In the northern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, 39 people were arrested when police raided a restaurant and found several Covid19 measures and restrictions had been violated. The raid took place in Korat’s main district around 10:30 p.m. last night.
The local GGD accompanied the police to Lamer Restaurant & Karaoke on Sirinakhon Road, where they found 28 customers inside and 11 staff operating the restaurant in violation of the emergency decree and provincial disease control order in intoxication.
The county currently has a 10pm curfew prohibiting all residents from leaving their homes between 10am and 4am, so all customers in the restaurant were in violation of the curfew and the restaurant had have to close at 9pm.
Time aside, live music was played in the restaurant and employees sat talking to customers in a way that the police interpreted as a place of entertainment more than a restaurant.
Wet barley flowed freely into the establishment, while the sale and consumption of alcohol in restaurants in the province is banned.
All 28 customers and 11 staff members were taken into custody and transported to Pho Klang Police Station for a series of violations of the Disease Control Order Prevention and Emergency Order.
The list of charges includes violation of curfews, dinner services after 9 p.m., sale and consumption of alcohol in a restaurant, employees mingling with customers as an entertainment venue, and hosting live music.
The restaurant manager was not on site when the police raided but did turn himself into police after the incident.
Police have recently raided restaurants that sell alcohol and operate illegally in Pattaya, Koh Samui, Khon Kaen and Patong, and have been allowed to reopen liquor cabinets in restaurants since last week.
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