Pub raid nets Valentine's Day revellers

Pub raid nets Valentine's Day revellers

Officials raid Feeling Hatyai pub restaurant in Hat Yai district of Songkhla on Monday night and arrest customers and employees for violating Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)
Officials raid Feeling Hatyai pub restaurant in Hat Yai district of Songkhla on Monday night and arrest customers and employees for violating Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: Local officials and police raided a restaurant pub in Hat Yai district and arrested 24 customers and employees on Monday night for breaking Covid-19 restrictions on Valentine's Day.

The raid on Feeling Hatyai pub on Nuan Kaew Uthit road in Kho Hong Municipality was led by two assistant district chiefs, backed up by Hat Yai police. It followed complaints from nearby residents about the loud music being played there.

They found the place was packed with customers eating, drinking and dancing to live music played on the stage.

Twenty-four customers and employees were arrested and charged with violating the Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the provincial communicable disease committee.

The operator was charged with operating the business without a permit.

Covid-19 restrictions are still in place in Songkhla where the number of infections is surging - with 157 new cases recorded on Monday.

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