The following is a weekly feature article looking at this same time period LAST year in national and Thailand news.
This weekly feature takes a look back at news from the same period last year (and sometimes different time windows, such as six months or three months) to see how things have changed, following up on the progression of stories, as well as look at potentially broken promises or things that didn’t take place in Pattaya and Thailand.
As we publish dozens of stories a week this is a quick way for people to take a look at what the biggest stories were a year ago, as chosen by our editorial team, and how they impact us today and relate to current news. They are in no particular order of importance, however, are in order of publication. This week, we cover the THIRD week of April 2020, which was a major week due to Covid-19 from Sunday, April 12th, 2020 to Saturday, April 18th, 2020. They are in order of publication.
1. Dozens of people arrested performing underground cam shows
Authorities began regular raids and arrests on people gathering and violating the curfew in Chonburi.
2. Alcohol sales banned nationwide in Thailand
Probably, along with condo pool bans, the least popular restriction last year. As Thailand battles Covid-19 a year later still let us hope this one doesn’t return.
3. Pattaya City begins checkpoints
Another unpopular restriction, once again let us hope these don’t have to return this year.
4. Homeless problem growing in Pattaya
A year later, it is slightly better but if the current round of Covid-19 infections causes widespread restrictions or closures this could become an issue once more.
5. Chonburi enforces no activities on the beach
Hopefully, beaches don’t close this year. This was another unpopular rule last year as they kicked everyone off the walkways and made them walk in other areas.
6. Man stabs woman to death in public in Pattaya
This was a major non-covid story last year.
7. Pattaya police raid illegal gathering of foreigners drinking
There were a lot of these last year, hopefully doesn’t happen this year.
That is all for this week…one year later, we once again face Covid-19 in Thailand although when compared to last year’s restrictions things are much better…for now.