIME Pattaya and Banglamung warns people who visited places in relation to confirmed Covid – 19 cases

Thirty of the cases are directly related to illegal gambling establishments and a large cluster that originally came from the Rayong province, according to Chonburi Governor Phakarathorn Tienchai. Two of the cases relate directly to another seafood market cluster from Samut Sakhon.  One is a close contact of those two cases. Information on the other three cases and their timeline was not immediately given. All the patients are under quarantine/observation and their contacts are being traced and tested.

There were no additional restrictions or closures announced at the press conference for Chonburi business owners and residents. The Governor did state that beaches will not be closed at this time, but people need to socially distance and beach chair vendors need to provide proper Covid-19 measures like temperature checks and hand sanitizer. The Governor said that he feels the province is not in critical condition at this time but preventative measures like masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing need to increase with all residents.

The Governor added that there may be more announcements this evening if needed as more information is released by the health department. At this time, there is no need to lockdown everything however some high-risk venues may need to close and some, like chicken fighting and dancing establishments, have already been closed. At this time there will not be quarantine for people who enter Chonburi, although there may be temperature checkpoints on roads that may also ask ones purpose of entering the province. However, there are not domestic travel restrictions overall at this time.

We posted last night previously announced business orders which can be found here:

Chonburi Governor releases order addressing Covid-19 precautions and high risk venues


We will update our readers as soon as we get more information.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.