What The Media Are Saying – May 1st

Yesterday’s news seemed to be dominated by the continuing alcohol ban and the reopening of some businesses in Thailand.

Here we share the news from around Thailand and see what the media are telling us.

Good news from Khaosod English, as they report that Chinese Tourists will not be allowed back into Thailand just yet

Gov’t Shoots Down Rumors of Chinese Tourists’ Return

BANGKOK – The government’s coronavirus epidemic taskforce on Wednesday denied news reports that Chinese tourists are preparing to visit Thailand next month. Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration, said it is “hardly possible” for foreign tourists to visit the country for the time being, since nearly all inbound international flights are banned until May 31.

Coconuts lead like most outlets with the booze bans extension until the end of May.

Bangkok left high and dry after booze ban indefinitely extended

Tomorrow’s stay-at-home parties are being canceled on word the ban on alcohol sales won’t be lifted any time soon. Asked about the three-week old ban on sales, the Interior Ministry’s permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert said today that current measures would remain in place until at least May 31, sinking hopes of even a two-day reprieve many had expected over the long holiday weekend.

Stickboy gives a sad story about a Brit high on Yaba killing a woman with a manchette in Pattaya.

Brit High On Yaba Murders Woman With A Machete In Pattaya – Stickboy Bangkok

A British man is in police custody today suspected of killing a Thai woman with a machete in the early hours of Thursday at his home in Pattaya. 46-year-old Neil Henry Elliot from Northern Ireland was detained by hospital staff where he was taken for treatment following a motorbike accident he was involved in after …

And if it’s light relief you are looking for, then we leave you with the incredible entertaining Thai Visa forum chat about is there a booze ban or not?

Thai govt issues order extending emergency measures – alcohol ban unclear

Thai govt issues order extending emergency measures – alcohol ban unclear FILE PHOTO: Reuters The Thai government has passed an order confirming all emergency measures previously put in place to help combat the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until further notice. The order, which tells provi…