BANGKOK, Sept 17 (TNA) – More than 50% of people in eight provinces have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
The commerce minister announced the Phuket Gems Fest will be organized in Phuket late this year to attract well-to-do visitors and stimulate tourism in the “Andaman Sandbox”.
The governor of Phuket province discussed treatment solutions for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with local administrators as their rising number raised concern.
Phuket will welcome Thai tourists from Sept 8 onwards and those who will stay longer than a week must be tested for COVID-19 there.
The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand ordered efforts to restore tourists’ confidence in safe and attractive Phuket after the murder of a Swiss tourist in this southern island province last week.
Phuket governor Narong Woonciew expressed his condolences on the death of Swiss woman Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, head of diplomatic protocol of Germany, who visited Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox Model project.
The Phuket municipal office closed a local market for seven days due to COVID-19 infections among migrant workers.
Phuket is ramping up Covid-19 control measures to screen inbound travellers.
Local authorities closed risky places and suspended the activities that may transmit COVID-19, affecting pubs, bars and other entertainment venues, while allowing shopping centers to open until 9pm.
Two more visitors to Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox project tested positive for COVID-19. They are Myanmar nationals aged eight and nine years.
Three players of the Leicester City Football Club help the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) promote the Phuket Sandbox project.
Tourism-related operators on the resort province of Phuket ask the government for details about its country-reopening plan that was set to start there within only about 20 days, on July 1.