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Bangla to close for deep cleanse

PHUKET: Venues on Bangla Rd are being asked to close for 24 hours while the renowned nightlife street undergoes intensive cleaning, and sanitising, to help stave off more COVID infections in the area.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 4 January 2022, 06:54PM

Businesses along Bangla Rd,, Patong, a re being asked to close for 24 hours so the street can undergo a deep clean. Photo: PPHO / file

Businesses along Bangla Rd,, Patong, a re being asked to close for 24 hours so the street can undergo a deep clean. Photo: PPHO / file

Dubbed a “Big Cleaning Day”, businesses are being asked to close from 10am Thursday (Jan 6) through to 9am Friday (Jan 7), Patong businessman Preechavude ‘Prab’ Keesin said in an announcement today (Jan 4).

Mr Prab, as he likes to be called, said the request came via Weerawit Kreuasombat, President of the Patong Entertainment Business Association.

The main part of the intensive cleaning will be conducted from 10am to midday, he said.

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All people taking part in the Big Cleaning Day will be offered ATK tests from 2pm-5pm and from 7pm-11pm “for free”, Mr Prab said.

The free tests will be provided at the ATK test centre set up in front of Baan Kamnan (the subdistrict chief’s house) in Soi Foodland, behind the Hollywood nightclub ‒ where ATK tests are being offered to Bangla staff for B40, he explained.

“I would like to thank you for your cooperation, good public mind and for being a good host to our country,” he added.

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ThorFinger | 06 January 2022 - 02:43:20

WHO stated 2 years ago that covid is here to stay and we have to learn to live with it. But this is typical thai response, making it look like they are doing something so everyone feels better. Covid is rarely caught from surfaces and is transmitted in water particles through the air when someone coughs, sneezes, or says the letter 'p' a lot. 

Kurt | 05 January 2022 - 12:31:19

'Traditional wise' Patong always has 2 Mayors. 1 Government one, and 1 business one. For decades the 2 try not to disturb each other and do things their own way. Keeping peace between 2 Mayors is essential in a touristic money hub, right? But when it comes to public health the government must now overrule this historical under the table setting. Governors/PPHO must take over Patong.

Kurt | 05 January 2022 - 11:53:51

As long Governors and professional Government PPHO allow private organisation PEBA medical amateurs to Covid-govern  'their' Bangla area, that long Omicron wil rocketing sky high on Phuket. The Government can not ignore Bangla health wise any longer.  Bangla location is on Phuket!

Kurt | 05 January 2022 - 11:42:34

A typical road cleaning show of Bangla Rd. LOL. Let entertainment workers do daily a ATK test BEFORE they are going to work, not DURING working hours! And give visitors a Bangla ATK package for B40 to bring back to hotel and test themselve next day. If positive, go hospital and record venues they visited. Close venues 1 week for deep cleaning and checking healt staff several times. 

christysweet | 05 January 2022 - 10:19:55

All these 'clean ups 'do is wash filthy water and chemicals into the sea. Better to  teach people to keep their  fingers out of their nose, mouth and eyes esp. if  they handle money. 

lelecuneo | 05 January 2022 - 09:41:13

Prab is the new mayor of patong... his hotel on the hilss if famous for after party and never closing...

JohnC | 05 January 2022 - 09:25:41

Gee, what a big hearted person this Prab must be.... Offering free tests to be his maid for 2 hours while all along he has been charging those same people 40B for those same tests. If you want to impress anybody get out there on your hands and knees and do some cleaning yourself!

Fascinated | 04 January 2022 - 22:35:15

2 hours of 'intensive cleaning'- yep, that should do it!

skorchio | 04 January 2022 - 21:27:19

So they will be out in force no doubt scrubbing the tarmac road, to prevent all those who regularly lick the road from catching covid. Cos we all know it is in high concentration on the road surface, and not an airbornbe transmissible pathogen. 

Malc-thai | 04 January 2022 - 20:23:25

Yep cleaning the road again always works! many people lick the road and catch covid.. how about 1 night test every single person that goes into bangla.. as its been highlighted they have been testing and costs 40baht you might realise where covid is coming from !

maverick | 04 January 2022 - 19:28:23

Close it permanently no loss to civilization - let’s hope authorities step in first can’t believe they haven’t done so already some large brown envelopes must be circulating 


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