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Pattaya officials revise lockdown plans - new checkpoints to be set up

 

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Officials in Pattaya have updated the details of the city’s lockdown put in place to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

 

The full lockdown, which began on Thursday, was quickly thrown into chaos after large tailbacks and traffic congestion formed as people queued to pass through one of 1 of 5 checkpoints set up around the city.

 

Officials said the main cause of the traffic congestion resulted from people not trying to enter Pattaya city but trying to travel to the east of Pattaya or to places such as Sattahip or Chonburi town.

 

On Friday, officials held an urgent meeting where the details of the lockdown - namely the location of the checkpoints - were revised.

 

Previously people had to pass through one of five checkpoints:

 

Point 1 Soi Chaiyapornwithee
Point 2 Motorway Road 7 section 5 (in front of highway patrol)
Point 3 Phon Prapha Nimit (in front of mae la grilled fish shop)
Point 4 Soi Chaiyapruek (before the intersection of railroad in front of coffee shop)
Point 5 Sukhumvit Road before the prosecutor's office (under the overpass in front of na jomtien temple)

 

Following the meeting on Friday, officials said the old checkpoints will be removed and new ones set up in the following locations:

 

At Mareewit School
Near Mueang Jamlong
Entrance to Pattana Nua (North Pattaya) at the Prinya Sai 3 intersection
Pattaya Klang (Central Pattaya) at Soi Arunothai
Pattaya Tai (South Pattaya) at Soi Kophai
Thepprasit Intersection
Intersection near Boon Kanjanagaram Temple
I-yakan Intersection

 

The new checkpoints will be in place by Tuesday (14 April) for at least three weeks or longer, if the situation does not improve. 

 

When passing through a checkpoint, people will have their temperature taken and should show their ID. Foreigners should show their passport. 

 

Meanwhile, Pattaya’s mayor stressed on Friday that the lockdown had not been cancelled as previously reported. The lockdown is still very much in effect, only the locations of some checkpoints have been changed. 
 

Source: PR Pattaya

 

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In addition to changing the locations of the checkpoints, authorities will focus their attention on securely locking down an inner part of the city where about 2,800 foreign tourists are staying and most of the infections have occurred, starting on Tuesday.

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IS IT not AMAZING ALL THESE POLICE......to be used to check.....where are they IN NORMAL TIMES, to check helmetless riders??? and noisy exhausts and vehicles not showing TAX .....the list goes on....

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15 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The new checkpoints will be in place by Tuesday (14 April)

 

15 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The lockdown is still very much in effect

Great planning, well done guys! 👏 Round of applause!

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I don’t suppose they would consider opening the motorway, that showpiece of the EEC, which has been years in construction, and is now finished and lying fallow. Probably it has already done what it was designed to do, now that the budget has been spent. Let’s keep it for a rainy day....

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3 minutes ago, eddie61 said:

I don’t suppose they would consider opening the motorway, that showpiece of the EEC, which has been years in construction, and is now finished and lying fallow. Probably it has already done what it was designed to do, now that the budget has been spent. Let’s keep it for a rainy day....

I ride my pushbike on that motorway. There is a major section NOT finished. Not large, could be completed in a few days, but there is a reason it's not finished us minions aren't allowed to know. Some stupid politics I'm sure.

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36 minutes ago, essox essox said:

IS IT not AMAZING ALL THESE POLICE......to be used to check.....where are they IN NORMAL TIMES, to check helmetless riders??? and noisy exhausts and vehicles not showing TAX .....the list goes on....

Inactive post positions.......LOL

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There have been some new check points set up where I am. Travelling from the balcony to the kitchen this morning there was a checkpoint asking If I have showered yet. Random stops in the lounge area throughout the day asking if hungry. No alcohol ban in place as yet but some checkpoints near the refrigerator where consumption is being questioned.

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1 minute ago, scubascuba3 said:

I can't see the new checkpoints working, there are loads of shortcuts to avoid them. We need a map to see the road blocks

Again, I ride a pushbike around Jomtien/Pattaya. FAR too many shortcuts to get around. I can go from Na Jomtien all the way to Pattaya Nua without ever hitting a major road.

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1 hour ago, Canuck1966 said:

In addition to changing the locations of the checkpoints, authorities will focus their attention on securely locking down an inner part of the city where about 2,800 foreign tourists are staying and most of the infections have occurred, starting on Tuesday.

