Complaint filed against owner and manager of Hua Hin pub over COVID-19 cluster
A complaint has been lodged with Hua Hin district police, by the district’s assistant health official and the deputy district officer, against the owner and manager of the Maya pub for allegedly violating the Emergency Decree, the Communicable Disease Act, the Entertainment Venue Act and the provincial administration’s order.
The pub has been identified as the source of a cluster of COVID-19 infections in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. According to the provincial health office, more than 300 people have, so far, been infected and 90% of thos infections are linked to the pub.
A mini concert was held at the pub on March 31st, featuring popular singer and entertainer Joey Boy, and it is alleged that the pub operated beyond the 1am limit.
Pol Lt-Col Paithoon Promkhien, superintendent of Hua Hin police, said they have yet to question several witnesses, because most of them are infected and are being treated in hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Chon Buri health office issued an announcement on Tuesday advising visitors to five pubs, in Banglamung district, to report to any district health office for COVID-19 testing.
The pubs are Bone Pattaya, Cetus Club Pattaya, the Garden 168 beer bar and Gulliver’s Traveler’s Tavern.
99 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Wednesday in Chon Buri, raising total infections there, since April 1st, to 710. Districts with a high number of infections are Muang, 297, Banglamung, which covers Pattaya, 194, Si Racha, 89, Pan Thong, 45 and Phanat Nikhom, 22 cases.