3 Foreigners Nabbed for Breaching Pattaya’s Virus Beach Closure

Police arrest three foreigners for swimming in Pattaya's sea on May 9, 2020.

PATTAYA — Police in Pattaya resort town said Saturday they arrested three foreigners who were caught swimming in the sea.

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The three were charged with violating health official’s instructions, which closed off Pattaya Beach from visitors in a bid to deter public gatherings and contain the coronavirus infection.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 100,000 baht fine. Police did not identify the three foreigners by names or nationalities.

Officers said they found the trio swimming by using a drone to patrol Pattaya’s coastlines and look for any violators of the closure order.

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