Today, April 18th, 2021, officially begins new Covid-19 measures and precautions meant to help control the virus in Thailand and Chonburi.
The measures, which authorities are reminding people not to call a “lockdown”, were decided upon at both a national level in Thailand by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and at a regional level by the Chonburi Communicable Disease Committee.
A brief, but not an all-inclusive summary of the restrictions in Chonburi, include the closure of all entertainment venues like bars and nightclubs, no alcohol sales in restaurants for dine-in, no takeaway from restaurants after 11:00 P.M., closure of stores like 7-11’s and supermarkets from 11:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M., closure of massage shops, amusement parks, bowling alleys, snooker and pool halls, swimming pools, and more. The full list can be found in the article listed above.
There are no travel restrictions to or from the Chonburi province or mandatory quarantine, however, people are “requested” to stay home and “stay safe”.
Chonburi law enforcement has warned they will be strictly enforcing the new measures and rules, reminding people they don’t create the rules but are tasked to enforce them. There is no specific end date on the new measures although authorities have stated several times they will likely last at least two weeks.