Early this morning (February 10th), the Nongprue Police raided a beer bar in Nongprue for allegedly offending Chonburi Covid orders and the Thailand emergency decree regarding opening past the legal closing time of 11:00 P.M. 28 people have been arrested.
The Nongprue Police were notified around 1:00 A.M. this morning by what they called a concerned citizen afraid about the potential spread of Covid-19 that a beer bar located on Phon Prapa Nimit Road had opened for service allegedly offending an order regarding being open late. The order currently allows entertainment venues to open only until 11:00 P.M.
The bar owner, eight staffers and 19 customers have been arrested. They are facing charges with offending an order regarding limited closing times due to the Covid – 19 pandemic and violating the emergency decree.
Police warned that customers caught in venues after the legal closing time during raids would not get a free pass and also face the full force of the emergency decree laws.
These strict laws could see those arrested face fines as high as 3,000 USD and/or up to two years in jail.
Nongprue police also warned that more raids and inspections were coming and that the legal closing times would be very strictly enforced especially over the upcoming holiday weekend for Chinese New Year.
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