Pattaya’s mayor said he is powerless to reopen the city’s bars and entertainment venues as the decision lies with the central government.
Responding to critics who claim the mayor isn’t doing enough to help the devastated entertainment industry, Sonthaya Kunplome said July 6 that the city must comply with orders and policies set by the government and the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration.
The coronavirus situation in Pattaya remains severe and requires clear, safe measures for residents and tourists.
Sonthaya acknowledged that bar, entertainment, hospitality and tourism workers have received inadequate aid and compensation, but said there’s nothing he can do.
Chonburi on Wednesday reported 262 new Covid-19 cases with 58 in Banglamung District, which includes Pattaya.