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  • Grandfather and grandson drown at Pranburi beach

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    A Thai man and his young grandson drowned off Pranburi beach on Monday.

     

    Witnesses said how the boy had got into difficulty when the man entered the water to try and save him but was also swept away.

     

    Rescue workers were able to recover the man’s body, it was some time later before the body of the boy could be recovered, a witness said. 

     

    The incident took place around 4pm on Monday.

     

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    13 April 13 2021
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  • Urgent: Visitors to SEVEN Hua Hin entertainment venues should go for Covid tests immediately

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    The Prachuap Khiri Khan department of public health has appealed to any visitors to seven city and Muang District entertainment venues to go to a hospital near them for a Covid test immediately, reported The Bangkok Insight.

     

    The venues in Hua Hin are (spellings may vary from actual ones as this is taken from Thai language):

     

    Thong Suk Cafe

    Line Up

    Rareun Cheua Bar

     

    In Muang district:

     

    33 Station

    My Angle (possibly Angel)

    Private

    Taeng Bar

     

    The notice was issued on Monday.

     

    Prachuap Khiri Khan has registered almost 200 cases since the beginning of the month believed to be linked to one woman who was infected in Krystal Club in Bangkok, reported Thailand print media. 

     

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    13 April 13 2021
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  • Over 100 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Hua Hin

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    Health officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Sunday reported there are now a total of 141 cases of COVID-19 in the province.

     

    The majority of the cases have been discovered in Hua Hin and can be linked to the cluster at the Maya Pub.

     

    114 patients are being treated at Hua Hin Hospital, with 1 patient being treated at Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin. 

     

    Patients being treated at other hospitals in the province include:

     

    Pranburi Hospital - 5 cases 

    Thanarat Camp Hospital - 2 cases 

    Sam Roi Yot Hospital - 3 cases 

    Kuiburi Hospital - 2 cases

    Prachuap Khiri Khan Hospital - 10 cases

    Bangsaphan Hospital - 4 cases

     

    Health officials revealed that so far all patients were Thai, with the youngest patient aged just 2 years old and the oldest 82 years old. 

     

    Meanwhile, Hua Hin Today reported that the virus spread to Hua Hin after a member of staff from the Krystal Club in Thonglor, the location of a major cluster in the capital, visited the  Maya Pub on Phetkasem Road on 30th March.

     

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    11 April 11 2021
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  • Travelling to Hua Hin? Here are the latest quarantine requirements

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    Health officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan have released the latest requirements regarding quarantine for people travelling to the province.

     

    The only people required to quarantine are those who have visited high risk venues in Bangkok or elsewhere.

     

    High risk venues are mostly the Thonglor and Ekkamai bars in Bangkok which officials have said are linked to large clusters of COVID-19 infections.

     

    People required to quarantine also need to check in via a QR code and self quarantine for 14 days at home.

     

    Hua Hin Today listed some of the venues deemed ‘high risk’:

     

    Bone Pub Pattaya

    Cetus Club Pattaya

    The Box 69 Club Pattaya

    Infinity Club Chiang Mai

    Too Nice Nimman

     

    Bangkok:

    Krystal Club (Thonglor), 

    BarBarBar, 

    Ekkamai Beer House, 

    Emerald (Thonglor), 

    Dirty Bar, 

    Bottoms Up (Thonglor), 

    AINU Hokkaido Izakaya & Bar, 

    The Cassese Music Bar (Ekkamai), 

    63 Music House (Ekkamai), 

    Pik Mai Restaurant, The Jazz, M Club, 

    76 Garage, 

    The Play Exclusive Club, 

    TOPONE Club Bangkok, 

    Chill Chill Restaurant, 

    Hiso Ciety, 

    Dubai luxury Club, 

    69 Tomdiiz Pub, 

    Dollar Bangkok

    7-Ducks Pub & Lounge

     

    Everyone in the province must also follow the DMHTT precautions.

     

    These are:

     

    D – Distancing, 

    M – Mask wearing, 

    H – Handwashing, 

    T – Temperature check, 

    T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.

     

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    12 April 12 2021
    1213635
  • COVID-19 cases surge in Hua Hin as province sees record daily jump in infections

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    Health officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Tuesday reported 141 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest daily jump in new cases.

     

    Monday’s figures bring the total number of cases during the third wave of infections in the province to 334.

     

    Health officials said most patients do not show severe symptoms.

     

    Most of the infections can be linked to the Maya Pub.

     

    Meanwhile, health officials also said that anyone who visited the My Angle pub in Muang District in Prachuap Khiri Khan also needs to take a test after a cluster from there was  linked  to 11  cases.

