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, from 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. 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, this is only the top local stories in our area and province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Sunday, January 2nd, 2022, to Saturday, January 8th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
1. Chonburi Governor releases late night updated orders around Covid-19 and food and beverage establishments
Chonburi, specifically Pattaya/Banglamung and later expanded to Mueang Chonburi, begins its controversial experiment by requiring “restaurants” (really bars temporarily opening as restaurants with permission) to test staff AND customers for Covid-19 with rapid antigen tests. This has driven furious debate on social media.
2. Pattaya and Banglamung cases rise, 81 percent of recently randomly tested infections are Omicron in the area says Chonburi’s top doctor
A major reason why cases have exploded in Pattaya is the fast-spreading Omicron.
3. One person dead, several injured and flee after a violent brawl at Tree Town market area, say Pattaya Police
The most discussed and biggest non-Covid-19 news of last week.
4. No plans for a lockdown, say Pattaya and Chonburi leaders
5. Pork prices continue to rise, frustrating customers and business owners in Chonburi.
Here is why.
6. Pattaya postpones Naklua Walk and Eat festival
Suspended, for now.
7. Pattaya Hotel Association President discusses Covid-19 quarantines, available rooms, urges for Covid-positive foreign tourists to be allowed to stay in hotels
This is still just a proposal overall.
That is all for this week, see you again next week!