Following noise complaints, establishments in Phuket are accused of breaking the Covid-19 rules

Following complaints of loud noise after the midnight closing period, Phuket police detained two nightclub operators earlier this week. Both of its locations are in the central business district of the island province. Phuket officials have been alert for Covid-19 as Thailand’s bars and clubs have ‘officially’ reopened around the nation.

Both managers are accused of breaking the curfew and COVID-19 rules, and one is also accused of breaking the regulations governing entertainment employment at entertainment venues. Both managers were brought to Phuket City Police Station to await additional legal repercussions. This week in Phuket, a dispute over violations of the Covid-19 limit evolved from noise concerns. Although it is hoped that all of the pronouncements made on Friday will be effective as of July 1, this will require posting in the Royal Gazette first, which is a Thai administrative requirement.



Before presenting a proposal to the cabinet, the CCSA is requesting clarification from the National Security Council so that it can examine the legal specifics of the new closing periods. In an effort to determine if venues were according to public health regulations, Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panaphong, Phuket City Police, and other officials visited locations near the Nimit Circle (also known as Seahorse Circle) earlier this month. The CCSA in Thailand declared last week that as of July 1 the closing time would be changed to 2am (and 1am in “certain” locations). There are three rules that regulate the closing times for night entertainment venues, therefore this week a CCSA spokeswoman stated that “it is still unclear when operating hours would be extended to 2am.”

Face masks are still compulsory for riders of the BTS Skytrain

The official declaration that wearing masks is optional in outdoor and airy settings shocked Thais last night, according to The Royal Gazette.

The platform continued to advocate face mask use in crowded spaces, public gathering spots, and settings where social distance cannot be practiced. Despite a notice on the Royal Gazette platform stating that wearing a face mask is now optional in Thailand, the BTS Skytrain operator in Bangkok stated today that all passengers must still wear one inside their trains and around the platform area. As a result, BTS Skytrain riders must continue to wear masks while boarding the trains, waiting for them on the platform, and entering the stations.
The majority of Thai internet users who commented supported the business’s policy. I completely agree, someone said. “Please keep wearing it,” “Super crowded, please wear it,” and “Don’t dare to enter if there are no more masks.”

Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited, which operates the BTS Skytrain, made it plain to all users on the company’s Facebook page that all users must wear masks at all times when using the system.

Following the economic devastation caused by Covid-19, Phuket Zoo will close

After building enclosures for them, the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand is currently taking care of 11 tigers that were previously housed in the zoo. The annual funding for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to care for animals used to be 80 million baht, but this year, because of a government decrease, it was drastically reduced to 30 million baht.


According to the owner, the zoo is closing and all of its animals have been relocated. Since 1996, Phuket Zoo has been open for business. In 2020, we began to shut down. Due to a lack of incoming tourist revenue, we were unable to cover the costs.

Black bears from the Phuket Zoo have also been adopted by WFFT, but the organization needs cash to construct the bears’ habitats. Approximately 14,000 euros, or about 520,000 baht, will be spent on each enclosure. Suriya refused to discuss the past when asked what he wanted Phuket Zoo to be recognized for. Let’s just adapt to the circumstances at hand, he remarked.


Who knows what the future of Thailand’s animals holds with Thailand’s wildlife department suffering and zoos and animal rescue charities lacking funding.

The destruction of the island province’s tourism industry by Covid-19 regulations has claimed its newest victim: Phuket Zoo. This information follows a significant budget cut to Thailand’s wildlife department this year. Suriya Tanthaweewong, the 42-year-old owner and manager of the zoo, told The Phuket News this week that the zoo began to close when the pandemic began in 2020, despite the fact that it has delighted animal lovers for more than 20 years.

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