A notice issued by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announcing the continuation of all lockdown orders was posted on the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department of Thailand (PR Phuket) official Facebook page at just after 9pm last night (Apr 29).
All orders issued by the Bangkok Governor and other provincial governors are to remain in effect from May 1, as well as all orders issued by air transport authorities, immigration officials, health officers and other relevant officials, the notice explained.
Previously, nearly all the provincial orders issued in Phuket were set to expire at midnight tonight (Apr 30).
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) issued a summary of the provincial orders issued in Phuket accurate as of Apr 2. The raft of orders includes a ban on visiting any of Phuket’s beaches and the forced closure of many types of businesses on the island.
All of these orders are to remain in effect until otherwise ordered.
Yesterday (Apr 28), Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana extended the closure of Phuket airport until May 15.
He has also announced his plan to lift the "Tambon Lockdown" in effect except for four key areas in Phuket, which remain a serious concern for the spread of COVID-19 in Phuket.