No decision yet on allowing Hua Hin restaurants to serve alcohol

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Restaurant goers in Hua Hin may have to wait a little while longer to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their food.

Speaking on Wednesday (Nov 24), Dr Wara Selawattanakul, Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Public Health Doctor, said a decision is yet to be made on whether Hua Hin restaurants will be granted permission to start serving alcohol.

Despite Hua Hin being one of the areas in Thailand allowed to reopen to foreign tourists, alcohol is still off the menu in restaurants, while bars remain closed in accordance with national COVID-19 regulations.

Dr Wara said that allowing people to sit and drink alcohol could increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Dr Wara added that there are still 12 clusters being monitored by health officials.

Of those, 9 clusters are regarded as being under control, while 3 are yet to be controlled.

The 3 clusters which are of concern for health officials are at Chatchai Market in Hua Hin, Siam Industrial Plant and the Thung Kha Concrete Company.