Thailand’s bars and seaside parties remain strictly closed (cough)

Will a few of Thailand’s most popular hotspots ever come back to life? It seems that the bars and seaside events won’t ever restart as these pictures reveal darkened streets and deserted seashores.
Last week’s Full Moon Party was curtailed after initially getting the go-ahead from Koh Pha Ngan police. It ultimately went forward but in a vastly decreased ‘covid-era’ form and closed up by 11pm, usually the time the get together will get began.
Fewer than one hundred folks turned up to have fun an October Full Moon Party on Friday evening however there was no alcohol, plenty of social distancing and everybody, after all, wore masks.
Then there’s In less than in Patong, Phuket, as captured on video on Friday night, again utterly empty and devoid of vacationers or any activity. Bars have been closed around Thailand since the third wave of the coronavirus kicked in during April 2021.
It’s clear in both units of pictures and movies that bar homeowners, and patrons, have been absolutely obeying all elements of the Covid-19 restrictions.
But, worry not, there is light at the end of the Covid-restriction tunnel with applications being made in vacationer zones for a lifting of the alcohol ban which will enable bars to re-open. Certainly the Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has made it clear that he needs to bars and Thai nightlife open by December 1, in time for the excessive season and traditionally busy Christmas holiday/New Year traffic.
Any suggestion that the enforcement of the alcohol ban has been lax is demonstrably incorrect.

VIDEO: A abandoned and darkened Bangla Road on Friday evening..

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