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The vivid lights of Patpong Road are slowly ebbing away as many bars and clubs cannot keep their he Bangkok prostitution areas water. Many bars are taking their last gasps of air amid an economic slump caused by the onset of the Covid pandemic last year. On Feb 22, the Centre for Covid Situation Administration CCSA allowed the reopening of entertainment venues as well as pubs and bars in almost all provinces except Samut Sakhon, where alcohol drinks can be sold until 11pm.

Entertainment venues on Silom Soi 2 and Silom Soi 4 have gained some customers, but Patpong Road, once a centre of Bangkok's night life, is still quiet. The place next door has just closed because of the second wave," he said. Having worked here for 36 years, he said Patpong actually has been quiet for almost 10 years due to the bar control policy imposed 20 years ago that limited opening times to no later than 1am.

It also made many foreigners unhappy. I think we should let them enjoy themselves as much as possible.

Some, especially the Japanese, spend at least 10, [baht] a night," he said. The owner held off cutting staff pay for three months during the first wave, Bangkok prostitution areas as the bar closure went on, he shifted to topping up shrunken wages with food support. To survive, his bar had to cut drinks prices to attract local customers, as the border closed and foreigners, the main source of customers, could not come.

His bar is the only operator in the area whose the owner did not lay off staff. Their salaries have been cut by half, though. Many changed their jobs to do something else, but life was not that easy. A hostess from Chachoengsao, 48, who has been working in the trade for 10 years, said she became jobless in the first wave of Covid Her pay has gone from 10, baht to 7, baht. She was the only breadwinner in her family, which consists of her year-old parents who are ill, one younger brother and one grandchild.

She said she was sending them support of 12, baht monthly but had to stop. Not only in rent but I also have to pay baht for my makeup, cosmetics Bangkok prostitution areas baht a day for transport," she added. The bar used to have four hostesses who would compete to attract customers. Nowadays, she is the only hostess left. Still, she rarely has customers, she said. Last year, she entered self-quarantine after coming back from Singapore in January and Dubai in March.

She said she earned aroundbaht from those trips, but spent the money supporting herself in Bangkok during the bar closure period and sent the rest to her family. Without higher school leaving qualifications, her job options are limited. She turned to sex services to help make the ends meet. Do not say I am not trying or that we choose to be prostitutes.

It is the choice that our lives force on us," she said. She said she received 15, baht in state financial support, not enough to feed her family. Even with food support from NGOs, it was enough for just a few days. It Bangkok prostitution areas now just a parking lot," she said, adding it has been quiet since coup and it was worsened by the pandemic. Pawan Leewajanakun, 33, a male prostitute and sex-worker rights activist, said he has boosted his income by taking in private customers via an online platform, rather than relying solely on the bar in Patpong where he worked as a go-go boy and masseur.

During the Chinese New Year festival, business was still good as many Chinese tourists came to the bar and massage parlours where he worked. He made about 34, baht in a week, not including the prostitute's job in which he took customers from outside which brought in another 2, baht a night. Some of the service providers remained in the Patpong area and Pattaya as they could not move elsewhere. The doctor said she and colleagues had realised for some time that sex services are changing from venue-based to non-venue-based.

As she works to ensure sex workers' access to health services, her team has also used online channels over the past five years.

But on the other hand, we can see the inequity especially in the groups that are vulnerable and have less opportunity to use technology. The assistance provided includes various supplies and platforms as well as information on how to get health services, plus new skill training or non-formal education. But the ultimate goal is to help them move on from being service workers as soon as possible.

Covid can be part of that drive to push them out," she said. Mai Janta, of Empower Foundation, who represents sex workers mainly in Chiang Mai, said that after Covid struck, about half of the sex workers returned home. Others stayed and found odd jobs or extra training.

While only some have turned to online channels, most stay with their employers as they have regular customers. When [entertainment venues] can open we are happy to return to work. But it's not the same as before," she said. Her foundation acts as adviser to sex workers and shares information of what they need Bangkok prostitution areas the government. A Bangkok temple began demolishing its crematorium after it started cracking early this month due to heavy use during the Covid epidemic. Doctors say a year-old teacher who had received Sinovac-AstraZeneca Covid vaccines died of brain swelling but have yet to conclude whether it had anything to do with the mixed shots.

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