Pattaya’s barmaids now have to undergo an all very regular Covid19 test, in addition to putting on frivolous make-up, squeezing into tight bottoms and walking in stilettos.
You know, of course, that the pubs and bars in Pattaya or wherever are open stomachs, but thanks are the reprehensible licensing and the lenient attitude of the officials, even go-go bars and houses of fun in Soi 6 brothels just open again, but now as “restaurants”. It is only the largest catering establishments that are penalized by a scheme that has become a farce, which is unparalleled.
Since the new year, Pattaya has been requiring restaurant workers and customers to take a coronavirus antigen test before entering.
Pannee, a “barmaid” on the infamous Soi 6, said she had come back to Pattaya because there was no bowl of rice to be had in her home province, the Isaan. Now she can live above the bar and bring in at least 500 baht a day.
khu. Damrongkiat Pinitkan, secretary of Pattaya’s Entertainment & Tourism Association, said the current loophole in Thai law was good news for bar workers, as pouring alcohol until 11 p.m. also brought relief to the nightlife scene.
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