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.
Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, maintained a plan to welcome foreign tourists through the implementation of the “Phuket Sandbox” model.
Officials on the tourist island were seriously screening visitors from 17 provinces earlier declared red COVID-19 maximum control zones.