Thailand’s bars and seaside events stay strictly closed (cough)

Restricted of Thailand’s most popular hotspots ever come again to life? Dollar appears that the bars and seashore events will never restart as these photos reveal darkened streets and abandoned beaches.
Last week’s Full Moon Party was curtailed after initially getting the go-ahead from Koh Pha Ngan police. It finally went ahead but in a vastly decreased ‘covid-era’ kind and closed up by 11pm, usually the time the party gets began.
Fewer than one hundred people turned as much as rejoice an October Full Moon Party on Friday night but there was no alcohol, plenty of social distancing and everybody, of course, wore masks.
Then there’s Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket, as captured on video on Friday evening, once more completely empty and devoid of tourists or any activity. Bars have been closed around Thailand since the third wave of the coronavirus kicked in during April 2021.
It’s clear in both sets of pictures and movies that bar owners, and patrons, have been totally obeying all features of the Covid-19 restrictions.
But, fear not, there is mild on the end of the Covid-restriction tunnel with applications being made in vacationer zones for a lifting of the alcohol ban which will enable bars to re-open. Certainly the Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has made it clear that he desires to bars and Thai nightlife open by December 1, in time for the high season and traditionally busy Christmas holiday/New Year visitors.
Any suggestion that the enforcement of the alcohol ban has been lax is demonstrably incorrect.


VIDEO: A abandoned and darkened Bangla Road on Friday evening..

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