The following is a weekly feature article looking at this same time period LAST year in Pattaya and Thailand news.
This weekly feature takes a look back at news from the same period last year (and sometimes different time windows, such as six months or three months) to see how things have changed, follow up on the progression of stories, as well as look at potentially broken promises or things that didn’t take place as promised in Pattaya and Thailand.
As we publish dozens of stories a week this is a quick way for people to take a look at what the biggest stories were a year ago, as chosen by our editorial team, and how they impact us today and relate to current news. They are in no particular order of importance, however, are roughly in order of publication.
This week, we cover the third full week of July 2021, from Sunday, July 25th, 2021, to Saturday, July 31st, 2021.
1. Charity food lines reach the thousands due to Covid-19 closures and restrictions
More than 1,000 sets of lunchboxes were distributed at Bali Hai Pier, South Pattaya, for local residents who had been affected by recent business closures, measures, and restrictions mandated by the Thai government to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.
2. Banglamung police raid illegal beach club in the Pattaya area, arrest over 66 people allegedly breaking Covid-19 emergency decree
Banglamung police raided an illegal beach club in the Pattaya beach area allegedly finding both foreign nationals and Thais mingling, drinking, partying, and socializing despite strict Covid-19 rules currently in place in Chonburi province to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Also, the same week:
3. “Pattaya Move On” tourist project planning continues despite the government raising the possibility of postponing the reopening plan for several provinces, including Chonburi
In the end, Move on never truly got off the ground.
4. Phuket Governor enacts new order, basically banning domestic tourism and travel with a few essential exceptions
The Phuket bridge, airport, and pier did not allow anyone domestically to enter from August 3rd to August 16th, 2021 except for 12 necessary reasons including emergency vehicles and supplies.
5. Chonburi Governor says the province will remain under maximum control measures, focusing on control of factories
It was, for those here, a very tough July.
That is all for this week! See you next week and stay safe!