Phuket under lockdownPhuket: The governor of Phuket has ordered a weeklong lockdown of the tourist destination in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19 after nine new cases emerged yesterday, bringing the provincial total up to 26. Pakkhapong Thawiphat said he has decided to impose the lockdown immediately until March 31. Provincial public health chief Dr Thanit Sermkaew said the nine new cases comprise five Thai women, one Thai man, two French nationals and a Swedish national. Of the five Thai women, four have records of either working in or frequenting entertainment venues, while the fifth is a 62-year-old businesswoman who just returned from Switzerland. The Swedish woman is a flight attendant who went to Spain and Sweden before arriving in Phuket.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 21:56 UTC