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Employees wait for customers outside a bar along the Soi Cowboy touristic street after the reopening of bars as restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) disease are eased in Bangkok on July 1, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP


Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin is scheduled to meet with representatives of musicians, artists, pubs and bars today (Monday), to discuss their problems and ways to ease their suffering, since entertainment venues closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand.


The assistance is a part of the government’s policy not leave any group of people affected by the pandemic behind.


Bars and pubs, as well as musicians working in them, are appealing to the government to be allowed to resume business, especially during the festive season, so they can make a living after two years of closures and job losses.


The government, via the Centre for COVID-10 Situation Administration (CCSA), has decided to extend the closures until January 16th, due to concerns over the possible spread of the virus. Lately, however, the CCSA did hint at the possibility of an earlier reopening, if the COVID-19 situation improves. 


Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/measures-discussed-to-help-thailands-struggling-entertainment-sector/


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30 minutes ago, ronster said:

Here is a wild and out there suggestion. OPEN THEM !!!

Think that might help ease their suffering ! 🙄🙈 

I bet you say that to all the girls 😉

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13 minutes ago, patman30 said:

they should stop discussing "measures"
and remove them
the "measures" are what is killing the industry

Patently obvious to the crew, but once the captain has yelled "full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes", the captain leaves himself with absolutely no room to maneuver. He'd rather sink the ship than admit his decision is a right royal cockup.


And that is the fundamental problem with all governments - the inability to admit stupidity despite an ever increasing mountain of supporting evidence.

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Tell the government to stop killing the entertainment business.
Just Captain Obvious speaking, but its the government who is destroying these businesses, and as such I don't think they will 'recover.'  How do you recover when it's the government putting you out of business in the first place.

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In the past I thought that there was lots of Tourists from cold countries that came to Thailand in December.

  The government is still planning to keep restrictions until January 15th, is that a very wise idea?

    If the present tourists that are in Thailand in December do not enjoy themselves, they

will surely be passing the reasons to all their friends and relatives in their home countries to

avoid coming to Thailand as it is really not open.   I guess that the Thai government and TAT

are very wise and intelligent people, so it is strange to hear of restrictions staying in place until

mid January 2022.  Just saying..

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5 minutes ago, Stargeezr said:

The government is still planning to keep restrictions until January 15th, is that a very wise idea?

Is it not just Pattaya that is being held back...... (nightlife elsewhere in Chonburi and Rayong is limited).... from what I hear Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket, Samui are close to business as usual, and now even the quiet spots of Cha-Am and Hua Hin are being relaxed. 

Someone has it in for Pattaya....

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