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Bangla to remove COVID checkpoints

PHUKET: The checkpoints at each end of Bangla Rd in Patong will be removed and no longer check people entering the popular nightlife street for their temperatures or vaccination status.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 11 April 2022, 11:49AM

A woman passes through one of the COVID checkpoints to enter the nightife area on Patong’s Bangla Rd.Photo: PR Phuket / file

A woman passes through one of the COVID checkpoints to enter the nightife area on Patong’s Bangla Rd.Photo: PR Phuket / file

The news was announced by Weerawit Krueasombat, Chairman of the Phuket Entertainment Business Association (PEBA) in a letter sent to nightlife venue operators. The letter was shared by Patong businessman Preechavude ‘Prab’ Keesin last night (Apr 10).

The letter was addressed to business owners, Patong Municipality and members of the PEBA, as well as provincial government agencies and community associations in the area.

The PEBA launched the checkpoints on Apr 2, Mr Weerawit noted.

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They will no longer be in operation from tomorrow (Apr 12), he said.

Mr Weerawit thanked all people and agencies involved in supporting the initiative.

“I would like to thank all sectors for working together, with great respect,” he said.

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Pooliekev | 11 April 2022 - 19:09:28

Yes Kurt, unbelieveble. Thats it in a nutshell. 

DeKaaskopp | 11 April 2022 - 16:33:11

Good ! The checkpoints are useless anyway.

fedepar | 11 April 2022 - 15:00:30

Don't they remember what happened last year in Phuket, after a couple of well organized "Songkran parties" ?

Ash Ward | 11 April 2022 - 14:55:07

Kurt, i agree with you. They should at least leave the checkpoints in until the end of Songkran. Money hungry mongrels. 

Kurt | 11 April 2022 - 12:21:01

Are they out of their mind? Removing Bangla Covid check points at Songkran time they are most needed? A announcement of PEBA, a private business cartel? Are PPHO and Governor not the institutions to judge/impliment such thing, and take the responsebility for such measure? Do we see here a 'governor position inflation' ?  Unbelieveble.


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