By Thai Newsroom Reporters
SOCIAL DISTANCING rule was last night (June 26) strictly maintained at Tree Town night market in Pattaya as dozens of young women were spotted hanging around and looking to offer themselves in suspected flesh trade, police said.
The adolescent females mingled with hundreds of other visitors, mostly being Thais, at Tree Town night market in Soi Bua Khao area of Pattaya prevailed by downsized restaurants, street food and merchandise stalls, prompting the police to strictly enforce social distancing rule and set up barricades around the market’s front area to roughly screen people and keep the crowded venue in orderly fashion.
Those young women mostly in skimpy clothing were politely told to seat themselves somewhere and to not strut around in groups, casually tempting ”customers” among the male visitors to the night market, the police said.
Restaurants in the premises of Tree Town night market were strongly advised to keep one table about two meters apart from another and immediately close at midnight.
Open-air bars in the night market and elsewhere throughout the country were not as yet allowed to reopen until July 1 when restrictions under anti-pandemic measures are expected to be eased up further.
Given the current circumstances under which a relatively small number of foreigners were found visiting Pattaya since no international flights were allowed to land at any Thai airports as yet, Tree Town appeared to be the busiest spot in the world-renowned beach resort city.
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