Hello Pattaya News Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area, Pattaya and Chonburi, for the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed as we publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article.
They are in no particular order of importance. These are from Sunday, May 30th, 2021, to Saturday, June 5th, 2021.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
1. Chonburi governor eases restrictions on beaches
Without a doubt, the most welcome news of last week for most residents and domestic tourists, and especially beach vendors.
2. Pattaya City has the money ready and wants to buy vaccines independently, but needs government permission
Pattaya City officials, well aware of local business owners’ situation with the city essentially in a “shutdown” status business-wise with the entertainment industry shut wants to speed the process up vaccination-wise. However, they need the Thai government’s permission.
Pattaya City has the budget and is ready to independently purchase enough Covid-19 vaccines for the entire area, but needs government approval
3. A very happy birthday to a young tapir at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo
How about some happy news?
4. Local massage association pleads for help for closed massage sector, says 80% have now permanently closed
As restrictions and Covid-19 related closure measures stretch on, local associations involved with the massage industry want either financial support or relaxation on the restrictions closing the sector.
Eastern Spa and Wellness association say over 80% of Pattaya massage shops are permanently closed, remaining shops need clarity on opening or financial support
5. Pattaya’s vaccination campaign continues
However, it is a marathon, not a sprint, due to supply issues primarily.
Pattaya and Banglamung rollout second doses of Covid-19 vaccines to selected groups
6. Homeless situation in Pattaya getting worse, officials stress it isn’t an easy problem to solve
With business closures stretching on due to Covid-19 measures and a lack of tourists, the local homeless population has increased in Pattaya.
Homeless situation in Pattaya worsening according to local officials, some residents worried about Covid-19 in homeless population
That is all for this week. We thank you so much for your support!