‘Restaurant’ owner arrested for allegedly breaking Covid-19 rules in Pattaya

Pattaya –

Pattaya Police arrested a “restaurant” owner in Pattaya for allegedly breaking Covid-19 rules and violating the closing time for alcohol-serving venues.

The Pattaya City Police this morning (February 25th) reports that raids were led by the Pattaya City Police Chief Colonel Kunlachart Kunlachai and police officers from the Safety Zone 4.0 project around midnight last night.

They arrested Mr. Phongsak, who was identified as the owner of the converted restaurant ‘SEX ON THE BEACH’ at Jomtien Beach. His full name and age was not provided.

He was taken to the Pattaya Police station to face charges of allegedly selling alcohol over the legal time limit and breaking the Chonburi Disease Control Orders.

Entertainment venues, including bars, pubs, nightclubs, gogos, karaoke lounges, and other similar businesses, remain legally closed until further notice.

Only modified restaurants with the proper certifications that are approved by the authorities are allowed to operate. Alcohol is allowed to be served until 11:00 PM.

Chonburi authorities approve drinking hour extensions at qualified eateries to 11:00 PM., effective this Monday


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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.