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    Phuket governor orders all hotels on the resort island closed

    All hotels on Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket have been ordered to close from Saturday until further notice.


    Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat issued the order today, in the wake of a steadily accelerating rate of new COVID-19 infections.


    Under the order, guests already staying in hotels may stay until their scheduled departure date, but hotels are not allowed to accept new guests from tomorrow.


    Hotel managements are required to report details of their remaining guests to district officials, so that health officers can screen them and monitor their condition.


    Hotels, which have been temporarily converted into field hospitals, are not affected by the order.


    Foreign arrivals in Phuket have dropped to a trickle, after the Thai government imposed stringent travel restrictions, including the requirement for “fit-to-fly” medical certificates, US$100,000 health insurance coverage and a 14-day mandatory quarantine at designated hotels at the visitor’s own expense.


    Troops will join police and local administration officials from tonight in patrolling the streets and manning road blocks in Bangkok and other provinces across the country, to enforce the 10pm-4am curfew.


    While saying that, during the initial stage of enforcement, authorities will focus on a PR campaign to stress the importance of complying with the curfew, Police spokesman Pol Lt-Gen Piya Uthayo warned today that curfew violators could face two years in prison and/or a 40,000 baht fine.


    Those who work night shifts are advised to carry their ID cards and letters from their employers explaining the nature of the work that requires them to work late at night.

    Phuket governor orders all hotels on the resort island closed – Thai PBS World

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    Just as well TiT, otherwise with tens of thousands of visitors unexpectedly marooned in the country people might question the sense of closing hotels, unless of course this is designed to redirect business toward favoured establishments.

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    The end is near.

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    If there's one place I have less sympathy for than the rest of Thailand, it's Phuket and those bastard tuk tuk bandits.

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    TAT was predicting 3.3 trillion baht revenue from Tourism this year and Phuket is just behind BKK for tourism, big losses coming here for Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    TAT was predicting 3.3 trillion baht revenue from Tourism this year and Phuket is just behind BKK for tourism, big losses coming here for Thailand.
    I'm trying really, really hard & yes I can find just the tinniest little bit of sympathy for Thailand and its loss of revenue, I think?

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    I hate to say this but I really want the Baht to hit the floor.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I hate to say this but I really want the Baht to hit the floor.....
    From the point of view of what I've got to send there, yes.

    From the point of view of what I've got there, no.

    So, on balance, at this point I don't care.

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    [QUOTE=misskit;4082990


    Hotel managements are required to report details of their remaining guests to district officials, so that health officers can screen them and monitor their condition.



    [/QUOTE]


    So, just what the fuck do these silly people mean by "screen" and " monitor"???

    It seems the Thai addiction to addressing a problem by inventing some spurious, nebulous bureaucracy couched in cliche and hackneyed phraseology is having a field day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    If there's one place I have less sympathy for than the rest of Thailand, it's Phuket and those bastard tuk tuk bandits.
    Indeed .phuket can get fucked

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