     

    Hua Hin -  106 new cases (248 total)
    Pranburi - 27 new cases (44 total)
    Sam Roi Yot - 2 new cases (7 total)
    Kui Buri - 0  new cases  (5 total)
    Prachuap Khiri Khan - 6 new cases (22 total)
    Thap Sakae -  0 new cases (2 total)
    Bang Saphan - 0 new cases (6 total)
    Bang Sapahan Noi -  0 new cases (0 total)

     

     

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    13 April 13 2021
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  • 142 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hua Hin

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    There are now 142 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hua Hin.

     

    On Monday, health announced 52 new cases in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 193.

     

    Most of the cases can be linked to the cluster from the Maya Pub in Hua Hin.

     

    According to Hua Hin Today, the number of cases confirmed in each district of Prachuap Khiri Khan are as follows:

     

    • Hua Hin - 142 cases
    • Pranburi - 17 cases
    • Sam Roi Yod - 5 cases
    • Kuiburi - 5 cases
    • Muang Prachuap - 16 cases
    • Thap Sakae - 2 caes
    • Bang Saphan - 6 cases

     

    The news comes as health officials confirmed quarantine requirements for some travellers to Hua Hin.

     

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    12 April 12 2021
    1213655
  • Hua Hin: The Mall Group pulls out of investment in "Bluport Hua Hin"

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    After persistent rumors The Bangkok Insight has said from its sources that The Mall Group has withdrawn its investment in the company that runs the shopping center Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall.

     

    The company has faced mounting losses ever since they opened the mall in 2016.

     

    They have reportedly sold their shares for one baht each. 

     

    The medium sized shopping center was a joint investment by The Mall Group and Proud Real Estate under a company banner called Hua Hin Asset Co Ltd. 

     

    It was opened on October 1st 2016 and represented the second foray into malls in the provinces after The Mall Group opened up in Korat in 2000. 

     

    They own several major malls in Bangkok.

     

    It was part of a plan for seaside malls, open in style, called "The Blu Collection". It was built at a cost of 5 billion baht on 200,000 square meters opposite the Intercontinental Hotel in the downtown area of the tourist city that is 220 kms south of the Thai capital Bangkok. 

     

    Now after persistent rumors over the past 2-3 months the media said that they had pulled out.

     

    The media reported losses of 60 million baht in 2016, 175 million in 2017, 138 million in 2018 and 207 million in 2019.

     

    There were no figures available for 2020 - the year that the pandemic struck. 

     

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    6 April 06 2021
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  • Google Maps now displays COVID-19 infections in Hua Hin

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    Google Maps is now displaying the location of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hua Hin.

     

    Google Maps introduced its so-called ‘COVID layer’ feature last year in order to display local infection rates to users.

     

    The feature informs users on how the virus is spreading locally so they can plan ahead before travelling to a location.

     

    The feature details where infections are rising or declining by using a colour coded system with grey being the lowest and dark red signalling when there have been more than 40 local cases.

     

    Google says it uses “multiple authoritative sources” to source the relevant information on the number of infections, understood to be official data from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health.

     

    The feature is part of Google’s effort to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

     

    “As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19,” a spokesperson for the tech giant said when the feature launched last year.

     

    “These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19.

     

    “The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.”

     

    The news comes after 87 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Hua Hin on Friday.

     

    People in Hua Hin can see the COVID-19 infections on Google Maps here

     

     

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    10 April 10 2021
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  • Anyone who visited these locations in Hua Hin urged to take COVID test

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    The Prachuap Khiri Khan department of public health issued a notice for people to go to Hua Hin Hospital or the nearest hospital to them urgently if they had been at a pub or a shop in the city between certain times in the last week.

     

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    The venues and times are:

     

    Maya Pub, Hua Hin, 30th March 10.30pm to 2 am Ting Kowlee (Korean) shop, Hua Hin, 1st April 6-7pm.

     

    The notice came as Prachuap registered two new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the first new cases in the province for several weeks.

     

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    6 April 06 2021
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  • Hua Hin sees spike in Covid-19 cases linked to Maya Pub/ Korean restaurant

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    Dr Suriya Khuharat of the Prachuap Khirikhan department of public health said that there were six new cases of Covid associated with the Maya Pub and the Ting Kowlee (Korean) restaurant. 

     

    He urged people who were at the former on March 30th between 10pm and 2 am to get tested. The same went for those who visited the restaurant on April 1st between 6 and 7 pm.

     

    He said via New TV shared on Facebook that the original figure before the latest cases was 10. 

     

    Local journalist Kulsawek Sawekwannakorn gave the timeline of cases 11 through 14 who were contacts of earlier cases and who had either been to the places in question or had contacts elsewhere. 

     

    One of the infected had been working at the Wacharee Apartmnent in Khao Phitak Soi 10 and another had worked at the Ban Khun Phor restaurant in Hua Hin Soi 88 where they had subsequently handed out leaflets. 

     

    In many cases those now infected had not been wearing face masks. 

     

    Kulsawel called the latest situation "stressful". 

     

     

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    7 April 07 2021
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