Police mentioned 22 Thais have been additionally detained within the raid Tuesday night time at 360 Bar on Koh Phangan, which is within the Gulf of Thailand off of Surat Thani.
Attendants and organizers of the celebration are going through prices of violating an emergency decree which was put in place final March to fight the coronavirus. Most of them have been launched on bail, and solely 28 are nonetheless being detained, mentioned Police Col. Panya Nirattimanon, chief of the Koh Phangan provincial police station.
In line with stories, police realized in regards to the celebration after they noticed tickets out there for buy on-line.
Among the many foreigners arrested have been 20 French residents, 10 Individuals and 6 Britons. All the arrested have been swabbed by native well being authorities and located damaging for Covid-19, Nirattimanon mentioned.
“They’re stranded vacationers who cannot go away Thailand because of Covid,” Nirattimanon mentioned. “They could suppose it’s OK to assemble in giant teams and I believe they might wish to loosen up and have some enjoyable.”
Koh Phangan is a well-liked vacation spot for backpackers because of its month-to-month full moon events, which have been canceled.
All worldwide arrivals are topic to a 14-day quarantine at a state-approved facility.
For months, Thailand reported few regionally transmitted Covid instances because of its strict quarantine-on-arrival guidelines.