UPDATE: Five people test positive for Covid -19 in Pattaya raid on restaurants allegedly violating Covid -19 rules

Pattaya –

Five people have been confirmed with Covid -19 over the past weekend in Pattaya after a raid on two restaurants allegedly violating Covid -19 rules. Dozens of police and support team members involved in the raid are currently being quarantined.

Medical staff from the Banglamung Hospital conducted Covid -19 tests at the Pattaya City Police Station for 107 people who had been arrested and 26 police, reporters, and first responders who were involved in the raid over the past weekend.


Yesterday, (June 27th), Banglamung Hospital staff confirmed the results of Covid-19 testing from the raids, stating they found five confirmed cases which consist of two male foreigners and three Thai women. These five individuals have been immediately moved to hospitals for medical supervision/support.  Under Thai Covid-19 policy, all positive patients must go to a hospital or hospital facility, like a field hospital, while in “treatment” regardless if they are asymptomatic or how they feel.

The Chonburi Provincial Police has issued an urgent order in which 37 people who were involved in the raid must be quarantined for 14 days. This group contains the 26 police at the scene as well as support staff at the police station.

As for the people who have tested negative for Covid-19 in the raid, they are being monitored on a regular basis according to the Chonburi Provincial Police and will be asked to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms if they are not high-risk cases.

Many people arrested at the raids over the weekend had their first court appearances today as well.  However, these proceedings are closed to the public and the courts generally do not release open statements to the press or public around the results of any hearings. We will provide further updates as they are received.

You can read the original raid article by clicking here.

The video from the raids is below:


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Goong Nang 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 more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, 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 and Krabi except when commuting between the three.