Regional restaurant operators have been put on notice about the need to observe orders made in response to the coronavirus crisis after arrests were made in Phetchaburi.
The arrests were made after an alleged breach of the current Provincial Orders which prohibit restaurants from opening after 9 PM and from serving alcohol to customers.
Police arrived at the premises of a small local restaurant at 10.10 PM where customers were seen eating and drinking inside the premises.
The two arrested shopkeepers were taken to the Muang Phetchaburi Police Station with legal proceedings to follow. The penalties available for beaching an official order include up to 2 years in prison or up to 40,000 THB in fines.
Apart from avoiding the legal penalties involved, all restaurant owner were reminded of their community safety obligations to restrict the spread of coronavirus infections; the reason behind the current restrictions.