That is because they all went ti immugration

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It would be nice to have a map published, as most, if not all of those names of locations mean nothing to many farangs, and maybe even locals who are not living in the City.  Maybe there is one somewhere, but it will be a cartoon map in Thai, so useless for many living in and around the idea.  

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1 hour ago, Canuck1966 said:

In addition to changing the locations of the checkpoints, authorities will focus their attention on securely locking down an inner part of the city where about 2,800 foreign tourists are staying and most of the infections have occurred, starting on Tuesday.

 

why not just test the 2800?

 

or do they intend to lock that area down and let it burn through the foreign population?

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, GeorgeCross said:

 

why not just test the 2800?

 

or do they intend to lock that area down and let it burn through the foreign population?

 

 

 

 

The rational is to stop others entering the central area, unless necessary.. Out of 33 cases in Pattaya, 26 are in that central area.

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6 minutes ago, GeorgeCross said:

 

why not just test the 2800?

 

or do they intend to lock that area down and let it burn through the foreign population?

 

 

 

 

They say their intention is to test the 2,800 Foreigners, how and why is unsure.

 

9 minutes ago, bahtboy said:

Yes, a map is definitely needed.

I am sure they will produce one.

 

5 minutes ago, thaiflyer1 said:

If they set up on central road getting down central road to go to Big C Extra should be fun..........thinking of those of us on the darkside

Seems the checkpoint on Central road is exactly at Big C extra, it will be interesting to see if the back roads are closed, there are many ways to get to Big C extra other than Central road, in fact I don't think I've ever entered from that way.

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Sheesh.
According to the OP (going to the linked site) there are 8 checkpoints. Good luck figuring out where they will be. (I'm guessing they used Goofle Translate, which, I know, is spelt "Google")

"8 spots are as follows.
Point 1 in front of mariwit school
Spot 2 Simulation City
Point 3 intersection cuddle north pattaya
Point 4 intersection cuddle central pattaya
Point 5 intersection cuddle south pattaya
Point 6 Thepprasit intersection
Point 7 intersection at wat bunyak cuddle, chanaram
Point 8 intersection of prosecutor (Sukhumvit Road, inbound to Chonburi Province)
"

<deleted> Hahaha - Lets try "what" word translates into "Cuddle" ? I see it all the time on stuff translated by Google (or "Goofle").

And on the PR Pattaya page, there's another post in the comments that has a crappy image of where the checkpoints will be - well, 6 of them at least. Not sure what happened to the other 2.

Can't enlarge the image and it isn't worth trying to download due to the crappy quality.

Didn't know that Pattaya had a sheriff and a Prime Minister either "
"Mr. Amnat Charoen si, bang lamung sheriff with Mr. Twilight"
"
with Deputy Prime Minister of the city"
"
Mr. Twilight is pleased with the prime minister of Pattaya "

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So making Pattaya into a petri dish. For those who don't know what a petri dish is:

 

Petri dish
[ˈpɛtri, ˈpiːtri]
 
NOUN
  1. a shallow, circular, transparent dish with a flat lid, used for the culture of microorganisms.
     
    For Darksider's with the main grocery stores accessible on Sukhumvit, no need to go into the petri dish. 
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North Road - Close to 3rd Road Junction

Dolphin Roundabout (from Naklua)

Central Road by Big C extra

South Road at Soi Korpai / Soi Bongkot

Thepprasit Road, not clear.

Jomtien 2nd Road / Beach road traffic light area.

 

One would assume that all of the sois in from Sukhumvit will be closed, quite a task, as there are a lot.

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I have a huge issues with most of this 

 

apart from the locations of these checkpoints and the racism shown again

 

Assume for a moment I have CV- 19 but not showing any symptoms or fever 

 

I get stopped and hand over my passport which is contaminated with CV - 19

 

Cop takes passport - he is now contaminated with CV-19 (hands or gloves)

 

Next person hands over id to same contaminated cop - id get contaminated and CV-19 is now spreading to that person

 

I cannot believe and medical professional was involved in this planning because all it will do is spread CV-19 around the city

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

There have been some new check points set up where I am. Travelling from the balcony to the kitchen this morning there was a checkpoint asking If I have showered yet.

so that's where the DPM health Minister is hiding, you've been keeping that one very quiet lol

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