A 27-year-old Nigerian man who is the first monkeypox case of Thailand fled his treatment process and officials were searching for him.
Authorities in Phuket prepare measures to contain monkeypox as the country had its first case of the disease and 6-7 people were in close contact with the infected man there.
Officials are closely monitoring earthquakes near the Andaman Islands off India as about 30 tremors happened there, about 400-500 kilometers from Phuket province, over the past two days.
Authorities in Phuket insist its tsunami-warning system remains operative and is tested on Wednesdays.
Hotel reservations increase ahead of the government’s further relaxation of COVID-19 control measures on July 1 while Phuket and Krabi provinces remain as popular destinations, according to the Thai Hotels Association.
Tourists flocked to pubs, bars and karaoke shops, especially those on Bangla Road on Patong beach, when entertainment places were allowed to reopen on the night of June 1.
Immigration police in Phuket set up a special unit to extend the visas of the Russian and Ukrainian tourists who cannot return to their homeland due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
A suspected gunman who killed an Indian man in the southern island province early last month was arrested in Canada and Thai prosecutors will seek his extradition.
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said he would apologize personally to Cathy Hummels, wife of a German national footballer Mats Hummels, for the assault and robbery that happened to her in the country.
The number of COVID-infected foreign tourists is rising in Phuket in proportion to more arrivals and some visitors failed to undergo RT-PCR tests before their flights to the island province.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was proud of Phuket when Hollywood star Russell Crowe admired the atmosphere, foods and beautiful places on the island province.
Phuket Exempts Fully Vaccinated Visitors from COVID Tests.