Pattaya City Aims to Be Designated for “Area Quarantine”

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Pattaya City is preparing a proposal to be designated for “area quarantine”, as a safe bubble, to boost the tourism sector.

City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem said he was glad the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has re-designated Chon Buri a “yellow zone”, an area under close monitoring as Pattaya is part of it.

He said this was a result of close cooperation in combatting the spread of the pandemic, and believed that restrictions would be further relaxed in the province, including Pattaya.

Mr Sonthaya said Chon Buri would be among the first provinces to get Covid-10 vaccines when the first shipment of vaccine arriving in Thailand from China this week, and this would build up the confidence of local people, and visitors, in Pattaya as a tourist destination.

He wanted all people, entrepreneurs and workers in the tourism sector, to be vaccinated, regardless of whether they are local residents or from outside the province, so that Pattaya City could be designated for “area quarantine.”