Rayong musical artists and entertainment business owners plead with Rayong officials to ease Covid-19 related closures

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Rayong –

Yesterday, (February 4th), 70 Rayong musical artists in the entertainment industry met with the Rayong vice-governor to ask for entertainment businesses to be reopened in the province.

Rayong is the only “controlled” zone in Thailand that has still banned the opening of bars, clubs, and other entertainment related venues. The province has currently gone five days without a single case of Covid-19 and is classified as a controlled zone which allows the opening of nearly all businesses according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration. However, Governors can choose to strengthen rules if they are still concerned about Covid-19 which the Rayong government has chosen to do.

Mr. Pakorn Baanjongratchasaena Na Ayutthaya, along with other musical artists in Rayong met with Rayong Vice Governor Pirun Hemmarak and the Rayong Provincial Comptroller General Chief Mr. Pisan Nuengjamnong this week.

Mr. Pakorn responded, “We have already filed a previous complaint to the Rayong Governor on January 26th. He has reviewed the complaint and is considering it.”

“We want financial institutions to consider pausing collection of debt. When the situation improves we want them to provide low interest loans and be understanding of the overall situation.” Pakorn continued.

“The Covid -19 situation is getting better in Rayong but the province has still not ordered the opening of entertainment businesses. Every other province in our same condition has allowed opening. People are just going to Chonburi instead of spending money at our local venues.” Pakorn added.

Pakorn concluded, “We are taking under consideration the requests but want to proceed cautiously and carefully. We understand the pain of business owners but this is about the health of everyone.”

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.