The Chonburi Governor released several new orders this evening, July 12th, 2021, effective tomorrow, Tuesday, July 13th, 2021.
The new orders enact a stay-at-home request during these hours, similar to Bangkok and other provinces (click here to read about that) however, unlike those provinces, it appears to be a REQUEST for cooperation and not a mandate, based on the orders so far released. However, see below.
The order also closes the following between those hours:
Closing from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM are gas stations, restaurants, food carts of all types, department stores, retail, convenience stores like 7-11, all markets, massage shops, pools, water parks, game and internet cafes, amulet shops, beauty clinics, tattoo shops, and all prior closure orders like nightlife being closed period apply. Essentially, all businesses are ordered closed that are not essential services like hospitals or law enforcement.
Mess halls/Canteens in hospitals may stay open during these hours, all others must close. As stated, this does include all street hawkers, stalls, food cart vendors, etc.
Alcohol sales will remain against the law from 8:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. and people are warned that gathering in groups (more than one person) during these hours to drink/party is against current Chonburi Provincial Disease Committee orders.
All prior closing orders, such as the closure of nightlife, bars, movie theaters, amusement parks, game cabinets, etc. remain in effect and have not changed. The ban on alcohol at restaurants remains.
As stated, people are requested to cooperate by staying at home during these hours. This is, as written, appearing so far to be a “request” and not a mandate, although the intent is clear: Stay home during these hours unless it is an absolute emergency. You may be asked for proof, such as paperwork, that your visit outside during these hours is essential or critical and there may be checkpoints. Be aware in advance.
The new order is in effect until further notice, without a specific expiration date, and is to help stop the spread of Covid-19, especially around nighttime parties and gatherings, according to the Chonburi Public Relations office.
The orders in Thai for reference are below: