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    Markets, parks and some shops to reopen from Sunday, but alcohol sales banned

    Six types of business and activities will be allowed to restart on May 3 (Sunday) when lockdown restrictions are eased, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Thursday (April 30). Meanwhile the state of emergency will stay in place for another month, until May 31.


    Strict standards of hygiene must be maintained, including frequent hand washing, wearing of masks, and social distancing, the CCSA said. Governors could tighten the measures if the situation in their province worsened. The following six businesses and activities are permitted to restart on Sunday:

    1. Markets. (Fresh markets, floating markets, community markets, walking streets, and street-vendor operations.)

    2. Food shops outside malls, including drinks shops, ice-cream shops, and street food vendors.

    3. Retail businesses including department stores, small restaurants (social distancing measures must be applied for sit-in customers), carts, vendors, and telecoms shops.

    4. Sport and recreation areas including parks – with the exception of team and competition sports, which remain banned.

    5. Beauty salons (but only for cut, wash, and hair drying).


    6. Pet salons and pet nurseries.

    Taweesin added that the lockdown was being eased as a result of cooperation from all sectors, but the government will assess the situation every 14 days. If the rate of Covid-19 infections rises, the government will reapply the strict lockdown measures.

    Meanwhile, the ban on sale of alcohol has been extended for another month, to May 31.

    Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai, permanent secretary for health, warned that lifting state quarantine measures would result in another 10,000 cases of Covid-19. Meanwhile, an additional 20-30 new cases are forecast after restrictions are eased on Sunday.

    Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, added that clothes shops would also be allowed to open from Sunday under the same social distancing restrictions.

    Markets, parks and some shops to reopen from Sunday, but alcohol sales banned

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    This is beyond stupidity, they are essentially returning to normal but for reasons that are not stated alcohol is banned even though hairdressing salons, ( thousands of 'em!), are permitted to open where there is frequent intimate contact between the staff and customers.

    You simply couldn't write it.

    So some back street salon can double up as a massage shop ( just who the fuck is likely to enforce the prohibition on rubadubdubs ) but you can't have a glass of fucking wine in a five star hotel with your meal?

    Their logic mutates into thought processes that could only emerge from a lunatic asylum.

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    Obviously a few of the 20 richest tycoons in Thailand didn't kick the can when asked to do so.

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    They are the oddest people in the world. They will bend reality to suit their fantasy world and sit back presumably in smug satisfaction inventing silly forecasts that are rooted in nothing but invention of some warped logic that if their instructions are not followed there will be problems viz. lifting state quarantine measures there will be 10,000 new COVID cases, not 5,000, not 15,000 but 10,000.......

    Remember the minister who introduced the stupid provision that no alcohol can be sold in any capacity within a cordon around a wat and a school or uni? So, hundreds of 7/11 and Family Marts would have had to shut down in addition to numerous restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, karaokes etc.

    You'd laugh if it wasn't so pitiful.

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    The wingman tells me she has read a Thai report from PPTV on line that alcohol will be sold from the 3 May throughout Thailand, seemingly in response to a rising groundswell of complaint that the ban is fucking stupid, illogical and incoherent.

    Also, thy may well have taken note of my complaints.

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    Getting the dry shakes, hey, sausages?

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    Just in.

    Sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed again from Sunday but people will not be allowed to drink in restaurants when they reopen, the government said on Friday.
    The announcement was published on Friday in the Royal Gazette as part of the easing of some of the stringent measures imposed it the battle against the coronavirus.
    The decision represents an about-face by the government, which said earlier this week that the alcohol ban would remain in effect until May 31 after it renewed the emergency decree for another month.

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    They just hate losing face.

    The hundreds of international style restaurants and bars are doomed to further losses and obviously the higher end hotels are going to take a huge beating in their profits.

    The utter stupidity of permitting some street hawker to peddle his dirty, unhygienic wares in the gutters of litter strewn and cockroach infested sois whilst banning the supping of a glass of Barolo at one's favourite Italian restaurant in air-conditioned splendour managed by a top flight and expensive team of trained staff maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness is, frankly, beyond comprehension, even for these buffoons.

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    There is a certain logic to it SA.

    The average Somchai, now throw out of work, can only afford to eat street food. Closing the street vendors down, both increases unemployment and potentially creates a hungry horde at the gates of Government House.

    There are no tourists to cater for at the moment and frankly no one gives a toss if you are personally inconvenienced, even in your dreams.
    Blessed are the piss takers, for they shall inherit the mirth.

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    Prayut is not a silly man by any stretch... wonder how fat the brown envelope from the breweries was !!

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    Come the alcoholic revolution....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Prayut is not a silly man by any stretch... wonder how fat the brown envelope from the breweries was !!
    I see it another way. No alcohol no support from 2 of your bigger backers... Add in the Central group and their department stores with supermarkets and you have 3 big backers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick View Post
    There is a certain logic to it SA.

    The average Somchai, now throw out of work, can only afford to eat street food. Closing the street vendors down, both increases unemployment and potentially creates a hungry horde at the gates of Government House.

    There are no tourists to cater for at the moment and frankly no one gives a toss if you are personally inconvenienced, even in your dreams.
    Don't talk such utter shit.

    The curfew was being breached by young guns and raddled peasants getting pissed in their squalor causing aggravation for police and army and rather than deal with the problem as it arose they thought " lets ban alcohol" and fuck the rest of the population and several hundred thousand foreigners because we can do as we please and get what we want, when we want, and are not bound by the rules we impose.

    The argument was based on the stupid generalisation that all Thai adults when having a drink are compelled to take it upon themselves to have a raving street party and start dancing together, all 40 million of them.

    What utter bollocks but that you should attribute som coherence to it is merely more evidence you keep your head up your arse, you stupid fuck.

    Cheap food was always available in Bangkok throughout the quarantine in street markets.

    Anyway , my point you have failed to address is the illogicality of banning alcohol in restaurants, on presumably grounds one might breach social distancing measures with one's wife or other dining companions, yet permitting the lining up of customers for street food in the gutter of a stinking soi with fuck knows who else.

    You dull brained idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    What utter bollocks but that you should attribute som coherence to it is merely more evidence you keep your head up your arse, you stupid fuck.
    Why do you resort to this in every reply? You are simply a low class fucking asshole. Its that simple..


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    crickey did you get the wet patch Sausages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Why do you resort to this in every reply? You are simply a low class fucking asshole. Its that simple..

    Oh dear. You find it offensive that I disabuse idiots of their ignorance and stupidity? Cry me a fucking river, sport, but as long as people manifest their intellectual laziness i shall continue to give them short shrift.

    Hominids have been developing the power of thought for over a million years but from the views expressed by some posters here one could be forgiven for thinking that the Creationists may well have a point and development has been limited to a process of only 6000 years.

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    Its simply because you know nothing of Thailand. You know Pattaya and Sukumvit from Soi 1 to 15. About as low as you can go. Fact...

    Now pontificate in vulgarities all that you wish..

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    God, you septics can be such crashing bores with your dull manners and even duller lives.

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    Is there anything or anyone at all on this planet that meets with your approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    God, you septics can be such crashing bores with your dull manners and even duller lives.
    Let SA be example to everyone, of what an over reliance on alcohol followed by sudden cessation can do to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    God, you septics can be such crashing bores with your dull manners and even duller lives.

    You are a walking time bomb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    ^
    Is there anything or anyone at all on this planet that meets with your approval.
    Schadenfreude.

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    why is it that people are obsessed so much with drinking in LoS? get on a fucking diet, and stop drinking

    if bored, try running, or go for YouPorn premium to wank 24/7, you will be exhausted and satisfied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Schadenfreude.
    Schadenfreude ist die schönste freude

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