Nongprue preps Pattaya hotel as Covid-19 ‘isolation center’, plans cash handouts

Mayor Winai Inpitak chairs a meeting with Nongprue Subdistrict officials to plan relief measures, such as cash handouts and consumer products.

Nongprue Subdistrict is preparing cash and consumer products handouts and reading a Pattaya-area hotel as a Covid-19 isolation center.

Mayor Winai Inpitak chaired a July 21 meeting with subdistrict officials to plan both relief measures for those affected by the coronavirus lockdown and open more space for the growing number of Pattaya-area Covid-19 patients.

Chonburi on Thursday reported 620 new cases, with 151 of those in Banglamung, which includes Pattaya and Nongprue. Thailand, as a whole, reported 13,655 new cases with 545 of those found in prisons. There were 87 more deaths reported.

Winai said Nongprue will again pay local households 2,000 baht each and revive a “community cupboard” of free necessities and consumer products. Details on when those handouts would occur will be revealed later. Any people wanting to donate consumer products for people affected by Covid-19 can contact Muang Nongprue Municipality or call for more information at the Social Welfare Division at 038-933119.

The subdistrict also is preparing the Ramanya Resort on Nong Yai Soi 14 as a “community isolation center” where Covid-19 patients with no or minor symptoms who cannot isolate at home can go.

Winai said the hotel will be used as an “admission center” with more details on the plan to come.

Finally, the mayor said, Nongprue continues to look at purchasing its own supply of Covid-19 vaccines to make up for the shortfall from the central government. The subdistrict said earlier this year it had the funds to buy vaccines, but has not decided on which ones or how many.