BANGKOK, June 22 (TNA) – The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is going ahead with the Phuket Sandbox reopening plan, saying the tourism scheme can be adjusted or cancelled, depending on the Covid-19 situation.
Taweesin Visanuyothin, CCSA spokesman said the reopening will proceed although the daily Covid-19 case tally in Thailand today reached 4,059 cases. The disease management is being carried out in the outbreak areas. Phuket saw a single digit increase in Covid-19 cases, so the Phuket Sandbox project can continue as planned.
However, back-up plans have been prepared to handle the spread of the outbreak. The reopening will happen with conditions. It can be adjusted if the number of new Covid-19 infections increases more than 90 cases per week in Phuket or the outbreak spreads to all three districts and more than six sub-districts or there are more than three clusters of Covid-19 infections.
If any situation occurs, tourism activities can be reduced and the sealed route model and hotel quarantine will be implemented. The last measure is to revise the reopening plan or cancel it, he said.
When considering the Covid-19 case count in Sarat Thani, it is possible to adopt the reopening model on three islands – Samui, Pha-ngan and Tao in Surat Thani, he added. (TNA)